"RITHMO" Dancing Tip by sarrahh

Dancing, Cairo: 22 reviews and 21 photos

by sarrahh

Rithmo, which has only been open a couple of weeks, looks like it has been designed to cater for the kind of people who go out hoping that their photos will appear in next month?s society magazines. However, the bar?s upscale pretensions don?t come as a shock since it is located within a five-star hotel complex.

But the lack of customers suggests that the word about the new place hasn?t yet circulated. In Cairo bars fall in and out of favour as predictably and as frequently as Amr Diab?s ability to release a hit single every six-months.

So far, the clientele at Rithmo can be described as rich older men; the ones who chomp cigars and order the most expensive whiskies while they discuss what the new money laundering laws will mean to their livelihoods.

The women seem to be younger than the men, and definitely dressed to impress and out to be seen. There are some single men and some single women but on the whole the place seems to be filled with couples. In the case of some of the wealthier looking older men ?couple? can be defined as one man and two younger peroxide women on each arm.

The bar is placed in the middle of Rithmo. One side of the bar is decorated in the neo-classical Arab style that has become popular recently. While the other side has only high-backed leather couches. There are also chairs and tables at the back.

And just to make the older business-type men feel at home there is a whisky cabinet in the center of the bar and short-skirted waitresses keep the big men supplied with cigars so that they don?t have to get up very often.

Address: Corniche El Nil
Directions: Semiramis InterContinental Cairo
othercontact: Fax: +20 2 796 3020
Phone: 20 2 795 7171
Theme: Dancing

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 12, 2005
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