One of the first independent galleries, Mashrabia is bit cramped but represents the bigger names in painting and sculpture.
Off Sharia Mahmoud Bassiouni, as much a clubhouse as an exhibition space, frequented by Cairo’s art-world old guard.
A funky, poorly ventilated venue that gets packed for everything from Nubian jazz to the wildly popular DJ Dina, who mixes James Brown,...
It’s sometimes hard to get the attention of a waiter at Estoril (in an alley next to the Amex office), through clouds of cigarette smoke...
6 Qasr el-Nil · interesting places nearby
Chic locals consider this place, bedecked with Stella-bottle chandeliers, primarily a bar and lounge, but the food is very good too. There are full classic mains such as stuffed pigeon, but it’s just as rewarding to make a meal of generous-size hot and cold mezze: zingy pickled eggplant, delicate vine leaves and even cute little shwarma ‘sliders’. Make reservations on the weekend.