Cairo

Cairo's nightlife scene is certainly cool, but most locations defy easy definition, moving seamlessly from early evening cocktail lounge to mid-evening eatery to late-night dance venue. The clientele is a cosmopolitan mix of wealthy Egyptians, foreign residents and workers, and a grab bag of international visitors. In summer, Cairo is a great playground for visitors from Gulf countries, many of whom come to enjoy the city's clubs and bars. Popular clubs usually close around 2 am, though some close earlier.

Belly dancing, which was once a favorite performing art, is falling out of favor with both Egyptians and visitors. Your best bet if you want to see tame versions of these once risqué performances is to visit one of the major hotels in the city. Belly dancers will normally gyrate for 15 or 30 minutes nightly at their signature Middle Eastern/Lebanese restaurants. At this writing, only a couple of hotels still offer dancers.

International coffee chains have arrived in Egypt, so there's no need to miss out on your favorite caffeine hit. However, Cairo has its own café culture, where you can be assured of a freshly brewed espresso or cappuccino, though you'll find that Egyptians will more often take tea.

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  • 1. After Eight

    Downtown | Dance Clubs

    A favorite of twentysomethings and backpackers, this nightspot has been on the scene for many years and gone through many reincarnations. It...Read More

  • 2. Odeon Palace Bar

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    The rooftop bar continues to attract crowds for its laid-back ambience despite the fact that the hotel has passed its prime. Relax on the low...Read More

  • 3. Windows on the World

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    This bar is on the top floor of the Ramses Hilton, drawing a forties-plus crowd for the late-night views and musicians playing softly in the...Read More

  • 4. Windsor Hotel

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    The hotel has a quiet and comfortable bar with a prerevolutionary style that is better for a relaxing over an early-evening beer than for late...Read More

  • 5. Sangria

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Part restaurant, part lounge, Sangria is definitely one of the "in" places in Cairo for its relaxed atmosphere. ...Read More

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