Al Ismaileyah, Qasr an Nile, Egypt
NileGuide Expert tip:
Reservation at After Eight is a must
After Eight is a lively bar-restaurant that plays regular host to some of Cairo's hottest live music acts. While the food is OK, people come here for the music, and most acts start around 10 pm. The music policy is varied, and includes modern and oriental Jazz, Nubian music, and even Rai (a sort of North African blend of pop and traditional music). They sometimes have a DJ, and host a regular karaoke night. After Eight can get quite crowded and smoky, and it's best to get there before the music starts if you want to eat. An over 25's policy is enforced, and couples are preferred. Reservation at After Eight is necessary.