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Valentine’s Day is considered one of the most romantic times in the year. Indulge yourself and your loved ones with a trip to Block 338 or any of our suggested restaurants. Take care of your heart by following our health tips. Or go on an adrenaline date and do something out of the ordinary.


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Not to Be Missed...

Raj Kapoor Musical Tribute

When: 2nd February 2018 Where: Crowne Plaza Bahrain Raj Kapoor was one of Bollywood’s most successful stars acting in numerous films and famous as much for his singing as his stage presence. Now, the master is brought to life by

10th Gulf International Industry Fair

Drag & Drift Nights

When: 5th February 2018 Where: Bahrain International Circuit Drag and Drift, sponsored by Ebrahim K Kanoo and powered by Motor City, is open to the public. Drivers take part in their own car or motorbike, which they can push to the limits! The drag racing takes place at BIC’s quarter-mile drag strip while drifters powerslide along a designated course along the BIC car park.


For more information: BIC Head Office Tel: +973 1745 0000


10th Gulf International Industry Fair When: 6th to 8th February 2018 Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

The 10th Gulf International Industry Fair covers key industrial segments including aluminum, steel, alloys, metal, automation, metrology, energy, logistics, manufacturing and industrial security and safety. For more information: Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions Tel: +973 17299123

playback artist Nitin Mukesh in a night of musical tribute at which Randhir Kapoor, the legend’s son, will be the chief guest. For more information: Raj Kapoor Musical Tribute Tel: +973 3720 9729

Bahrain International Garden Show

When: 22nd to 25th February 2018 Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre The Bahrain Garden show introduces the very latest in garden and landscaping technology, trends and

equipment. It had over 32,000 visitors in 2015-16 with a record breaking 45,000 visitors in 2017. This year it once again plans to draw in the crowd with the latest in garden design and development.

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For more information: Bahrain International Garden Show Tel: +973 1717 1620


BEST of Block

Our team scoured Block 338 to find the best restaurants, deals, and entertainment on the Block. Check out our picks on the following pages.

Best of Block 338

Best of Block 338

Block 338 or Bahrain’s Bohemian quarter is a place of artistry, great dining experiences, and people-watching. Here is a list of the best restaurants to try when you are in this quarter.

My Café

Passion Restaurant and Café

Serves: European cuisine Features: boutique restaurant

Serves: International cuisine Features: Tea shop

My Café was created for “The Bon Vivant”—the type of person who loves life, relishes food, enjoys being with others and thrives on art and culture. The restaurant features a secluded garden escape and an enticing menu entirely made from scratch. Smart casual dress code starts from 8pm onwards.

Innovative and mouthwatering dishes, exceptional service, a holiday ambiance with eclectic furnishing, Passion Restaurant is definitely a popular site in Adliya. People come for brunch and stay to savor the atmosphere or to enjoy their popular mocktails.

For more information: My Café Tel: +973 7734 4444

For more information: Passion Restaurant and Café Tel: +973 3912 3086

Upstairs Downstairs

Established: 2013 Serves: Contemporary Japanese fusion Features: stunning panoramic rooftop

Established: 1977 Serves: European cuisine Features: 25 awards since its inception

Meisei is an award-winning dining and entertainment venue that often hosts visiting artists from across the globe. Guests will be wowed by the open kitchen, the awesome sushi counter and robata grill and the three-storey stone waterfall that cascades down to the reception area. And the food, the food is simply amazing!

Upstairs Downstairs is popular for creating gourmet dining experiences, world famous brunches, and fantastic live music and entertainment on weekends. The place itself has been the site of several weddings and can be tailored to suit your event.



For more information: Meisei Tel: +973 1700 7770

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For more information: Upstairs Downstairs Tel: +973 1771 3093

Best of Block 338 Masso

Café Amsterdam

Serves: European cuisine Features: organically sourced ingredients

Established: 2014 Serves: Anglo-Dutch cuisine Features: quirky décor

With its simple décor, rustic wood details, white linens and vases of lavender reminiscent of the small villages and the hills of Provence, Masso is an oasis of peace in the midst of a busy city. Supported by its own organic garden, Masso provides a rustic cuisine that is heartwarming and mouthwatering. For more information: Masso Tel: +973 1772 1061

Unique food offerings, décor based on a cozy and cute Dutch canal-style building in Amsterdam, and a bustling brunch business makes this a great choice if you want to dine with family and friends. For more information: Café Amsterdam Tel: +973 1700 7404

La Vinoteca Barcelona

Established: 2000 Serves: Asian cuisine Features: outdoor Oriental veranda and Tatami room

Established: 2015 Serves: Spanish cuisine Features: tasting menus

Monsoon is a tribute to the palaces of Bali and Temples of the Orient. As a destination for authentic cuisine from the Far East, Monsoon serves Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese in a traditional Asian setting.

La Vinoteca Barcelona’s menu offers sublime Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on Spanish and Catalonian dishes. Also featuring an extensive wine menu from Spain, America and Chile; this restaurant is a must-try if you love tapas, flamenco, and wine.

For more information: Monsoon Tel: +973 1774 9222

For more information: La Vinoteca Barcelona Tel: +973 1700 7808 | February 2018




Best of Block 338 Rasoi by Vineet


Serves: Indian cuisine Features: Michelin starred chef

Serves: modern spins on American classics Features: rustic charm and wooden natural interiors

Rasoi by Vineet is a mystical Indian restaurant, and the first on the island with a chef who has been awarded a Michelin star. With a contemporary Indian cuisine and a celebrity chef, reservations become necessary on the weekends.

Coco’s is a very popular place that famously takes no reservations. You might take a while to get seated and even longer to get your food, but you will definitely enjoy it. Portions are generous and everything is made fresh.

For more information: Rasoi by Vineet Tel: +973 1774 6461

For more information: Coco’s Tel: +971 1771 6512

Nice Spice

Lantern’s Lounge & Restaurant

Established: 1972 Serves: authentic Chinese, Indian and Goan cuisine Features: Sports Bar

Serves: Indian food Features: great set-up and décor


Nice Spice was the first Chinese restaurant in Bahrain but have since expanded their menu to include Indian and Goan dishes. Different offerings from simple to elaborate pepper are on the menu so you can enjoy each visit according to your taste. For more information: Nice Spice Tel: +973 1771 3603 Links at the Royal Golf Club

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Lantern’s is an exclusive high-profile and award-winning restaurant with striking interiors. It’s casual atmosphere and interesting conversation pieces make it a great place to eat, dine, and party. For more information: Lantern’s Lounge & Restaurant Tel: +973 1724 6777

Best of Block 338 Café La Ventana

Thailand Restaurant

Serves: comfort food Features: an art gallery

Serves: Thai food Features:

An earthy place with bohemian vibes; you can enjoy delicious, healthy food here. Guests rave about the signature salads and the banoffee pie. There is a terrace upstairs for dining al fresco, and parking space is ample.

