8 Best Bars In Dubai That You Need To Check Out With Your Squad!

Best Bars In Dubai
by Anupriya Mishra

There’s something absolutely mesmerising about the peppy beats that reverberate through the walls of a bar while sip on lip-smacking concoctions, with your favourite humans. Sounds like the perfect way to bring in the weekend, doesn’t it? Well, if this is how you’ve also been planning to spend some time with your buddies, then you’re in for a treat! We’ve handpicked the best bars in Dubai where you can party the night away this weekend!

Best Bars In Dubai

1. Bulgari Bar

Bulgari Bar is a pretty famous hotspot in the city, after all, it was also on the 50th rank on the World’s 50 Best Bars list. Offering an unparalleled experience, this upscale lounge is bathed in elegance and the showstopper here has to be the bar. Stocked with some of the most premium labels, it’s oval-shaped and has a gorgeous floral display! Not to mention, Dario Schiavoni, an Italian bar director oversees a comprehensive menu that you need to check out!

Where: Bulgari Resort Dubai Jumeira Bay Island, Jumeirah 2
When: 5 pm to 2 am

2. Honeycomb Hi-Fi


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This low-key crowd-puller is certainly a place that you need to check out with your squad! You will find an array of artisanal drinks, which have been crafted with a lot of care. Regarded as the city’s first listening bar, here you will feel every beat of the music bouncing from the insulated ceilings, reverberating through your body. So, while you’re swaying to the peppy beats, don’t forget to dive into mouthwatering dishes, like Chicken Karaage, Duck Tsukune, and Garlic Prawn Udon.

Where: Pullman Downtown Dubai, Business Bay
When: 7:30 pm to 2 am

3. Zuma


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Zuma has also earned its place on the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars. Not to mention, it’s the highest-ranked bar in the Middle East, which makes it an obvious choice on our list as well. While this place is crowded nearly every day, it’s especially packed on the weekends. Coming to the tipples, they’re inspired by the establishment’s Japanese roots and so, the flavours are certainly a treat. Did you know the bartenders here also take requests?

Where: Gate Village 6, DIFC
When: 12 pm to 3:30 pm; 7 pm to 12 am

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4. Iris


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This is a modern and suave lounge that offers something for every guest. With its splendid view of the Dubai skyline, Iris is a great place to unwind with your buddies over some good music and delicious drinks. While you’re here, you will be tempted by their array of sumptuous dishes, which is going to leave you spoilt for choice. Yes, so while you’re here, do try their Crispy Feta, Iris Duck, and Spicy Tuna. Don’t forget to complement these dishes with refreshing drinks like champagne or white wine.

Where: Meydan Grandstand, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai
When: 6 pm to 2 am

5. Galaxy Bar


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This chic bar in Dubai made its debut on the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars’ 2021 by snagging the 45th spot. Moreover, this gorgeous bar is a great place to spend some time with bae, as the relatively intimate setting, with just a handful of tables, gives it an air of exclusivity. However, it’s the twinkling deep blue ceiling with lights that replicates the night sky that will draw your attention!

Where: Gate Village 9, DIFC
When: 8 pm to 3 am (Tues & Wed); 9 pm to 4 am (Thurs – Sat)

6. Blind Tiger


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A luxury bar in Jumeirah, Blind Tiger with a smart elegant dress code for guests. This dimly lit establishment is a stylish destination where you can sit and relax while you catch up with your buddies. With quirky signature cocktails like Ox-Ned & Jun, you will certainly want to try ‘em all. While you’re at it, don’t forget to pair your drinks with toothsome dishes, like Croque Monsieur, Wagyu Beef Skewers, and Red Shrimps Summer Rolls.

Where: Turtle Lagoon, Jumeirah Al Naseem
When: 5 pm to 2 am

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7. Suave


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Just as the name suggests, this bar is suave and the decor here is inspired by the 60s. Featuring 100s of glass-encased vinyl records, there’s a colourful bar, and the plush seating just adds into its ambience. The hallmark of Suave is that there’s no menu! However, the bartenders here going to leave you surprised with their skilful mixing, with the flavour of the night. So, doesn’t it sound like a great place to let loose with your favourite humans?

Where: Opus Tower by Omniyat, Business Bay
When: On Demand

8. Bar Buci


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Can you imagine yourself sipping on a lip-smacking drink from a rooftop that overlooks the waterways of Jumeirah Al Qasr? Well, then you’d be pleased to know that Bar Buci is just the place for you to check out. This is a cocktail bar and jazz lounge that’s inspired by Paris. With an equally elegant indoor seating space, wherein you can sit on their comfy chairs and dive into drool-worthy dishes. Some of these include Hummus Guacamole, Petits Hamburgers, and Buci Snack.

Where: Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
When: 5 pm to 2 am

So, we have handpicked a bunch of names for you and now all you have to do is check them all out with your buddies!

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