This is sad news…
We recently brought you news that 360, Sass Cafe, Nasimi Beach and most recently Catch were all sadly closing their doors, but we’ve been surprised to hear another Downtown spot has also sadly ceased operation. Little Black Door in the Conrad on Sheikh Zayed road is now advertising that it is ‘Permanently Closed’ on its Facebook page.
The lounge bar, which always seemed busy whenever we paid it a visit, became an instant hit when it opened in 2016. The speakeasy-style concept, tucked away behind a grand black door in a corner of the lobby of the Conrad was famously secretive. If you managed to get yourself inside, it had a dramatic Parisienne feel, complete with stunning chandeliers, exposed brickwork and dim lighting that takes you back to the roaring twenties.
As well as serving up a great drinks menu, Little Black Door also took an inventive approach to it’s food menu, although this was met with more mixed reviews. On the menu, dishes such as beef short rib and truffle flat bread sat alongside foie gras hot dogs and lobster poutine.
The venue grew increasingly popular with hospitality industry folk later on, becoming famed for serving expertly crafted mixed drinks. A weekly industry night was frequently packed-out, and also became home to popular live music nights.
Even football legend Didier Drogba was snapped at the hotspot during its two years of operation.
No further information has been given from the internal team, so we’ll have to wait and see what takes its place.