While ladies nights are popping up every night of the week, gent’s nights seem to be few and far between, and the fellas definitely get the raw deal when it comes to drinking for free in Dubai.
Equal opportunities dudes!
Luckily, LovinDubai are on the case and we’ve managed to dig up a few nights that are aimed at the fellas. Whether it’s for a free drink, (or two) or a belly bustin’ meal and drinks deal, these offerings are the proof that men are finally getting in on some of the free-booze action.
Mad Men Night – Z:One, Media One Hotel, Media City
We love this hotel in the heart of media city because it’s got some of the best restaurants and best brunches in town. It also happens to host one of the city’s best men’s nights; if you work in the area definitely head to this Mad Men themed evening for some after-work drinks. Sit indoors or outdoors on the ground floor of this slick, contemporary hotel and enjoy drinks and 60’s themed sharing platters made up of chicken skewers, spring rolls and onion bhajis.
When? Mondays, 6pm – 8pm
What’s on offer? Two free drinks. Also, cocktails available at AED 30 plus sharing platters for AED 60
Pure Sky Lounge – Hilton Dubai, The Walk
This spot on the 35th floor of the Hilton overlooks the Arabian gulf; with class views of the sunset we can’t think of a better place to unwind after work. With drinks deals and a steak and grape offer, this one’s hard to beat. Hungry gents can also enjoy 2kg of dry-aged steak and sides with a bottle of select red grape for 500 AED, AND they’ve thrown in a free shot for the ladies…everybody wins!
When? Wednesdays, 9pm – 11pm
What’s on offer? Two Jameson Irish drinks plus mixers.
Aquara Lounge – Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina
Unwind at this elegant terrace that enjoys a panoramic view of the Marina, this is a view you’re not going to want to miss. Come here straight from work for happy hour, and stay for a free beverage while enjoying music from country-folk duo, The Wild Colonial Boys, who are well-known in the Dubai bar scene for putting on some crowd-friendly, tap-along performances.
When? Wednesday, 8 pm – 11 pm
What’s on offer? One complimentary beverage (Happy hour 6 pm – 8 pm)
Ladies And Gents Nights – Ynot Bar and Kitchen, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, JBR
This is one for everyone. At this funky joint, with exposed bricks and mismatched chairs, you could almost be sitting in a New York grape bar. With over 24 varieties of grape on display and a very knowledgeable staff, grape lovers will not be disappointed. International tapas consisting of crispy fried chicken wings, potted tiger prawns and crispy fried calamari are included in the deal.
When? Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm
What’s on offer? Three complimentary glasses of grape when AED 133 of tapas are purchased (Happy hour from 5 pm – 8 pm)
Gentlemen’s Night at Rosso – Amwaj Rotana, JBR
Unbutton you shirt and ease yourself into the working week at this Italian eatery. Pick from a selection of 10 classic pizzas including the Frutti Di Mare, a pizza made for seafood lovers with a tangy mix of calamari, mussels, fish and shrimp, with fresh tomato sauce base and mozzarella cheese or the decadent Quattro Formaggi with a combination of mozzarella, parmesan, gorgonzola, and scamorza cheeses. Top it off with some on-the-tap or bottled brews.
When? Sundays, 9pm – 12 pm
What’s on offer? Two pints and a pizza for only AED 120
Hunters Room & Grill – The Westin, Al Sufouh Road
Take part in the Hunters Room ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ at this upscale traditional grill house. This is dark wood, minimalist decor with plush leather seats; perfect for a gentlemen’s evening out. Enjoy half-price steak and grape and if you want to continue your evening head upstairs to Oeno, the Westin’s grape bar which hosts a ladies night on the same evening.
When? Tuesdays, 6 pm – 10.45 pm
What’s on offer? 50 percent off your steak and grape *minimum of two gents per table so it’s best you bring a friend along
One on One Bar – The H Hotel, No.1 Sheikh Zayed Road
This is one for the sophisticated fellas out there. The bar is nestled in the corner of this hotel’s magnificent lobby, and on Thursdays, gents are offered a selection of Cuban cigars together with some smoke-inspired dishes, such as cognac-marinated salmon gravlax. These beauts plus a glass of Hennessey or Hennessey-inspired cocktail make up the deal at this spot.
What’s on offer? AED 210 per deal
Vintage Night at VII – Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Spend your Mondays in style at this ultra glamorous venue where, beyond the lift on the seventh floor of the Conrad Hotel, you will be transported into a secret garden in the heart of Dubai. Enjoy live music at this cigar and drinks night every Monday.
When? Mondays, 8 pm – 3 am
What’s on offer? Register by SMS on +971501696777 to get a free cigar and two free shots of a selected drink. Offer limited to first 50 registrations.