Midweek stress; there’s the burning heat, the piles of unreturned emails burning a hole in your inbox and of course, there’s the bumper-to-bumper traffic that does little to relieve your mind.
Borrowing a bit of inspiration from the Spanish culture of afternoon siestas, we figured a mid-week post-work glass of wine or cold beer would do you good. Here’s a list of laid-back early-evening Happy Hours in Dubai to give you a little pick-me-up:
1. Okku Roku
When: 6pm onwards, Sundays to Thursdays and Saturdays
Where: The H, Dubai [Google map here]
How much: Drinks between AED 35 – 50
Pick between a delicious sake drink, an absinthe-laced cocktail or take your pick from their impressive menu of specialty cocktails. Accompanied with skilfully crafted sushi bites, this classy Japanese joint can soon turn you into a regular.
2. Original Wings and Rings
When: 3pm to 7pm, Daily [Yes, that’s right]
Where: Liberty House, DIFC [Google map here]
How much: Beer Buckets for AED99
A casual Special menu; wings and boneless by piece; beer buckets offers for AED 99.
For more information, call 04 359 6900 or visit www.originalwingsandrings.ae
3. Crabby Hour @ Crab Tavern Dubai
When: 5 to 8pm, Daily – Sunday to Saturday
Where: Level 9, Media One Hotel [Google map here]
How much: Selected cocktails, beers and wines for AED 25 each
Check out the trendy new seafood place at the Media One Hotel after work; loud music, beer buckets, simple and delicate seafood served with crispy french fries. A nice post-work stop-by if you’re in the mood for something fish-y.
Make reservations at email@example.com or call 04 420 74 89
When: 5pm to 8pm, Saturday-Thursday
Where: JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR [Google Map here]
How much: 50% off house beverages in this period.
Dip your lips in house wine, appreciate the pop art and socialise with colleagues/friends in this New York loft-style new bar & restaurant, with Italian and Spanish food made the contemporary way. The cheesecake here is a must-have.
5. Reform Social & Grill
When: Sunday- Thursday 5.30- 7.30 PM/ Friday 5-8.30 PM at the bar
Where: The Lakes, Dubai [Google Map here]
How much: Selected drinks for 30AED
A London-based gentleman’s gastropub, where ladies are equally welcome, that serves up some fine old school music, and Brit favourites like fish and chips, steak and fries and pot pies.
Reserve a table at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971 4 4542638