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Downtown Cairo sure has its own charm, blending history with contemporary allure. Whether you're a native or a curious explorer, some spots guarantee to savour the essence of Old Cairo. So, for those seeking a delightful rendezvous with culture and class, here's a list of bars and rooftops that promise an experience of rich tapestry.

3al Genena

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Nestled atop the St. Georges Hotel, 3al Genena offers more than just a sip; it's an auditory and visual feast. The speakers serenade you with nostalgic European tunes as the sun dips below the horizon, creating a romantic ambience. The drinks may not be show-stopping, but the view of the lush park at Cairo Zoo adds a touch of magic. 

Location: 7 Radwan Ebn El Tabib St, Saint George Hotel, Giza

La Terrace Restaurant & Bar

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On top of another hotel, the President Hotel in Zamalek, La Terrace offers delicious international cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for a budget-friendly dinner, a casual lunch, or an alcoholic escape, La Terrace has you covered. 

Location: St President Hotel، 22 Taha Hussein, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek

Greek Club 

Tired of the usual Cairo fare? Dive into the Greek Club Center, where fresh and tasty Greek flavours dance on your palate. As the evening unfolds, the place comes alive, and its charm is evident in its open-air seating. 

Location: 21 Mahmoud Basiony St. Talaat Harb Sq. Above Groppi, Cairo

Carol Bar

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This spot offers more than just a meal; it's a mini-vacation to Spain. It's not just about the well-cooked chicken or beer; it's about the warm atmosphere that wraps around you like a familiar embrace. The friendly staff ensures you feel at ease, and the prices won't burn a hole in your pocket. 

Location: 12 Qasr Elnil Street, Cairo

Carlton Roof Garden

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Tucked in the heart of Cairo is this visual spectacle. Picture yourself savouring fettuccine and spaghetti with a backdrop of Cairo's skyline. The outside balcony becomes your perch as you indulge in mouthwatering dishes and refreshing drinks. 

Location: 21, 26 of July St, Cairo