Things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: 17 bar and nightlife deals

Discounted drinks and events to try this week

Things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: 17 bar and nightlife deals

Bartender series

The Lounge has launched its own Bartender Series, where mixologists will teach you how to mix, blend and shake your own creations.
Dhs50 (bartender series), Dhs115 (tapas buffet). Sun 5pm-6pm. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island (02 811 4342).

The Fujin
KOI is offering girls a whole four hours of free-flowing sparkling grape and mixed drinks, plus 50 percent off food.
Free. Sun 8pm-midnight. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island (02 678 3334).

Eight-hour deal

Todd English’s Olives has extended its daily happy hour to last a whole eight hours. With drinks going for just under Dhs25, it’s a pretty awesome deal.
From Dhs23. Daily noon-8pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1940).

LEXX hours
Swanky new bar LEXX is running a buy one, get one free offer on selected drinks and complimentary pass-around snacks (yes you read that right, there’s free food).
Sat-Wed 5pm-8pm. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).

Suavemente ladies’ night
South American restaurant VaKaVa is offering ladies in Abu Dhabi the chance to come along and enjoy live Latin music and tasty bites at its new weekly night, and perhaps most importantly three free drinks from a selected menu. The event is on every Tuesday evening.
Free. Tue 8pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Grape tasting
Friendly Italian Prego’s is offering two hours of free-flowing grape and a portion of focaccia bread for less than Dhs150 every weekday evening.
Dhs130. Sun-Thu 6pm-8pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9000).

10-hour deal
The daily happy hour at Harvesters offers selected drinks for as little as Dhs18 each, all afternoon and into the evening.
From Dhs18. Daily noon-10pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, Madinat Zayed (02 615 6461).

Half-price drinks

Head to Brazilian eatery Chamas and you’ll get 50 percent off house beverages for four hours.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-8pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Juniper beverages
A special menu of juniper-based drinks is being offered at bars throughout the city, including Trader Vic’s, Roberto’s, Havana Club, Filini Garden and Appaloosa.
Dhs40. Until Oct 18. Various locations, including Emirates Palace, Corniche Road West (02 690 7999).

Happy hour

European-inspired bar Belgian Café Abu Dhabi is offering 50 percent off house beverages every day. The food is worth trying too.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-8pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (800 423 463).

Live music
Club night COYA Ritual is bringing huge DJs to the capital on the first Thursday of every month from 10pm to 3am. Who doesn't want to dress up in UV paint and Aztec-inspired headpieces? 
Prices vary. Thu 10pm-3am. COYA Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island (02 306 7000).

Ladies’ night
Not only do ladies get two free beverages at Eclipse Terrace Lounge, but there’s a plate of sushi thrown in, too. A DJ provides a cool  soundtrack to the night.
Free. Thu 7pm-10pm. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2444).

One Thousand & One Nights

ONYX Abu Dhabi has just launched a new Arabic music night. The weekly event will take place every Friday, and it will feature incredible live performances from singer Wael Mouallem, who will be entertaining the crowd with Arabic songs. DJ Kareem Elias provides the tunes.
Fri 10pm-4am. Novotel Abu Dhabi Hotel Al Bustan, Rabban Street (050 977 9535).

Friday BraaiBQ
The South African braai at Hytes features unlimited amounts of flame-grilled boerewors and American brisket, served against amazing views of Downtown Abu Dhabi.
Dhs229 (soft drinks), Dhs289 (house beverages). From Sep 27. Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Mina Street, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).

FUNCH is back
FUNCH at Stars ’N’ Bars is officially back. Expect silly games, a brand-new menu, and live music From The International Playboys and DJs James Murray and Cliff Townley.
Dhs279 (brunch), Dhs99 (after party), Dhs349 (brunch & after party). From Fri Sep 6 1pm-5pm & 5pm-7pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101).

Lazy Grillin’

The pool barbecue at Abu Dhabi Golf Club includes pool access, delicious food and house beverages including hops, grapes and premium beverages.
Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs220 (house beverages). Sat 1pm-4pm. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City A (02 885 3555).

Industry night
Groovz Bar & Restaurant is offering anyone working in hotels, airlines or healthcare 50 percent off all food and beverages every Saturday night.
Prices vary. Sat 7pm-1am. Groovz Bar & Restaurant, Al Diar Capital Hotel, Al Zahiyah (050 544 7977).

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