When they built Club Vista Mare we imagine there was a big scratch-your-beard meeting to decide which of the venues would get the prime corner spot. Or perhaps Breeze’s boss is particularly good at rock, paper, scissors, stone. Either way, this beach shack won hands down.
We say “beach shack”, but this is unlike any we’ve come across on our travels. For a start it’s huge. But rather than having a cavernous feel, it still pulls off a cosy vibe thanks to the wood-panelled sofas as you walk in. Being indoors during winter is a little futile, though, so if you can snaffle one of the settees, pub benches or high tables on the patio, you’ll be far happier.
On our visit, it soon became clear how this place got its moniker, the breeze washing over us as we gaze out to sea. We can imagine ourselves whiling away a few hours here on a Saturday afternoon, especially on the beach-based benches below the patio.
On a Thursday night, though, Breeze is bustling, especially during happy hour, which runs daily from 4pm to 7pm. When you take a little wander inside, you can’t fail to spot the kitchen staff busily churning out plenty of sharing plates, seafood and burgers that are all lapped up by the punters. Last month, the bar began opening for breakfast on weekends and if you fancy hiring one of the sun loungers for the day, you can do so for Dhs100.
Despite some teething problems with the service (it’s friendly but a little hit and miss), Breeze has the potential to be a super seaside spot. And considering its location, the bar prices are pretty reasonable, too.
The bottom line A lovely locale for a seaside soirée.
Breeze Beach Grill