Café Cairo, Hamilton
Tel: 441 295 5155
Concierge.com's insider take:
Part Middle Eastern hookah lounge, part lavish dance club, and part fabulous restaurant, Café Cairo brings some much-needed sex appeal to Front Street, Hamilton's main shopping and nightlife thoroughfare. Occupying the second floor of a waterfront building, the restaurant, which serves traditional Middle Eastern dishes, is decorated with creatively recycled pieces: hand-carved Egyptian plows recast as regal chairs, inscribed copper bed frames molded into ornate tables. Late at night, the bar area morphs into a trendy club that's ridiculously popular with the locals, as much as for the dance music as for the hookah pipes out back, where one can partake in fruit-flavored tobaccos. To ensure entry, men should come armed with a female.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 5 pm to 3 am.