Delicious Thai cuisine, great service, and value for money are the hallmarks of Thailand Restaurant. Elegant, Thaiinspired décor plus great views on the second floor. Guests rave about the tom yum soup saying that the cuisine here is really authentic. Worth a try! For more information: Thailand Restaurant Tel: +973 1771 7040


Café Italia

Serves: Italian food Features: awesome architecture

Serves: Italian food Features: quaint garden area

The food at Oliveto promises to transport your five senses to Italy. Modern, sleek and cool, the design aesthetic is reminiscent of a hip Milanese trattoria. Oliveto is a fantastic ambassador of Italian cuisine in the Bahrain dining scene.

Cafe Italia serves authentic Italian dishes and unique interpretations of classics. A rare Neapolitan wood-fire oven ensures that pizza is always served piping hot. Sleek lines and 70’s inspired furniture make for a romantic dining experience.

For more information: Oliveto Tel: +973 1771 6747

For more information: Café Italia Tel: +973 1774 4774 | February 2018


For more information: Café La Ventana Tel: +973 6637 1616


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Where to get artsy in Block 338

Traditionally known as the Bohemian district, Block 338 is a venue for public art, exhibits and performances. It also houses contemporary art galleries that deserve a detour.

Albareh Art Gallery Since its founding, Albareh played a central role in Bahrain’s cultural landscape and is pivotal for presenting and promoting local, regional and international modern Arab masters to contemporaries through carefully curated exhibitions in Bahrain, the GCC and regular art fairs in the region and overseas. For more information: Albareh Art Gallery Tel� +973 1771 7707

Al Riwaq Art Space Certainly a popular player in the art field, Al Riwaq has restructured the way people view and think about public art and design. With annual public events like The Nest, Market 338, and Alwan 338 as well as a contemporary exhibition space, bookstore, and cafe, Al Riwaq is a go-to place for art and culture.


For more information: Al Riwaq Art Space Tel: +973 1770 0237

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Romantic Retreats in Block 338


ooking to impress this February 14th? Whether it’s the intimate warmth of the recently revamped La Vinoteca Barcelona or the contemporary European sophistication of Cafe Amsterdam, the special Saint Valentine’s Day menus at both venues will surely leave your dinner guest swooning.

The passionate flavours of Spain La Vinoteca Barcelona


Savour a unique Valentine’s Day experience at La Vinoteca Barcelona. Home to authentic Spanish cuisine at Block 338 in Adliya, the awardwinning restaurant now boasts an


entirely rejuvenated experience. This includes a reimagined venue and menus, solidifying its reputation as a little piece of ‘España’ in Manama.

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams”. - Dr. Seuss To celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, La Vinoteca Barcelona’s Spanish chef, Joan Gomez, has crafted a set menu that features the vibrant and passionate flavours of the country’s cuisine. Indulge in a romantic threecourse menu, with a glass of sparkling grape for BD55++ for two. Guests will also enjoy live music by Paul Adams, from 8pm to 11pm. La Vinoteca Barcelona’s kitchen is open every day, from noon to midnight. The bar is open from noon to midnight, Saturday to Tuesday, and from noon to 2am from Wednesday to Friday. For reservations and inquires please call +973 1700 7808 or email | February 2018

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HOTLINE: +973 3942 5576 Zinj Branch, Tel: +973 1774 0404

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e-mail Riffa Branch Tel: +973 1765 0444 Shop-68, Building-1846 Road-86, Block-912 West Riffa Busaiteen Branch Tel: +973 1700 4466 New Busaiteen Mall - Shop-47G Building-48 , Road-11, Block-225 Al Busaiteen Instagram: lecadeau_bah

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Modern European sophistication Cafe Amsterdam Housed in a stylish corner of Adliya, with a stunning garden, Cafe Amsterdam makes a picturesque spot for a memorable date. Enjoy an elegant and romantic three-course menu, with a glass of sparkling grape for BD45+. Make this occasion unforgettable, and celebrate

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. - Paolo Coelho “The Alchemist”

for all moods. Cafe Amsterdam’s menu features a delicious selection of carefully curated contemporary European creations, using only the highest quality ingredients. From Josper oven grilled cuts, to homemade pastas, juicy burgers and irresistible desserts, the sumptuous flavours will delight even the most discerning palates.

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Valentine’s Day in style at Cafe Amsterdam. Located in Block 338, Cafe Amsterdam is a unique destination in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Open from 5pm to midnight on weekdays, and from noon on Friday and Saturday, the contemporary space is perfect

Cafe Amsterdam is open every day, from 5pm to midnight, Sunday to Thursday, and from noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday. For reservations and inquires please call +973 1700 7404 or jfathi@bmmi. | February 2018

Health &


Our experts give tips on keeping your heart healthy while keeping the passion alive. Read on to discover amazing and useful health and life advice.


Show Your Heart Some Love


our heart may be longing for that extra love and care so take the time to be good to your heart and nourish it well. While family history and genetics are risk factors, a healthy diet & lifestyle are your best weapons to fight and minimize the risk of heart diseases. To be at your healthiest and happiest not just for Valentines’, follow these simple tips for long term benefits.

❤ Yay for dark chocolate! More

l Quit smoking now to lower by

love, the red color in fruits and vegetables packs valuable antioxidants that keep your cells and heart fit and healthy. Color your meals with tomatoes, red pepper, radish, strawberries, berries, red onion, beetroot, apple nevertheless don’t forget to build a rainbow of colors to get most of the nutritional benefits.

half your risk of heart problems in one year.

l Shoot for 30 minutes of brisk

walking on most days to protect and strengthen your heart, control blood sugar and pressure, and maintain a healthy weight.

l Watch the numbers and keep

your weight and waist under control.


l Eat for your heart and aim

for a well balanced whole foods diet that is based on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, lean meats. Replace saturated fats with healthy fats and lower your risk of heart disease by 25%!

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studies are showing that plant nutrient flavonoids found in cocoa beans influence your heart function and improve blood flow. To get the most benefits don’t go overboard and choose dark chocolate with at least 70% or more, add some cocoa nibs to your smoothies, or use cocoa powder in baking.

❤ Think Red! Besides symbolizing

This Valentine’s Day, think beyond red flowers and chocolate boxes…

raised, can increase the risk of heart disease. Make sure to include dark leafy vegetables, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, beans, lentils, orange, whole grains, sweet potato, and poultry in your diet as a varied wholesome diet is still the best multivitamin. Your best line of defense to keep your heart healthy is within you. Your mind and body are not separate. Be determined to earn your body and show your heart some love and spread love in return .

