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The Best After-Work Drink Spots In Dubai

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November 14, 2023

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After a long day at the office, finding the best places for drinks in Dubai and unwinding with colleagues is the perfect way to end the day. Dubai offers breathtaking scenic rooftop bars, lively lounges, and casual spots, making it an ideal destination for post-work socialising and evening drinks. Here are some of the top places to check out with the best offers for drinks after work.

The Best After-Work Drink Spots In Dubai

Twenty Three

Twenty-Three, located in the Grand Plaza Movenpick in Dubai Media City, is hard to beat for its stunning views of the Dubai skyline especially at sunset. Spacious yet intimate, this rooftop bar is the ideal destination to de-stress with colleagues while enjoying rooftop drinks and taking in the idyllic panorama of Dubai Marina. Be sure to take advantage of their daily happy hour from 5pm - 8pm, where selected drinks are only for AED29. Teachers are also in for a treat with a 20% discount offered daily on the food menu. Read more about this iconic rooftop bar in Dubai here!

Four women toasting their drinks at Twenty Three
Grand Plaza Mövenpick, Dubai Media City,, +971 54 793 1425

Rhodes W1

For those looking for evening drinks with an incredible Marina backdrop, look no further than Rhodes W1 at the Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. Their floor-to-ceiling windows showcase breathtaking views of the water and the city’s skyline as the sun goes down. From Monday to Friday, their “Off Duty” promotion offers an array of beverages for just AED30 between 4pm - 7pm, providing the perfect post-work drink spot.

Four guests cheering at Rhodes W1
Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina,, 04 317 6000

SOON Izakaya

SOON Izakaya in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers district offers a retro arcade vibe with its neon accents and classic video games. The casual yet lively atmosphere makes it a go-to for groups looking to end the day over sharing-platters and craft beers or cocktails during their daily happy hour from 5pm - 8pm, which features enticing buy-one-get-one-free deals on selected drinks. This spot is perfect for those in search of an excellent venue for post-work drinks and happy hours in Dubai.

Guest enjoying afterwork drinks at SOON Izakaya
Armada Towers 2, JLT, @soondxb, +971 55 434 0575

Somiya Lounge & Restaurant

Located at The Walk in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Somiya Lounge & Restaurant is the perfect spot to mellow down and take in the unparalleled sea views. The Mediterranean-inspired vibe transports guests to the coast as they relax over drinks after work. From 5pm - 8pm daily, the Sundowners deal is not to be missed - enjoy a variety of food and drinks for just AED29, a real steal. Soak in the scenic ocean surroundings as you sip on your drink. If sundowners are your vibe, check out some of the best spots for sundowners here.

Four friends toasting their drinks at Somiya Lounge
The Walk, JBR, @somiyalounge_dubai, 04 422 7021


Experience the true flavours of Italy right here in Dubai at BASTA!, located in St. Regis Downtown. Their signature Sunset Spritz hour from 5pm - 7pm daily is the ideal time to sip Aperol cocktails while taking in mesmerising views. Indulge in three drinks and an antipasto for AED99, or upgrade to a bottle of Italian wine with antipasto for AED199 per person. The lively yet sophisticated atmosphere and delectable fare make it the ideal destination for evening drinks.

Two drinks toasting in front of BASTA's mural
St. Regis Dubai Downtown, Business Bay,, 04 512 5522

Hudson Tavern

Nestled within the stylish Hyde Hotel Dubai, Hudson Tavern channels the vibrancy of New York City. Relax after work over their daily “Golden Hour” promotion from 5pm - 8pm, featuring specially priced drinks to ease into the night. Known as one of the top bars in Dubai, it provides an unforgettable experience through top-notch cocktails, cuisine, and ambiance. Read more about Hudson Tavern in their latest article.

Group of friends enjoying they after-work drinks at Hudson Tavern
Hyde Hotel Dubai, Business Bay,, 04 871 1111

Smoke & Mirrors

Located at SLS Dubai in Business Bay, Smoke & Mirrors is the place to blow off steam after a long Monday. Their “Industry Nights” every Monday from 7pm - 2am offers 50% off the food and drink menu when you present your work ID - It’s one of Dubai’s best teacher's offers for post-work drinks - join in on the fun and embrace the relaxing ambiance in a stylish setting.

View of the Burj Khalifa from Smoke & Mirrors
SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Business Bay,, +971 50 738 2280

PizzaExpress Live

Situated within the DoubleTree by Hilton Business Bay, Pizza Express Live is many people's favourite place for drinks and bites in Dubai. With great pizza, spirits, and drinks, it’s a reliable spot to kick back and relax. Make the most of their “Make Your Monday” deal from 12pm - 1am offering selected drinks and grapes for just AED15. But that’s not all! Their “2 for 1 Tuesdays” allows you to enjoy two menu items together for a single price - the perfect post-work treat.

Live performance at PizzaExpress Live
Doubletree by Hilton, Business Bay,, 04 566 5722

Blow off some steam after a long day of work at one of these venues and make the most out of the great promotions they offer. On Playbook, you'll find 4,000+ other exclusive in-house offers at Dubai's hottest spots. Wether you're looking for the best happy hours in town, where to go for your next ladies' night, a great-value business lunch, or even where to celebrate Christmas day in Dubai, Playbook's got you covered. Download the App and make sure to follow our social channels to never miss an event, happening or celebration in Dubai!

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