May 11, 2018
Doing their best to make nights by the Nile River even hotter than the days, Pier 88 has arrived in Cairo and immediately begun making waves. Before we get into the culinary and cocktail delights available though, let’s talk about Pier 88’s style, because it has us nearly as excited. Sleek-and-chic would be the best way to describe Pier 88, as a lavish lounge feel pervades the entire space. Yes, there’s plenty of marble, mirror, and crystalline light fixtures, but its riverside location is taken into account too, in the form of wooden plank floors, lush greenery, and rattan-esque chairs and couches. The terrace is especially romantic, with unobstructed views of the Nile and a front row seat for the fanning breezes that blow off her waters. The fare on offer is on par with the posh atmosphere of the venue (think sizzling steaks and succulent scallops) and the cocktail menu has been crafted with both the classics and contemporary in mind. As the evening evolves into late night, the social scene heats up and the bar becomes the focus of the fun. Here, the drinks are poured with precision and flair by some of the city’s best up-and-coming cocktail makers, and we can’t think of anywhere better in Cairo to sip a sundowner than their gorgeous terrace. Note: Pier 88 is an ‘admission only by reservation’ establishment.