If you’re considering a more exotic destination for a vacation – or you happen to live in the area – you might consider visiting Sharm el Sheikh, an Egyptian Resort town on the Red Sea with plenty to experience, including several bars to enjoy the local nightlife and alcoholic beverages.
Sharm el Sheikh is best known for its beaches and diving opportunities, but they have several locations where visitors can enjoy the local nightlife – and a quiet drink.
For 10 Top Sharm el Sheikh bars and nightlife venues, read on.
Top 10 Bars In Sharm el Sheikh:
If you’re looking for places to visit during the evening hours, there are plenty of locations to choose from. Listed below are 10 venues that appear in ‘Top Destination’ lists for sites specializing in helping you set your itinerary.
- Mandarin Bar
- Crystal LIVE Lounge
- Ice Bar
- Pirates Bar
- The View Lounge
- Camel Bar and Roof
- Pacha Sharm el Sheikh
- The Tavern Bar
- 626 Pub
- Little Buddha
These are far from the only locations Sharm el Sheikh has to offer for enjoying yourself, but they do come highly recommended. And each of them offers their own unique advantage or draw for visitors to enjoy.
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1. Mandarin Bar
The Mandarin Bar is the #1 recommendation on TripAdvisor, and shows a 4.6 star rating with both dine-in and take-out service available.
In terms of menu for food, the Mandarin offers a wide selection, including authentic Egyptian cuisine.
Their drink selection includes everything from fresh fruit juice to Mocktails, to hard liquors and several varieties of both regular and sparkling wine.
The Mandarin has a small storefront, but a large and welcoming interior. They also have both indoor and outdoor seating.
For seating, you can have half-circle booth seating for larger groups, or small, shoulder-to-shoulder seating for a more intimate setting.
The bar has an Eastern flair, as the name suggests, but it’s subtle, and makes a good attempt to meld local culture with more eastern influences and modern additions.
They also offer live entertainment, and digital screening so those without a good view of the stage can still see performers clearly.
Menu is offered in both English and the local language, so ordering is easy.
2. Crystal LIVE Lounge
The Crystal LIVE Lounge recently suffered a temporary closure, but it comes with a 4.4 star rating, and hopes that service will soon be renewed, if it hasn’t been already.
The Crystal Live Lounge is a large establishment with indoor and outdoor seating. Blue light is a major fixture, to give the location its signature look.
The crystal lounge promotes a feeling of luxury with soft seats, multiple types of seating, and even a spa room attached.
Live performers – some of them international stars – appear every night, so you’ll always be treated to a special performance.
There’s no dress code, despite the upscale appearance, and arrangements can be made for private parties and VIP treatment.
3. Ice Bar
Right next to the Oxygen Bar – and sharing the downstairs area, is the Ice Bar. The 3.9 star rating might not seem like the best recommendation, but if you’re looking for novelty, this would definitely be an option worth looking into.
The Ice Bar is exactly as the name suggests, a cold environment where everything appears to be either made of or coated in ice.
Beverages are offered straight from carved out cubbyholes in giant blocks of ice.
There is an associated ice rink, where adults and children can play silly games.
Guests can wear what they choose to the door – but inside big fluffy blue bathrobes and wooly coats are the dress code, and highly recommended.
Blue lighting gives an even chillier ambiance to a cold location.
4. Pirates Bar
The Pirates Bar comes with a 4.5 star rating, and service that does dine-in, take-out, and delivery, so you can enjoy their wide assortment of menu items wherever you like.
The Pirates Bar has both indoor and outdoor seating.
Servers and guests alike can dress in pirate costumes for fun and amusement
Live performances of many kinds are delivered on ‘Pirates Nights’, on a stage.
The decor offers a unique and interesting blend of modern, ship-board, and tongue-in-cheek, as well as additions for various holidays. Of particular interest, a hammock that appears to have a person sleeping in it, right next to the bar.
Cuisine ranges from burgers and fries to authentic Egyptian fare, and the type of things pirates might once have eaten in bygone eras – dressed up a little.
The casual and dine-in atmosphere makes it a grill as well as a pub, but that just adds to the experience.
