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17 Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

Updated: Oct 18, 2019


Spitfire. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt
Spitfire. Photo credit: Egypt Independent

A common local complaint is that Alexandria falls significantly short in comparison to Cairo when it comes to bars, pubs, clubs and other watering holes. And while this is true to a certain extent (there are more bars in the small island neighborhood of Zamalek in Cairo than in the whole of Alexandria), Alex *does* in fact have more than a dozen spots where you can kick back with a drink.


Are they all worth going to? Well… we’ll let you decide for yourself.


Note: we didn’t include restaurants that served alcohol (Greek Club, Chez Gaby, Santa Lucia, Zephyrion, etc) because they’re more restaurant than a night spot.


So here are the main players in Alexandria’s nightlife, in no particular order:



1. Spitfire


Spitfire. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt
Photo credit: Nadia Mounir

Dating all the way back to 1883, Spitfire is Alexandria’s oldest bar with decades of paraphernalia on the walls.



2. Eros


Eros. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

Newly opened in 2019, Eros is a restobar on the second floor of the Alexandria Syrian Club.



3. Cap D’Or (Sheikh Ali)


Cap D'or. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt
Photo credit: Quinton Miller

Another vintage Alexandrian bar, the Cap D’Or (also known as Sheikh Ali) opened circa 1900 and is still owned by the same family.



4. The Pint


The Pint. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

Located in the Eatabe Alexandria Corniche Hotel, this steakhouse & bar is adjacent to a lounge that serves shisha.



5. NEO Lounge


Neo Lounge. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

A sports bar and club/lounge in the Hilton Alexandria Corniche, they host weekly themed nights like House Night, Latin Night, Oriental Night, etc.



6. Sky Roof


Sky Roof. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

On the rooftop of the Windsor Palace Hotel, this very purple bar and lounge serves up blasting music (albeit with great sea views).



7. Deja Vu


Deja Vu. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

A lounge and bar on Alexandria’s historic Fouad Street, with a large menu but especially known for their sushi.



8. Calithea


Calithea. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

Styled after a Greek tavern, Calithea has been open since 1937. While they serve food, most people opt to drink a beer or wine there instead.



9. Il Punto


Il Punto. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

A restaurant and pub in the Downtown area of Alexandria. It’s small, so reservations are needed.



10. Monty Bar


Monty Bar. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

The vintage bar at the famous Cecil hotel (now Steigenberger). It was named after Field Marshal Montgomery who visited the bar during World War II.



11. Mermaid


Mermaid. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt
Photo credit: Hani Rezk

Next to Calithea on the Corniche is Mermaid, a seafood restaurant that turns into a seedy bar at night.



12. The Kraken


The Kraken. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

A Viking-themed bar and restaurant in the Africana Hotel in King Mariout, on the outskirts of Alexandria, complete with a pool table and bar games.



13. Le Bar


Le Bar. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

A beautiful lounge and bar at the Four Seasons San Stefano which will make you nostalgic for Alexandria’s belle epoque -- with Four Seasons prices, of course.



14. Miramar at San Giovanni


Miramar. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

This bar is found in the San Giovanni Hotel in Stanley, which opened in 1938. Great views of the famous Stanley Bridge.



15. Ivory Lounge


Ivory Lounge. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

Found on the first floor of the Delta Hotel in Azarita, Ivory Lounge newly opened in 2019.



16. La Cueva


La Cueva. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

Another new addition to Alexandria’s nightlife scene, La Cueva is a pub with a good selection of bar food on the Corniche.



17. Nefertiti


Nefertiti. Bars and Night Spots in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria’s version of a Downtown Cairo baladi bar. Go for affordable drinks and pass on the food.



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