❤ Go nuts for Omega-3! Include

more salmon, tuna, sardines, flaxseeds, nuts, vegetable oils in your diet as Omega 3 helps in reducing inflammation & lowering your LDL or bad cholesterol. Don’t reach for supplements, as in this form it might increase your existing high LDL.

❤ Triple B Power! Folate, Vitamin

B6 & B12 help stabilize levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that if

Diana Nakhle is a clinical dietitian from Lebanon. Throughout her career, she has succeeded to provide nutrition counseling to thousands of people to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about Diana and find her on Instagram @ diana.nakhle.

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A Fitter, Healthier You be healthier, eat better by taking small steps.

change is the way you eat. Start with cutting down on fast food, minimizing it to once a week. All other meals should be healthy. Try and eat four to five times a day in smaller portions. This way you keep your metabolism ticking and you burn more energy. If you need any tips on nutrition, please visit my website and read about the basics of nutrition and training.



his is that time of the year when we make our New Year’s resolutions: we will be healthier, we will eat better and start working out. Then it dies off after a few weeks, if not days. Usually the problem is that we try to change too many factors at once. The key word should be: gradual. Make small changes, progress slowly, and it’s more likely that you will stick to it. Start with working out. If you haven’t trained in the last three to four months, then I recommend you start two to three times maximum per 18 | February 2018

week. If the gym is not for you, don’t worry. Do whatever you like: walking, swimming, cycling… Anything can work. Set a regular time in the week when you do your workout every single week. If you lack motivation, try and pair up with someone and go together. This way you won’t skip the workout because you will not want to let your friend down. If you go to the gym, get a personal trainer who can motivate you and show you how to train to achieve your goals. Once you get into the routine of regular workouts, the next thing to

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Crazy Good, with wide variety of fresh and bold flavours. Crazy Hot, from China, Singapore, Cambodia to Vietnam, this delicious menu geographically covers quite a distance. Crazy Fresh, 100 percent made from scratch daily.

Located in Adliya (+973 1754 0188) and Riffa (+973 1776 0780) DavidsStirFryCrazyRestaurant DavidsStirFryCrazyRestaurant

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Kite surfing at SkateShack Amwaj Flying a kite is awesome, but flying a kite on the water is even more so. This ancient Polynesian sport, where you are strapped on a modified surfboard and given the controls to an inflatable power kite, is now very popular in Bahrain. Get yourself and your date over to Skate Shack, where you can get lessons and they’ll also rent you the equipment for kite surfing. Tel. +9731769 7176 or visit

Adrenaline Dates Try something new and exciting for a change. Go-karting at the Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC)

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Remember the bumper cars that were a fashionable sport in the 90’s? This is its updated cousin. The go-karting track at the BIKC is the region’s fastest growing karting track and can also host events at night. With a club house area and an open terrace, you can enjoy coffee, lunch, and dinner when you visit. Make a bet and see who the go-kart champion is. Tel. +973 1745 0000 or email

Indoor Skydiving at Gravity This is Bahrain’s first indoor skydiving experience and has already gathered a lot of hype. You will experience freefall at one of the tallest wind tunnels in the world; with an overall height of 12 meters. This bodyflight experience is one of a kind, and might even whet your appetite for more of these types of adventures like parachuting. Gravity provides lessons pre-flight, as well as gear. Tel. +973 1310 0000 or visit 20 | February 2018


Romancing Bahrain Despite its small size, Bahrain has many romantic places that would constitute a memorable Valentine’s day date.

La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art Dating back to a 150 years, this imposing structure has hosted weddings, dinners, and launches throughout the years. In keeping with their art advocacy, dining is also treated as an art form, with indoor and outdoor dining areas that exude romance and style.

Keizo at Al Areen Palace and Spa


Pull out all the stops and take her to Keizo. Featuring a small island overlooking a lake, this intimate set-up is ideal for a romantic date. You can opt for tailor made settings to set the perfect mood or ask the chef to serve you some of the best sushi in town.

The Domain Le Sauvage Le Sauvage is a sophisticated steakhouse with an oldworld feel. Views of Manama, comfortable cigar chairs, an excellent chef with a delightful repertoire of dishes artfully described by the dashing sommelier; this is a place to linger and indulge. 22 | February 2018



YOUR Guide to the BEST in Bahrain Though we take every care to ensure information is accurate, details can change and honest mistakes can be made. If you spot any errors, please let us know so we can correct future issues


- best on the island

5 Star hotelS Al Areen Palace & Spa Luxuryprivate villas and seclusion far from Manama. Large, well equipped Spa. Close to F1 circuit, Tel: 1784 5000 ART Rotana Hotel & Resort Beach side property, Amwaj islands, Tel: 1600 0111 Crowne Plaza Large business and conference venues and an array of restaurants, Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1122

Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 1666,

Tel: 1746 0000

Elite Resort & Spa Muharraq, Tel: 1731 3333

Downtown Rotana Manama, Tel: 1311 9999,

Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa Close to major shopping centers. Seef, Tel: 1711 1999

K Hotel Juffair. Tel: 1736 0000

The Domain Bahrain Hotel & Spa Diplomatic area, Tel: 1600 0000

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Direct access to a private beach and lagoon, Seef, Tel: 1758 0000

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay A soaring architectural statement on its own exclusive island. Manama, Tel: 1711 5000

Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Next to Bahrain World Trade Centre. Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 3533

Golden Tulip Diplomatic area, Tel: 1753 5000,

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Private beach. Located out of town, close to F1 circuit. Zallaq, Tel: 1763 6363

Ramada Bahrain Adliya, Manama, Tel: 1774 2000

The Grove Hotel Building 1722, Road 5715, Block 257 Amwaj Islands, Tel 1603 0303

Ramada City Centre Manama Seef, Tel: 1710 4000

The Westin Bahrain City Centre Directly connected to the mall, Seef, Tel: 1717 1000

Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island - Relaxed holiday vibe, breathtaking views. Tel. 16000999

Gulf Hotel with major conference center and 9 first class restaurants, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3000 Intercontinental Regency Building No 130, Road 150, King Faisal Highway, Manama Tel: 1722 7777 Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre Directly connected to City Centre Mall, Seef, Tel: 1717 1111 Mövenpick Next to the airport,

Mercure Grand Seef Tel: 1758 4400 Novotel Al Dana Resort Beachside property, Muharraq, Tel: 1729 8008 Premier Juffair, Tel: 17 81 1811

5 Star apartment hotelS Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Tel: 1616 1888, The Diplomat Residences Diplomatic Area, Tel: 17 531666, Marriott Exec. Aprts. Juffair Tel: 1736 3999

Palace Boutique Hotel Adliya, Tel: 1772 5000

Ramee Rose Juffair. with popular Club XS attached, Tel: 1761 6167. Swiss-Belhotel Seef, Bahrain Tel: 6631 0000 S Hotel Bahrain - Smart, corporate hotel with great leisure and dining. Tel. 17380380

4 Star apartment hotelS

4 Star hotelS

Al Manzil Juffair, Tel: 1781 3366

Al Safir Juffair, Tel: 1782 7999 Elite Crystal with the popular K360 nightclub downstairs. Juffair, Tel: 1722 4000

Elite Group - a choice of properties in Bahrain for long term guests, Tel: 1722 4000

FOOTBALL - For organized games, 5-a-side, and kids training contact Bahrain Rugby Club Tel: 17 695 809 Dilmun Club Tel: 36 342 862 GOLF - Royal Golf Club Tel: 17 750 777 Awali Golf Club – 18 hole desert course. Tel: 17 756 770

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For business enquiries, call +973 1782 2388

HORSE RIDING - Dilmun Stables Tel: 17 693 766 Shakhoora Stables Tel: 17 591 103

Sports - for those feeling energetic!

