NileGuide Expert Says:
Pour Vous is hands down one of the best watering holes for the summer, or any other time the weather is scorching
Nile Zamalek Hotel, 21 al-Maahad al-Swissry Street
tel: +20 (0)2 2736 3197 - +20 (0)2 2735 1846
NileGuide Expert tip:
Service at Pour Vous can be painfully slow, so you need to be really patient
Pour Vous is a rooftop bar on top of the Nile Zamalek Hotel, in Zamalek
. While the bar is a pretty simple affair – just an open rooftop with functional tables and chairs, and not much in the way of decoration – the views from Pour Vous are stunning. The hotel is towards the east of the island, and the rooftop looks out over the Nile. You can see the Conrad Hotel
and the "twin towers" over the river, and see a large swathe of the Nile curving round to the north-east.
It's the perfect setting to take advantage of the reasonably priced drinks on offer. Pour Vous doesn't have a huge selection, but you're sure to find something to wet your whistle. They also offer shisha pipes. Just beware that the service can be exceptionally slow, and you might need to keep checking to make sure your order is on its way.
As well as beer and shisha, you can get some great food at Pour Vous. There is a Thai restaurant (which also serves sushi) attached to the hotel, and Hana
– one of the best Korean restaurants in Cairo – is also part of the hotel.
Because of its location, Pour Vous picks up a fair amount of breeze. This is perfect in the summer, but it can get a bit chilly at other times of year. Never fear, there are a few plastic wendy house type constructions that you can take shelter in if needs be!
All said, Pour Vous is a sweet place to while away a few hours, and maybe grab a bite. The bar is pretty chilled, but if you are looking for more action, you are a short walk away from bars such as Deals
and La Bodega
on 26th July Street.