Sports Café

Review: A sophisticated bar packed with Premier League quality

Time Out Says

Just like there’s a difference between kick-and-rush non-league football and the silky skills of a Barcelona or a Real Madrid, there can be a huge gulf in quality when it comes to sports bars, too.

They might all be playing the same game, but not everyone can be Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi (we know it is painful to hear, but it’s time to accept the truth).

But, since opening, we’ve viewed Sports Café, with its prime location in Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and its sophisticated setting complete with a marble-topped bar and comfy leather chairs, as being very much a firm fixture in the top flight.
The sleek and welcoming bar scores high with us as we arrive and we are instantly impressed by the bank of large TV screens beaming back live sport from across the globe.

The place is called Sports Café, after all, so we are happy to see that catering to the needs of the avid fan is very much the priority here. And even if you don’t have to have a team to follow you can still enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Guests can opt to take up a seat at the spacious bar, above which a number of high-definition screens are positioned. It’s nice and handy when you are ordering a drink, as you don’t have to miss a single minute of the sporting action. You could also take it easy in the lounge area while you take in a game or two.

This is definitely a great spot to get settled in and while away an afternoon or evening. And there are a wide variety of beverages available, plus an extensive menu of quality pub grub served at reasonable prices.

If you are a sports lover, this is the perfect match for you.

The bottom line

A classy bar that delivers the goods.

By Time Out Staff Writer  | 17 Jan 2018

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.


TypeBar & Pub
4:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Sunday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AMMonday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AMTuesday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AMWednesday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AMThursday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMSaturday: 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number 02 654 3238
Abu Dhabi, Bain Al Jessrain, Khor - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Recommended for you in Bars

Hickory's Restaurant & Bar reopens with two-for-one deal and new happy hour

The Yas Island venue has great views of Abu Dhabi

Where to see fireworks in Abu Dhabi for Eid al-Adha

Book a front-row seat at Stars N Bars on Yas Island

Jimmy Carr tickets now on sale in Dubai

Buy tickets now for Jimmy Carr’s Dubai gigs on August 13 and 14

Get a free drink at Waves Bar Abu Dhabi with any burger or sandwich

There's also unlimited drinks on a Friday for Dhs149

Get a drink for Dhs1 at Abu Dhabi’s Up and Below

All you need to do is buy a main course