15 to try this week

Time Out Abu Dhabi - - MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE -

WED­NES­DAY Grape and cheese

We’re a so­phis­ti­cated bunch here in the cap­i­tal, and noth­ing is more hip­ster­friendly as in­dulging in a long evening of grape and cheese. The bril­liant buf­fet at La Cava fea­tures 30 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of grape and cheeses.

→ Dhs200. Mon-fri 7pm-9pm. Rose­wood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Is­land (02 813 5550).

Latin beats at Pisco Lounge

Pisco Lounge & Bar is heat­ing up Abu Dhabi’s nightlife scene by host­ing live mu­sic nights ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. The three­piece band’s South Amer­i­can tunes will keep the danceáoor packed all night.

→ Free. Open Wed noon-12.45am, Thu noon1.45am. The Gal­le­ria, Al Maryah Is­land (02 306 7000).

THURS­DAY One for the girls

Cel­e­brate the start of the week­end in style at Eclipse Ter­race Lounge. Ladies get two com­pli­men­tary drinks plus a plate of tasty sushi. With cool tunes and views over our beau­ti­ful city, what’s not to love? → Free. Thu 7pm-10pm. Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Is­land (02 333 2222).

Out­door cin­ema

The al fresco Àlm ex­pe­ri­ence at ESS lounge is spe­cial.

Not only does it of­fer spec­tac­u­lar views of the Grand Canal but it also in­cludes free pop­corn. Two Àlms are shown back-to­back ev­ery Thurs­day and Fri­day evening. We don’t know about you, but we were sold at the pop­corn part.

→ Free. Thu-fri 7pmon­wards. Shangri-la

Ho­tel, Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi (02 509 8888).

FRI­DAY Af­ter-brunch party

Get ten drinks for Dhs150, play on the Wii, belt out a tune on the karaoke and even go bowl­ing at the lively post-brunch gather­ing at Viewz.

→ Free. 5pm-3am. Cristal Ho­tel, Zayed the First Street, Mad­i­nat Zayed (02 652 0000).

Ara­bic bar­be­cue

[email protected]’o has in­tro­duced an au­then­tic Ara­bic bar­be­cue night. Choose from meat, seafood or mixed grilled mashawis, feast on cold mezzeh and Ara­bic desserts, and re­lax in the out­door lounge.

→ Dhs199 (soft drinks). Fri 7pm-11.30pm. Soà­tel Abu Dhabi Cor­niche, Cor­niche Road

(02 813 7777).

SATUR­DAY Burger and craft brew night

Some­times, you’re not in the mood for Àne din­ing and you just want to de­vour a huge burger that’s stacked high with top­pings. Well, if you end the week­end at Mar­ket Kitchen you can get a burger and two craft beers for less than Dhs100.

→ Dhs99. Sat 6pm-11pm. Le Royal Méri­dien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khal­ifa Street (02 674 2020).

Tapas night

En­joy some of Spain’s most fa­mous dishes, in­clud­ing patatas bravas, gam­bas and paella, for Dhs180 per per­son ev­ery evening through­out De­cem­ber at Azura Panoramic Lounge. → Dhs180. Daily 5pm8pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Na­tion Tow­ers (02 694 4553).

SUN­DAY Live mu­sic

Hamil­ton’s was al­ready win­ning due to its prime lo­ca­tion by Saadiyat Beach and it’s cooler-thancool in­dus­trial-style dé­cor. But now it is adding live mu­sic into the mix ev­ery Sun­day, Mon­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day evening. Start think­ing of your re­quests now.

→ Free. Sun, Mon, Thu & Fri 9pm-mid­night. Saadiyat Rotana Re­sort & Vil­las, Saadiyat Is­land (02 697 0000).

12-hour drinks of­fer

Back Yard Bistro’s happy hour should re­ally be re­named happy days. It does last from noon un­til mid­night daily, so it would make far more sense. Pints of hops start from Dhs21, bot­tles from Dhs19, grape is Dhs22 and mixed drinks Dhs30. → Prices vary. Daily noon-mid­night. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

(050 114 3666).

MON­DAY Ladies’ night

Girls get three com­pli­men­tary drinks ev­ery Mon­day evening at Cho Gao. The best tunes are play­ing all night long and you may as well treat your­self to your favourite Asian dish while you’re at it.

→ Free. Mon 7pm-11pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi (02 616 6149).

TUES­DAY Rooftop vibes

Ladies need to check out the Tues­day night deal at Up & Be­low bar. From 9pm on­wards women get four com­pli­men­tary drinks, plus 50 per­cent off shar­ingstyle bar bites.

→ Free. Tue 9pm-2am. Court­yard by Mar­riott World Trade Center,

Abu Dhabi, Ham­dan

Bin Mo­hammed Street (02 698 2222).

WHAT IS IT... 12-hour happy hours at Yas Ma­rina’s Aquar­ium WHY GO... Get 50 per­cent off house bev­er­ages from Sun­day to Thurs­day, noon un­til 7pm

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