The new Gold on 27 bar at the Burj Al Arab is insane (in a good way)
Ever been anywhere that serves a goat cheese foam cocktail? Nope, we haven’t either.
Gold On 27, the new bar opening on April 8 at Dubai’s most famous hotel, the Burj Al Arab, is adorned with so much gold that it puts try-hard rappers to shame.
From the textured walls, to the barstools, to the tables and decoration, pretty much 99 per cent of the bar is gold.
The venue is not the only nice thing to look at though, with the sprawling city skyline and the Arabian Gulf serving as a backdrop to your evening bevvies. The drinks will be crafted with only premium brands, naturally, and will use unique ingredients found by the bar’s award-winning team of mixologists.
We’re not joking when we say unique ingredients either, expect cocktails that involve foie gras, blackened truffle oil, oud oil and our favourite – goat cheese foam. What? We struggle with goat cheese at the best of times.
This isn’t the kind of place you’d rock up at for a stag-do though, as a cocktail will set you back around Dhs100 to Dhs140 – pocket money, eh?
There’s no food menu, but if you order enough foie gras and goat cheese foam cocktails, that’s basically dinner right? Right?
If you find the drinks aren’t pricey enough, feel free to head over to the Skyview bar on the same floor and nab yourselves one of the world’s most expensive cocktails – the Birth of an Icon at Dhs15,000 a glass.
The dress code for the new Golf On 27 bar has been listed on the website as ‘stylish chic’. Which basically just means dress nice, no sneakers or flip flops. So despite the bar’s lavish appearance, you don’t need to bust out the top hat and monocle. UAE national dress is also welcomed.
Music-wise, beats will be laid down by DJ Darko De Jan, who’ll be playing a mix of deep, soulful house and lounge.
If you fancy heading down to Gold On 27, you’ll have to make a booking through an app, available on both Android and iOS. Upon your arrival at the entrance to the hotel, the booking is activated, granting you access to the bar (and the Burj Al Arab in general).
Gold on 27, 27th floor, Burj Al Arab. Opens April 8, 6pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 3017600. goldon27.com.