DIFC might not strike you as a relaxed place for an after-work drink where you can put the office and your day’s endeavours behind you (especially if you work in the area). But then you probably haven’t been to BOCA.
In this informal, yet high-end restaurant and bar, not only will you get a stunning bit of dinner inside you, you’ll also get to hang out in a lively bar. Yes, you’ll see plenty of suits (you’re in DIFC, after all), but the vibe and atmosphere is far removed from office-formal or stuffy. It’s a cool little hangout, which opens out to a terrace outside, making it feel big, bright and like the place you really want be in cooler weather.
With lots of seats around the bar, it feels like a welcoming spot to sink back in of an evening, but only if you’re lucky enough to be on one of them later in the night when it gets busy. And it does.
Prices are keen for the financial district, with drinks starting from Dhs37 for draughts and Dhs45 for grape. And you’ll pay from Dhs65 for a mixed drink. During the daily happy hour at 6pm to 8pm, a house beverage will set you back Dhs35. There’s a ladies’ night on Tuesdays, too, which offers a free mixed drink to women in the house between 6pm and 9pm and 20 percent off to ladies dining.
So put the office behind you and have a chilled one at BOCA.
The bottom line Classy bar with decent prices for DIFC.