The Sportsman’s Arms

A family-friendly sports bar

You’ve probably all heard of the walk of shame, but The Sportsman’s Arms offers an altogether new meaning to it.

When you’re wandering into a pub for a post-work pint, the last thing you want to be faced with are dozens of people limbering up, working out or training, but thanks to this family-friendly sports bar’s location at Zayed Sports City, that’s what you’ll be faced with.

Of course, it also means it’s the perfect place for a refreshment after you’ve had a kickabout (or whatever you healthy types do), which is possibly why the AC is turned up to the max on our most recent visit. After all, we’ve heard you can work up a bit of a sweat while exercising.

For those who haven’t been before, this place has two terraces and a huge indoor space. It’s great for big groups, people who want to bring their kids out to run around while they eat and drink, and just as good for couples or pairs of friends.

Service is normally good in an unobtrusive kind of way, and there’s usually some kind of deal on meaning drinks prices are reasonably low.

The venue is always trying to come up with new ways to keep everyone entertained (from quiz nights to live music) and we applaud the continued efforts.

You’ll find a smashing selection of craft hops here, as well as the more common types on draught. Grape is plentiful, too. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen anyone ordering mixed drinks, but we’re sure the bar serves them as well, if that’s your thing.

Over the past few years, The Sportsman’s has become part of the furniture of the Abu Dhabi bar scene. Good on it.

WHAT IS IT...
A family-friendly sports bar

WHY GO...
The good deals, nice atmosphere and top food

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