Drinking & Nightlife
- Lock, Stock & Barrel Industrial-styled booze joint with live music and American comfort food.
- Bridgewater Tavern Next-gen sports bar with trendy black-coloured food, shisha and canalside setting.
- Irish Village A congenial Irish pub with blarney decor, a leafy setting and regular live music.
- Bar Baar A boisterous India-themed bar with movies, music and Kingfisher beer.
- Jetty Lounge Sip artful potions while tucked into an overstuffed sofa at this classy and sensuously styled bar.
- Bliss Lounge Chilled Dubai Marina dispensary of some of the finest cocktails in town.
- Barasti Any time is a good time to stumble into the original party village on the beach.
- Zero Gravity Bustling beach club with restaurant and bar.
- Siddharta Lounge Cocktails with a view of the glittering Dubai Marina at this ab-fab lounge by the pool.
- 40 Kong Power players and desk jockeys loosen their ties and inhibitions at this swank outdoor bar.
- Atelier M This stylish spot has a stellar perch atop the Pier 7 building in the Marina.
- Treehouse Cocktails with views of Burj Khalifa in posh living-room-style cosiness.
For Happy Hour & Ladies’ Nights
- Pure Sky Lounge Sunsets over the Gulf go well with half-off drinks daily between 5pm and 7pm.
- Observatory Skinny ladies’ night (Monday) with 150-calorie drinks; happy hour from 5pm to 8pm (Tuesday to Thursday).
- Oeno Great deals here on Ladies' Night and Happy Hour, plus live music.
- Lucky Voice Buy one, get one free every day from 4pm to 8pm.
- Barasti Drink discounts daily between 4pm and 7pm, plus bottomless sparkly for Dhs50 for ladies (Tuesdays).
- Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Beachfront hotspot spins electronic sounds for party-hearty hard bodies.
- Cirque Le Soir Flamboyant circus-themed club for uninhibited partying.
- White Dubai Mega-club with dizzying light show on top of the Meydan Racecourse.
- Base State-of-the-art partying in this giant club in Dubai Design District.
For Shisha & Mocktails
- Reem Al Bawadi Spin tales of romance and adventure while kicking back in this Dubai Marina spot.
- QDs Puff away languidly while looking out on the shimmering Creek and skyline.
- Smoky Beach Hipsters mix it up with families at this chic but chill beachfront hangout.
- Koubba Bar Romance rules at this mood-lit parlour with Burj Al Arab views.
- Irish Village The classic is still going strong after nearly 20 years in business.
- Tap House Gastropub with huge menu of beers on tap.
- JB Gastropub A vast wood-lined space with fab food boards for sharing.
- George & Dragon Channel your inner Bukowski at this hardcore barfly hangout.
- Dubliner's Soak in the nostalgic blarney atmosphere while you soak up that pint of Guinness.
For Underground Vibes
- Club Boudoir Swish venue for beautiful people gyrating to a sound mix from hip-hop to desi (Bollywood).
- Cavalli Club Bling brigadiers should strap on those heels and make a beeline to this sparkling dancing den.
- Cirque Le Soir Acrobats, jugglers and clowns make this cabaret-style nightclub a superhot ticket.
- Poppy So exclusive the concierge will direct you here in a whisper.