"At this hip and chic bar, they make some of the best cocktails in Cairo."
Sitting unassumingly on the second floor of Conrad Cairo Hotel, Stage One Lounge & Bar has, for several years, been filling a void in the city’s nightlife scene. While Egypt’s capital is home to more bars, clubs and pubs than ever before, Stage One’s consistent and unwavering popularity has provided a uniquely high-end, chic and vibrant experience that many have tried and failed to achieve.
It’s this uniqueness that has seen it named by globally popular travel website, Big 7 Media, as one of the top 7 bars in Cairo – that’s their thing, they do everything in sevens. With a combined social media following of over 1.5 million, Big 7 Travel isn’t your regular travel website or guide. It creates original content across three separate but interconnected brands - Big 7 Travel, Big 7 Food and Big 7 Hotels - and has been featured in everything from Vogue and GQ, to Business Insider and Lonely Planet.
Describing it as a "hip and chic bar," Big 7 Media makes special mention of Stage One's cocktails, calling them some of the best in Cairo - something we can attest to. But beyond its signature beverages, Stage One is very much the total package when it comes to a night out in the city. Firstly, unlike so many bars that claim to be high-end, it’s far from stuffy, uptight and flat – quite the opposite, in fact.
Designed to hold a contemporary, living room-style atmosphere, Stage One has come to be popular for its surprising mixture of casual and lively, while its panoramic view of the Nile is up there with the best of them. It’s this blend that has actually become a trademark of Conrad – just try any one of their restaurants and you’ll understand.
When it comes to entertainment, Stage One has something every single night. The week starts off with a retro music night on a Sunday, while Monday is all about the latest hits with their Live DJ Nights. Tuesday night is Ladies Night, while things take a turn for the Oriental on Wednesday, when the bar hosts its spectacular Darabouka night. Weekends are just as lively, with Thursday and Friday featuring a whole host of entertainers, including DJs, Saxophonists, violinists, belly-dancers and percussionists. Things don't slow down on Saturday either, with the bar's resident DJ ending the weekend with a night of deep house.
Balancing that fine line between sophistication and inhibition-less fun, it's a bar and lounge that is not only one of the best, but one that has proved consistent throughout the years - and that's not something that you can say for a lot of bars.
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