Player Sports Bar & Ter­race

→ Sun-wed 5pm-2am; Thu-sat 5pm-3am. Li­censed. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Garhoud (04 526 9011).

Time Out Dubai - - FOOD -

WHEN IT COMES to din­ing out in Dubai, Down­town Dubai isn’t short of places to go to take in some top views. How­ever, if you’re after a sports bar with the Burj Khal­ifa in your sights, Player Sports Bar & Ter­race is the one for you.

The bar was pre­vi­ously housed on the 31st floor of the Sof­i­tel Down­town Dubai, but the space has since been taken over by Ge­or­gian restau­rant Modi, while the sports bar has re­lo­cated down­stairs, and now boasts a mas­sive ter­race.

In win­ter this is a top place to grab a drink and a bite to eat, along­side a crowd made up mainly of those who work in the area.

Food-wise, it’s not the best you’ll find in the city, but if you’re into fried stuff you’ll be happy enough. A lim­ited bar menu stars na­chos, piz­zas, slid­ers – all fa­mil­iar faces.

There are a cou­ple of to­ken sal­ads (in­clud­ing a quinoa and broc­coli ver­sion), but re­ally who goes to a sports bar for their five-a-day? We or­der up a “Big Shoot” shar­ing plat­ter con­sist­ing of a bounty of beige food, star­ring chicken ten­ders, fried hal­loumi sticks, veg­etable spring rolls and Ca­jun fries. We also opt for a chicken que­sadilla. It’s all fine, if not re­mark­able, and fills a snack-shaped gap.

Mean­while there are darts, pool ta­bles, foos­ball and hops pong to keep you en­ter­tained. And there are heaps of screens of vary­ing sizes to catch the match.

We’ll be back for the bar, but we’ll pass on the food next time.

WHAT IS IT... A de­cent al fresco sports bar

WHY GO... For the deals, views and sports. Not the food

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