ICE SKATING - Funland Tel: 17 292 313 JETSKIS - Coral Bay Tel: 17 312 700

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BOWLING - Bahrain Bowling Association Tel: 17 701 201

KARATE - Bahrain Karate Centre Tel: 38 449 994

CRICKET - Bahrain Rugby Club Tel: 17 727 727

KARTING - Tel: 13 101 310 KAyAKING - Bahrain Sailing Club Tel: 17 836 078 | February 2018 74 Bahrain Confidential January 2018


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Professional Clubs

KITESuRFING - Skate Shack Tel: 17 697 176

- for networking, and fun.

MOTORSPORT - Test your car + driving skills on an F1 circuit + 4x4 off-road instruction. Bahrain International Circuit. Tel: 17 450 000 RuGBy - Bahrain Rugby Club Tel: 17 695 809 RuNNING - Bahrain Road Runners Tel: 36 876 876 SAILING - Bahrain Sailing Club Tel: 17 836 078 Bahrain Yacht Club Tel: 17 700 677 SCuBA DIVING - Awali Divers at Dilmun Club Tel: 17 690 926 Coral Bay Tel: 17 312 700 Scubamaster Tel: 17 292 154 SQuASH - Dilmun Club Tel: 3725 5772 TENNIS - Bahrain Tennis Club Tel: 17 729 5610 Dilmun Club Tel: 17 692 986 Country Club Tel: 17 593 593

Family Clubs


- for networking, and fun. Bahrain Beachcombers – Friendly group that typically meets twice monthly to clean beaches. Check their Facebook page for details Bahrain Rugby Club - Family club with good sports facilities. Tel: 17 695 809 British Club - Home away from home for the mostly British members. Good sports facilities. Tel: 1772 8245 Country Club - Family club with good sports facilities. Tel: 17 593 593

TRIATHLON SWIM TRAINING Bahrain Rugby Club. Tel: 17 695 809

Dilmun Club – Family club with good sports facilities. Tel: 17 690 926

WATERSPORTS – Gypsea Watersports Tel: 7736 3677

Think Pink – Fighting breast cancer. Tel: 39 076 717 Indian Club Home away from home for Indian members. Good sports facilities. Tel: 1725 3157

aSIan American Chamber of Commerce – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 522 777 Australian Association – Social and professional networking events. American Chamber of Commerce – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 522 777 Australian Association – Social and professional networking events. Bahrain British Business Forum – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 813 488 Bahrain French Business Club – Monthly lunch meetings and other professional networking events. Tel: 17 748 999 Bahrain Irish Society – Lunch meetings and other professional networking events Biz-Ladies – Lunch meetings and other networking events for professional women. Tel: 38 442 727 Indian Ladies Association – Tel: 17 531 468 Internations – International social club, regular evening get-togethers at different locations – Palm Association – Ladies group helping good causes. Tel: 39 967 896 Rotary Club – Tel: 17 740 146

ChIneSe China Garden Enchanting décor and interesting dishes. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1774 6423 D 25, L 12 David’s Stir Fry Crazy Well-lit ambiance with authentic and flavourful dishes.Tel: 1754 0188 D 18 L 12 Hong Kong Usually busy. Um Al Hassan, Tel: 1772 8700 D 10, L 6 Rauchi at Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Asian fusion restaurant with live ktchen. Tel: 1761 6167 D 15, L 10 Soie Sheraton Hotel, Tel: 1753 3533 D 24

InDIan Clay Oven Authentic cuisine, Adliya, Tel: 17 717 008 D 14, L 7 Copper Chimney Authentic cuisine, Um Al Hassan, Tel: 17 728 699 D 20, L 10 Desi Spice,Abu Ghazal Ave, Manama Authentic Indian food. Tel: +97317272200 D 10 L 6 It’s Mirchi, Ramee International Hotel, Juffair.Indian Restaurant with live music. Tel. +97338381615 D 15 L10 Lanterns Fabulous décor, excellent dishes. Several locations. Tel: 1724 6777 D 20, L 10

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Nirvana High class intimate setting. Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 17 580 000 D 60, L 21

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Rasoi Fine dining Indian restaurant. Ramee Grand, Seef, Tel: 1711 1973 D 24, L 12 Rasoi by Vineet First fine-dining Indian restaurant in Bahrain operated by a Michelin starred chef. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 D 26, L 14 | February 2018 Bahrain Confidential January 2018 75

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Fraser Suites

Crowne Plaza

Golden Tulip The Domain Sheraton

Downtown Rotana

Moda Mall

World Trade Centre

Central Business District

InterContinental Yateem Regency Centre

Bahrain Financial Harbour

Wyndham Grand


Four Seasons Avenues

Mövenpick Art Rotana Bahrain International Airport Dragon Hotel

Ramada Amwaj

Listings Listings Roti Boti Al Areen Palace & Spa. Closed on Monday. Tel: 1784 5000

thaI Royal Thai Emphasis on seafood. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 D 27, L 14

D 20, L 10 Spices Indian fine dining at the Crowne Plaza, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 1122

Thai Lounge Thai themed lounge bar. Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 17 586 499 D 40, L 11

D 10, L 7


Thailand Traditional Thai food. Adliya, Tel: 1771 7040 D 15, L 7

Akiko Contemporary Japanese cuisine. Adliya, Tel: 1771 7080. D 14, L 7

Wu Asian Restaurant & Lounge Offering a culinary experience from the Far East. ART Rotana Amwaj, Tel: 1600 0111

Imari Japanese Restaurant at Domain Hotel, Tel: 1600 0000 D 28, L 11

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Kei Popular for its maki. Golden Tulip, Tel: 1753 5000 D 20, L 9

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Maki Innovative takes on sushi and maki. Moda Mall, Tel: 1752 2733 D 45, L 15

