With ladies’ night being a popular Dubai tradition, gents’ nights are slowly gathering pace. While not every place in town offers up deals for those with Y-chromosomes, this Peruvian-Japanese spot offers two mixed drinks plus 20 percent off food every Wednesday evening for the men.
Free. Wed 8pm-midnight. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 552 0244).
Brunswick Eatery, Bar, Terrace
While not a night soley for gents, the Beards & Bones offering at this newly-renovated restaurant and bar at Mall of the Emirates puts together a decent deal for chaps every Wednesday. Head along from 8pm to get your hands on a steak, side dish, a dessert plus a glass of grape for just Dhs150.
Dhs150. Wed 8pm-2am. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel Dubai, Al Barsha (056 404 0685).
Gents’ night at The City Grill
Men, book into this Al Habtoor City steakhouse and you’ll get 30 percent off meat, and 30 percent off drinks at the bar.
Prices vary. Tue 5pm-1am. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0088).
Gents’ night at Weslodge
Men, head along to this sky-high Canadian restaurant on a Tuesday night and you’ll get two free drinks and 50 percent off main courses. Dishes include sliders, fried chicken, steaks and more. Plus, there are stunning views from this 68th floor spot.
Prices vary. Tue 7.30pm-2am. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 560 1700).
Another meat-based gents’ night can be found in JBR – because apparently all blokes are famished carnivores. This charming terrace bar offers 30 percent off meat for gents, as well as two-for-one on selected drinks every Saturday from 4pm until 1am – great for catching the afternoon’s footy, if we’re going to continue following stereotypes.
Prices vary. Sat 4pm-1am. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (04 814 5599).
Guy Fieri’s Kitchen at Reel Cinemas – Jebel Ali Recreation Club
Now here’s an absolute belter of a deal. Every Wednesday at the American TV chef’s Jebel Ali outpost, menfolk of Dubai can get their hands on the burger of their choice, plus unlimited hops, all for Dhs99, for a full two hours. We’re rollin’ out…
Dhs99. Wed 7pm-9pm. Jebel Ali (04 449 1903).
Man Cave Tuesdays at Aloft City Centre Deira
On Man Cave Tuesdays at Aloft City Centre Deira’s WXYZ Bar, gents will get a complimentary bottle of hops to kick off the evening, while other house beverages only cost Dhs25. The offer goes on from 4pm until 1am, so there’s plenty of time to nab yourself some cheap drinks.
Tue, 4pm-1am. Aloft City Centre Deira, Baniyas Road (04 210 3333).
While the generally laddy, blokey clichés can wear a bit thin (this one suggests the fellas need their own den to have a laugh), this is a cracking deal. It’s free pool all night in The Den at McGettigan’s DWTC, plus buy one, get one free on selected drinks from the bar every Tuesday from 7pm until 11pm. Bargain.
Free. Tue 7pm-11pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 6247).
Nippon Bottle Co.
If you’re after post-work drinks on Sheikh Zayed Road, this speakeasy-style bar serves up unlimited drinks for gents, every Wednesday from 9pm until midnight for under Dhs200. Not a bad deal, we’d say.
Dhs169. Wed 9pm-midnight. Dusit Thani Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 3333).
Gents can head to this quirky ski chalet-themed bar at Souk Madinat Jumeirah every Tuesday for an unlimited package offering up two hours of unlimited hops from 9pm. That’ll set you back Dhs199 for the two hours, and you can unwind in front of the fire, or next to the gondola.
Dhs199. Tue 9pm-3am. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).
Missed the boat for free pool on Tuesday night? Head over to Media City where popular post-work hangout Q43 is offering chaps an hour of free pool every Wednesday, as well as a drink and a burger (or three dishes) for Dhs99. That’s a tough deal to beat.
Dhs99. Wed 5pm-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
Few of the entries on this list, and for that matter, gents’ nights around town in general, will offer free drinks to chaps at the start of each week (once you’re over Sunday). Head along to Media One Hotel from 6pm until 8pm where you can get your hands on two free drinks, no catch. One bottle of hops and a short measure, totally free.
Free. Mon 6pm-8pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
The House Party Bar
Okay, we’ll concede that this isn’t necessarily a 100 percent, intentional gents’ night. But, it does feature very cheap drinks for blokes every Wednesday, so we’ll consider this one worth including. All you’ve got to do to get hold of happy hour prices all night, and buy one, get one free on draught hops is bust out your tackiest, whackiest old-school tie. That colourful parakeet one your gran gave you last Christmas? Give it an airing.
Prices vary. Wed 6pm-2am. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 5555).