Sundays can be tough. But even if you’re already counting down the hours until the weekend, you can still have a great night at Blu Sky Lounge & Grill. It won’t cost you a lot either, as with every soft drink or mixer you buy, you’ll get a free house beverage. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up on some live sport, and maybe even treat yourself to a cheeky burger.
Prices vary. Sun 7pm-11pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).
The Manhattan Lounge has a special range of tomato-based beverages, and they’re all very sophisticated indeed.
Dhs50. Until Apr 30 6pm-midnight. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
C.mondo bar is offering ladies free-flowing house beverages, grapes and bubbly for a whole six hours.
Free. Sun & Wed 6pm-midnight. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 409 6514).
Buy one, get one free
Fancy bar Couture Lounge, at the Marriott Al Forsan, is running a buy one, get one free offer on selected hops, grape and pretty mixed drinks every day.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Khalifa City A (02 657 3317).
Buckets of fun
You need to check out the happy hour at crazy Thai-themed bar Mr Miyagi’s. There’s a buy one, get one free offer on mixed drinks and buckets of hops for less than Dhs30.
Prices vary. Sat-Thu 5pm-8pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 797 0742).
We love a good deal on Italian mixed drinks and snacks, and the one at Prego’s is particularly tremendous. The menu includes beverages for less than Dhs25 and platters of cheese and charcuterie.
Prices vary. Daily 9.30pm-11.30pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9000).
Casa de Loco
There’s a brand-new night at Casa de Cuba. The Latin-themed celebration features infectious tunes from a live saxophonist and percussionist, plus reggae beats from DJs Sean Oliver and Rob Forrest. There’s also a buy one, get one free deal on mixed drinks.
Free. Tue 5pm-3am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (056 742 7435).
Market Kitchen is giving away a free delicious appetiser whenever you purchase a pitcher of mixed drinks or bottle of grape.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-7pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).
Start the weekend a day early by enjoying a selection of beverages for as little as Dhs15 at sports bar Velocity.
Dhs15. Mon, Wed, Thu 4pm-7pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Educators in the capital are being rewarded for their hard work with some great offers at Lemon & Lime. There are free-flowing beverages for a whole three hours and a buy one, get one free tapas offer.
Dhs110 (house beverages). Thu 9pm-midnight. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City A (02 616 9999).
The Retro Social
Step back in time for a while at The Lounge, where you can graze on endless street food-style bites and sample free-flowing mixed drinks. And with tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s adding to the mood, the soundtrack definitely makes it.
Dhs345. Thu 8pm-11pm. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island (02 811 4342).
We’re on a mission to visit the incredible outdoor terrace at Catch Rooftop as many times as possible while the weather remains at such a lovely temperature. It’s a lively spot any day of the week, but the party really gets going at the Friday ladies’ night. Girls can grab three free drinks while DJ Raven provides the Latino and reggaeton tunes.
Free. Fri 9pm-2am. Nation Riviera, Nation Towers (02 611 0909).
Juniper-based drinks deal
As Juniper-based beverages are showing no signs of going out of fashion, Lobby Bar at Jumeriah at Etihad Towers is offering 50 percent off them all night long. We’ll cheers to that.
Prices vary. Fri 5pm-1am. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Road (02 811 5666).
If you you don’t want the party to end, the after-brunch package at Aqua 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).
Victor’s is running an awesome grape market, where you can buy fine bottles at retail prices.
Prices vary. Daily noon-7pm. Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (056 201 8520).
Diablitos is offering two free hops when you buy one small pizza, or four pints when you buy a large one. There’s also a glass of hops thrown in with every burger.
Prices vary. Sat 1pm-7pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 1175).