Wednesday | February 26, 2020


You’ll never run out of things to do in Dubai especially with the number of pubs popping up in every corner. So, the next time you’re out and about with the mates, step into any one of these awesome pubs for a quick time out with a pint.

Belgian Café

This one’s worth a visit if you’re serious about your beer. With an impressive range of authentic Belgian hops, you could always order a different drink, but would you really want to? But it’s not only about the drinks; choose from any of the top notch Belgian-inspired dishes.

Dubainight hearts:
_- fruity Belle-vue Beer
- sinful moules-frites and mussels
- daily extended happy hour from 4pm to 7pm

Location: Various venues

Bridgewater Tavern

Pub regulars swear by this pretty Business Bay venue that serves a good mash up of standard drinks and gourmet food. Expect a solid range of draught and bottled beer along with a banging gastropub menu. You know what goes really well with all of that? Indie rock anthems, of course.

Dubainight hearts:

- epic signature black burger
daily ‘Sunset Specials’ from 4pm to 7pm
- f

Location: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay | Contact info: 04-414 3000

Crown & Lion

If there ever was an old-school pub in Dubai–it has to be Crown & Lion. A great watering hole with live music on the weekends and a cracking roast on Sundays. With plenty of fun pub games and chilled out vibes, this spot’s perfect for a night out with the mates.

Dubainight hearts:
delicious fish & chips
exciting Quiz Night every Monday from 8:30pm
bucket deals during big matches

Location: Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights | Contact info: 04-448 8000

Double Decker Pub

Legend has it that a night out at Double Decker isn’t complete until you’ve tried the smoky grills at the pub garden–you won’t regret it, that’s fo’ sho’! You’ll feel right at home here with Britpop hits on repeat and a buzzing pub atmosphere that makes for a fun night out.

Dubainight hearts:

- Funch Friday brunch
longest happy hour in Dubai from 12pm to 8pm
ladies’ night offer every Tuesday for AED 79
Premier League screenings!

Location: Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai | Contact info: 04-307 3577

Fibber Magee’s

A long-standing pub that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. It’s the first name that’ll pop up into your head for a chilled one and comfort food. Ask any expat who’s been in Dubai for a long time now, go on, try it. This is also a great spot for breakfast with plenty of combos to choose from.

Dubainight hearts:
personalised Guinness
Paddyman’s weekly Thursday residency    
Easy Tiger Quiz on Tuesdays from 8pm
5 happy hours every Thursday from 4pm to 9pm   

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road | Contact info: 04-332 2400

Harvester’s Pub

If you’re looking for a spot to catch your favorite games, you simply can’t go wrong with Harvester’s Pub. You’ll love the old-school feel of the venue with big screens dotted across the pub, so you won’t be missing a single minute of the match. You can also step out onto the terrace during the cooler months.

Dubainight hearts:
bangin’ pub menu
extensive selection of beer on tap
ample food portions
Wings & Hops night every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm

Location: Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road | Contact info: 800 276963
JB’s Gastropub

If you’re looking for an authentic gastropub experience then this is definitely your best bet! A laid-back venue that offers a delicious variety of hops, beverages and grub! What’s on the menu?! Your favorite comfort food – think burgers and fish and chips – along with authentic dishes prepared with a modern touch.

Dubainight hearts:

the checklist options on the menu
meaty burger selection
both British and American pub grub
Pies on Parade every Monday from 6:30pm to 10pm

Location: The Walk, JBR | Contact info: 04-428 3084


Whether it’s live music, comedy or sport, McGettigan’s has easily become the go-to spot for pub-goers in the city. The famed pub is considered to be a Dubai institution with numerous awards to its credit–the JLT outpost was even crowned the world’s best Irish pub back in 2016. All in all, expect to have good old Irish fun on your night out.

Dubainight hearts:
the beautiful view from the Madinat Jumeirah branch
live music nights
the Ultimate Paddy’s Party

Location: Various venues

Reform Social & Grill

Whether it’s a full English breakfast or a traditional roast, you won’t be disappointed at British gastropub Reform Social & Grill. Drawing inspiration from one of London’s most vibrant spots, you’ll fall in love with the venue right from the moment you step in. Forget about the usual pub grub, you can only expect a top-notch dining experience here.

Dubainight hearts:
English Country Lunch from 12pm to 4pm from Sunday to Thursday
Curry Night from 5pm to 11:30pm every Wednesday
traditional weekend roast
happy hour every weeknight from 12pm to 8pm

Location: The Lakes | Contact info: 04-454 2638

The Eloquent Elephant

Talk about a beautifully done venue! The Eloquent Elephant definitely gets our vote for the prettiest gastropub in town. With dark wood interiors and a cozy feel to the entire place, you’ll simply want to check out every bit of the plush venue. That also includes the gorgeous terrace that’s perfect for when the weather gets cooler.

Dubainight hearts:
the brilliant Wagyu Burger
Tuesday ladies' night offer (AED 99 for red/white/rose)
traditional weekend roast
Bottomless Brunch on Thursday night

Location: Taj Hotel, Business Bay | Contact info: 04-438 3131

The Lion by Nick & Scott

If you ever find yourself missing home a bit too much, you only need to pay a visit to The Lion by Nick & Scott. It’s every bit of what you’d expect from a proper British pub–traditional ales, sumptuous food and sports on the telly. Settle in for a good old-fashioned roast on a Saturday, or grab three free drinks with the mates after work.

Dubainight hearts:
two weekend brunches
Fizzy Tuesdays for the ladies
Hump Day retro night every Wednesday

Location: H Hotel – No. 1 Sheikh Zayed Road | Contact info: 04-359 2366

The Rose & Crown

Dubbed as the ‘quintessential British pub’, this is one buzzing venue that only gets better each night. With a menu that features classic pub grub items including a full English breakfast, be prepared to be left spoiled for choice. You wouldn’t want to miss the epic selection of pies too!

Dubainight hearts:
- ‘grammable phone box outside
fun pub games
Sunday roasts

Location: Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City | Contact info: 04-435 5544
Article published: 27th February, 2020


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