Bambu Serves Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese cuisine. Adliya, Tel: 1726 2555 D 15, L 8

Mirai Trendy lounge serving contemporary Japanese food, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3113 D 22, L 9

Bushido Enormous Samurai-themed Japanese restaurant by day, and offshoot of Buddha Bar by night. Seef, Tel: 1758 3555

Ruka Fusion Japanese dishes with panoramic views of Manama from the 24th floor. Ramee Grand, Tel: 1711 1999

D 30, L 12 Keizo Al Areen: A contemporary & elegantly styled Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Japanese & Thai Cuisine. Closed on Sundays. Tel: 17845000 Ext. 250

D 28, L 11 Sato Sushi and teppanyaki. Private rooms. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 D 27, L 12

D 30, L 12

Meisei Spread over 3 floors with a trendy rooftop bar. Japanese, Chinese, Korean and fusion. Adliya’s block 338, Tel: 1700 7770 D 28, L 11 Monsoon Fine East-Asian cuisines served in a beautiful pavilion Adliya, Tel: 1774 9222 D 29, L 12

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

re Asian Cuisine | Wolfgang Puck 50th floor of Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5046 D 90, L 35

Café Italia Stylish restaurant, modern Italian cuisine Adliya, Tel: 1774 4774

eUropean + amerICan amerICan Bennigan’s American themed diner with live music in the evenings. Al Safir Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1781 3750

Johnny Rockets Themed burger bar. Al Ali Mall and Amwaj Lagoon, Tel: 17 566 565 D/L 10

FrenCh Camelot Friendly bar and restaurant located in a faux castle. Live singer. Adliya, Tel: 3997 7540

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Le Sauvage Masculine, leather-bound grilla room on the 36th floor with great views. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000


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D 25, L 12 La Fontaine A spectacular and romantic restaurant hidden away amongst small streets, Manama, Tel: 1723 0123 D 38, L 20

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Cucina Italiana Home-made pasta, and wood-fired pizza. Al Safir Hotel, Tel: 1700 1317 D 15, L 7 Fiamma Restaurant Sofitel Bahrain Tel. 1763 6363 D 28, L 15

T.G.I.Friday American diner and steakhouse offering a family friendly experience. Bahrain City Centre, Juffair & others, Tel: 17 179 041 D/L 10

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D 25, L 9 Cico’s In Bahrain for 35-years, traditional Italian meals Adliya, Tel: 1771 3710 D 22, L 10

D/L 9 Hard Rock Café Part of the international chain of themed restaurants. Live music. Exhibition Road, Tel: 17 291 569

D/L 10

Grand Mosque

ItalIan Bice Modelled on a restaurant with a proud Italian heritage going back to the 1920s. Moda Mall, Tel: 1753 3666 D 28, L 11

Ric’s Kountry Kitchen American restaurant with a lively karaoke night and separate bar that’s very popular with Americans, Juffair. Tel: 1772 5550

Serving Real American Food in The Middle East since 1997

D 25, L 12 PAuL French cuisine. At City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 1717232 D 15, L 10

Nu Asia Popular lunchtime venue. Al Ali Mall, Tel: 17 587 171 D/L 15

D/L 16

American Southern Style Family Restaurant & Lounge

Le Jardin, Ramada Hotel Bahrain Gudaibiya, Tel: 1774 2000

D 45, L 14 Le Domain [34] Chic restaurant with great views. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0222 D 40, L 13

La Pergola Opulent Roman-style settings. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1774 6419 D 28, L 10 Oliveto’s restuarant and lounge, beautiful outdoor seating around a pool. Adliya, Tel: 1771 6747 D 35, L 14 Masso Strong focus on quality organic ingredients. Palace Boutique Hotel, Tel: 1772 1061 D 29, L 12 Medzo Italian Restaurant Serves timeless classics with a contemporary twist. Tel: 17 208 308 Mondo Mediterranean favourites in cool surroundings. Diplomat Radisson Tel: 1753 1666 D 30, L 11 Pasquale “Trattoria” style Italian restaurant on waterfront terrace. Reef Island. Tel: 133 20617

Prego Family friendly. Royal Golf Club, Tel: 1775 0777 D 25 Primavera Overlooking the hotel gardens and out to sea. Ritz Carlton. Tel: 1758 0000 D 35, L 18 Rialto Authentic old country dishes served up by chef Mateo. Ramee Grand, Tel: 1711 1974 D 27 Roma Italian fare with live music every night. Um al Hassam, Tel: 1772 3818 D 20

Listings Listings Rosso – Bar, Enoteca, Restorante A rustic Italian restaurant serving a varied a la carte menu. ART Rotana Amwaj. Tel: 16000111

Vapiano Freshly made pasta and Italian pizzas and more. Tel: 1749 1391 D 18 L 16 Vento Open-air poolside Italian-style restaurant Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5500

Saveur Westin’s Eat Well concept with ‘SuperFoods’. Westin, Tel: 1717 1000 D 20, L 15 Tapas Serves tapas and cocktails on the seafront. Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363 D 37 Txoko A Basque-inspired sky lounge serving tapas. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000

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Brasa De Brazil Churrascaria Great options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Tel: 1758 2225

Al Wasmeyyah Golden Tulip’s signature outlet. Tel:1753 5000 D 15, L 9

D 25 L 20 Café Amsterdam and Vino Teca Barcelona 2 restaurants joined to one another and sharing a garden. Adliya, Tel: 32 000 177 D 35, L 12 La Med Popular for its buffet, Ritz Carlton, Tel: 1758 6499 D 40, L 16 Florence La Maison Mediterraneenne Adliya Tel: 17 336 373 L 18 D 20 Nicole’s at Block 338, Tel: 1728 0700 D 35, L 7

Bahrain Bay Kitchen Indoor-outdoor restaurant, features an international buffet. Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5500 L 22 Fusions Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Great views of Juffair, Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 Lemon Tree Exotic culinary selection, including Asian and Mediterranean dishes. Ramee Grand, Tel: 17 111 999 D 35, L 9 Level 34 Masculine grill room on 34th floor. Great views. The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000 D 50, L 14

Me and you One of the few licensed restaurants in Amwaj lagoon, Live band every Friday. Tel: 1601 0160 D 35, L 9 MuJu Outdoor seating area with a pleasant sea view. Dragon Resort, Tel: 1603 9800

Al Fayez Traditional Lebanese food with a cultural modernized twist. Reef Island. Tel: 1332 0612

Bey Route Lebanese restaurant and deli. Budaiya Tel: 1728 0111

D 30, L 18 Rimal Restaurant All-day dining with breakfast buffet and a la carte. Al Areen Palace & Spa, Tel: 17 845 000 Saraya Restaurant, Sofitel Bahrain Tel. 1763 6363 D 25, L 15

Kenza Lebanese and Iranian fare. K Hotel, Tel: 17360 000 La Mosaique International buffets and a la carte menus. Crowne Plaza, Tel: 1753 1122 D 32, L 14

Selections All day dining multicuisine buffet restaurant, Middle Eastern & International, Tel 17 208 308 upstairs Downstairs Live music nightly, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3093

Mawal Lebanese cuisine, set menu, live Lebanese and Iraqi singers and belly dancers. Golden Tulip,Tel: 17 535 000 ext. 8543 D 30, L 11

D 30 Zodiac Multi Cuisine Restaurant All day dining restaurant +973 1781 3366 Zoë with rooftop and basement lounges. Adliya, Tel: 1771 6400.

