Nightlife in El Gouna
El Gouna has a multitude of different venues to explore after dark.
You can meet friends for a relaxed drink and conversation at a bar, try your luck at Aladdin's Casino or dance for hours at one of the town's lively nightclubs.
The two main nightlife hubs of Kafr el Gouna, (or Downtown), and Abu Tig Marina, offer an endless choice of outlets, from trendy bars to cosy pubs, Aladdin's Casino, the great open air Palladium disco, karaoke cafés, beach bars, and a beautiful oasis in the outskirts of the resort to enjoy a typical Bedouin evening.
The Aladdin Casino, in Kafr el Gouna, offers Roulette, Blackjack, Oasis stud pokers, Punto Banca, and Chemin de Fer. Between a roulette and a blackjack round, you can relax at the cocktail bar, with its lounge and late night snack parlour.
Places that are at the heart of the local social scene including the Club House, Mangroovy Beach, the Marina promenade and Studio 52, to name just a few, often organise live concerts, exhibitions, events, BBQ beach parties and much more.
And if you are looking for a more subdued, intimate atmosphere, there is a selection of cosy stylish bars offering music for romance and great cocktails.
Whichever bar, party or dance venues you choose to go to, be prepared for a lie-in the next morning, because El Gouna's bustling nightlife is likely to keep you out until the early hours of the morning.
Here are details of just some of the venues you might enjoy in El Gouna...
Back in the days when El Gouna was still small, Mangroovy was the place to be for a sunset BBQ followed by cold beers and dancing with the sand between your toes. Many things have changed but Mangroovy is still there! It is a Kite surfing centre during the day with a dance club with resident dj every Sunday and Wednesday.
Opening times: 9 p.m. till the party ends and BBQ's starting at 6.30 p.m.
Well known as one of the first bars in Hurghada, Peanuts has now come to El Gouna, offering the perfect mix of dancing, dining and drinking with a little Dutch influence. Every other day has a different theme featuring a ladies night, karaoke night and a "gounie" night especially for the locals.
This is the place to go if you like a mix of golden oldies and dance music.
Opening times: 4.00 p.m. till the party ends.
Moods & Chiringito
A fantastic location on the beach next to Abu Tig Marina gives it all the atmosphere it needs. Chilled lounge music, cold drinks and the best shisha in town make it a not-to-be-missed-stop during your holiday in the Red Sea. And for you party fanatics, there is Chiringito every Friday with its late night cocktails and dancing on the beach to the tunes of the resident DJ. Every first Friday of the month there is a big party with a guest-DJ from Europe.
Opening times: every day from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Chiringito: every Friday
Sandbar was one of the first bars in El Gouna and a kind of institution with the locals. It boasts hot food and cold beers and is in a great location in the centre of Down Town. With its chilled laid back atmosphere and music suiting all tastes, this is the place to meet up after a busy day's diving. Saturdays brings live music and shows and Thursday night is billiards competition night. All can join, whether you are a master of the cue or a novice with 2 left hands.
Opening times: Every day from 12.00 pm till the party ends…
A popular hangout with the locals, Clubhouse has everything; A great menu with food ranging from breakfast, light snacks to full dinners, a great beach with lounge sun beds, shisha and a pool. So whether you want to tan by the poolside, listen to lounge music on the beach or dance the night away at one of the famous parties featuring live bands from Cairo. All is possible at the Clubhouse.
Opening times: every day 10 am to midnight.
Marina & Downtown festivals
Every Friday and Monday in the Abu Tig marina and Saturdays in Down Town all are welcome at the El Gouna street festivals. Live music, food stands and shows. A great night for parading along the waterside…
From around 7 p.m. till midnight.
El Gouna Nightlife Features:Mangroovy, Aladdin's Casino, Chiringito, Marina and Downtown Festivals, Peanuts, Moods, Sandbar.
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