The ultimate guide to happy hours in Abu Dhabi 2019

All the venues in the city offering great deals on drinks

The ultimate guide to happy hours in Abu Dhabi 2019
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We’re very lucky to live in a city of countless awesome bars and pubs.

However, whether you’re relaxing on a pristine white beach, watching the sun set over the city skyline or partying until the early hours, it’s all more fun when you’ve got a great drinks offer to go with it.

Because if you want a busy social life but also really need to keep your bank balance looking healthy, it’s essential you know the city’s happy hours like the back of your hand.

Fortunately, finding a brilliant beverage deal in Abu Dhabi is exceptionally easy to do. It’s almost like these bars want us to go out and have an awesome time every night of the week (well, you only live once after all).

Partying on a budget also doesn’t mean that you have to go to low-quality bars.

You and your friends can pretend to be very cool and fancy at some of the most exclusive nightspots in the city, and as long as you know when the happy hour is, you don’t have to spend a fortune doing so.

With the money you’ve saved you could go out for food, too, or simply go out the next night as well (it’s only logical, really).

So here are the best wallet-friendly beverage deals in the capital. Happy hours, we love you.

If you would like to add your own happy hour or change any of these details email info@timeoutabudhabi.com with all the information. 

Aquarium Restaurant
Relax in the outdoor terrace and enjoy the great views of Yas Marina with a 50 percent discount on selected beverages.
Sun-Thu, 1pm-7pm. Aquarium, Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 696 9357).

Belgian Café Abu Dhabi
As well as the huge outdoor area and lively post-brunch crowd at weekends, this European-inspired bar also offers 50 percent off house beverages from 4pm to 8pm.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-8pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (800 423 463).

Bentley Kitchen
Drinks are reduced for a few hours in the early evening and again late at night meaning you’ve got two chances to get a good deal.
Prices vary. Daily 4.30pm-7pm & 11pm-1am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 626 2131).

BiCE
The classy Italian restaurant at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is offering 50 percent off selected drinks for two hours every day.
​Prices vary. Daily 6pm-8pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5555).

Blu Sky Lounge and Grill
Kick back and relax with hops and other beverages starting from Dhs25 and live sport on the screens.
Daily 7pm-11pm. Blu Sky lounge and Grill, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888). 

Butcher & Still
There’s a buy one, get one free offer every evening, and there are few better ways to end the day than by relaxing out on the terrace of this swish steakhouse.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-7pm. Four Seasons Hotel, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2444).

Byblos Sur Mer
Relax for half the price at the uppper lounge at this popular InterContinental venue. There’s 50 percent off selected beverages from 4pm to 7pm.
Sat-Thu, 4pm-7pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (800 423 463).

c.mondo bar at Centro Capital Centre
There’s a great deal at this friendly bar. You can get 50 percent off on selected beverages for a whole 13 hours (yes, more than half the day) all week.
Prices vary. Daily noon-1am. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 409 6512).

c.mondo at Yas Centro Yas Island
There’s a buy one, get one free offer on selected beverages running for eight hours on weekdays and for nine at the weekend.
Prices vary. Sun-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Sat noon-9pm. Yas Centro Yas Island, Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 4239).

Chamas Bar
The Brazilian eatery is serving up selected house beverages and mixed drinks at half the normal price for four hours every evening.
Prices vary. Daily 4pm-8pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (800 423 463).

Cho Gao Crowne Plaza
You can grab a selection of drinks for half the usual price for a full eight hours every day. There’s also 50 percent off the venue’s brilliant Asian food if you order to take it away between 4pm and 7pm.
Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6149).

Cho Gao Marina Walk
Sundays are so much happier when you can get 50 percent off selected grape, house beverages and bar bites.
Sat-Thu, 4pm-7pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (800 423 463).

Circo
The funky and colourful Italian is offering half-priced hops, grapes and mixed drinks as part of it’s daily happy hour. It’s a great incentive to head out early next time you’re craving pizza.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-8pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (800 423 463).

Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant
This homely bar seems set on making it impossible to pay full price for a drink, which is fine by us. There are discounts on house beverages from noon onwards, then after 8pm ‘Crazy Hour’ kicks in with bubbly, premium beverages and hops for Dhs19 and eight selected mixed drinks for Dhs119. Then from midnight to closing short drinks are on offer for Dhs20.
Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm (Happy Hour), 8pm-midnight (Crazy Hour), midnight-2.30am (Happy Endings). Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area (02 657 3333).

Dusk
Head to this exclusive Mexican restaurant between 5pm and 7pm on any day of the week and you’ll be able to enjoy 50 percent off beverages. It also means you get to visit the amazing Zaya Nurai Island, and we challenge you to find a more beautiful place in the world. Go on, we’ll wait…
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-7pm. Zaya Nurai Island (02 506 6274).

Hamilton's Gastropub
Head to this super-cool, industrial themed venue on Saadiyat Island and you can make the most of a 50 percent discount on all beverages.
Sun-Wed, 5pm-9pm. Hamilton's Gastropub, Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Heroes
The friendly pub is offering a selection of drinks for as little as Dhs25, and you’ve got until 8pm every day to make the most of it.
Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6132).

Jazz & Fizz Bar
Head out to this slick jazz bar every Sunday and enjoy a full menu of selected drinks for less than Dhs20 a pop.
Dhs19. Sun 5pm-10pm. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Al Markaziyah (02 813 7777).

Level Lounge
Take in the views over the city skyline and live your best life as you sip on reduced-priced drinks all afternoon.
Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6800).

Lobby Bar at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
You can grab selected beverages for half the original price on any night of the week at this stylish bar.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

McGettigan’s
This daily happy hour deal doesn’t mess about. From noon until 10pm you can grab hops, premium beverages and grape for the discounted price of Dhs22.
Dhs22. Sun-Wed 3pm-10pm, Thu-Sat noon-10pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 652 4333).

Pool Bar at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Why have one juniper-based mixed beverage when you can have five of them for a knockdown price?
Dhs150 (five mixed drinks). Mon-Wed, 4pm-11pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5556).

Ray’s Bar
Every Wednesday you can celebrate the fact that the weekend is almost in sight with this special deal on mint and lime-based mixed drinks. Every day there's also 50 percent off selected beverages and 25 percent off food between 5pm and 8pm. 
Wed: Dhs125 (three mixed drinks). 8pm-1am. Daily: Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5556).

Spaccanapoli
Chill out with a bowl of fresh pasta or a crispy pizza and enjoy getting 50 percent off selected drinks all afternoon.
Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6261).

Stock Burger Co.
The 600 Hoppy Minutes deal offers drinks at cheaper prices for a whole ten hours.
Prices vary. Daily noon-10pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street (800 78625).

The Rooftop
Watch the sunset over Al Ain from this cool bar and refresh yourself with a selection of half-priced drinks.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-7pm. Aloft Al Ain, Al Ain (03 713 8888).

The Sportsman's Arms
Head to this American-Irish bar for a great deal with the daily happy hour promotion where you can get selected beverages from Dhs20.
Daily, noon-7.30pm. The Sportsman's Arms, Zayed Sports City, Khalleej Al Arabi Street (02 447 1066).

The Warehouse
This funky bar has an extended happy hour on Sundays, with 50 percent off house beverages until 1am.
Sun-Thu, 4pm-1am. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).

Velocity
The sports bar is slashing the prices of its drinks from opening until midnight, with beverages starting from Dhs24.
Prices vary. Sun-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Waves Pool Bar
As you relax by the pool after a long day at work you can make the most of the buy one, get one free offer on hops, grapes and selected premium beverages.
Prices vary. Sun-Wed 6pm-8pm. Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 501 6088).

Y Bar
There’s a buy one, get one free offer on selected beverages running between 4pm and midnight from Sunday to Wednesday, and between noon and 9pm, Thursday to Saturday.
Prices vary. Sun-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Sat noon-9pm. Yas Island Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Island (02 656 4155).

Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi
Start your evening by catching the last rays of sunshine up at Latitude Rooftop Pool Bar and make the most of the 50 percent discount on selected beverages. After that you can make your way down to Yas Lounge for more half-priced drinks.
Prices vary. 4pm-6pm (Latitude Rooftop Pool Bar); 6pm-8pm (Yas Lounge). Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 0600).

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