Doha drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Beer Garden in Doha


Set in a lush garden under trees, and lit with fairy lights, this place has a different feel from the other bars in Doha. It hosts acoustic sets, which guests listen to on garden benches or floor blankets, and has a…
Top Choice Bar in Doha

Belgian Cafe

One of the few casual pubs in Doha, Belgian Cafe gets packed to the rafters on Thursday and Friday nights. The crowds are here for the imported Belgian ale and other European beers, great bar food (classic mussels o…
Coffee in Doha

Flat White

A homegrown artisanal coffee house kickstarting Doha's third-wave coffee scene, Flat White is the brainchild of two Qataris who, after travelling the world to source the best coffee and learning the techniques requi…
Bar in Doha


The spectacular bar on the 27th floor of the Mondrian Doha has stunning views out onto the artificial waterways and buzzing highways in the distance. Like the rest of the hotel, its design is bold and whimsical with…
Coffee in Doha


Proving that Qatar is now part of the third-wave coffee scene, this little coffee shop serves single-origin coffee from Panama, Ethiopia, Colombia, Guatemala and Brazil, among other coffee-growing nations. Enjoy you…
Bar in Doha

Sky View

The well-to-do young and professional crowd at the rooftop bar of La Cigale Hotel doesn't flinch at the tab for what are some of Doha's pricier drinks – served with an incredible perspective on the city's skyline. G…
Bar in Doha

Jazz Club

Tables circle around a big stage at this decent jazz bar, with a live band every night at 9pm. But it's the cocktails that are the real stars of the show. Happy hour is a generous 5pm to 8pm (with selected drinks bu…
Cafe in Doha

Flat White

Top home-grown Qatari cafe serving a selection of punchy manual-brew coffees. Students at Education City relax here on vintage chairs, amid earthy wood and grey tones and green foliage.
Lounge in Doha

Wahm Lounge Doha

A trendy set hangs out at this poolside lounge bar, sipping cocktails while listening to Latin roots music and chill-out beats. The cocktails, such as Source of Nature – a mix of honeydew melon, jasmine flowers, thy…
Lounge in Doha

Al Shurfa Arabic Lounge

Souq Waqif's only rooftop lounge serves shisha, mocktails (our fave is the Al Shurfa with fresh ginger, lemongrass, lemon juice, mint leaves and raspberry puree) and mezze, plus mixed-grill mains. The balcony tables…