FRIDAY NIGHTS OUT
SPICE ROUTE BRUNCH FRIDAY EDITION
Start your weekend with an incredible Friday night brunch! You'll have the best time getting yourself around the best of Pan-Asian cuisine which includes more dishes than you can shake a chopstick at and unlimited beverages. With 4 excellent courses, each dish more tantalising than the last, this will forever sort your Friday nights!
Time: Fridays 8PM - 11PM
Price: Soft AED275 with Soft Drinks, house AED375, Prosecco, AED475
GATSBY BRUNCH AT RAY'S BAR
CONRAD ETIHAD TOWERS
100% the Gatsby brunch at Ray's Bar is the best themed brunch in Abu Dhabi, with the best view to match. Choose your prop, get your glitter on at the glitter bar, get a fabulous group shot at the photo wall and let the fun begin. The vibes are impeccable, with a singing duo smashing out tunes from the Gatsby era, as well as some that feel like they should be!
Food wise, enjoy trays of bites, which you can reorder as often as you like. Highlights include a tuna tartare with burrata, the short rib cigar with gravy and mash and the queen of pastries, the Paris-Brest, which was phenomenal. Drinks are also on point and on theme: we love the sidecar and the Mary Pickford!
This is a great Friday night out with a group of friends who love a bit of a dress up and a good time.
Time: 8PM -11PM
Price: House AED299, prosecco AED399
Booking: 02 811 5666
BA:TE FRIDAY NIGHT SAKURA BRUNCH
EASTERN MANGROVES PROMENADE
20% OFF WITH BB+
This new Friday night brunch is an outstanding option for a great Japanese food brunch in Abu Dhabi.
Start with the incredible Ba:TE platter, on fire with maki rolls, sashimi, a good ceviche and the best Japanese tacos. Choose which appetisers you'd like from the menu and order both these and the platter as often as you like. Be sure to get the don't-miss gyoza, chicken popcorn and the best crispy sweet potato! We love the tenderloin for main and the black cod but it was the yakitori that really makes us swoon. The dessert platter is pretty, perfect for lovers of mochi, matcha and some absolutely outstanding chocolate fondant.
It's not a stretch to say that drinks are the best in town - we'll leave it to you to confirm that!
Time: 6.30PM - 11PM, 3 hour sittings
Price: Soft AED299 | House AED450 | Bubbly AED690
Booking: 02 632 5272
FRIDAY NIGHT BRUNCH AT MYKONOS
20% OFF WITH BB+
Mykonos has views for days over to Al Maryah Island, and you can either sit right on the seafront where you can hear the water or enjoy the beautiful beachy vibes inside.
Start with a a selection of light and tasty sushi rolls and fish and vegetable tempura and move to the grill for a protein friendly selection with steak and other meats grilled to order, as well as Mediterranean rice, sweet corn with togarashi spices and miso butter, grilled garlic and roast tomatoes. Finish with a fresh fruit platter (a must have on a Mediterranean table!), pistachio milk cake and twist on tiramisu.
There's a fabulous DJ playing old school mixes and newer hits, too. Drinks are free-flowing and there's a good selection.
This is a Friday night out where you know exactly how much you're going to spend and it's amazing value!
Time: Friday 7pm - 11pm
Price: AED199 soft or AED299 house
20% discount with BB+
Booking: 050 785 2320
WRITER'S BLOCK BRUNCH AT THE LIBRARY BAR
ABU DHABI EDITION
The Library Bar encapsulates the sort of classy, sultry, New York-style bar that you want to visit over and over again. The crafted cocktails, the live jazz singer, sizzling in a red dress and the delicious 4-course 'chapters’ menu, all make this a great Friday night out.
The cocktails are literature inspired with very cool names like Phantom of the Aperol and the Tequila Mockingbird, with the taste being completely superb too. Don't miss the 50 Shades of Charcoal with Hennessy, Amarula, cold brew and activated charcoal - dreamy!
Platters of bites start coming and don't stop coming: among our favourites are the charcuterie platter, sliders, small tacos and a chocolate truffle sensation to finish.
Library Bar is an intimate space that has class, comfort and style, perfect for a romantic date, post-work or pre-dinner drinks. Make sure to get yourself booked in to experience this great Friday night brunch.
Time: Friday I 7PM - 12AM (3-hour package)
Price: AED 195 soft beverages, AED 295 cocktails, house bar & wines, AED 395 Champagne Moet & Chandon , Brut Imperial NV & cocktails
Booking: 02 208 0000 or email email@example.com
BRIDGES BAR WEEKENDER OFFER
FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR
Calling all you middle and off-islanders! Looking for a Friday night bargain that's not too far from home? Head to Bridges at the Fairmont Bab al Bahr and pick up this amazing deal: enjoy unlimited house beverages including Beer of the Month as well as any menu item for just AED199. We recommend the burger, the pizzas and the fish and chips!
If you're lucky you'll catch some football or rugby on the screens and from 8.30PM there's live music in the garden. Bridges could become your new go-to bar!
Time: Fridays from 5PM
Price: 199 AED
Booking: 056 502 4999
FRIDAY CHIPPER BRUNCH AT VICTOR'S
MILLENNIUM AL RAWDAH
If it's one thing we miss, it's heading down to the chipper on a Friday night and filling ourselves to the brim with fish and chips and all the stuff that goes with them. It's just not the same without beer in hand, so Victor's has brought back the ever-popular chipper brunch!
Enjoy all your favourites: chicken balls and chips, the Irish Spice Bag for a good old chicken fix, battered sausage and chips, traditional fish and chips and for a true taste of Irish cuisine, pizza! And you get unlimited amounts of this for just AED219 as well as unlimited drinks!
With live music from Aon Sceal starting from 8:30pm, this is the best kind of way to spend your Friday night in Abu Dhabi.
Time: 7PM - 10PM
Booking: 050 393 5529
RATPACK SUPPER CLUB AT STRATOS
LE ROYAL MERIDIEN
Head to Stratos for a celebration with the iconic musical sounds of the original 1950s Rat Pack and watch the views of the city slip by you, at Abu Dhabi's only revolving restaurant. Food and beverages are both unlimited, making this a great Friday night out.
Time: Friday 6pm until
Price: 395 AED endless eats & free-flow beverages
Booking: 800 101 101
TACO FRIDAYS AT LOCA
Let DJ Eldar Stuff take you back with a whole bunch of 80s and 90s classics while you enjoy unlimited tacos + 2 margaritas or 2 bottled beers. This is a bargain Friday night out - sit on the terrace for all the views and vibes.
Time: Every Friday 8:30 til late
Price: AED165 for unlimited tacos and 2 margaritas or 2 bottled beers
Booking: 02 582 3639
To cap off this stunning list, we have La Carnita, who has ... wait for it ... a mariachi band playing at 9PM, 10PM and 11PM - do you not feel a dance coming on?! Start with happy hour from 4PM -7PM where drinks are AED30, get some tacos to the table, then get ready to get on your feet to La Cucaracha!
Time: Fridays 9PM, 10PM and 11PM
Price: A la carte, happy hour selected drinks AED30
Booking: 050 185 8068
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