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Best Bars in Abu Dhabi You Should know for a Glittering Nightlife

Abu Dhabi has a lot of impressive bars offering a vibrant nightlife. These clubs feature intriguing designs concepts, absorbing live DJ sessions and hosts some of the spectacular parties and extravaganza in Abu Dhabi. Pubs are also a causal hang out place for the elites in Abu Dhabi hence you will also get a glimpse of their luxury lifestyle and way of living. In this article, we will explore the best bars in Abu Dhabi that promises you an engaging nightlife.

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Be it a romantic date or just a casual hangout with your friends, pubs in Abu Dhabi won’t disappoint you. You can dance your heart out under the stars or just enjoy evening twilight and your cocktail with soothing live music, Abu Dhabi has a bar themed for every occasion. In addition, These bars serve delicious exotic cuisines and have the finest of beers and wine collections found across the globe. However, each pub has its own intricacies and store rules, read on know more about the best bars in Abu Dhabi.

Best Bars in Abu Dhabi

  1. Rays Bar
  2. Relax@12
  3. Barfly by Buddha Bar
  4. Jazz and Fizz Bar
  5. PJ O’Reilly’s
  6. Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant
  7. Victor’s Bar & Restaurant
  8. Cristal Champagne and Cigar Bar
  9. Loca Bar

1.Rays Bar

Ever dreamed of mimicking an action movie hero enjoying his drink with sweeping views of the entire city’s grandeur. Well!! Rays Bar can be a perfect setting to live such fantasies. The bar is set on the 62 nd floor of the Ethiad towers and guarantees the best views of glittering city life.

Rays Bar is one of the most happening hot spots of the city. it is known to serve varieties of cocktails satiating your taste buds and also know for its hippest tunes.

  • Location: Level 62, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers – Corniche Rd W – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Timings: 5 p.m to 12 a.m
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As the name suggests, Relax@12 is a laid back bar for people who enjoy the orange evening skyline and enchanting city views while quaffing their tipple. The setting of the bar on top of Aloft Abu Dhabi hotel with refreshingly low-volume jazz, chairs is ample cushions is the perfect ambience for a laid back evening. Relax@12 is known for its happy hour offers and exotic dishes.

  • Location: Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel, Khaleej Alarabi Street, Adnec – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Timings: 5 p.m to 2 a.m

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3. Barfly by Buddha Bar

Barfly by Buddha Bar is one of the unique bars in Abu Dhabi. If you are tired cliche bars with loud music and mundane themes, head to Barfly by Buddha Bar for some offbeat experience. The bar is widely known for its Neo-Baroque mystic lounge concept. It has an exclusive collection of alcoholic beverages and a comprehensive menu featuring different cuisines.

  • Location: Venetian Village – Located within The Venetian Village, at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal – 3rd St – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Business Hours: 6 p.m to 2 a.m

4. Jazz and Fizz Bar

Jazz and Fizz bar is one of the best bars in Abu Dhabi. The crowd in this bar fairly young and group of friends on causal hangout. So, if you are looking for a lively bar with the best of Arab tunes, Jazz and Fizz Bar won’t disappoint you. While music is lively and can make people dance the entire night, the bar is famous for its dazzling views of Abu Dhabi city.

  • Location: Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road East, Capital Plaza Complex, Al Markaziya, Abu Dhabi
  • Business hours: 5 p,m to 3 p.m

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5.PJ O’Reilly’s

The Irish Styled pub is one of the preferred pubs by local as well as vacationers. The pub is known to have a loyal customer base and is one of the oldest pubs in the town. People visit this pub as it has an exclusive collection of tipples and delicious pub grub. This pub is the perfect blend of Abu Dhabi luxury and Irish music hospitality.

  • Location: Le Royal Meridien, Sheikh Khalifa Street – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Business hours: 12 p.m to 2 a.m

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6.Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant

British style pubs are always lively. Pub’s walls are covered with large screens telecasting football and other sports. This pub is famous for long happy hours and various themes like ladies night etc. An outdoor terrace, entertaining DJs, party atmosphere, Cooper bar has to make your evening fun and memorable one. In addition, it promotes plenty of offers on weekends offers, so keep an eye to ensure you won’t miss out.

  • Address: Khalifa Park Road Eastern Ring Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Business hours: 12 p.m – 2 p.m.
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7.Victor’s Bar & Restaurant

The pub has been the talk of the town since its inception in 2017 and one of the best pubs in Abu Dhabi for a casual hangout. You can dance to live bands, sing karaoke, enjoy the weekend sports and other occasional fun events.

  • Location: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed St – Al RawdahW68 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Business hours: 12 p.m – 3 a.m

8.Cristal Champagne and Cigar Bar

Cristal Champagne and Cigar Bar is one of the finest pubs if you like to stay away from the crowd and loud music. Live piano performance happens throughout the week, making it a perfect classy setting for romantic dates and dinner. The Bar has some unique collections of wine and quaff.

  • Location: Khalifa Bin Zayed Street (Khalifa Street) – Zone 1E7 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Business hours: 5 pm – 2 am

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9.Loca Bar

The Mexican concept bar will give a feel of Latin American and Mexican style in Abu Dhabi. The menu, ambience, music everything caters to people looking to experience South American lifestyle. The trademark Mexican bars has chef specialised in Mexcian cuisines and eateries.

  • Location: Jazeera Al MaryahSowwah Square – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Business hours: 12 p.m to 2 a.m
One of the Best Bars in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi has an engaging but luxury nightlife. These are just selected of top-notch bars that are frequently visited and has a good rating as well. There are numerous bars and pubs that are equally good in terms of service and has good ratings as well. Reach out to Pickyourtrail travel consultants for expert guidance if you are planning a vacation to Abu Dhabi and checkout their Abu Dhabi tour package for best deals in the market. You can also drop a Whatsapp query.

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