Blends

Blends’ USP is that it offers ‘three innovative experiences in one stylish setting’. Reviews

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Ladies Night

Two complimentary Mexican drinks for ladies Timings: 8pm-11pm (Tuesday)

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Blends’ USP is that it offers ‘three innovative experiences in one stylish setting’. Make your way around the twisty, contorted venue (is there a rule that all Address hotels must be labyrinthine and counterintuitive?) and you’ll see that it is indeed stylish. High-backed leather chairs, crystal candelabras and colourful modern-art sculptures lend the place a vibe that’s simultaneously classy and fun, and while the now-standard background house music is occasionally a little loud, it’s still an attractive, comfortable place to chat with friends.

Innovative, though… Well, if you think the idea of a cigar bar, lounge and cocktail bar in one venue counts as ‘innovative’, then fair play, but, conceptually speaking, there’s little here to differentiate it from similar bars in Dubai. It’s expensive, too – you’re looking at Dhs42 for a pint – but that’s to be expected from a five-star Marina hotel. Food-wise, the bar snacks are far from easy on the wallet, but if you pay the money you’ll find yourself satisfied with some genuinely delicious morsels.

Ultimately, Blends is another of the city’s upmarket bars. And while there isn’t much innovation here, it does have a charm and style that few others manage to drum up.

By James Wilkinson
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: The Address, Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 436 7777
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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  • Experiences: Ladies night
  • Times: Open Sat-Thu 6pm-2am; Fri 4pm-3am
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: DJ

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Posted by: Mr. Green on 09 Dec ' 12 at 11:31
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I've become a regular for their thursday nights, its a great mixed crowd, not too pretentious, plus the DJ spins up some great tunes with a touch of old school: good mix of music (hip hop, dance)

Posted by: J P on 14 Jul ' 12 at 11:11
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

A group of girls went there on Friday night for ladies special and absolutely LOVED it.... The staff was very friendly and sweet.
They kept giving us refills without asking, and the female DJ played good music. Its really good for a bachelorette party :)
Over all its a nice experience. They should promote themselves more.
Cheers guys

Posted by: Sangeeta Lewis on 02 Jun ' 11 at 13:09
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

The sangria wine that we had was awful , its really very very cheap wine, they manipulated the happy hour deal and the information given was wrong and we were overcharged - would never go back to blends.

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