5. The View Lounge
The View Bar comes with a 4.4 star rating and an impressive list of drink offerings, from their own personal cocktails to over a dozen different beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.
They offer a decent mix of food, from burgers to pizza to some local cuisine.
Indoor and outdoor seating. The indoor offers different types of decor to give different ‘views’.
Outdoor seating provides an upstairs view of the central square of the Soho Mall, so you can people watch to your heart’s content.
Live entertainment is available some nights.
Atmosphere has an eclectic mix of upscale and relaxed atmosphere.
The View Lounge offers both dine-in and take-out services, and LED lit chairs for a unique touch to the atmosphere.
6. The Camel Bar and Roof
The Camel Bar and Rooftop has a 4.6 star rating and offers both dine-in and take-away food services.
Primarily outdoor seating, and an excellent view.
Designed and decorated like a sort of open-air modern pub, with both beers and mixed drinks, and even a television to watch various sports matches.
Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere
Cuisine offers include pizza, burgers, and more local dishes.
7. Pacha Sharm el Sheikh
Pacha Sharm el Sheikh has a 4.1 star rating, and a reputation as one of the livelier nightclubs you can find in Sharm el Sheikh.
Features an open air dance floor, and unique features like pools and a waterfall.
One of the larger establishments of this type.
Pacha offers live music, and plenty of energy with a very modern vibe.
Indoor and outdoor areas, including seating in different styles and levels of privacy, and an outdoor pool table.
2 parties a week, and local musicians on Thursday nights.
Decent range of drink offerings, including non-alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks.
8. The Tavern Bar
The Tavern bar has a 4.4 star rating, with dine-in service as well as curbside pick-up.
Offers a range of drinks from sodas to hard liquor.
Food is mostly typical pub food, with a mix of burgers and pizza and some local dishes thrown in.
Known for being a fairly affordable location.
Offers a unique atmosphere with varied lighting and an eclectic decorating scheme, which includes older style art, as well as a CD collage and pictures.
One curiosity is a statue of a wooden lady that appears to lean on one end of the bar.
Has a very engaging visual appeal.
9. 626 Pub
The 626 Pub is reputed to be a small English Pub with excellent ratings, and well-liked owner/manager name Ayman
Reported to be very friendly
Cocktails and good drinks available
Pool tables for playing.
Labeled as a small but affordable and cozy little place to go.
10. Little Buddha
Little Buddha, also called Buddha Bar, has a 3.8 star rating with Dine-In and Curbside service.
Decor lives up to its name with several statues of Buddha
Menu offers dishes from Asian cultures as well as Middle Eastern cuisine, including sushi.
Dark red lighting and wall paneling adds a sense of ambiance.
Dishes are served family style and meant to be shared.
Indoor and outdoor seating, and a place for musical performances.
Extensive drink menu offers both imported and local beverages, as well as unique, themed cocktails like The Lazy Samurai and Sunset in Boracay.
Labeled a sushi bar as well as a traditional bar.
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Are There Other Highly Recommended Bars in Sharm el Sheikh?
These are far from the only bars, clubs or nightlife hotspots in Sharm el Sheikh. Other options include;
- Beach Bar (4.2 stars)
- Queen Vic British Pub (4.3 stars)
- The Clubhouse at Sensatori (5 stars, but low number of reviews)
- Hard Rock Cafe – adapted from American chain of same name (4.3 stars)
- Rixos Beach Bar (4.8 stars)
- Space Sharm el Sheikh (3.8 stars)
- Pangaea Night Club (3.8 stars)
- 50 Bar Karaoke bar (3.9 stars)
- Oxygen Bar
Any of these, and any little places you might happen to find on your own, offer their own unique charms and sources of enjoyment.
If you’re looking for novelty, try The Ice Bar or the Pirates Bar, or the Little Buddha.
If you’re looking for a great view, try The View Lounge, or the Camel Bar and Roof.
If you’re looking for a highly active scene, try the Pacha.
If you’re looking for a good drink, a good meal and some entertainment for the evening – all of these bars and nightlife locales will offer that and more.