Haven’t you heard? It’s hot outside, so the thought of sipping drinks on a humid rooftop bar is unpleasant. The alternative is being crammed into an air-conditioned smoke-filled tent. Ugh. But The Green House Effect at Treehouse has cleverly transformed its rooftop into a summer glass greenhouse full of twinkling fairy lights and luscious plants, with the odd playful white plastic monkey lamp. Smart move.
A hidden surprise (once we find the venue at the back of another restaurant), chilled music plays as we enter, which is fitting since the venue’s temperature is thankfully the same. We check out an impressive selection of bar snacks and mixed drinks, but opt to go straight for the rock shrimp, gold coated in crispy crumbs and covered in a truffle mayonnaise. We don’t get too much, but it’s more for those feeling a little peckish. It’s all about the beverages here, but we definitely need the barman to tell us exactly what each drink is, seeing as its selection is a tad more adventurous than most other places. That’s a compliment. Cool vibes and a trendy crowd, it’s the perfect place for after-work drinks on a relaxed urban rooftop. If you like shisha, the menu here is special – Belgian waffle flavour, anyone?
When: Saturday-Thursday 7pm-3am, Friday 1pm-3am.
Where: Taj Dubai, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 438 3100