As one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is renowned for its pulsating nightlife and a vibrant bar-hopping scene, especially with young adults. There are many classic bars, pubs and gastropubs strung across the city, but there are special ones that blend the best selections with high designs topping the bar menu. We have narrowed down the best looking bars in Abu Dhabi that will guarantee a great night out.
Skylite Rooftop Lounge
If you are looking to catch some cool breeze in the relaxing ambience of an aesthetic light-filed canopy and the best views of the city while enjoying some of your favourite bubblies, then you must visit Abu Dhabi’s stylish rooftop lounge – Skylite. Overlooking the Yas Marina Circuit, this urban roof deck also hosts nightlife specials like Whiskey Tasting sessions for a roster of international favourites, Happy Hours daily 6-8 pm, Ladies Night on Mondays and various homegrown musical talents and international DJs that belt out some great live music.
Jazz ‘N’ Fizz Bar
Take in the stunning sundown views of the shimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf and the palm-fringed Corniche Road, one of the privileged locations in the city. Jazz ‘N’ Fizz Bar, located in Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, is one of the most popular bars in the region. With a chic vibe, palpable atmosphere and live music belted out by resident DJs, it is perfect for after-work drinks with friends. Your eyes lay lost in the glowing city lights and the glimmering skyscrapers of Downtown Abu Dhabi as you sip on some signature cocktails and wine. Be sure to get to the bar to shake your legs to some Tango music and savour special Argentinian snacks & wine selections on Argentino Tango Night on Mondays.
In Abu Dhabi, one is easily spoiled for choice. There are many pubs and bars to finish off a day of sightseeing or for a soiree. Iris is a very popular lounge bar located in the leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Island. Here you will find an array of cocktails, drinks and great bar food, soul soothing music, dimly lit lounge ambience and some great views of the Abu Dhabi coastline.
The Sportsman’s Arms
A popular pub grub that assures a friendly welcome and offers a great shout if you want to get right around watching your favourite sports events with family and friends is the Sportsman’s Arms. Located in the International Tennis Centre of the iconic multipurpose stadium Zayed Sports City, this fully licensed gastropub serves a satisfying combination of American and Irish restaurant style food in an American/Irish pub environment. Voted as Abu Dhabi’s family restaurant of the year, Sportsman’s Arms has a family terrace with children’s play area and kid-friendly menu. The only pub in the UAE that serves a range of Samuel Adams craft beer.
Relax@12 Restaurant and Bar
Packing a punch with great views, oriental tapas & sushi, a wide selection of alcoholic beverages and some great live music is the open-air lounge, Relax@12 Restaurant and Bar. It is beautiful by day and even more alluring by night, with photogenic backdrop of the stunning city lights. Ladies can amp up their night with Ladies Night after 8 pm on Wednesdays. The bar also treats patrons to live chilled out music from international DJs.