As we continue to spotlight the release of our new platform, Reduce the Noise by FOUR Magazine, today we’re taking a look at the 10 best bars in Dubai, as featured in The Elite List for 2022.
1. Galaxy Bar
This striking venue transports guests to a cosmic paradise complete with copacetic cocktails and sublime snacks. Conceived as an ode to the magic and mystery of Greece, Galaxy Bar is one of Dubai’s most sought-after night-time hangouts. It’s also the first signature Metaxa cocktail bar in the world, serving a selection of drinks crafted using the famed Greek spirit, Metaxa.
2. Zuma Dubai
After recently claiming the 17th spot on The World’s 50 Best Bars list, plus being lauded as the Best Bar in The Middle East and Africa 2021 by Bellino, Zuma Dubai is more than deserving of its place on Reduce the Noise’s Elite List. Alongside serving the most impressive signature and classic tipples available worldwide, this bar also delivers on the aesthetic front with its cool and classy Japanese design influences.
3. Bulgari Bar
Another venue claiming a spot on the esteemed World’s 50 Best Bars list, Bulgari Bar at The Bulgari Resort Dubai was ranked 58th this year. Offering a sophisticated ambience with sublime views of the Dubai Marina, guests can look forward to sipping on refined serves while lapping up all the luxury that this iconic brand is revered for.
4. Q’s Bar
Q’s Bar is definitely the place to go for those in search of a night filled with great music and good vibes. Opened by legendary musician Quincy Jones, this is his first-ever bar and supper club. Set in the glamorous surroundings of the Palazzo Versace Dubai, this moody venue aims to deliver world-class entertainment and live jazz to the burgeoning Emirati nightlife scene.
5. Salmon Guru
An offshoot from the original Salmon Guru in Spain, the Dubai outpost brings the bar’s award-winning concept to the heart of the bustling city. Set within the latest architectural and design hub to grace Dubai, The Opus by Omniyat, this eccentric bar serves whimsical cocktails amidst a vibrant ambience. As an added drawcard, the bar also offers an outstanding evening entertainment programme.
6. Electric Pawn Shop
Another quirky bar in Dubai, Electric Pawn Shop brings a taste of Asian vibrance to the city. With a design that references dystopian counter-culture, the space is a world unto itself, complete with LED lights and metal retro furnishings. The menu is equally as imaginative, with lip-smacking cocktails and small plates that pack a flavour punch.
7. OPM Room
After opening its doors earlier this year, OPM Room is shining as one of the brightest stars amongst other venues on JBR’s renowned The Walk. Its food and drinks menu brims with Asian influences, while its aesthetic delivers on the character front. With an intimate setting and a focus on offering high-quality service, this is the perfect place for a fun night out with close friends.
8. Hendricks Bar
Akin to a British gentlemen’s club sans the stuffiness, Hendricks Bar – located within the lush surroundings of the opulent Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach – spotlights speciality spirits and bespoke, handcrafted cocktails. More tranquil than some of the other venues that punctuate Dubai’s after-dark scene, this is the idyllic spot to visit to wind down after a long day.
With a new look for the 2022 winter season, COYA is back with a bang, ready to once again deliver some of the best Peruvian drinks and eats in Dubai. Along with its renaissance, the venue has also unveiled a fresh-faced lifestyle concept, Chanca at COYA. With a focus on design, music and art, this spirited space transports guests to an all-encompassing world that celebrates South America in all her glory.
10. Mimi Kakushi
In addition to offering a stellar culinary offering at the restaurant, Mimi Kakushi also wows with its bar, serving a selection of creative and moreish cocktails that set the tone for a memorable evening. Jam-packed with an array of bespoke tipples, guests will be spoilt for choice – before or after sampling the elevated Japanese fare that saunters out of the kitchen of this sensational venue.
To find out more about Reduce the Noise, visit dubai.reducethenoise.com. For more information on The Elite List and the featured bars in the 2022 selection, click here.