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  • Dubai, the city that never sleeps is known for its extravagant and vibrant nightlife. There are some of the best pubs and bars in Dubai boasting quirky and unique décor, various themes, and signature cocktails and featuring some of the best DJ’s in the world.

    If you’re looking for a wild night out in the town, Dubai is the perfect destination for the party animal in you. With stunning views from rooftop bars of the entire city, to cozy Irish themed pubs with taps overflowing with chilled beer to beat the sun, pubs and bars in Dubai are suited to fit your every need.

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    Keep in mind that the legal drinking age in Dubai is 25 years or older. Ranging from hit-tech luxury futuristic bars to quaint little sports bars this city has it all. 

    Here are some of the best pubs and bars in Dubai:

  • 01The Irish Village

    A legend amongst expats, the Irish Village is still a draw down in Garhoud even though most of its patrons have moved to the other end of town. Large cobbled terrace houses numerous large wooden tables where groups gather for good ol’ fashioned stodge – fish and chips, steak sandwiches and bangers and mash – and proper pork bangers at that. The large space outside means that it’s a good bet for large groups to gather and the live music and the flurry of hops-related festivals mean that the Irish Village isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a good night out.

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 400 AED

    Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday between 11 AM and 1 AM; and Friday to Saturday between 11 AM and 2 AM.

  • 02Mcgettigans

    Unique décor, delicious Irish food & drinks, the best Irish and international entertainment and sporting events are the ingredients that have made McGettigan’s Irish Pubs such a success in the United Arab Emirates. The kitchen team at McGettigan’s pride themselves at serving top class award winning food. Their menu includes classic dishes such as Irish Stew, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, the ‘Full Irish’ Breakfast and signature McGettigan’s favorites such as the ‘Buffalo Hot Wings’, ‘Atlantic Salmon’ and ‘Beef and Guinness Puff Pastry Pie’.

    Locations: This well-renowned pub has made its mark in various locations around Dubai - JLT Dubai, DWTC Dubai, DXB Dubai.

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 300 AED 

    Opening Hours: Daily between 12 Noon to 2 AM 

    Happy Hours: 2 PM to 7 PM, only from Sunday to Wednesday

  • 03Fibber Magee’s

    Glugging pints of the black stuff and tapping your toes along to Celtic music isn’t just reserved for St. Patrick’s Day. Every day at this Irish watering hole is cause for the occasion, with live music on Mondays, Wednesdays and at weekends. Tagged as “Dubai’s Best Kept Secret” by its owners because finding the actual bar can be tricky for a newcomer to the city. Food and drinks are distinctly Irish. Comfort foods abound on the lengthy menu, such as bangers and mash, cottage pie and fish and chips, as well as drams of imported famous Gaelic short drinks. 

    Location: Close to Crowne Plaza Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 300 AED 

    Opening Hours: Open every day from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

    Happy Hours: Monday Madness - eat and drink for 210 AED from 8 PM until 11.20 PM.

  • 04Double Decker

    Located in Downtown Dubai, The Double Decker is a bar themed around London transport and celebrates everything that’s great about the British capital - from the grandiose coats of armor adorning the walls to the hordes of sunburnt punters parading around. With decent live music during the week, a mainstream DJ and karaoke at weekends, coupled with consistently nifty service, Double Decker may not be the plushest place in town, but its complete lack of pretension is strangely attractive, when contrasted to the fancy five-star Dubai norm. The menu is very diverse. Sure, there’s the best of British food, including a variety of pies, fish and chips and rack of lamb, but there’s also an around-the-world section where you can broaden your culinary horizons.

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 179 AED 

    Opening Hours: Daily from 12 noon to 3 AM

  • 05Dhow and Achor

    After 15 years of offering guests and diners the best of Britain, the new incarnation of Dhow and Anchor officially opened its doors. Now known as D&A, this restaurant offers contemporary British cuisine in Dubai and is the embodiment of a stylish, yet casual dining experience. The newly refurbished interiors boast bright and airy spaces for the bar and dining area, featuring natural earth tones such as olive and dark brown. For those who wish to dine al fresco, our stylish British restaurant in Dubai offers a larger terrace area with a fully fitted beverage counter and unforgettable views of the Burj Al Arab.

    Location: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim, Dubai 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 400 AED 

    Opening Hours: Daily from 12 Noon to 1 AM 

  • 06Belgian Beer Café

    The Belgian Beer Café is an authentic experience of a vintage bistro from early 1920s Belgium. Coupled with two outdoor terraces overlooking the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis and the Madinat Jumeirah – this cafe offers a warm welcome, matched with the best views in Dubai. Belgian Beer Café offers a wide range of Belgian specialty beers, ranging from the renowned brands to local beers. On top, it also offers many more experiences besides the sampling of Belgian beers. The hearty dishes and the excellent service in an authentic atmosphere make Belgian Beer Café the place where you can come for every occasion. 

    Location: Grand Millennium Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Festival City Dubai. 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 350 AED. 

    Opening Hours: Daily from 12 Noon to 2 AM

  • 07West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge

    Catch the highs, drown the lows and keep up to date with all the latest sporting action on multiple screens at West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge. Enjoy a tasty bistro-style dining menu, beverage packages that partner with our sports calendar and American pool table for entertainment. It's the perfect mid-point between the traditional sports bar and chic lounge. It’s an amazing place for guests to come and relax tastefully decorated with beanbags giving you the comfort you’re looking for after a long hard day. They also offer you a large interactive sports screen display, pool table, and amazing happy hour deals.

