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Sips and Skylines: Discovering The Best Lounges & Bars in JLT

23 Feb, 2024 | Jolly Jenny

In the heart of Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) transforms into a nightlife hotspot as the sun sets over the iconic skyline. Explore the top bars that make JLT the ultimate destination for a night out after work or during the weekend, blending fantastic drinks, good company, and unforgettable experiences.

Whether you're looking for a laid-back setting or a lively evening, JLT's bars have something for everyone. Now, let's dive into the most popular JLT bars and restaurants that make it a go-to destination in Dubai amongst residents and visitors.

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Canary Club

Google rating: 4.8

The Canary Club exudes iconic West Coast charm from Malibu to Acapulco. Step into a 70s-inspired interior at Banyan Tree Residences, where vibrant rattan, wicker, and pops of canary yellow set the scene. Enjoy one of JLT's best bars and restaurants with rooftop views, an energetic vibe, and mouth-watering dishes—a perfect spot to unwind.

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Nola Eatery & Social House

Google rating: 4.5 

Inspired by 19th-century New Orleans, Nola Eatery & Social House offers a vibrant blend of French, Caribbean, and Southern influences. A popular spot for after-work drinks, immerse yourself in jazzy vibes that evolve from day to night, accompanied by live performances and beats from the resident DJ. Visit Armada Avenue Hotel, Cluster P, to experience one of the best bars in JLT.

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Cafe Isan

Google rating: 4.3

Winner of Time Out Dubai's Restaurant Awards 2023 for Best Thai, Cafe Isan promises an authentic Thai street food experience. Nestled in Armada Avenue Hotel, Cluster P, this family-run gem brings the bustling streets of Thailand to JLT. Indulge in multi-award-winning Thai street food and the laid-back ambience.

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McGettigan's JLT

Google rating: 4.3 

For a taste of Ireland in JLT, McGettigan's is the place to be. This Irish pub, part of a renowned chain, offers modern Irish dishes and hosts major acts. Located in Voco Bonnington Hotel in Cluster J, McGettigan's takes you on a culinary world tour with international flavours, making it one of the best bars in Dubai to unwind and catch up with friends. 

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Urban Bar and Kitchen (UBK)

Google rating: 4.2

UBK stands out as a social spot where eating, drinking, and entertainment take centre stage. Situated in the Mövenpick hotel, Cluster A, UBK offers a casual, laid-back atmosphere with wooden beams and a vibrant terrace, providing a perfect setting to enjoy the cooler weather and wonderful views. Indulge in pub favourites, daily happy hour deals, live music, private booths, pool tables, and screens featuring the latest sporting events, all within an urban oasis amidst skyscrapers. A top pick among the best bars in JLT! 

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The Cheeky Camel

Google rating: 4.2

Celebrate the best of contemporary food and drink at The Cheeky Camel. Located in Voco Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, this JLT bar and terrace captures the essence of Dubai. With daily happy hour drink deals, a fantastic bar food menu, and live music on Wednesdays and Fridays, it's the perfect place to enjoy Dubai's dynamic spirit.

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By Jolly Jenny


A lifestyle and community journalist based in the UAE. With over a decade of experience, she knows how to tell a story and make it interesting. Her articles focus on the everyday life, culture and community of Dubai communities and have been featured in major publications. Jolly is known for her relatable writing style and her ability to capture the essence of a community. When she's not writing, she enjoys exploring new places and learning about different cultures.

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