Funky urban-art bar opens in Dubai

The Playhouse brings graffiti designs, street eats and craft hops to town

If you’re looking for a new bar to check out this weekend, perhaps heading to Al Jaddaf’s brand-new opening will give you a fix of some funky urban art.

The Playhouse Lounge at the Gold State Hotel in Al Jaddaf is designed to be a blend of lounge bar, restaurant and craft hops indie bar. Following swathes of new openings across Dubai, Playhouse is promising an edgy, unique and sort of indie new bar.

Expect graffiti murals of pop and rock legends across the walls, as well as regular live music sets, plus an extensive list of mixed drinks, malt beverages and a focus on its own in-house craft hops brew.

If you’re dining in, the menu is inspired by street foods from around the world – so we’re talking Thai fish cakes, spicy prawns, chicken wings, barbecue glazed beef ribs, kothu roti and fish and chips. And if you needed anything else, prices start from a relatively reasonable Dhs42 for a main course – so it’s great if you’re nervously waiting for payday to come rolling around.

The Playhouse is open from 6pm until 3am daily, and looks like a fun addition to the nightlife scene in Al Jaddaf. With the openings of Bar Baar, Gotha, Drai’s, 1 OAK and more coming up, the city’s clubs and bars are set to get rocking into the new season.
Open daily 6pm-3am. Gold State Hotel, Al Jaddaf (055 708 0909).

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