Trader Vic's

Old-school Polynesian bar still serving up the classics
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Time Out Says

Globally famous for its Tiki décor, Polynesian mixed drinks and tasty fusion dishes, there’s a reason Trader Vic’s has been hugely popular the world over for the best part of a century. And that rings true here in Dubai.

Created by Vic “The Trader” Bergeron in 1934, there are now multiple locations around the world, from London to San Francisco and Munich.

And there will soon be three in Dubai, with one in Souk Madinat Jumeirah and a brand-new branch to open at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (in JBR) in March. And, of course, there’s the ever-popular, long-standing Sheikh Zayed Road branch.

This might be the oldest and, inevitably, the least touristy, of the lot but it still packs a punch when it comes to all things Polynesian. Although we can’t see a huge amount of change since it’s “revamp” last year – the bar boasts all the classic dark wood carvings and questionably patterned furnishings – it has the same old vibe, which is not a bad thing. It’s laid-back, fun and the drinks are as tropical as ever.

Don’t miss the bar bites either, we can’t get enough of the jalapeño cheese balls, which are gloriously gooey and fiery.

Plus with live music and a Wednesday ladies’ night, you’d do worse than drop into this tiki bar on an casual evening out.

The bottom line

An oldie, but still a goodie.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 28 Feb 2018

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TypeBar & Pub, Bar/lounge
6:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Sunday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AMMonday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AMTuesday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AMWednesday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AMThursday: 6:00 AM to 1:00 AMFriday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AMSaturday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Show number 04 305 6399
Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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