Dedicated sports bar replaces long-standing JBR hangout

Giant screen, daily deals, weekend brunch and more replace

Dedicated sports bar replaces long-standing JBR hangout

A new sports bar is coming to JBR, and it means a farewell to one of the neighbourhood’s longer-standing rooftop bars.

Girders Garden, the standalone venue attached to industrial sports bar Girders, has now closed its doors and it’s going to be replaced by a sports bar that’s offering many of the same features the former became known for.

Offside is opening soon at the JA Ocean View Hotel in JBR, upstairs from Girders and the neighbouring Tribeca, and offers up what appears to be the complete sports bar experience. Of course, you’ll get a whole bunch of pub grub (including a huge meat smoker sitting in the middle of the bar), but there’s also a whopping-great, 200-inch screen dominating one side of the venue.

There will also be eight other big screens around the bar, showing pretty much every single bit of live sport going. Just in time for the final throws of the Premier League season and the climax of this season’s UEFA Champions League and Europa League tournaments, Offside will also be showing Wimbledon and the UEFA Nations League in June, the Cricket World Cup in England this summer, the Rugby World Cup in September, live NHL, Grand Prix and more.

Every Friday will also run two different brunches – one at 12.30pm, and another at 7pm, each of which lasting three hours. Coming in at Dhs299, there’s the choice of different smoked food, hot dogs, pies and more – meanwhile a match day special will offer up a range of different burgers, including Angus beef, chicken and chickpea patties when the big kick off comes rolling around.

“Don’t worry, everything that was good about Girders Garden - we’ve kept, and we know our regulars are going to love their new and improved local,” said Director of F&B at JA Ocean View, Mark Stanton.

On the face of things the bar has many similar features to its predecessor, but we’re looking forward to getting a look inside this new arrival and kicking back to catch the match.

Speaking of Tribeca, there are just two remaining open mic nights with GoPlayTheWorld left of its final season. Taking place tonight (Sunday April 21) and next Sunday (April 28), you can head along and join a buzzing night of live music from the city’s biggest grassroots amateur musician movement.

If you want to perform, grab your instrument and head along from 7pm and sign up. Getting on the stage is on a first come, first served basis, and these nights are hugely popular.

Don’t miss out on the final chance to perform at one of the city’s most important open mic nights. There’s also one more taking place at PizzaExpress Live (our Best Live Music Venue for 2019) this Wednesday night, so don’t miss out. .
Timings coming soon. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (04 814 5599).

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