Rithmo, which has only been open a couple of weeks, looks like it has been designed to cater for the kind of people who go out hoping that their photos will appear in next month’s society magazines. However, the bar’s upscale pretensions don’t come as a shock since it is located within a five-star hotel complex.
But the lack of customers suggests that the word about the new place hasn’t yet circulated. In Cairo bars fall in and out of favour as predictably and as frequently as Amr Diab’s ability to release a hit single every six-months.
So far, the clientele at Rithmo can be described as rich older men; the ones who chomp cigars and order the most expensive whiskies while they discuss what the new money laundering laws will mean to their livelihoods.
The women seem to be younger than the men, and definitely dressed to impress and out to be seen. There are some single men and some single women but on the whole the place seems to be filled with couples. In the case of some of the wealthier looking older men ‘couple’ can be defined as one man and two younger peroxide women on each arm.
The bar is placed in the middle of Rithmo. One side of the bar is decorated in the neo-classical Arab style that has become popular recently. While the other side has only high-backed leather couches. There are also chairs and tables at the back.
And just to make the older business-type men feel at home there is a whisky cabinet in the center of the bar and short-skirted waitresses keep the big men supplied with cigars so that they don’t have to get up very often.
Are you into jazz? How about oriental music? Well if you feel like you want to dance the night away and don't mind sharing the fun with tons of special people, then you have come to the right place! Cairo Jazz Club sets the mood of a perky jazz night with its great music, fine food, amazing interior setting, and classy people.
As you enter the club, you have the choice of sitting at the bar, dinning table, or bar table. But you will find that the entire space is magically mellowed down with dim lighting effects, no matter where you sit. If you are curious and look above your head to find the source of light, you will find what looks like air-condition ducts covered with semi-transparent stones of different colors and sizes. Each stone adds to the beauty of the space and enhances the lighting.
Other than that, the setting is a wonderful blend of tranquil colors and styles, except for two bright dominant colors; red and blue. I personally think that the design of the entire area was meant to go well with the music that plays here every night.
Now for the entertainment. The music played here is the soothing melodies of jazz with a touch of an awkward Arabian beat and rhythms that create a new style of music; it’s an addition like the blue and red colors in the setting. To add to the jazzy look, metal stick figures that appear to be playing jazz instruments, like a trumpet, or saxophone, are placed everywhere. The immobile musicians are depicted in a very primitive, yet innovative style.
The first stop of the evening for Cairo's young and beautiful people, a DJ spins nightly in this highly acclaimed nightspot. With tasteful decor, good music and a buzzing crowd, it's hard to find a reason not to come here. The crushing mass on the undersized dance floor could be one.
The mezzes here are divine, but most pass them up in their rush to order from the fully-stocked bar. Alcohol is steep- one Stella local will put an EGP 15 hole in your wallet.
Dress Code Wear whatever you want, but be gentle.
If you are in Cairo ,don,t miss watching billy dancing(oriental dancing) called ; Raks Sharky.. in Alaharam st. (pyramid road) alot of night clubs starting from 10 pm to 6 am
Dress Code normaly formal ,but for tourists no problem
Very nice night spot. Many cultures inside as a lot of Expats go there.
The place is a bit full of smoke. Get alive in the evening. But very nice music.
The stage is actually in the center of the main room, with a wooden floor and four pillars carving out the band’s turf. The same structure will most likely serve as the dance floor on DJ nights.
There is a minimum charge of 40 EGP (almost 6 USD) in some days, especially when there is a live band.
Dress Code No special dress code
This spot can be a dance club or a Jazz music club. Depends which day of the week.
ON Wednesday and Thursday it is a DJ for dancing, other week days you can go to listen to Jazz life band or jazz music.
Entrance is for free, and till 9, you get an extra drink with whatever drink you order.
Very good Mezza and salads with the drinks.
Open 7 pm to 2 am. Reservations are recommended for special nights.
The program and the prices of the drinks is on the website mentioned down.
Dress Code Casual
The place has a Dance floor, Restaurant with show kitchen, Bar, Pool tables, and Private karaoke rooms. Open 9 pm to 4 am.
It is a cool hang out, if you are looking for a place to dance.
Better go with a group, as most of the people go in groups...
Entrance is 50 EGP, (Almost 6 to 7 USD), but you have a hard drink and a soft drink for free inside with this fees. A second drink is free from Saturday till wednesday.
Wednesday, ladies enter for free:) Alive mostly from Wednesday to Friday.
Dress Code Casual, semi formal.
Cairo is very alive city in the evening.
Lots of cafes, pubs and bars. Sometimes you need to know where to go, if you are looking for a drinking spot, as not everywhere serves alcoholic drinks.
Dress Code Mostly the dress code is "soiree", evening dress.
Most of the nightclubs and discos in Cairo are either seedy or overpriced, female travellers should be particularly wary.
Instead, hire a taxi or get a bus to Muqqatam and sit and drink tea while Cairo moves by.
Serentiy, peace and observation
Dress Code Whatever
El Gato Negro: somehow a club with a mixture of different styles. Music from Samba over Hipphopp to Tango, sometimes Jazz, Pop ... entrance about $ 10 including 2 drinks. Better call before going there!