    Location: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 300 AED

    Opening Hours: Daily from 12 Noon to 2 AM

  • 08Dubliner’s

    The Dubliner’s is softly lit and lush, surrounded by greenery and pathways, live band outdoor seating, a sports bar, and an amazing brunch. It’s a dimly lit place and proves to be a refugee from the scorching Dubai heat. The place is spacious and airy and is the perfect place to grab a beer with your friends. The staffs are friendly and service is well coupled with amazing ambiance. This bar has a rustic Irish look and feels to it and the décor compliments the theme. The food is delicious and features typical bar grub food. This place is quite famous for The Big Fat Dubliner's Brunch ever Friday.

    Location: Méridien Village Terrace, Le Méridien, Dubai 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 300 AED 

    Opening Hour: Daily from 12 noon to 2 AM

  • 09Sama Lounge

    Relax under the stars, and enjoy their Arabic mezze, mixed grill, and delights; the wide selection of shishas and drinks, happy hour and the beautiful setting of the Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach from the 35th-floor terrace. Complimentary internet access is available. Go in the evening just in time for sunset and marvel at the breathtaking views. They are known for their signature dish, cheese bread which you can accompany with a nice glass of wine.

    Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 200 AED

    Opening Hours: Weekdays between 5 PM to 2 AM and on weekends between 3 PM to 2  AM.

  • 10Qube Sports Bar

    The key to Qube is in the name – there’s a huge, four-sided screen at the center. An upmarket sports bar. This unique venue features state-of-the-art big screen technology, games tables and a fantastic menu making it the perfect place to take in an action-packed afternoon of sport into the early hours with a group of friends. The Qube Sports Bar is more than just a venue where sporting actions are shown all year round, guests can also enjoy their own victory on the darts boards, pool tables, and shuffleboard. All house beverages priced at 25 AED including selected draft & bottled beer during their amazing happy hours.

    Location: The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 300 AED

    Opening Hours: Daily from 12 noon to 3 AM

  • 11Koubba Bar

    This is a richly decorated nightspot with a vintage Arabian feel and a great list of mixed drinks. It is undoubtedly cozy, with its plush booths and Arabesque awnings dividing the venue up into little booths. Take in the sweeping views of the resort or simply sink into the comfy sofas under the warm lighting of our Arabesque lanterns – it’s a great way to finish a day’s exploring. At Koubba Bar, you can enjoy delicious pre-dinner drinks in the bars beautiful surroundings, with sunset-themed cocktails from our mixology trolley to complement the moment. Linger on later to enjoy the musical talents of Heart & Soul, performing Monday to Saturday, from 08 :15 PM to midnight.

    Location: Lobby Floor, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 550 AED 

    Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday from 5 PM to 2 PM, Thursday from 5 PM to 3 AM, and Friday from 4 PM to 3 AM 

  • 12Hard Rock Cafe Dubai

    Experience the Hard Rock culture and enjoy their world famous menu that features a wide variety of tasty options including our mouthwatering legendary burger, refreshing salads, and house made entrees infused with the non-stop energy of Dubai. No matter what you are in the mood for, their menu is sure to satisfy. Hard Rock Cafe Dubai offers over 2700 square meters of space and features two Rock Shops, a stage for live performances, a private VIP function room, a separate lounge, and a beautiful outdoor terrace. Whether you are looking to enjoy a romantic cocktail or party with friends, they have a spot for you to indulge and enjoy.

    Location: It is located just off the Business Bay Crossing at Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City. 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 300 AED. 

    Opening Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 2 AM

  • 13Voda Bar

    Immerse yourself in sophistication at Voda Bar, the most stylish bar and lounge in Dubai. Choose from a menu boasting the largest and most exclusive selection of international premium beverages as well as delectable Japanese cuisine. Unwind with friends within the ultra-modern interior to the tunes or enjoy flavorsome shishas - al fresco on the terrace as you take in the stunning views of Palm Jumeirah. Voda Bar is known famously for their mouthwatering dishes that leave its customers wanting more.

    Location: Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 500 AED  

    Opening Hours: Daily from 6 PM to 1 AM 

    Happy Hours: Everyday between 7 PM to 9:30 PM

  • 14Somerset’s

    This is an English pub with an eclectic atmosphere. Watch the latest sporting fixtures and you might even meet a fellow supporter. Typical pub food and happy hours combine for a great atmosphere in Somerset’s. Playing darts or gathering around the pool table, are great ways to pass the time with good friends or friendly people you've just met. With 13 different screens including three 60-inch HD televisions, you won’t miss a second of any local or international matches. Somerset's in Bur Dubai features live football games, F1 races, tennis tournaments, NBA games and much more, all while our guests enjoy having bar bites and beverages. This bar also has great Burgers and Pizza Nights.

    Location: Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 300 AED

    Opening Hours: Daily from 2 PM to 3 AM

  • 15The Buddha Bar

    Buddha Bar takes sophistication to new heights. Indulge in a fusion of delicious flavors with an innovative new menu inspired by the cuisines of China, Japan, and Thailand in the sensational restaurant, or relax at the stunning lounge bar upstairs while enjoying the selection of delicious hand-crafted cocktails, courtesy of Buddha-Bar’s expert team of mixologists. As one of the largest venues of this international chain, Buddha Bar Dubai has an impressively spacious dining room with striking red and gold chandeliers. The main bar and dining area is dominated by the brand’s famous four-metre high gilded statue and an entire wall of glass, while large bay windows provide exceptional views of the marina

    Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai 

    Price: Cost for two is approximately 600 AED 

    Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday between 8 PM and 2 AM; Thursday and Friday between 8 PM and 3 AM