Back Yard Bistro

A unique bar-restaurant-nightclub
  • 2

Time Out Says

There really isn’t anywhere else like Back Yard Bistro in the city.

Yes, it’s a restaurant bar with a nightclub vibe, and there are plenty of those, but we can’t think of another place that comes close to embracing such a bold theme and sticking to its guns with the eclectic décor.

Don’t believe us? Visit the bathrooms. They’re garage-themed and the petrol pump sink that needs to be operated with your feet shows that they’re not holding back when going all-in on the industrial, Americana, motor-inspired touches. Still can’t picture it? Imagine if you were tasked with making a venue that’s part NASCAR, part Formula One pit-stop and petrol station, all in one. Picture it? Bingo.

The place is reasonably quiet when we arrive on a school night but the big crowds usually come later in the week, and later in the evening, at this popular hangout.

It’s still a little warm in the city at the moment so the outdoor terrace is covered, which is a shame because it masks the impressive view over the city and up to the towering World Trade Center buildings.

The good news is that the happy hour runs up until midnight so there’s plenty of time to grab a drink or two at a good price (hops are from Dhs25).

There’s a pool table and table football, if you’ve got a competitive side, too. The music isn’t to our taste, if we’re being honest, although maybe that’s a sign on age because the younger people in the room seem to be enjoying it.

With a downtown location and good prices on drinks, it’s one for the hit list, especially if you have guests in town who want to go out. Reasonably-priced drinks, bar bites and a central location in the city? That’s a win-win to us.

A unique bar-restaurant-nightclub

To see if you like the music (or not, if you’re old before your time, like us)

25 Sep 2019

Be the first to get all the latest Abu Dhabi news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


12:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMMonday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMThursday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Show number 050 114 3666
Abu Dhabi, Ain Al Faydah, Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Recommended for you in Bars

Thursday restaurant offers and deals in Abu Dhabi

Drinks, food and more for less

Best Abu Dhabi ladies' nights happening right now

Top deals you don’t want to miss in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's best cheese and grape nights to try

Because who doesn’t love cheese and grape?

Abu Dhabi Golf Club launches new Friday brunch

The Championship Lounge reopens with a pizza, wings and drinks brunch

Abu Dhabi's Viewz relaunches its ladies' night masterclass

Abu Dhabi’s Viewz relaunches its ladies’ night masterclass