03 December 2016

 

5 hottest bars in Abu Dhabi

Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark

Island inspiration

1. Allure by Cipriani

Island inspiration

Our all-time favourite bar

Swanky and stylish, this Yas Island nightclub is exclusive in every way. Check out amazing views of the Formula One circuit and the Viceroy from the glow of the Terrace, while the plush, indoor Main Room features unique displays and lighting to blow your mind while you unwind with a cleverly made cocktail or chilled beer. State-of-the-art sound systems make this an ever-popular venue, especially on Friday nights when the coolest crowds come in to hear resident DJs spin R&B hits. An essential part of the city’s nightlife.

Yas Island Building 1, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Tel: 02 657 5400

Jazz it up

2. Jazz Bar & Dining

Jazz it up

One of Abu Dhabi’s premier live-music spots, set within the Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel, this is the place to enjoy jazz as it should be played. Every night except Saturday, the hugely talented six-piece band plays old favourites and classics while revellers imbibe themselves with expertly mixed cocktails. Ladies will love Mondays, when they’re treated to a selection of complimentary red, white and sparkling house wines. For atmosphere and must-hear live music, this bar is unbeatable.

Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi   Tel: 02 681 1900

A sunset sail through the cocktail list

3. The Yacht Club

A sunset sail through the cocktail list

Set within the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, this hotspot boasts one of the area’s best nightclubs, housing popular international DJs and a resident music star. Make your way down the list of imaginative cocktails, served from a sleek central bar, along with a huge range of wines and vodkas. The bartender will even indulge you by shaking up any cocktail you can think of! Dance til dawn in the club or enjoy beautiful sunset views from the chic terrace over the marina, and indulge in tasty Asian tapas dishes if you work up an appetite.

Bainouna Street, Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi 4171   Tel: 02 666 6888

Dizzy heights

4. Skylite

Dizzy heights

Abu Dhabi is all about opulence, and the stunning Skylite Lounge is the epitome of style. Perched at a staggering height on the roof of the Yas Hotel, it is one of the hottest new venues in the city, housing Abu Dhabi’s best DJs, premium cocktails and bar snacks. A place for the social elite, fashion-followers and music-lovers to convene as the sun sets, it has the power to wow with its sparkling grid shell, whether you want a romantic night out or a party with friends. Ladies flock to Fashion Wednesdays with Manolo Blahnik - an evening of fashion, fun and free cocktails - as well as the chance to win a shoe voucher worth AED2,000!

Rooftop, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates   Tel: 02 656 0600

Class and cigars

5. Havana Club

Class and cigars

The name says it all. A fine cigar club is a rare find, but at the Havana Club you can step back in time and expect class in spades. Select from the very best cognacs and armagnacs to sip while enjoying a fine cigar and lounging in sophistication. The walls are laced with cigar leaves, releasing a fitting fragrance that creates a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Set within the beautiful Emirates Palace Hotel, it is also the ideal place for both sexes to unwind over a mojito or delicious mixer.

Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates   Tel: 02 690 7999

 
 
 
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