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  • 1. Barrel 12

    Jumeirah Beach | Bars/Pubs

    Despite Palm Jumeirah's chichi image, there are plenty of casual bars and bistros, particularly on the trunk where the bulk of residential apartment...Read More

  • 2. Cocktail Kitchen

    Dubai Marina | Bars/Pubs

    An unassuming exterior leads visitors into one of Dubai's most serious drink havens. In this contemporary basement space you might forget you...Read More

  • 3. Loca

    Jumeirah Beach | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Styled by Heineken bar designer Ferry Tabeling, Loca is an industrial-styled, Tex-Mex themed beer haven. Apart from having a stack of options...Read More

  • 4. Lock, Stock and Barrel

    Burj Dubai | Bars/Pubs

    Eight thousand square meters of retro-garage-industrial space spread over two floors make up one of Dubai residents' favorite music venues....Read More

  • 5. Music Hall

    Jumeirah Beach | Cabaret

    This might be a Lebanese import, but most would never know; teeming with multicultural excess, this place screams Dubai. It's modeled after...Read More

  • 6. Provocateur

    Jumeirah Beach | Dance Clubs

    A spin-off of the club in NYC, Provocateur keeps things classy. Music is always electronic, acts are international, the crowd is elegant, and...Read More

  • 7. The Music Room

    The South Bank | Music Clubs

    This place is exactly what it says on the cover, no pretense or broken promises. It's a laid-back venue, full of grunge princesses and old rockers...Read More

  • 8. Aji

    Jumeirah Beach | Piano Bars/Lounges

    One of Dubai's first forays into Nikkei cuisine is also one of the prettiest overwater bars. The decor is what sells this place—someone has...Read More

  • 9. Armani Privé

    World Trade Centre | Dance Clubs

    No other club in Dubai can compete with Privé when it comes to elegance. Where many of the clubs in the region are flashy, bold, and intense...Read More

  • 10. Atelier M

    Dubai Marina | Piano Bars/Lounges

    Although strictly a restaurant, Atelier M has a very clublike feel on the rooftop, and opening hours until 2 or 3 am prove the clientele aren...Read More

  • 11. Bahri Bar

    Jumeirah Beach | Bars/Pubs

    Set among the rose-color barjeels of Madinat Jumeirah with splendid views across the complex, Bahri Bar is a good spot to slip off your shoes...Read More

  • 12. Barasti Bar

    Dubai Marina | Bars/Pubs

    Barasti might be the old dame of bars and nightlife in Dubai, but it's still going strong. It's grown from a pub set on a large wooden jetty...Read More

  • 13. Bean There Bistro

    The North Bank | Cafes–Nightlife

    It might be called a bistro, but this eclectic space is also great for a quick beverage. Despite the coffee connotations in the name, most come...Read More

  • 14. Belgian Beer Café

    The North Bank | Bars/Pubs

    There's an excellent choice of boutique beers on tap and in bottles, and similar to what you'd find in Belgium, each beer has a specific glass...Read More

  • 15. Boudoir

    Jumeirah Beach | Dance Clubs

    Opening in 2002, Boudoir was the first French lounge-styled club to open in Dubai (of course, without the Burlesque dancers). Think flocked...Read More

  • 16. Brunswick Sports Club

    Burj Dubai | Bars/Pubs

    True to its name, BSC keeps it sporty, casual, and very, very laid back. There are plenty of TV screens to catch live action, and an indoor...Read More

  • 17. Buddha Bar

    Dubai Marina | Bars/Pubs

    Part of a chain casting its net around the world, where better to establish a presence than in hot Dubai? The terraces of Buddha Bar overlook...Read More

  • 18. Cafe Belge

    World Trade Centre | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Providing a five-star aspect to after-work beers, Cafe Belge is a classier option for those who just want a simple drink without a rambunctious...Read More

  • 19. Cavalli Club

    World Trade Centre | Dance Clubs

    Not for the timid, Cavalli club displays all the opulence, glamour, and materialistic notions that most people expect of Dubai. It's the kind...Read More

  • 20. Cave

    World Trade Centre | Bars/Pubs

    Pronounced the French way, "cahve," this sleek venue takes its name from the wine cellars of France. The wine list often has more than 35 offers...Read More

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