This Wednesday, Cairo’s bar and club scene will welcome back an old friend. Years of alcohol, drugs and sleeping on a laptop instead of a pillow have left my brain incapable of remembering anything before 2010. But those who do remember El Mojito – formerly at the Nile Hilton – are jumping for joy as we approach the re-launch of the bar and lounge at Conrad Cairo Hotel this Wednesday.
Beyond the luring open bar of the opening, El Mojito is set to hit the ground running, starting on Friday 16th with a big, fat day party starting at 3PM. The suitably named Mojito Matutino (which Google Translate tells me means morning mojito) sees local favourites Shady Ezz and Ouzo headline, with a young buck – who I’ve been hearing good things about – by the name of Justa Panda set to open. Entry is free, bouchon is 300LE and reservations are an absolute must (01001117275).
This is just the tip of the iceberg, though; El Mojito is officially sponsored by ABSOLUT (yum) and is in the hands of Nicha Sursock – the man behind L’Aubergine – who has promised lots more events in the coming weeks – stay tuned!