When Canadian venue Ten Street opened last year, it billed itself as a bar, restaurant and nightspot. Although it has since stopped serving a full menu (bar bites are still available) and now focuses more on nightlife, as a sports bar, it’s pretty good.
Located in the spot that used to be home to Trader Vic’s, the space doesn’t benefit from a passing crowd, so you’d have to know it was there.
But once you discover it, you’re likely to head back, not least because of the excellent happy hour prices. It’s not fancy, but it’s functional and fun, with urban décor and graffiti murals on the walls.
High tables are dotted around, all with decent views of the multitude of TV screens. Staff are friendly and helpful – if the sport you want isn’t already showing they’ll happily find it – but the main draws are the pool tables. There are three of them, full-size, ten-ball, and they get busy, seeing the build-up of long queues.
The upcoming openings of Black Tap and Lock, Stock & Barrel at Rixos Premium Dubai just across the road could prove to be quite the competition, but time will tell.
If playing pool and watching sport is your thing, then this will be right up your (Ten) street.
The bottom line Laid-back sports bar that’s perfect for a game of pool.