Not that we need a reason to eat our bodyweight in ribs and chicken wings.

As one of the USA’s biggest celebrations of the year, America’s Independence Day is the perfect excuse for a patriotic party complete with a a flavour flight through the deep south.

So don’t be feelin’ blue (red or white) this 4th July, and tuck into one of these All-American Independence Day bashes this week…

1. Bazxar

All-day diner Bazxar is going back to America’s Independence Day roots with its July 4th food and drink offers. To mark Independence Day (July 4th 1776), there will be selected beverages for Dhs17 all day and a build-your-own combo of 3 dishes for Dhs76.

Bazxar, Gate Village Building 4, DIFC, Tuesday 4th July, all day. Tel: (04) 355 1111. More info on website

2. Catch Dubai

There’s two smokin’ new additions to the menu at Catch over the Independence Day festivities. For three days, enjoy a 48-hour braised BBQ short rib with roasted corn for mains (Dhs180), and chef Bobby’s spin on a classic pop tart (Dhs65, pictured above) joins the line up for dessert.

Catch Dubai, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Mon 3rd- Weds 5th July, 7pm-2am. Tel: (04) 357 1755. More info on website

3. McGettigan’s Souk Madinat

One for the girls, this popular Souk Madinat spot’s weekly ladies’ night will get a patriotic twist for one week only with four free US-themed drinks and a ‘girls only’ bites menu from Dhs30. Free shots will also be given to anyone wearing red, white and blue.

McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Tuesday 4th July from 8pm. Tel: (04) 447 0219. More info on website

4. Perry & Blackwelder

This deep-south diner is hosting a two-day, big American Weekend party complete with live music, competitions and themed slushies. Enjoy a sharing platter of signature deep-south comfort food favourites and a pitcher or bucket of hops for AED 325.

Perry & Blackwelder, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Friday & Saturday from 12pm. Tel: (04) 432 3232. More info on website 

5. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

An Old-American staple, Ruth’s Chris steakhouse has carved up a tasty Two for Tuesday offer which just happens to fall on Independence day. All main courses are two for the price of one, plus happy hour kicks in at the Prime bar from 4pm for a pre-dinner tipple.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Address Dubai Marina, Tuesday 4th July, 5:30pm-11:30pm. Tel: (04) 454 9538. More info on website

6. Zoco

With a Latin American spin, there’s a 4th fiesta going down at Zoco this Taco Tuesday. They’ll be playing all-American hits, and you can gorge on unlimited tacos for Dhs125, and there’s also a tex-mex inspired menu to choose from too. Take your party feet as there’s an ’80s dress code and drinks stations to keep the fiesta going.

Zoco, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Tuesday 4th July, 6pm-11:30pm. Tel: (04) 437 0044. More info on website

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