Here’s one for the boys: 12 gents’ nights in Dubai

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That’s right guys, there’s free drinks for you too.

Ladies’ nights in Dubai have become a bit of an institution. No longer just a Tuesday night affair, there are heaps of options for every day of the week.

In fact, they’re proving so popular they’ve even extended to foodie deals, and seen the creation of the ladies’ day (hello, free pool and beach access).

But what about the boys?

Well, Dubai is now introducing gents’ nights, offering free drinks, discounted food and games of pool to keep the lads happy, too.

Here are 12 places where you can find a gents’ night in Dubai…

1. Cook Hall

From the top floor of the all-American Gastropub Cook Hall, guys can enjoy pulling pints of craft brews, playing beer pong, PlayStation, pool, Darts and watching football all while feasting on a comfort food brunch selection. Every Saturday from noon till late, it’s Dhs299 for a three and a half hour package of brunch, bottomless beverage and access to the ‘man cave’.

Cook Hall, The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, 12pm to late. Tel: (04) 435 5577. cookhalldubai.com

2. Stage2, Vida Downtown

This relaxed lounge in the Vida Downtown has launched a new Monday men’s night, where Dhs159 will get you two glasses of malt and nibbles. Sit back and relax to the soothing melodies from their new resident pianist.

Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Monday, 6pm to 9pm. Tel: (04) 428 6888. vidahotels.com

3. Cuisinero Uno, Steigenberger Hotel

Funky new fusion tapas bar Cuisinero Uno holds a gents’ night called ‘Broman’s Day’ every Monday. From 8pm, guys can enjoy a free drink upon arrival, as well as a special three-course menu for Dhs150.

2nd Floor, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, Monday, from 8pm. Tel: (04) 431 7816. facebook.com/cuisinerouno

4. Qwerty, Media One Hotel

‘Madmen Monday’ at this popular Media City watering hole is perfect for after-work drinks. It offers two complimentary drinks, which can be enjoyed indoors by the bar or out on the terrace.

Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Monday, 6pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com

5. Hunters Room & Grill, The Westin Mina Seyahi

Every Tuesday, gentlemen can enjoy 50 per cent off meat cuts or a bottle of wine at Hunters Room & Grill for its ‘The Gentleman’s Agreement’ night. The lads’ night deal is valid at this upscale American Steakhouse when two or more men dine.

Hunters Room & Grill, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Tuesday, 6pm to close. Tel: (04) 511 7373. huntersdubai.com

6. Grapeskin, La Ville Hotel

Grapeskin, the wine bar and kitchen in City Walk’s La Ville hotel, has a new Tuesday night option especially for the boys. From 8pm to 11pm, there’s two free glasses of grape or beer, as well as a tasty charcuterie platter compliments of the chef. Drinks will thereafter be charged at Dhs25.

La Ville Hotel, City Walk, Tuesday, 8pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4033 111. grapeskinlaville.com

7. McGettigan’s DWTC

It’s all about the boys every Tuesday for ‘Lad’s Night at The Den’ at the McGettigan’s DWTC branch. Guys enjoy buy-one-get-one-free on house drinks, and a special slider menu served in portions of three, six, nine, 15 and 24 to suit groups of friends, as well as free pool all night.

The Den, McGettigan’s DWTC, Dubai World Trade Centre, Tuesday, 7pm to 11pm, Tel:(800) 6247. mcgettigans.com

8. The Hide, Jumeirah Al Qasr

The Hide

American meatery and bar in Jumeirah’s Al Qasr, The Hide, hosts a half-price deal every Tuesday evening. Boys who dine can enjoy a two-for-one offer on all American prime cuts from 6pm to closing.

The Hide, Jumierah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Tuesday, 6pm to 11.30pm, Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com/the-hide

9. Seafire Steakhouse, Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis’ Seafire Steakhouse & Bar has a brand new gentlemen’s evening, ‘The Soul Society’. Every Wednesday from 8pm, gents can enjoy a free whiskey-based cocktail. There’s also a sharing menu designed for two for Dhs650, including 76oz of Prime Atlantis Beef, paired with a choice of potatoes, vegetables and a signature sauce.

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Wednesday, 8pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com

10. Q43, Media One Hotel

The ‘Don’t Wait Up’ lads’ night is a food and drink deal that goes down every Wednesday at this popular loft lounge at the top of Media One Hotel. All boys get to enjoy a burger and a drink, or a choice of three dishes for Dhs99, free pool all night, and those that head down early can get buy-one-get-one-free drinks deals from 5pm to 8pm. They haven’t forgotten about the ladies though –  girls receive a free welcome drink on arrival.

Q43, Media One Hotel, Media City, Wednesday, 5pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 443 5403. Q43dubai.com

11. Aji, Club Vista Mare

Aji restaurant

The aptly-named Ikemen (handsome) gents’ night at Aji comes with both food and drink deals every Wednesday evening. The Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant offers two complimentary drinks from a selection of single malt cocktails, plus 20 per cent off the food menu.

Aji, Club Vista Mare, The Palm, Wednesday, 8pm to 12am. Tel: (04 552 0244). aji.ae

12. Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown

Head to this popular sports bar on a Sunday night for three craft beers and a plate of meat for Dhs149.

Manzil Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Sunday, 6pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 888 3444. vidahotels.com

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