Al-Masry Al-Youm staffers personally witnessed veiled women recently being turned away at the door of downtown's After Eight and being told they couldn’t sit in the bar or lounge area at Zamalek's La Bodega because of their hijab.

“They always give you the ‘There’s going to be alcohol’ reason,” said a Western-raised, veiled Arab woman. “It’s unclear what their issue is. Are they upholding their prestige or are they protecting my morality?”

via Al-Masry Al-Youm.