First look: Distillery in Souk Al Manzil

Trendy new gastropub opens up in Downtown Dubai

First look: Distillery in Souk Al Manzil
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A new bar-meets-gastropub has opened up in the middle of Souk Al Manzil, and it’s promising to be one of the trendiest new hangouts in the city.

Distillery is an industrial-style venue which targets the city’s creatives, hipsters, trend-setters and the like. An all-inside bar, it’s got a noticeably stripped-back look that puts its emphasis on good food, good drinks and a relaxed vibe.

Exposed air vents and pipes on the ceiling are coupled with a cast iron and light wood theme throughout, concrete flooring and oil barrels for tables. Distillery wants to position itself as more than a bar, as a community space where you’ll be able to work, meet and develop new ideas.

Quite how it does that remains to be seen, but it also has brunches, happy hours, ladies’ nights and more. More information on the specific deals will be announced soon, but you can head along to the bar tonight, with it opening today (Wednesday June 12).

We’re looking forward to checking out some of the food on offer, with the bar putting a high-class twist on some classic gastropub bites. We’re talking burgers, ribs and other cuts of meat, chicken Caesar croquettes, and a pecan maple bacon cheesecake (right?).

Definitely one to check out, and while you’re looking for things to do, you might want to get your hands on tickets to see The 1975, with the British pop-rock pioneers announcing a one-off gig in Dubai on Wednesday August 14, their first ever gig in Dubai, taking place at the Coca-Cola Arena. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Wednesday June 12.
Opening Wed Jun 12. Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai (04 329 8899)

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