Nightlife is undoubtedly a major draw for younger tourists; many tourists come to the city just for the nightlife! Though Sharm el Sheikh is a wonderful city both during the day and at night, the nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh is particularly memorable and vibrant. Most clubs and bars are open for business until dawn. Some bars are open in the afternoon – these are commonly melting pots for divers from all over the world. Two such bars are the Tavern and Tavern 2. Other clubs like Pasha draw crowds with live shows and dancers.
Some establishments are run as restaurants during the day and convert into nightclubs at midnight. If that is what you are looking for, try Little Buddha, and Hard Rock. Na’ama Bay is a particularly popular area for experiencing the local nightlife. El Fanar holds a beach party every Wednesday. Soho Square, situated at the Savoy Hotel, is another vibrant area.
Alcoholic beverages are served in many restaurants and cafes, but you must pay tax for alcoholic beverages served outside the hotels. Drinks here may be more expensive than you are used to, so be sure to bring some extra cash. It is also wise to check out menus before you go so that you have an idea of the prices you will encounter. Clubs and bars are not the only places to enjoy the nightlife: live shows, live music, belly dancing, whirling dervishes, and many other performances frequently take place in hotels.
Some clubs can accommodate over one thousand people. So during peak tourist season, you are sure to have a great time dancing the night away with a wide variety of locals and visitors. Happy hour at most beach bars is between 6 and 8 pm - this is a great time to enjoy dancing, folklore shows, and other forms of entertainment.
There are unique restrictions for consumption of alcohol here. You must be 18 to be served beer and 21 to be served wine and spirits. Most hotels are very strict about these rules and will frequently have personnel checking identification in the bar. In many places, the laws are taken very seriously. There are, however, some hotels and restaurants in Na’ama Bay that don’t enforce this rule.
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