There’s a new ladies’ night designed to celebrate the legacy of Frida Kahlo. Mexican eatery Amerigos is offering girls free-flowing Mexican mixed drinks (when dining) and 50 percent off its spicy plates.
Free. Sun 6pm-1am. Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island (02 656 2000).
Casa De Loco
Whether you’re yet to check out new bar Casa De Cuba or you’ve already made it your local, you should get yourself down to the Casa De Loco hours on Sunday and Thursday evening. From 5pm to 8pm you can grab a selection of classic mixed drinks at a reduced rate, while taking in the sunset views and enjoying top tunes.
Dhs25. Thu & Sun 5pm-8pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (056 742 7435).
Terrazza Di BiCE
There’s 50 percent off all beverages on the special Terrazza menu every day for two hours. From Monday to Friday, you can also catch live music from a singer and pianist.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-8pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche West (02 811 5555).
The ‘Malt Mondays’ deal at cool tapas and grape bar The Warehouse lets you try four different hops from around the world at a knock-down price. Suddenly Thursday isn’t our favourite night of the week anymore. Weird.
Dhs99 (four hops). Mon 8pm-1am. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).
Six Nations madness
NRG Sports Café claims to have the largest outdoor screen in the capital, and we can certainly believe it. It also has a special deal in honour of the Six Nations rugby, with a food platter and two hops on offer for a discounted price.
Dhs120 (food platter and two hops). Daily 4pm-2.30am. Until Mar 16. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 644 6666).
There are some great discounts on hops and Spanish mixed drinks between 5pm and 7pm, Sunday to Wednesday, at Yas Marina hangout Diablitos. We reckon it makes the stunning sunset views look possibly even better.
Dhs25 (hops), Dhs80 (small jug of mixed drinks). Sun-Wed 5pm-7pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 1175).
Cooper’s Bar and Restaurant seems set on making it impossible to pay full price for a drink, which is fine by us. Once the happy hour ends at 8pm, ‘Crazy Hour’ kicks in with bubbly, premium beverages and hops for Dhs19 and eight selected mixed drinks for Dhs119.
Prices vary. Daily 8pm-midnight. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area (02 657 3333).
Mind the Gap
With The Beatles, Oasis, The Clash and many more, Britain has produced some brilliant music. The Hamilton’s band are covering all the best hits at the weekly Mind the Gap night.
Free. Wed 4pm-2am. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas (02 697 0000).
Daily wind down
Saadiyat Island isn’t really the place to do anything on a budget, but we’ve found a deal that won’t leave your bank account totally empty. Classy bar The Manhattan Lounge is offering two drinks for the price of one for four hours every day.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-8pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
There’s live music from singers Rawi Ismail and Noor Al Omar, plus a DJ and dance show at Dahab’s new Layali Dahab nights.
Dhs250 (set menu). Thu-Fri 10pm-3am. Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street
(02 667 4446).
Juniper-based beverages are still very ‘in’ right now and Market Kitchen is indulging the craze (that’s showing no signs of going away) with two hours of unlimited beverages every evening from 6pm to 8pm. There’ll be a whole bunch of herbs, fruits and lots of fancy things to jazz them up with, too.
Dhs149. Daily 6pm-8pm. Le Royal Méridien, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street (02 692 4247).
Even if you managed to do the unthinkable and go through a whole Friday without going for brunch, you can still get on board with the after-brunch package at Aqua. It includes two hours of free-flowing grapes and hops, plus tunes from the resident DJ.
Dhs145. Fri 4pm-6pm. The Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
There’s a new Saturday deal at Loca that offers your choice of fajita with two house beverages for a knock-down price. It’s the perfect excuse to get your ‘guac on’ (sorry) while watching all the Saturday sport.
Dhs109. Sat noon-1.30am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 582 3639).
A weekend on Yas Island always requires some refreshment and Y Bar is offering a nine-hour buy one, get one free offer on selected house beverages. Yas please!
Prices vary. Thu-Sat noon-9pm, Sun-Wed 4pm-midnight. Yas Island Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Island (02 656 4155).