Spa treatments for men, mixed-group yoga, skipping sports on TV to go to flower-arranging classes. We’re comfortable with all of that. Sometimes, however, boys will be boys and there are plenty of ladies’ nights alternatives for guys to hang out together.
Stills Bar & Brasserie
Men’s Night at this Yas Island pub is a time of generosity. Fellas who stump up the Dhs199 for an appetiser and main course will also get three free drinks. Here’s the amazing part, though. There are also three drinks for an accompanying lady, too. It is a gents’ night that everybody can enjoy!
Saturday and Sunday. Call for timings. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 3000).
St. Regis Bar
This is not a place to visit for a lads’ night, this is a spot for a gentlemen’s evening. Note the difference and adjust clothing accordingly. Vintage beverages, premium cigars and a hushed library vibe for quiet conversation are what you’ll find here. Look out for regular promotions such as men’s fashion previews and cigar nights to give you a reason to wear a suit on a night out.
Open daily 1pm-1am. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West (02 694 4553).
Stratos Revolving Lounge Bar & Grill
The promotion here is called “An Evening For Gentlemen” and the accompanying artwork shows a chap straightening his bow tie. If that is a little formal for you and your mates we’re sure they will let you in with less dapper attire. Just so long as you bring an appetite, because men can get 50 percent off delicious cuts of meat
and a bottle of grape.
Monday 7pm-11pm. Le Royal Méridien, Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Street (800 101 101).
We’ve looked at the smallprint and there is nothing that says this is a men-only offer. But we reckon there is something about eating a platter of a dozen chicken wings and getting two free bottles of hops that will appeal to blokes hanging around before catching the early Premier League game on a Sunday. It appeals to us, anyway.
Sunday noon-2am. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 8108).
Victors BAR & REstaurant
We really don’t want to generalise, but we are prepared to face facts – on Tuesday nights in Abu Dhabi there are a lot of women being given free drinks and dancing around handbags. Men, don’t miss out on a night on the tiles yourselves. Welcome to darts and curry night. A pint of hops and a curry can be yours for Dhs70 and there’s alsp
a contest on the oche. Not enough for you? Well happy hour runs until midnight as well, so iron your best polo shirt and head out.
Tuesday 8pm-2am. Hilton Capital Grand, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 666 5508).