Because the party shouldn’t stop just because brunch does…
There’s something for everyone across Dubai’s legendary Friday brunch scene. Whether it’s a brunch with pool access, an endless buffet or lively party affair, Dubai serves it and then some on a Friday afternoon.
But what about after brunch? If you’re looking to keep the party going post 4pm, we’ve rounded up some of Dubai’s best after-brunch deals.
What’s the deal: 6 drinks for Dhs150
If you’re looking for that massive, wild birthday brunch then We Brunch is definitely worth considering, with great music, food and a total party atmosphere. After their 1pm to 4pm brunch at Accents, the party heads up to Marina Social Bar where they do an awesome post-brunch package running from 4pm to 8pm where you’ll get a 6-drink voucher for Dhs150. Prepare for a lot of dancing!
Marina Social Bar, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, post-brunch 4pm to 8pm, Dhs150 for 6 house beverages. webrunchdxb.com
Whats the deal: 4 hours unlimited house drinks for Dhs200
Dubai Marina’s newest nightclub has been steadily growing its fanbase with its live entertainment and throwback music through the decades. On Fridays, they do a mega post-brunch deal, where you can party the night away with unlimited house drinks from 4pm to 8pm for Dhs200. To kick things off this week, they’ll be hosting Liberty X.
The Hideout Dubai, 1st Floor, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Fridays 4pm to 8pm, Dhs200. (058) 534 6000. thehideoutdubai.com
What’s the deal: 3 hours unlimited house beverages for Dhs199
If you’ve already spent the day at McGettigan’s regular brunch or are heading there after a different one, their Drunch package should satisfy your need to carry on the party. From 5pm to 8pm, take advantage of their post-brunch deal, where you’ll get unlimited house beverages for Dhs199. You’re always guaranteed a bit of raucous fun at McGettigans so it’s usually a safe post-brunch option. The same deal is on at the branch in Madinat Jumeirah and their downtown offer does unlimited drinks from 6pm to 9pm for Dhs190 on Fridays.
MgGettigans, JLT, Dubai, 5pm to 8pm, Fridays, Dhs199 for unlimited house beverages. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com/jlt-dubai
New to the post-brunch party scene is Skorpeus, found in Emerald Palace Kempinski on the Palm Jumeirah. Perfect for those who’ve been brunching at Secret Palace Brunch upstairs, or at any of The Palm’s neighbouring brunches, ladies can enjoy three drinks for Dhs100 while guys can avail four drinks for Dhs150 from 5pm onwards.
Skorpeus, Emerald Palace Kempinski, 5pm onwards, Fridays, Dhs100 for ladies, Dhs150 for guys. Facebook.com/Skorpeus
Ras Beach Vibes
What’s the deal: Two for one happy hour from 12pm to 8pm
If you’re looking for somewhere a bit more chilled to head post-brunch and finish your night, then this Carribbean beach-bar at Club Vista mare is an excellent choice. There’s always a great atmosphere on a Friday, with a singer belting out familiar hits and a happy hour that stretches out until 8pm, with two for one on selected beverages. It’s particularly great during the cooler months to sit outside but the good times carry on inside during the summer months.
Ras Beach Vibes, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily happy hour from 12pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 554 2665. rasbeachvibes.com
Lock Stock & Barrel
What’s the deal: Buy one get one free selected drinks
Lock Stock & Barrel have their own brunch on a Friday anyway, but even if they didn’t, it’s pretty much always guaranteed to be busy. They do buy one get one free on selected beverages in their happy hour deal which runs daily from 4pm to 8pm, and is especially busy as the post-brunch crowd roll in from around the Marina. There’s also half price pool for the same amount of time.
Lock Stock & Barrel, JBR, The Walk, Dubai, happy hour 4pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 392 7120. lsbdubai.com/jbr
What’s the deal: Three drinks for Dhs45
If you’re not booked in for one of the two ‘Wok & Roll’ brunches at Mr Miyagi’s, you can make your way to the bar-side of the split-level space from 4pm to 8pm and take advantage of their post brunch power hour deal where Dhs45 will get you three spirits and a mixer. Their second brunch finishes at 11pm, so it’s consistently busy from around 6pm, making it a brilliant choice if you’ve been brunching in the marina if the afternoon or evening.
Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 4pm to 8pm, Fridays. Tel: 04 420 7489. Facebook.com/MrMiyagisMediaOne
What’s the deal: Buy one get one free selected drinks
Q43 is a definite oldie but a goodie. The popular after work bar in Media One Hotel does an awesome buy one get one free drinks deal in their daily happy hour which extends right through the weekend, from 5pm to 8pm. They have an evening brunch on a Friday, too so it’s bound to be busy.
Q43, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai, happy hour 5pm to 8pm, Fridays. Tel: (04) 443 5403. q43dubai.com
What’s the deal: Three drinks for Dhs100
Famous party brand Candypants has taken over upscale Chinese restaurant Maiden Shanghai for its weekly Friday brunch the ‘Dim Sum Disco’. But afterwards, there’s a great deal to be had with the ‘drunch disco’. Partygoers can enjoy three house drinks for Dhs100 from 4pm to 9pm every Friday at the stunning rooftop terrace after-party, with a side of epic skyline sunset views thrown in for free, in the hotter months, they’re taking the party inside while still offering the same great deal.
Candypants, Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 4pm to 9pm, Fridays, Dhs100. Tel: (050) 220 4638. Facebook.com/CandypantsEvents
Cartel, La Carnita
What’s the deal: Four drinks for Dhs120.
The urban-cool La Carnita is a great spot to fill up on Mexican cuisine through the week, but did you know it’s also home to a secret, upstairs bar called Cartel? Head there on a Friday from 4pm to 7pm and enjoy four house drinks for Dhs120. It’s a less-busy and slightly calmer vibe than some of the city’s rowdier post-brunch parties, with some excellent tunes to tap your toes to.
Cartel, La Carnita, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, 4pm to 7pm, Fridays, Dhs120. Tel: 04 425 4030. lacarnita.ae
What’s the deal: Five drinks for Dhs150
Hidden is one of Dubai’s most popular party brunches, and books up fast each week with partygoers. If you didn’t manage to bag a spot at their weekly Friday brunch, fear not, the after party is open to all and you’ll be able to get your hands on five drinks for Dhs150 from 4pm. It’s pretty much Downtown’s go-to party spot, so don’t be surprised to bump into plenty of people you know who’ve also been at neighbouring brunches. While it’s hot outside, treehouse has gone undercover, so you can keep the party going while keeping cool.
Hidden, Treehouse, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, 4pm to 8pm, Fridays, Dhs150. Tel: (058) 827 2763. hiddenbrunch.com