Olivos Brasserie Casually elegant eatery. Diplomat Radisson, Tel: 17 531 666 D 35 Pashawat Restaurant, Sofitel Bahrain Tel. 1763 6363 D 25, L 15

D 35

meXICan Casa Mexicana Adliya, Tel: 17715521 D 25

Rayes Lebanese food with outdoor seating looking across a small marina. Fateh Corniche, Manama, Tel: 17 312 700 D 15, L 5

Cantina Kahlo serves authentic flavors of Mexico. Tel: 17586401

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Margarita Mexicana First fine-dining Mexican restaurant in Bahrain. Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000 D 32 Senor Pacos Popular lively Mexican themed restaurant. Adliya, Tel: 1772 5873 D 20

Reem Al Bawadi Family-themed Lebanese café’ and shisha. Ramada Manama City Centre. Tel. 17104026

Shoo Fe Ma Fee Lebanese dining. Adliya, Tel: 17 311 280

Zahle Lebanese cuisine, belly dancing. Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1774 6417


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Kontiki Asian food in stylish surrounding. Diplomat Radisson Blu, Tel: 1753 1666

Baharat Dishes from across the Arab world, accompanied by sounds of live Oud player. Le Meridien, Tel: 1717 1111 D 25


Majlis, Ramee Monroe Hotel. Live Arabic entertainment. Signature Arabic & continental cuisine. Tel 1729 6699

Saffron AlAreen Khaleeji cuisine. Al Areen Palace, Tel: 1784 5000

Reef Garden Dining with a modern Arabic twist, Reef Island. Tel. 17564730

Villa Mamas Opposite Saar Cinema, Tel: 17 305 031 Bahrain101 is the ULTIMATE GUIDE to the most happening events, exquisite dining and entertainment unlimited on the island. Watch this space for only the Best in Bahrain!

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Takasim Arabic specialty restaurant with live performances and gourmet cuisine. Tel: 1761 6167 Kosebasi Turkish steakhouse. At City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 17172322

Golestan Iranian fine dining at Sheraton Hotel, Tel: 1753 3533 Takht Jamsheed Iranian specialties Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3000.

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Lumee Middle Eastern street food in a café/deli setting. A’ali and Saar Mall. Tel. 17434300 / 17694848


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Legendz Steakhouse award winning steakhouse at Intercontinental Regency, Tel: 17 208 308


Links overlooking the golf courses. Royal Golf Club, Tel: 1775 1262 L8 The Meat Co. South African restaurant with roof bar. Adliya, Tel: 1774 2080

Brazil Rodizio Grill & Lounge Brazilian-themed steakhouse offering the churrascaria dining style. Adliya, Tel: 1782 6686 D 20 Butcher Shop & Grill South African family chain. Non alcohol. City Centre, Tel: 17 172 323

Plums Fine dining steakhouse. RitzCarlton, Tel: 1758 0000 D 72 Also see Le Sauvage (French)

Rauchi Ramee Rose Hotel, Fresh seafood prepared to your own taste. Tel: 1761 6167 Icons ExplaInEd:

Fine Dining

CuT by Wolfgang Puck Bahrain’s newest steakhouse located at the Four Seasons, Tel: 1711 5044 D 140 Flames Steak & Seafood Serving modern contemporary cuisine with rooftop dining. ART Rotana Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111

hIDDen GemS La Mer Select your meal from the display and watched it cooked before your eyes. Sofitel, Tel: 1763 6363

No Alcohol

Reef Fish Market Reef Island. Tel: 17564730

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Waves Crowne Plaza, Tel: 1753 1122 D 40, L 10

Some of our favourite family places where you can enjoy a feast for less than BD5. mIDDle eaStern - Under BD5 Al Hantoor Grills One-of-a-kind Turkish restaurant, running for 18 years. The regular customers swear by their grills and shawarma,Tashan, Tel:1740 1084 Al Shoala Popular Turkish spot – among the locals and expats alike. Expect some delay with your order during peak times. Jidhafs, Jid Ali, and Muharraq, Tel: 1733 3676 (Muharraq branch) Badawi Authentic Lebanese dining experience in Bahrain. Hoora, Exhibition Road, Tel: 1729 7799

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Listings “Shawarma Alley” OK – this isn’t a single outlet, but a whole road of cafes and shawarma stands, the so called ‘Shawarma Alley’ is your goto place not just for a simple snack, but also for some people watching. Typical price for a shawarma – 300 fils! Adliya, Osama bin Zaid Avenue. Bu Ali Traditional Middle Eastern and Asian dishes. Several branches throughout the island, Tel: 1724 2432 Iskenderun Grill Excellent for tikka or lamb chops. Generous portions too! Hoora, Exhibition Road, Tel: 1729 3334 Lebanese Restaurant Aka ‘Shukri’, they serve mutton shawarma, hummus, Iranian-style lamb chops, and traditional arayes. Gudaibiya, Tel: 1724 2333 Tehran Grills Iranian food, Sanabis, opposite Bahrain Mall, Tel: 1755 5989 uruk Restaurant Famous for its grills and fresh bread. Hoora, Exhibition Road, Tel: 1729 1500 Alexandria Grills Tables set-up on the sidewalk! As you watch the buzzin’ streets, they’re grillin’ delicious meat & chicken tikka in front of you! Old Palace Rd. (across from Daiso).

