The forerunner of free frolics for the fellas, this funky hangout decided to make things equal by offering the first truly unlimited drinks offer for the gents found in Dubai. For a full two hours you’ll be offered gratis beverages. Plus there’s 50 percent off food for one and all. No wonder Asia De Cuba won our inaugural gong for Best Gents’ Night.
Tue 7pm-9pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7333).
The Palm is home to some top bars and this sports bar is no different. Gents can head down every Wednesday from 6pm until 10pm for half-price on selected drinks drinks. There’s also a pool table that’s free to use if you fancy cracking out the cue for some (friendly) competition with your mates
Wed 6pm-10pm. Palm Views East, Palm Jumeirah (04 552 4000).
BFF Gastro Bar & Lounge
This is a ladies’ night that lads can join in on too. Every Tuesday from 8pm onwards ladies receive a generous five free drinks and 25 percent off food, while gents can also enjoy two free drinks if they order food. There’s also going to be a live band and a DJ pumping out the tunes so get ready to dance the night away.
Tue 8pm-10pm. The Gardens, Sheikh Zayed Road, Adjacent to Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall (052 177 7541).
Marina views, fine food and a free juniper-based drink. Gents at Ginter can gratify themselves with all three of a Wednesday. That’s when this sophisticated bar lets it hair down a little with us chaps being offered a welcome beverage before savouring a menu that includes dynamite shrimp, sliders and beef short ribs. Show your meaty mettle by ordering the tomahawk steak and bucket of hops for Dhs349. You might want to share the latter, though.
Wed 7pm-1am. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).
Leonardo is dedicating Tuesday to gents. Pop over between 7pm and 11.30pm and get one free drink and 25 percent on further drinks and food. The Italian restaurant The restaurant serves up up traditional dishes, including crispy fried scampi with raspberry vinegar salad, beef tartare, spaghetti cacao e pepe, gnocchi with lobster ragout and linguine with red prawns and chilli.
Tue pm-11.30pm. Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina (04 563 5555).
Le Petit Belge JLT
Lads, why not get your mates together and end the weekend with a 50 percent discount on all house beverages, classic mixed drinks and select draught. Hungry? Fear not. There’s also a 25 percent discount on the bar bites menu which includes Belgian fries, cheese croquettes, spicy chicken wings, calamari and pulled beef sliders. The gents’ night kicks off at 4pm until closing.
Sat 4pm-2am. Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Towers Hotel & Residence, Cluster T, JLT (04 242 7794).
Lads, head to this tremendous pool hall every Wednesday for some gentlemanly action. All night you’ll get free pool, no catch, and if you’re after a bite to eat or a drink with that then the deals don’t stop there. Dhs99 will get you three dishes from the bar bites menu, or you can get a burger and a bevvie for the same amount. And there’s a two-for-one happy hour from 5pm. That’s a tough deal to beat.
Dhs99. Wed 5pm-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
After another day beavering away at their keyboards, there are fewer finer rewards for the fine folk of Media City on a Monday night than the promise of a couple of house brews at a knockdown price. The bar staff are too polite to say it, but we’re convinced they hear us Mad Men shutting down our computers at 5.55pm before filing down to grab some hard-earned hops here.
Dhs20 for two house beverages. Monday from 6pm. Media One Hotel, Media City (04 427 1000).
The sport of polo might be the domain of the rich and famous but on Sunday chukka your glad rags on, gentlemen, and head to Red Bar with your best buddies while regaling them about the time you once met Prince Harry at a charity event in a field in Berkshire. They’ll soon bore of said oft-repeated tale, so it’s probably best they can console themselves with this top deal. Less of the horseplay, this isn’t that type of place.
Dhs199 for house beverages and bottled hops. Sun 8pm-midnight. Meliá Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 602 9323).
There’s no luck in the fact this legendary Garhoud haunt isn’t fearful of looking after its ‘Fir’. While the ladies are rightly accustomed to some cracking deals at The Dubliner’s, on a Wednesday the gents will be offered three free drinks. And given that’s a Champions League night, even if your boys are taking a pasting, this deal will soften the blow. There’s 50 percent of the fine menu of pub grub, too.
Wed 6pm-10pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
The Lion by Nick & Scott
This gastropub has a weekly ‘His & Hers’ night every Tuesday from 7pm until late. Ladies get unlimited free drinks for the full hour, while gents get three free drinks from the happy hour menu.
Tue 7pm until late. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).
The Luggage Room
Gents, head to this cosy old-school hidden bar on a Wednesday and Friday from 5pm until 11pm for a night especially for you. You’ll get 50 percent off hops and Scottish short measures, as well as 50 percent off the bar bites menu, which includes everything from oysters to mini grilled cheese and truffle sandwiches.
Wed & Fri 8pm-11pm. Millennium Place Marina, Dubai Marina (04 550 8112).
On ‘Monday Manday’, guys can get two selected beverages completely for free from 6pm until 8pm at this laid-back bar in JLT.
Better yet, ubk also has a happy hour that lasts all day, which means drinks are priced from Dhs30. Free drinks and affordable deals before and after the gents deal sounds good to us.
Free (gents). Mon, 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (4 438 0000).
This chilled-out spot at JBR has long been a popular seaside bar to relax with a pint and your mates. Set just off the beach at JBR, visit in the day to enjoy the ocean views and holiday vibes. Head down on a Wednesday for a more chilled-out night and get two hours of free-flowing drinks for Dhs99 or Dhs129 which also includes shisha, as well as 50 percent off the food menu.
From Dhs99. Wed 9pm-11pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2582).
Gents, if you’re looking for something a little different for your next night out with your mates, Wavehouse has just the thing. If you like surfing – that is. Every Saturday the massive space at Atlantis The Palm is offering Dhs50 on Surf’s Up for one hour to men and full English breakfast for Dhs120. And that’s not all, you’ll get two bottles of hops to wash it all down with as well.
Dhs120. Sat noon-1am. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
We’re not entirely sure where you’d start going about creating a gents night at a Canadian-themed bar, but the folks over at Weslodge in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai in Business Bay have absolutely nailed it. For starters you get two drinks absolutely free, for nout, as well as 50 percent off main courses, which we appreciate given you can get your mits on fried chicken, steaks and loads more.
Tue 7.30pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 560 1700).
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