Barrels Pub

Bur Dubai sports bar with plenty of screens and bar snacks 10 Reviews

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There’s no arguing with the claim that this is a sports bar. With glowing screens mounted onto every wall, you’d have to actively try not to learn more about any number of games involving a ball during your visit. But don’t expect to be greeted by typical, grubby pub features in a badly-lit room – it’s clean and bright in here, and the atmosphere is better described as muted rather than rowdy. Yes, there are a few, predominantly male expats who are in want of a shower and a shave, but the tables they’re draped over are painstakingly polished wood, and though a number of said tables are barrels (hence the name), it’s not as twee as you might imagine.

What could look as if an interior designer had gone mad at a timber yard sale (it’s not only the tables that are wood, it’s everything; benches, floor, even the wall cladding) winds up being rather homely, though we do doubt many people have miniature TVs mounted at the end of their dinner tables. Drinks arrive swiftly with a smile from the bar staff, who appear grateful for something to do on quieter evenings, and though we didn’t have time to stick around for a pub dinner, we vowed to return for a go at the hot apple dessert we spotted being enjoyed on the table next to us. Sports bar purists may not find Barrels dark and smoky enough, but it’s nice to see clichés fly out the window once in a while.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 359 8888
  • Travel: Mankhool Road
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Posted by: W watt on 16 May ' 13 at 14:28
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Lovely bar for a quiet pint, good friendly service and pleasant atmosphere. Excellent place for couples, unlike some bars in the area.

Posted by: kazi on 11 Jul ' 12 at 19:18
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specially pizza & pint promotions@39 and beer of the monthwhich they serve at23 the best price to drink all night long great place to party with friends

Posted by: ian on 31 May ' 11 at 10:09
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The staff are all accommodating and always make my day. I love their selection of food and the chairs are comfortable.

Posted by: Max on 09 Apr ' 11 at 16:18
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staff are extremly friendly and the choice of games to watch was ....well better than anywhere else i have been in the world. all premier league 3 oclock games were being shown.....what can i say. Spoilt :)

Posted by: varun on 22 Sep ' 10 at 20:21
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STAFF ARE GREAT

Posted by: Job Shaji on 05 Jul ' 10 at 17:02
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Useless. Waste of time.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 30 May ' 10 at 15:53
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The individual TV screens are good but you have to turn your head to the side as it is along the wall. This can get painful after some time. You can either be part of the crowd and sit in the middle on barrel shaped tables and watch from the big TV screens or have your space at the tables along the wall. Service is alright and so is the atmosphere. Enjoyable food.
The surprise in the menu was an exotic dish both as salad and as mains but I won't divulge that now. Go ahead and find out.

Posted by: Sanjeev on 11 Jan ' 10 at 05:11
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Posted by: nigmetova on 24 Jul ' 09 at 15:32
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Posted by: Markus Happonen on 04 Apr ' 09 at 18:41
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