Visitors to today’s Alexandria sometimes grumble that it’s difficult to locate a nice drinking establishment, despite the fact that the city had a labyrinth of pubs and nightclubs 50 years ago.
- Spitfire Bar, Sa’ad Zaghloul St. Despite its prominent placement on the corner of a square on this bustling street, it’s easy to miss. The structure seems to be abandoned, although it is plainly marked above the doors. From the square, go west down Sa’ad Zaghloul St. for a few blocks until the road opens out in front of you, forming the start of a square. The bar is a few doors down on the right after turning right. For a Stella, LE 11 is required.
- Mermaid Bar, Mahatat el Raml (near Athineos) – A small and pleasant pub with a pleasant view of the sea. Beer is reasonably priced, while hard liquor is more so. The top story features a dance floor that plays Western and Arabic music at night. The pub is frequented by international (mostly American) Arabic language students at Alexandria University’s Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Center.
- Sheikh Ali, Adib Bek Ishak Street off Sa’ad Zaghloul. Travelers know it as the Cap d’Or, and it is one of Alexandria’s oldest taverns.
- El Qobesi, 51 Corniche, juice-bar. It is not marked in English, but the abundance of fruit makes it simple to see. Amazing juices from ashta, guava, strawberry, and other fruits and vegetables for 5-8 pounds for a large glass.
Drinkie’s, a famous chain of liquor stores with one shop on the Corniche strip and home to every local drink and Heineken, is home to bars and discos throughout Alexandria and most of Egypt. To buy your own booze, drop by Drinkie’s, a famous chain of liquor stores with one shop on the Corniche strip and home to every local drink and Heineken.
- Le Bar, 399 El Geish Road (In the San Stefano Four Seasons Hotel), +20 3 581-8000. 5PM – 3AM. Enjoy a custom martini or an exotic drink while relaxing on one of the plush love seats, couches, or recliners.Seats 34.
- Bleu, 399 El Geish Road (In the San Stefano Four Seasons Hotel), +20 3 581-8000. 4PM–2AM. Cocktails, appetizers, and tapas-style meals are available, as well as shisha (flavoured tobacco). The summer mood of this seasonal outdoor area is enhanced by fresh sea breezes and a fall of water on the terrace (open only in the summer). The terrace has a great view of the Mediterranean’s azure waves and is a great place to watch the sunset. Seating for 37 people at a cost of 100 LE each person.
- Alegria, +20 3-3822797. Alegria is Alexandria’s newest chic restaurant/lounge. Reservations are required and may only be made by customers on their preferred guest list. On a regular basis, roughly 400 individuals attend. Alegria may be reserved for private parties, birthday celebrations, cocktail receptions, and other small gatherings. This club attracts many of Alexandria’s affluent and famous. 120LE is the minimum fee.
- San Giovanni Club, 205 El Gueish Ave., +20 3-5467775. 10:30PM – 4AM. Live music, well-known singers, Oriental dancers, and world-famous show stars are all on the bill.
- Montreal – Club & Bar. Hotel Azur – Downstairs. Montreal is a nightclub that serves food and beverages and is named after the Canadian city. Drinks range in price from 25 LE to 50 LE. Keep an eye on your statement since they can tack on a few more charges. If they don’t, they’ll seek for “extra” advice.
- 24 Seven Cafe, International Garden(in front of Carrefour). Young residents flock here to show off their newest styles. Excellent meal and shisha.
- Brazilian Coffee Shop, Raml station(Saad Zaghloul Street (in front of the Stock Market)), +20 34865059. The Brazilian Coffee Shop is the result of a major wave of immigration from the Middle East to Latin America (in the early 20th century). The décor of this coffee shop dates from the 1920s. The coffee is pricey, but it’s delicious. 7.5 LE for a medium latte, and 8 LE for a strong latte.
- Clay Cafe, 156 Omar Lotfy St. (Near Small Sporting Tram station). Wi-Fi is free, however you should purchase at least a token coffee to avoid offending the staff. The majority of the food and drink is Western, although it is fairly priced for a tourist (typically 15-25 LE for food, 5-15 for drinks). Smoothies are really tasty.
- Cafe Trianon, Saad Zaghlul square (by the seashore) (Raml Station), +20 3-4868539 , +20 3-4835881 , +20 3-4860986, +20 3-4860973. The poshest café in Alexandria, famous for the greatest om ali in Egypt – however LE 14 for a bowl of sweet cornflour pudding is a little pricey. The cuisine is likewise delicious and little more affordable; try the LE 13 moussaka.
- Cafe De La Paix (Sayed Drweesh Restaurant), Mohatet El Raml (Raml Station).
- Club21, Mo’askar Elroumany Street, Roushdy, +20 3-5232929, +20 2-012-7330196, e-mail: [email protected] Open from 9AM to 4AM. A pleasant location to visit, with pleasant employees and delectable food and beverages at an average cost of LE 15 for a meal and LE 8 for beverages. Shisha is provided in the establishment’s garden. WIFI is available for free.
- Omar El Khaiam Cafe, Mohatet El Raml (Raml Station).
- New Paris Cafe, Mohatet El Raml (Raml Station).
- Patisserie Delices, 46 Saad Zaghlul Street (Raml Station), +20 3 486-1432. Delices’ main shop in Alexandria’s Ramleh Station, which opened in 1922, has become a well-known monument for visitors and locals alike who wish to experience the splendor of the Cosmopolitan period. Since 1922, the shop has been operated by the same family! Cassata (ice cream) and Greek Baklava are two of the city’s most famous products (similar to Egyptian Baklawa but dripped with cinnamon and honey)
There’s a Starbucks at San Stefano Grand Plaza and a Costa Coffee near Stanley Bridge, in addition to local choices.
The simple ahwa, which serves coffee, tea, and shisha (water pipe), is an Egyptian tradition, and Alexandria is no exception. Puff on a cigarette, play a game of backgammon or dominoes, and watch the world go by. However, they are predominantly masculine domains, and women are seldom seen in them.