The House Party Bar

Love retro games and dancing around living rooms? You and everyone else in Dubai, it seems
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Time Out Says

If you spent the ’90s in your bedroom practising dance routines to Another Level/Dane Bowers songs, there’s now a place to relive your pop-drenched youth right here in Dubai. Literally.

The House Party Bar Macarena-ed it’s way on to the city’s nightlife scene over summer, and if you haven’t already been, you’re likely in very limited company.

Everything you need to know about this Sheikh Zayed Road nightspot is in the name. It’s decked out – in quite astonishing detail – exactly like a family abode, complete with bathroom (and tub), living room (and appliqued cushions) and even bedroom (hello, four-poster).

And then there are the red Solo-style cups, with which every game of hops pong is played, and in which every single drink is served (yes, even your bubbly).

There’s no shortage of entertainment, from ping pong to retro Nintendo games, Connect Four to a miniature ball pit filled with teddy bears. And there is absolutely no shortage of punters, either. Whether on a Thursday after work, a Friday for the post-brunch party – rarely will you find a spare spot to wiggle your moves to the pop-tastic music.

And wiggle any ’90s kids will want to – particularly if it’s the end of the working week and none other than Dubai resident Bowers himself is working the decks.

It’s wildly disorientating, but it’s absolutely wildly good fun.

To most. Service can be hard to come by when the party really starts to swing, and the crowd can, on occasion, get a bit too thick (there’s an argument at times for letting fewer people in).

But head along straight from work and you’ll be able to nab a pong table with little trouble, plus you’ll have plenty of time to ease yourself into the zone.

And ease yourself in you should. You’re going to need your game face for this one.

The bottom line
Hugely popular bar that’s everything the name promises.

11 Sep 2018

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6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Saturday: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AMSunday: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AMMonday: 6:00 PM to 3:00 AMTuesday: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AMThursday: 6:00 PM to 3:00 AMFriday: 4:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Show number 050 995 5400
Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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