From axe throwing to the world’s highest bowling alley, pick the best one and grab your friends.
Game season is upon us. With the Asia Cup and the Rugby World Cup in the pipeline, it’s time to embrace your competitive spirit. FACT has compiled a list of the top entertainment bars in Dubai that’ll make your nights unforgettable, from bowling alleys with stunning views to karaoke havens that scream camaraderie. Read on for our picks.
Bedrock, nestled in the heart of Dubai Marina at Pier 7, is not your average sports bar. With its fusion of cutting-edge indoor golf — that guests love, a plethora of sports screens, and innovative darts games, Bedrock takes the sports bar experience to a whole new level. And while you’re shooting your shot, indulge in dishes such as the gourmet Neapolitan pizzas or succulent Tajima Wagyu steak. With a variety of beers on tap, an exquisite wine selection, and expertly crafted cocktails, Bedrock is where you can savour every moment.
GO: Visit https://bedrockdxb.ae for more information.
BFF Pubs & Sports Bar
Located at Oaks, Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, BFF Pub & Sports Bar is the ultimate hangout spot where beer flows like a good conversation. You can catch all the live sports action while enjoying a pint, or test your precision in the thrilling darts competitions. Plus, they have live music featuring the best rock bands in town and games like table soccer and Russian billiards to keep the fun rolling. If you book a table for ten or more on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, you get a round of beer on the house. Pretty cool, right?
GO: Visit https://bffdxb.com for more information.
Boom Battle Bar
Hailing from London’s Oxford Street, Boom Battle Bar made its international debut in Dubai at DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – JBR this summer. Enjoy Augmented Reality Darts or indulge in Crazy Golf with unexpected twists at every hole. Axe Throwing, Shuffleboard, and Boom Box karaoke add to the excitement and with DJs spinning the hottest tracks, you’re in for quite the wild ride. Don’t forget the drool-worthy drinks menu and signature Boom creations with delectable street food-style bites to guarantee an epic night out.
GO: Visit https://boombattlebar.com for more information.
Brass Monkey is a popular spot in Dubai for all things fun and delicious. With 12 bowling lanes, Virtual Reality Racing Car Simulators, and the best arcade games in town, this place is all about monkeying around. Plus, the billiards tables are waiting for champions to pot the black. And if you’re feeling like a kingpin, challenge your friends to a game of bowling. Whether you’re looking to play, party, or feast, Brass Monkey has got it all. Try tacos, sliders, pizzas, quesadillas, and old-school desserts, all paired with a variety of beverages. Brass Monkey is where the good times never stop rolling.
GO: Visit https://brassmonkeysocial.com for more information.
CLAW BBQ at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah is where America’s beloved BBQ style meets Southern hospitality in a unique setting. This place doesn’t just serve up delicious food but also a vibrant atmosphere that’s bursting with fun and energy. This means that while you savour the delectables at brunch, you can also challenge yourself and ride the animatronic bull — if you dare! With a calendar packed with events, including live Rugby World Cup screenings, you’ll have a ball of a time at Claw BBQ.
GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.
Goose Island Tap House
Hailing from the award-winning Chicago brewery, Goose Island Tap House is a hotspot for pub lovers. Whether you’re a sports fanatic or just looking for a post-work or weekend hangout, this place has got you covered. With a wide range of artisan ales, its own tasting room, and multiple screens showing live sports, this pub has something for everyone. And if you’re into gaming, the X-Golf professional simulator and billiards tables here are perfect for friendly competitions. So don’t forget to gather your squad and show off your beer pong skills at Goose Island Tap House, located in FIVE Jumeirah Village.
GO: Visit www.gooseislanddubai.com for more information.
Step into the fabulous world of Lucky Voice, where karaoke dreams come true. This spot is all about creating unforgettable moments. With cutting-edge technology, you can choose from themed playlists or dive into a catalogue of 11,000+ songs, spanning everything from chart-toppers to timeless classics. Whether it’s a birthday bash or just a night out with friends or colleagues, located at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights, Lucky Voice is the ultimate spot for some sing-along fun.
GO: Visit www.luckyvoice.com for more information.
Oche (Coming Soon)
A world-first concept that combines social dining with gaming, Oche is a tech-driven, darts-focused venue that combines top-tier gastronomy with a state-of-the-art gaming experience. Marrying a premium shared darts experience with exceptional food and drinks, Oche boasts revolutionary technology that guarantees an unparalleled experience. Forget the traditional chalkboard; the venue is equipped with cutting-edge technology, complete with numerous games and automatic scoring systems such as Killer, Shanghai, and 501.
GO: Visit www.rmalhospitality.com for more information.
Rodeo Drive Dubai is all about taking your party to the next level. With thrilling bull riding, live music that sets the mood, and colourful cocktail creations, this venue is perfect for hanging out with friends. The menu, crafted by Ricard Camarena, adds to the excitement, so pick your time and head on over to Rodeo Drive Dubai located on Sheikh Zayed Road.
GO: Visit https://rodeodrivedubai.com for more information.
Swingers (Coming Soon)
Dubai, get ready to welcome Swingers to Bluewaters Island in 2024. Originally in London, Swingers combines crazy golf, cocktails, and street food for an unforgettable experience. Get ready to be transported to an English country club, complete with indoor plants, windmill-style golf obstacles, a mini Ferris wheel, and a charming lighthouse. With a bottomless brunch to unlimited drinks options expected, Swingers is set to deliver a fun-filled experience like no other.
GO: Visit https://swingers.club for more information.
Nestled atop Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, The 44 is not your typical sports bar, it’s a whole new level of entertainment perched 44 floors high. This retro sports bar blends an American diner and a ’60s Gentleman’s Club, complete with monochrome checkered tiles, comfy green sofas, and vibrant red leather bar stools. The double-lane bowling alley — the world’s tallest — sets the stage for a unique experience and an outdoor terrace with a bar, pool tables, and a pinball machine, add a modern twist to the classic vibe. Plus, you can catch all the main sports competitions live on the massive screens scattered throughout the venue.
GO: Visit https://the44dubai.com for more information.
The Yard at TopGolf Dubai is your ultimate destination for a relaxed, no-fuss sports bar experience. Boasting six mega screens with surround sound, a comfy booth and table seating, and an American-style menu, it’s the spot to catch all the live sports action or grab a casual bite with friends and family. Whether you’re in for mega packages during major tournaments or just casual dining, this place has got it all. Plus with TopGolf right there, you can indulge in a fun game for all levels.
GO: Visit https://topgolfdubai.ae for more information.
This adult-only venue at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View, offers a dose of nostalgia with its vintage arcade machines and trendy bar. The venue’s neon accents create an ambience reminiscent of the ’80s and ’90s, heightened by graffiti-covered walls and contemporary art pieces. Entertainment is at the heart of the Triple 7 experience, from 8-bit video games to pinball machines and virtual reality experiences. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, a menu of gourmet sliders, loaded nachos, and made-to-order pizza awaits.
GO: Visit www.777dxb.com for reservations and more information.