The Cecil's bar was named after General Montgomery, who commanded the Allied troops in the Battle of El Alamein. Monty Bar is a suitably conservative, wood-paneled venue. The clientele is a mixture of expat workers and sophisticated Cairenes. There's regular live music, but Monty's is too small to take the volume levels, so conversation can become impossible.
Sofitel Cecil Hotel, Maydan Sa'd Zaghlul, Alexandria, 21131, Egypt