Thursday night brunches to try in Dubai
We all need an easy night out where food is comforting, drinks are flowing and the atmosphere is buzzing. With the slight potential for the night to get lively, of course. Copper Dog’s brand-new Bottoms Up night brunch captures that vibe exactly, and thanks to its before-and-after-brunch deals, it’s as if the Scottish pub never wants you to leave.
The brunch kicks off at 8pm, but the cosy, old-style joint boasts quite the lively crowd well before the brunch even begins thanks to its happy hour from 5pm until 8pm, with discounted prices on a selection of beverages. It’s buzzing with that end-of-the-working-week spark. You won’t just be sitting around and chatting shop, as there are plenty of eight-balls to sink at the pool table as well as playing hops pong.
Food-wise, plates piled with ribs, nachos, chunky chips and chicken wings will surely fill you up. Always a nice touch.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR
When: Thursday, 8pm-11pm
Price: From AED149
Contact: +971 52 917 5512
We all know Dubai’s favourite Irish spot in JLT throws a cracking Friday brunch, but its Thursday “#TGIT” night brunch is pouring with folks looking for a grand time – and that’s exactly what they get. In fact, even better when the evenings are cooler so everyone can fully enjoy the sprawling pub garden. It may not be the big brunch food spread you’d expect, like its Friday counterpart, but we all know the Irish spot shines with its à la carte food.
The evening brunch offers a three-course menu which features McGettigan’s signature burgers, fish and chips, baked salmon, roast chicken, beautiful sticky toffee pudding and plenty more. Throw in a dancefloor, a lively crowd and a bar brimming with the black stuff and you’ve found a pot of gold.
When: Thursday 8.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Cluster J, JLT
Contact: +971 4 378 0800
Friday bonus: garden on 8
Anyone up for a pub garden? That’s essentially what garden on 8 boasts – a spacious outdoor terrace lined with long benches with a perfect view of its massive screen showcasing the latest footie, cricket, you name it. It’s pretty much always heaving towards the weekend, but its Friday Smoke N’ Mirrors night brunch takes the cake, or barbecue, in this case.
Its sizeable buffet offers a selection of three different styles of meat, meaning you can have your meat and seafood dishes prepared either in a barbecue, rotisserie or smoker-type fashion. Don’t be too surprised seeing people hop on the benches and start grooving to ‘70s and ‘80s pop music. Oh wait, that’s us. Along with a few PlayStations dotted around the place, plus a tent over the terrace to keep things cool over the summer, this one is clearly more for the party-types.
When: Friday 7.30pm-11pm
Where: Media One, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 4 427 1000