InDIan - Under BD5

Listings serves South Indian and Punjabi dishes, including vegan options. Manama, Isa Al Kabeer Avenue, Tel: 1726 3171 Barbecue Delights Pakistani, Afghani, and North Indian cuisine. Seef Mall, Tel: 1756 4282 Charcoal Grill Known forits

“American Alley” So called because it is close to the US Navy base and popular with Americans. This is not a restaurant but a long street full of family food outlets and restaurants - mostly international franchises. Juffair. tandoori chicken, this small family restaurant offers Indian, Chinese, and grills. Umm Al Hassam, Tel: 17729115 Spice Nice Goan cuisine. Chinese dishes also available. Adliya, behind Gulf Hotel, Tel: 1771 3603 Swagat A charming vegetarian smallhole-in-the-wall, offering all things South Indian. Manama Souq, Tel: 1722 5137 Govindas Authentic Hindu vegetarian cuisine. Mannai Mansions, Juffair (opposite Al Jazzera supermarket), Tel: 17 827 127 Vrindavan All-vegetarian outlet serving authentic South Indian thali. Manama, next to American Mission Hospital, Tel: 1723 4454, 1727 2320

Aryas Bhavan Vegetarian restaurant

InternatIonal - Under BD5 Grill Room Buffet A great variety of Chinese, Continental, and Pakistani dishes. Budaiya, Tel: 1769 6660

CaFeS with outdoor seating

Paradise Café This veteran eatery has a loyal customer base. Famous for its chicken tikka and cream caramel. Manama, Government Avenue, Tel: 1753 5306 Salt’n Pepper Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern dishes as well as sandwiches, fast food, seafood, steaks, and vegetarian options. Sanad, Tel: 1762 3535 yum yum Tree Different cuisines cooked in separate kitchens all under the same roof. Great food, wide selection – Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Thai and more several branches throughout the country, Tel: 1753 7900

Far eaStern - Under BD5

Aroma Luxurious and modern Middle Eastern shisa café offering food. Popular with all nationalities. Seef Mall, Tel: 1758 2711 Bay View Lounge Light international fare or afternoon tea plus outdoor terrace. Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000 Café Lilou French themed café serving light meals. Adliya, Tel: 1774 1440

Swan Lake Genuine Filipino dishes, with a pinch of Thai cuisine, always served fresh and in generous portions. Manama, next to Bab Al Bahrain, Tel: 1722 7761

Coffee World Specialty coffee house offering hot and iced coffees with sweet and savoury snacks. Reef Island. Tel: 1756 4750

Baan Saeng Thai – authentic Thai cuisine, Adliya Tel: 1771 0467

SeaFooD - Under BD5 Fish House A must try for seafood lovers. Budaiya, opposite the International Hospital, Tel: 1759 4040


Children friendly, soft drinks only!

Coco’s Very popular, especially when the weather is good as it has a large enclosed garden. Adliya, Tel: 1771 6512 Columbus Café Offers hot drinks, snacks and desserts at City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall. Tel. 17172324 Cream & Fudge Premium ice creams, nuts, fruits, candies, fudge and more. Reef Island. Tel: 17564740 Crust Crema A true coffee experience. Saar Avenue, Tel: 1721 4155 Dome Café Part of the London chain of trendy yet cozy bistros. Juffair and Seef, Tel: 1781 0180

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Al Abraaj Arabic and International cuisine at reasonable prices. Branches throughout Bahrain. Burger Lounge Gourmet burgers, salads and side dishes in a venue as trendy as any nightspot. Amwaj Lagoon. Tel: 7705 5772 El Gringo Mexican Al Hamala Tel: 17 00 14 60 P.F. Chang’s Asian-themed diner located in Bahrain City Centre Tel: 1717 9757

The Grub Shack American style Al Hamala Tel: 17 13 13 63 Nando’s Portugese/South African peri peri chicken. Juffair and Zayad town. Tel: 17825100 Also see: Butcher Shop & Grill (Steakhouses) Listed under Chili’s (American) Listed under Johnny Rockets (American) Listed under

La Patisserie Flavoured teas, fresh savouries, and desserts. Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167 Le Chocolat Specialty dishes including chocolates and burgers and pizzas. Seef, Tel: 1758 2259 Noor Lounge refined yet casual lobby ideal for informal meetings or breaks, Intercontinental Regency, Tel 17 208 308

T.G.I Friday’s Bahrain City Centre and Juffair Tel: 1717 9041

The Lash Room Suite 12, 1st Floor, Mandarine Business Center, Seef, Bahrain Tel: +973-13104889 thelashroom.bah thelashroom.bahrain

Elements Pool & Lounge chic outdoor pool side lounge with scenery of nature Tel: 17 208 308.

Senses Lounge Freshly baked goodies, and a special selection of teas and coffees. Al Areen Palace & Spa, Tel: 17 845 000

The Ritz Gourmet Lounge French interior. Best afternoon tea on the island Tel: 17586425 Veranda Interior garden theme. There are now 3 in the chain located in Adhari, Amwaj, and Adliya, Tel: 1771 5868 | February 2018 80 Bahrain Confidential January 2018







Muju Indoor and outdoor setting that overlooks the pool and the lagoon. Amwaj, Dragon Hotel, Tel: 1603 9800 Ora Restaurant, Hotel Diva Juffair, Tel: 3642 6462 Pulse Lively Arabic nightclub, Al Safir Hotel, Juffair, Tel: 1782 7999 Ric’s Kountry Kitchen A popular American venue with a lively karaoke night. Juffair, Tel: 1772 5550

lIVelY at WeeKenDS Waikiki Kitchen A Caribbean themed rooftop venue with a sunken bar and poolside lounge. Juffair, Elite Crystal Hotel, Tel: 1755 8200 Brazil This intimate club has a friendly vibe and hosts some of Bahrain’s niche music genres. Adliya, Tel: 3616 1650 Bushido Enormous Samuraithemed Japanese restaurant by day, and offshoot of Buddha Bar by night. Seef, near RitzCarlton. Tel: 1758 6555. High $$$ Camelot Friendly bar and restaurant located in a faux castle. Live singer. Adliya, Tel: 3997 7540 Calexico Fresh, Cal-Mex street food in Adliya. Open 6pm till late (Closed Sundays). Tel: 17666644

Fiddlers Green Irish themed pub. Diplomat Radisson Blu, Diplomatic Area, Tel: 1753 4666 Harvesters Large pub with outside seating. Live band. Crowne Plaza, Diplomatic Area, Tel. 1753 1122 Ibrida The biggest club in Bahrain with resident band and other stage events. Seef, Ramee Grand Hotel, Tel: 1711 1999 JJs popular Irish bar and restaurant, host to Bahrain’s Karaoke Idol. Adliya, Tel: 3932 9083 Klub 360 Bahrain’s most sophisticated nightclub, a dazzling combination of light, video and club mixes. Celebrity international DJs & unique cocktails. Juffair, Elite Crystal Hotel, Tel: 3336 0300


Typhoon Cocktail lounge with option to sit outside set next to the gardens of The Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1774 6434

Ladies' Nights

Trader Vic’s Sociable atmosphere. Sit outside to enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in Bahrain. Ritz Carlton, Tel: 1758 6555.

