The Luggage Room
Time Out Says
The bar is set behind a heavy, unmarked, door in the lobby of Millennium Place Marina. It’s easy to miss it on a first visit – especially as the luggage room (the actual one, where they store suitcases) is clearly labelled just up the corridor.
The Luggage Room itself is a cosy space, with a few sofas and a handful of high tables with bar stools. It’s a shame there’s not more of a crowd to give the bar a buzz, but as a venue it has character.
Decked out with faux suitcases stacked up as a façade on the walls, dim, moody lighting, faded maps of the world on the walls and dark panels, there’s a vintage feel about it.
The menu has a range of creative mixed drinks, all of which are presented with flair, with interesting ingredients including homemade fig and raspberry syrup, chocolate and even marshmallow purée.
Drinks are around Dhs65, but visit between 5pm and 8pm for happy hour and you’ll get two-for-one.
Gents, visit on a Wednesday or Friday from 5pm until 11pm and you’ll get 50 percent off food, hops and Scottish short measures, too.
Bar bites are eclectic, including mini grilled cheese sandwiches with truffle aioli, grilled halloumi, oysters or tuna tartare, but chances are if you’re at the bar it’s because you’re dining at the adjacent MasterChef restaurant.
There’s a fantastic soundtrack of jazz and classic beats, which adds to the old-school vibe, and we love that there’s a pack of playing cards on every table, meaning the bar lends itself to lazy, casual drinks with friends and a game of rummy.
Order up a classic mixed drink, settle into a sofa and challenge your partner to a card game – the only thing that’s missing is the buzz, but that will hopefully come when word gets out. It’s well worth sharing this secret.
WHAT IS IT...
Cosy hidden bar in Dubai Marina
For a quiet game of cards, while sipping an inventive mixed drink
By Time Out Dubai staff | 29 Oct 2019
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