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When we first heard the term ‘high-end sports bar’ bandied around, we balked. The very concept of a sports bar seemed to signal a spot where the most seasoned of supporters can sup hops and yell mindlessly at a screen. Surely the grit, grime and testosterone are essential to the experience? Thankfully not – as the bar affectionately known by locals as ‘Nezzy’s’ proves. What the term signals here is a venue where a sport-loving gent could feasibly drag a partner, or a son could take a mum. The walls may be lined with sports memorabilia, but the vibe is more of a themed restaurant than a blokey drinkery. This is helped in part by the generous menu, well expanded since our last visit. There’s a welcome ambition to their newer range of continental mains, such as lamb shank and tuna steak. However the bar’s management has thankfully not forgotten what they’re good at, with the juicy burgers, epic breakfasts and fatty platters still highly recommended – it’s still a sports bar, after all.
Open daily noon-2am. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai, www.almanzilhotel.ae/dinning-nezesaussi (04 428 5888).
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