The Warbler Sports bar with an international size pool table and darts section. Manama, Tel: 1729 0600 Txoko A bar that’s almost the entire length of the club, and a raised VIP area. Diplomatic Area, The Domain, Tel: 1600 0000 upstairs Downstairs Bahrain’s favourite jazz venue, renowned for its live music Dinner Shows. Adliya, Tel: 1771 3093 Wrangler A very wild Wild West Saloon, playing RnB. Juffair, Tel: 1729 0600

CozY Burlington Club Cigar lounge in the style of an English gentlemen’s club. Ritz Carlton, Seef, Tel: 1758 0000

Envy, Premier Hotel, Juffair. Ladies night everyday except Tue, uni drinks 9-11pm. 32170898. Harvesters, Crowne Plaza. 9pm - 1am, Monday & Friday. Different Offers. Live Band. +973 1753 1122 Ibrida Ramee Grand Hotel, Seef. EVERY NIGHT! Two free drinks for ladies from 9pm – 1am. 3689 7378 JJs Irish Restaurant, Adliya. Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed. Unlimited selected drinks for BD7. Live band. +973 3384 3005 Kabayanz, Ramee Rose Hotel Selected complimentary drinks. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tel: 3354 4276/6695 0526 Klub 360, Elite Crystal Hotel, Juffair. Every Sun & Wed with unlimited selected cocktails from 9pm – 2am. +973 17 360 300 K Lounge, K Hotel, Juffair. Unlimited selected drinks Sun, Wed, Tues,, from 8pm-12 midnight. 36021846

Takasim Arabic night club with live Performances and gourmet cuisine. Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167

The Foundry, Block 338, Urban & industrious hardworking eatery. Mon-Sat from 12pm Tel: 69960000

Elements Offers a poolside lounge in an open white room. Central Business District, InterContinental, Tel: 1722 7777

The K Lounge Art Deco feel, with contemporary art on display. Juffair, The K Hotel, Tel: 1736 0000

Tapas Bar A vibrant blue interior reminiscent of the sea outside, offering cocktails, live music, DJ’s, and hosts a Friday brunch. Zallaq, Sofitel. Tel: 1763 6363

Coda Jazz Lounge A Jazz Lounge & Bistro. Ground Floor, Atiram Premier Hotel. Tel: +973343 42 828/ +973-666 78 666

Downtown Bar new resident band, X.O.P. with years of International experience continue to be one of the most talked-about variety bands. Tel: 17 208 308


Sky Bar Rooftop experience. Closes when the summer gets too hot. Juffair, Hotel Diva, Tel: 3971 8101

The Blue Hour Signature cocktails & bites at Blue Moon Lounge on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for BD5. Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000

Davy Crockett’s restaurant and bar with live band. Very busy at weekends. Hotel Diva, Juffair, Tel: 3992 2583

Shift 7 Formula 1 inspired bar and lounge. Indoor and outdoor seating and excellent view of Bahrain. Muharraq, Elite Resort & Spa, Tel: 1731 3333

Sherlock Holmes large English themed pub with live band. Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Tel: 1771 3000

Club XS Non-stop music mixed by in-house DJ. Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Tel: 1761 6167

CuT Bar & Lounge Signature bites and drinks every Saturday and Sunday for BD3. Four Seasons, Tel: 17115000

Mexico, Ritz-Carlton, Tel: 1758 6401

An Nada Lounge Sheraton. Every Wednesday, 9pm onwards with unlimited selected drinks. Tel: 1753 3533 Barrel Crystal Palace Hotel, Juffair, EVERY NIGHT - 3 free drinks 9pm1am. Live band. Tel: 66 901 323 Bambu, Adliya, Every Wednesday from 11am-3pm including house cocktails for BD10 (guys pay BD19.6). Tel: 17 262 555 Brazil, Adliya. Every Wednesday. Unlimited free drinks 8pm-2am! 3616 1650. Bushido, Seef, Thursdays only. Free drinks from 9pm till late. LIVE DJ. Tel: 17 583 555

LIV Club Lounge, Al Murooj Hotel, Juffair, 3 free drinks 8pm – 1am Tel: 6660 0025 Meisei Wednesday - Free wine 7pm -11pm. Live music. Tel: 1700 7770 A new ladies night now also on Tuesdays. Ladies receive 4 complimentary glasses of wine or selected cocktails all night long Sky Lounge, Hotel Diva, Juffair. Free drinks for ladies from 9pm - 12 midnight – EVERY night! 3689 7378 Sofitel Bahrain, Ladies enjoy in Tapas every Wed with unlimited selected drinks from 8pm – 12am. 1763 6363 The Hub, Ramee Monroe Hotel. Every Tuesday. 3 free selected beverages. 3628 9347

Camelot, Adliya, Unlimited cocktails BD5.5 from 7pm, Wednesdays only. Live music. Tel: 39 977 540

Trader Vic’s Wahine Tuesday. 2 Free cocktails. 6pm to 10pm. Tel: +973 1758 6555

CODA Jazz Lounge, Atiram Premier Hotel, Juffair. Unlimited free drinks. Wed. from 8pm-2am. 3434 2828.

Txoko, 36th floor, Domain Hotel, EVERY NIGHT, except Fri. Unlimited selected drinks 4pm2am. Live DJ. Tel: 66 395 608

Cellar 59, ART Rotana, Thursday, Amwaj, 3 free drinks. 5pm2am. Live DJ. Tel: 1600 0111 Club XS Ramee Rose Hotel, Juffair. Every night, Selected free drinks. Tel: 1761 6167

Cellar 59 A wine bar and cellar at the newly opened ART Rotana, Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111

Club Buffalo EVERY NIGHT (except Thursdays). Various offers. Live band. Tel: 39 508 403

Flamingo Bar Classy cocktail and cigar lounge by the pool. Moevenpick Hotel, near Airport, Tel: 17460 000

Davy Crocketts, Hotel Diva, Juffair, Tue & Wed. 5 free drinks 8pm1am. Live music. Tel: 36 089 534

Lagoon Has a central pool bar that you can swim up to. Zallaq, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Tel: 1763 6363

Downtown 3 selected drinks complimentary + 25% discount on all cocktails on Sat, Tues, and Thurs. Tel: 17 208 308

Level 34 Great views over Bahrain. Diplomatic Area, The Domain, Tel:1600 0000

Dublin, Ramee Palace Hotel, Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri. Unlimitedfree drinks 9pm - 1am. Live band. Tel: 39 610 405

upstairs Downstairs, Adliya. Sat and Wed. BD7 for unlimited drinks 7.30-11.30 Warblers, Ramee Baisan Hotel, Hoora, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues. 3 free drinks 9pm-1am. Live band. Tel: 38 381 631 Wrangler, Juffair Grande Hotel, Sun, Tues, Fri. Free drinks 8pm-2am! DJ. Tel: 39 831 380 Wu Asian Restaurant & Lounge Sip on 3 elegant cocktails from 5pm every Wednesday. ART Rotana, Amwaj. Tel: 1600 0111

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