3 unmissable hotel bars for the next time you’re in Cairo
OPIA Lounge & Bar
Wonderful views, glitzy design and stellar drinks… If you’re hoping to impress your guests and enjoy one of the trendiest bars in the city, look no further than the OPIA Lounge & Bar. Located on the 36th floor of the Ramses Hilton in the heart of Cairo, it boasts some of the best views of the Nile and is a definite hotspot of the city’s nightlife. Trendy locals and stylish travelers come to enjoy the scenery, the modern and sophisticated design, and superbly crafted cocktails. Sip on one of their house creations like the Egyptian Mojito, a savvy mix of Rum, Halva, black honey, mint and soda, or a Ramses Garden, a gin, cucumber, apple, mint and tonic refreshment that will leave you wanting more.
Stage One Lounge & Bar
Located at the Hilton Conrad hotel and offering sweeping views of the city and the Nile, this sophisticated venue attracts a hip and trendy crowd that comes to sample the best that Cairo has to offer. A modern, chic and inviting decor embellishes this trendy spot where each night offers a new delight. On Mondays and Tuesdays, a live DJ will keep you on your feet dancing well into the night, while on Thursdays and Fridays the resident DJ is backed by a local group of sax, violin and percussion players providing the soundtrack to incredible belly dancing performances. Wednesdays are Darabouka nights, oriental-themed parties full of surprises, and the weekend nights really take the cake with amazing music and performers ensuring that you have the best evening of your stay in Cairo. The atmosphere at the Stage One Lounge & Bar marks it as a true one-of-a-kind hotel bar that is just as impressive by the quality of its cocktails. Enjoy a sultry Desert Grapes, an easy mix of gin, red grapes, white wine, apple juice, fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup; or liven it up with a Bright Skies and Sunny Days, a playful combination of gold rum, grapefruit, ginger syrup, fresh lime juice, honey syrup and soda.
Jayda Nile Terrace
Located on the 3rd floor of the Conrad Cairo and overlooking the river, the Jayda Nile Terrace is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. With its stunning views of the city and its jade-green decor, this beautifully styled outdoor restaurant is a must-see while in town. The food menu is an intricate combination of Mediterranean and oriental flavors, and the bartenders are expertly trained to provide you with cocktail creations to match your taste. Simply inform the staff of your beverage of choice and preferred tasting notes and they will create a delicious drink perfectly tailored to your taste. On weekends, live artists and local DJs attract a hip, trendy and local crowd that comes to enjoy the view and the great electronic music. For a truly local experience, we recommend you order a shisha at the end of your meal. Share it with your friends in between cocktails, mingle with the local crowd and sit back while enjoying the view.