Sass Café feels like a bit of a show-off. Perhaps that’s due to the red carpet that leads you in, the glossy black interiors and red helium balloons lining the ceiling. Or maybe it’s the high drinks prices. Either way, it’s slick and upmarket, and it knows it.
The venue is shiny and sparkly with the vibe of a super-club. If you want a clubby atmosphere without actually having to go to one, Sass is a good in-between.
The bar area is small, with just a few high tables and a DJ booth making up the space. That makes it easy for staff to attend to each guest without any queuing, which is always welcome on a night out.
Throw on your gladdest rags – people dress up. Pay the Tuesday ladies’ night a visit for a Dhs199 set menu and free drinks from 8pm to 11.30pm.
For its Mondays Made Me night, the DJ plays some chilled-out, funky house beats that are low enough to keep a conversation going, but loud enough to have a groove.
Sass Café is, well, sassy. If you’re after something glam and showy and you’re not watching the pennies, it could be for you.
The bottom line Clubby vibes in a less clubby space.