Eating out in Dubai is an event unto itself, thanks to the rising standards of service at restaurants throughout the city. It’s no longer about the food, it’s about the ambience, the dress up, the service, the smiles and the entertainment.
What can you get with great food/drinks?
Here’s a list of restaurants serving up hot delicacies with lively entertainment and live music in Dubai, turning your night out into a party out:
#1: Jazz@Pizza Express
This restaurant should be on your weekend list – it has just about everything: Pizza, great ambience, variety of beverages and live music. It’s a cozy space with outdoor and indoor seating and a weekly schedule of different professional acts performing every night.
They offers for drinks, host an inexpensive Friday brunch and make our Mondays better with their 2-for-1 deals.
This place is always packed, but the staff is very accommodating and you’re never made to wait too long. So if it’s pizza that you crave and Billie Holiday that you love, this place has our vote. Did we mention that it’s just walking distance from Jumeirah Lake Towers Metro Station?!
Where: Cluster A, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Next to Mövenpick Hotel
How much: AED 200 (2 persons + alcohol)
When: 12 pm – 1 am
* Happy Hours: 4pm – 7pm (Sat- Thu)
Call 04- 4416342
#2: The Music Room
The dark atmosphere comes to life with rock, alternative and soul music every week. They serve up finger food and alcoholic beverages to add to the experience, and also have snooker and foosball tables if you’re in the mood for a bit of competition.
In demand, seating can sometimes be a problem, so arrive early [before the show] or book in advance.
Where: Mankhool; Majestic Tower, Mankhool Road, Dubai
How much: AED 150 (2 persons + alcohol)
When: 6pm – 3am
*Happy Hours: 6pm – 9pm everyday
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#3: Fibber Magee’s
This traditional Irish pub is one of the oldest in the city and known for showing a variety of sports [as its warm hospitality and lively atmosphere]. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fiber Magee’s offers English food and a band to match the mood.
It usually gets pretty busy, especially on the weekends and Mondays, so we suggest you either arrive early or make reservations. Keep in mind that there’s no drinks menu but if you’re looking for something specific, chances are that this pub has it!
Where: Trade Centre; Behind Saeed Tower 1, SZR
How much: AED 300 (for 2 persons + alcohol)
*Happy Hours: 4pm – 7pm everyday
Call 04 – 3322400
In the mood for something exotic? Gharana has a quaint atmosphere and does away with the frills and fluff and offers authentic Indian cuisine from four regions of India: Jaipur, Punjab, Lucknow and Hyderabad. It has many options for vegetarians too.
The music compliments the food as they play traditional and popular ghazals all night.
Where: Barsha 1; Holiday Inn Dubai, SZR
How much: AED 200 (2 persons)
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#5: Sass Café
One of the finest cafés in town, Sass offers its customers authentic Mediterranean food with rich flavors. The place has an in-house DJ and a band that brings it alive. The looming chandeliers, plush seating, friendly staff and outdoor seating option makes it a great option for you if want to treat yourself or a special someone.
Moreover, if you’re looking for a party brunch with a difference, Sass Café’s Saturday brunch is your go-to option.
Where: DIFC, Podium Level, Tower 2, Al Fattan Currency House, Dubai
How much: AED 450+ (2 persons)
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#6: Café Belge
With décor that reflects the golden era in 1920’s Brussels, Café Belge offers its customers flavorful and tempting food that you’ll keep coming back for. A tad on the pricier [and fancier] side, the restaurant has live jazz music and during winters, outdoor seating that completes the romance.
every Wednesday, ladies get two complimentary glasses of sparkling grape and a plate of sushi from 8-10pm [Love being a lady in Dubai, don’t you?].
Where: Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai
How much: AED 400 (2 persons)
When: 12pm- 1am
Call 04- 3722323
If you are looking for enjoying a good evening, we really do hope this list comes in handy and you have just as much fun as we did making it!
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What places would you add to this list? Hard Rock? Stables? Belgian Beer Cafe? Tell us in the comments below.