Pre-dating the recent influx of standalone spots along Palm Jumeirah’s Club Vista Mare stretch, Barrel 12 might be something of a pioneer, but it’s also entirely traditional. It’s a classic sports bar, with all the bells and whistles you could want. Décor is of the industrial bent and service is solid. Screens dot the walls and the variety of sports playing out on them is suitably broad . It’s when the menu comes in that things get elevated. The shared platters are terrific, and feature some of the best Yorkshire puddings we’ve had in Dubai. And there are also grub entries from all over – Thai curries, lamb koftas, quesadillas and more. If that sounds confused, it’s unified by a great quality that makes this a top spot for a match or a meal with mates.
Barrel 12 Dubai