Dubai’s Best Speakeasy Bars
There is something enigmatic and alluring about speakeasy bars.These hole-in-the-wall establishments are more often than not a portal into an entirely different world, giving patrons a one-of-a-kind experience to relish and remember. The best speakeasy bars in Dubai that we’ve rounded up below impress with sophisticated interior decor, atmospheric lighting, and potent beverages, all in the privacy of an intimate venue.
1.chanca by Coya
Courtesy of chance by Coya
Located within Coya in the Restaurant Village at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai in Jumeirah 2, chanca by Coya features a Peruvian-inspired interior that comes to life with illuminated antique bronze mirrors and a backlit onyx bar. The Peruvian reference extends to its menu, too, which includes a twist on the classic Peruvian Chilcano with pineapple and clarified lemongrass cordial.
Coya – Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort – Jumeirah Beach Rd – Jumeirah 2 – Dubai
2.Eden at Belcanto
Dubai’s latest speakeasy is located within Belcanto at the Dubai Opera. Eden, as its name suggests, features lush greenery and phenomenal views of the Burj Khalifa. Its grand opening on 14 October will be graced by French music duo The Blaze.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai
3.Smoke & Mirrors at SLS Dubai
Dubai’s newest speakeasy bar makes its way to SLS Dubai all the way from the Mondrian in Doha. Located on the 74th floor, the bar complements its South American-influenced menu with city views and a cosy cigar lounge with its very own sommelier.
SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences – Level 74 – Marasi Dr – Business Bay – Dubai
4.Suave at Basko
Located above Basko restaurant in Business Bay, Suave evokes the opulence of the swinging 60s: statement chandeliers, luxe suede interiors drenched with deep reds and velvet blues, and rare vintage records.
5.Behind the Yellow Doors at Weslodge Saloon
Situated on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Weslodge Saloon’s secret speakeasy, Behind the Yellow Doors, is open every Friday and Saturday from 11pm till late. Recline in leather seats under the glow of neon signs and enjoy progressive house tunes.
6. Nyx Club at Gaia
Adored by A-list celebrities across the globe including Rita Ora, 50 Cent and A$AP Rocky, Nyx Club is hidden within the well-loved Greek restaurant Gaia. Nyx is the ultimate opulent venue for an after-dinner nightcap in DIFC.