Bars you probably never heard of in Dubai

Hidden bars you probably never heard of..

Chloe Hoffmann
August 3, 2021 6:33 PM

Dubai has numerous secret nightlife spots like bars to meet up with your partner or friends. Here are some hidden bars you would love to visit.  

Storyteller by BABA

Situated in the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Hotel, this bar is small enough to serve only 25 guests. Open at 6 pm every day, Storyteller by BABA welcomes visitors offering customized drinks prepared by its famous mixologists. The hidden door welcomes you to the dark and moody interiors representing the 1920s-esque décor. Have your favourite cocktail and learn more about where some beverages such as the classic Mojito, gin and Dubonnet, etc., originated from. If you are adventurous, you can try some unique concoctions, along with your friends or colleagues.       


An underground bar in Andaz Dubai The Palm, KnoX welcomes you to the speakeasy-style den to enjoy the forbidden fun at the pleasingly moody place. Though the modern furniture and industrial design oozes trendiness, the classics it serves maintain the status quo of a cocktail bar. If you want to forget all notions of time and space, you can settle in here with a glass of Jimmy Old Fashion, Berrysecco or Pinney Rum. Don’t miss the Happy Hour, where you can enjoy 2 for 1 offer on selected drinks from 6 pm to 8 pm.  

Coya Members’ Lounge

This Peruvian bar is located in the lounge of the Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort. Coya Members’ Lounge is a members-only bar serving the finest and most exclusive beverages available. The Peruvian-inspired interiors with handcrafted furniture enhances the richness of the place. If you are adventurous, you can try from the list of their classic recipes, offering unexpected flavours. Some Coya Signature cocktail creations include Aji Margarita, Popcorn Sour or Pisco Royal.      

Off The Wall

This slick cocktail bar is renowned for mixing the Emirati culture and Dubai heritage in its modern setting, along with the works by local artists and designers. The highlight of the bar is the entrance designed by the local artist Max Cramatte, as well as the graffiti art from the Syrian artist Baseem Rayyes and Paul Bruwer. Off the Wall offers you well-crafted concoctions with strange flavour combinations.

Situated at the Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, it’s a place hidden for those who want relax having house-infused spirits created using dried fruits, spices, etc.    

Nyx Dubai

This is yet another intriguing secret bar on the list for anyone in Dubai to visit. Nyx Dubai at Gaia has its name ‘Nyx’ in Greek inspired by the Goddess of the Night. Located in the underground of the DIFC, this 60-people space challenges you to find its well-hidden door to enter the place. Nyx is the hotspot for some celebrities like 50 Cent and Rita Ora.

Flashback Speakesy

A secret speakeasy bar and lounge, Flashback inspires you with the theme 1920’s prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States. You can join with your friends to enjoy the harmony, rhythm and melody of the jazz music by having your favorite drink. You can find this hidden place in the Paramount Hotel in Business Bay. The mixologists offer you well-crafted cocktails and premium wines. Try not to miss the happy hour from 4 pm to 8 pm. There are also the Cali brunch special offers, which have Californian-flavored selected cuisines and beverages from AED 198 to AED 299. 

Nippon Bottle Company

You probably wouldn’t have thought the bookshelf hiding a bar on the lobby at the Dusit Thani Hotel. Nippon Bottle Company has it like many speakeasy secret bars, which serve a range of wines and beers. You can also choose from a beguiling cocktail list inspired by the flavours of eastern Asia.