One of the first independent galleries, Mashrabia is bit cramped but represents the bigger names in painting, video and sculpture.
Off Sharia Mahmoud Bassiouni, as much a clubhouse as an exhibition space, frequented by Cairo’s art-world new and old guard.
Nominally a restaurant, this bizarre faux patio is all about beer, sheesha and gossip about politics and the arts scene. The illusion of...
There are clouds of cigarette smoke and tables crammed with Cairo’s arts-and-letters set here, but once seated, you’ll feel like one of...
6 Sharia Qasr el-Nil, Downtown · interesting places nearby
After Eight information
A hip, poorly ventilated venue that gets packed for everything from Nubian jazz to the wildly popular DJ Dina, who mixes James Brown, ‘70s Egyptian pop and the latest cab-driver favourites on Tuesdays; the clientele is equally eclectic. Reserve online (new website in the make). Check the website for the regular belly-dance night with the Scottish Belly Lorna.