NileGuide Expert Says:
The Odeon Palace bar offers relatively cheap drinks and shisha on an outdoor terrace, 24 hours a day. What are you waiting for?
6 Abdel Hamid Said Street
(Odeon Palace Hotel)
tel: 20 2 576 7971
Daily 24 hours
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you do find yourself embroiled in a Downtown late one, the Odeon Palace Bar is a great place to go and watch the sun rise!
The Odeon Palace Bar is one of the most popular bars in Cairo. Situated on top of the Odeon Palace Hotel
, just off Talaat Harb street, the bar is a godsend: it is open 24 hours a day!
The bar itself is actually quite pretty: beautiful mashrabia panelling and oriental style lamps are dotted around, and there are a number of cosy nooks and crannies to curl up in. Most people, however, head straight to the outdoor terrace. It doesn't offer particularly fine views, but you do get the benefits of a pleasant breeze.
The staff at the Odeon Palace bar are hit and miss, ranging from friendly and very helpful, to miserable and rude. Regardless, the service is going to be on the slow side! As well as the normal range of alcoholic drinks, the bar also serves adequate oriental food. Prices are perhaps a little on the high side, but it's well worth it.
Most importantly, the Odeon Palace Bar also serves shisha! Shisha, beer and a rooftop terrace, 24 hours a day, in the heart of Downtown
Cairo: no wonder the Odeon Palace Bar is so popular with locals, expats and tourists alike!