11 ABU DHABI BARS | Best Bites

Whether you call it the pub or the bar, if you're looking for a good night out with live music, games and great chat, we've got the list for you. Whoever tries them all wins!

ATLON

SOUQ AT QARYAT AL BERI


20% OFF A LA CARTE (NOT ON PROMOS OR SHISHA)

FREE UPGRADE TO BUBBLES PACKAGES ON BRUNCH WITH BB+


Atlon could just be Abu Dhabi's new favourite party bar! It ticks a whole raft of boxes including a great sea view, superb beats and a food and drinks menu that has something for everyone - and all at a great price point. There are fantastic deals every day: a hip hop and R&B karaoke night on Wednesdays, weekend brunch, music bingo and a good Sunday roast, often with unlimited drinks packages to go with them. This bar is perfect for off-islanders but worth the travel for everyone else!


Time: 6PM - 2AM

Price: Soulful Sundays AED149 roast dinner and 3 house drinks

Contact: 055 780 0086

EASY TIGER

AL AIN PALACE HOTEL


25% OFF FOOD WITH BB+


Easy Tiger is a favourite bar for loads of Abu Dhabi partiers for live bands, the fabulous Friday quiz nights and deals and offers galore! Head downtown for an always-busy bar, some cracking food (wings Wednesdays is your mid-week go-to!) and great music every day - both live bands and DJs - to get up and dance to. It's a great late-night destination too - and without a best-in-town espresso martini to finish, were you even really there?!


Time: 12PM - 4AM

Price: Wings Wednesday unlimited wings and 3 bevs AED99

Contact: 050 593 7977

MURPHY'S SPORTS BAR

AL GHAZAL GOLF CLUB


25% OFF F&B WITH BB+


With some of the best live music in Abu Dhabi (the new band is killing it!), well-priced drinks and good bar snacks, Murphy's is a great off-island bar for everyone who's looking for a big, no-frills night out. Play the dance machine, pool, foosball and darts and watch sport on the numerous tvs. There's happy hour every day making Murphy's a great place for a good time.


Time: 10AM - 2AM

Contact: 054 581 5005

VELOCITY

MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN


Velocity is one of Abu Dhabi's best on-island sports bars. The screens are huge, almost as wide as the smiles of the staff who pride themselves on great service. Velocity has one of the best bar menus around with everything from some wings - yes, there's a 'how hot can you go' wings challenge! - to light snacks and banging burgers. Drinks deals are the order of the day including an unrivalled happy hour with drinks at AED24 every day till 10PM. Book us in for the next match!


Time: 3PM -1 AM

Price: Happy hour drinks AED24

Contact: 02 304 7777

THE IRISH VICKERS

THE HUB AT WTC MALL


The Irish Vickers showcases the best of Irish pub food and is a little slicker than the average in decor and offering. The bar itself is games central - there's bowling, tv screens showing the best matches, pool and darts as well as bongo bingo every week and a great carvery brunch on weekends. Off to the side of the bar lies Vintage 79, a bespoke wine bar boasting a full range of wine at close-to-retail prices, hitting the sweet spot between a classy, sophisticated wine cellar experience and affordability.


Don't miss the Sunday carvery - delicious roast, the Irish way.


Whatever you're in the mood for, Vickers has you covered.


Time: 12PM - 4AM

Price: Saturday brunch 1-5PM Prices AED199 soft, AED249 house

Contact: 052 343 4557

LOCK STOCK AND BARREL

YAS BAY


With its industrial American with a side of food truck fit-out, Lock Stock is one of Abu Dhabi's biggest party bars. Watch sport on the many screens, play pool, check out live entertainment and enjoy fantastic bar food including a more-than-decent weekend roast dinner and a smashing Saturday brunch. Whether you're looking to go for a quiet drink with a view of the water or a big night with your squad, Lock Stock is the place to do it in style.


Time: From 4PM weekdays, 12PM Sundays and 1PM Saturdays - 1AM

Price: AED250 for Saturday brunch

Contact: 056 221 8195

PJ O'REILLY'S

LE ROYAL MERIDIEN


20% OFF YOUR BILL WITH BB+


PJs is pretty much an Abu Dhabi institution. With a recent menu facelift (we can't resist the pulled beef sliders!) and always great Guinness, it's a great place to head for


Yes, it serves pork and the weekend breakfast with 'proper' sausages is a thing of beauty.


It's also a great spot in the cooler months when you can sit outside by the pool and kick back.


Time: 12PM - 2AM

Price: Hogfest brunch AED149/225/275 plus 20% off with BB+

Contact: 800 101101

STILLS

CROWNE PLAZA YAS ISLAND


50% OFF A LA CARTE ON MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

30% OFF DAYDREAM BRUNCH

20% OFF WELLINGTON WEDNESDAYS - ALL WITH BB+!


50% off a la carte on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

30% off Day Dream Brunch

20% off Wellington Wednesdays - all with BB+!


Stills has become one of the best bars on Yas Island, particularly in winter when you can sit outside but also in summer, given the food menu has had a massive revamp. Brunches are on point, with some great themes and ladies night is a must-try. Regular and excellent live music makes Stills nights, good nights.


Time: 12PM - 1AM

Price: Daydream Family Brunch Soft AED169 | House AED269 | Kids 6-12 AED69 | After-brunch package AED150

Contact: 055 461 7477

https://www.bestbitesuae.com/dining/stills-crowne-plaza-yas-island

APPALOOSA

MARRIOTT AL FORSAN


20% OFF YOUR BILL WITH BB+


One of the best off-island bars, Appaloosa is great both in winter and summer. There are deals every night of the week starting with Monday Madness and including all-day happy hours and a weekend brunch.


The menu is perfect for anyone looking for a great bar snack and includes some really great pork items including a pork knuckle. Head down to watch your sport of choice on the many and huge screens!


Time: 12.30PM - 1AM

Contact: 02 201 4131

THE SPORTSMAN'S ARMS

ZAYED SPORTS CITY


25% OFF YOUR BILL WITH BB+


The Sportsman's is one of Abu Dhabi's bona fide sports bars. There are many, many screens which get good use on game days when it's heaving with sports fans. The menu is great and it's the kind of place you could take your kids for a roast dinner or great bar food.


It's also dog-friendly - leave your 4 legged friends outside on Jack's Terrace while you enjoy the great Sportsman's ambiance.


BB+ gives you a whopping 25% discount off food and drinks - a bargain not to be missed!


Time: 8AM - 12AM

Contact: 02 447 1066

49ERS

LE MERIDIEN


20% OFF A LA CARTE FOOD WITH BB+


49ers is as well known for it's surprisingly amazing steak as its colourful, Wild West evening ambiance. It's a no-frills bar with a separate dining area, well-suited to a night out with the boys and the place to get a really good whisky!


The live house band is in the top 5 in town and dancing is the order of the day.


Drinks flow as does the chat and the people-watching is the best in town. We think 49ers is an Abu Dhabi must-do - and be sure to get one of those incredible steaks while you're there.


Time: 4PM - 2AM

Contact: 050 668 1326

THE G.O.A.T

CRISTAL HOTEL


The GOAT is a brilliant inner city option for sports watching. While it's the home of Liverpool supporters in Abu Dhabi, every sport is celebrated and game days see a full house watching the big screens and enjoying pool, darts, the great range of drinks and bar snacks.


Friday nights mean drunch at the GOAT from AED150 - bargain drinks and a great vibe.


Time: 12PM - 4AM

Price: Drunch AED150

Contact: 02 652 0132

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Rachael Partington

9/17/2022