Of course, you can't export the atmosphere of a pub in the Irish countryside one to one to high-class hotel in Doha. Still, the Irish harp is not a bad place to spend your evenings. Live music and football on the telly are here, though the music can vary from rock via Irish traditional to jazz. Peanuts are available for free with any drink, bar snacks and a la carte hot food are available for order. That said, it is a plastic upper class version of an Irish pub, but I still liked it. It is the closest to a pub Doha has to offer.
Audience consists mainly of expats with hotel guests and other tourists representing only the second largest section. Please note that you have to register with a passport to enter the pub according to Qatar's law on alcohol.
Located in the Al Sadd Merweb Hotel. The entrance policies here are very strange. If you are a woman, or with a woman, you will probably get in for free. However, if you are a single man, you may have to pay an entrance, or you may be told that it is a member’s own club and denied entrance altogether. Inside the club is small, although the mirror at the back gives the impression that it is larger than it really is, and dark - although the waiters’ trays helpfully light up when they serve you. A welcome change in Doha.
Dress Code: No sneakers/tennis shoes or sandels
GOOD PEOPLE - GOOD BAR - GOOD MUSIC - NICE STAFF - GOOD NIGHTTIME
SMALL BUT WARM PLACE
Dress Code: Strict dress code the one and only obligation: NO sportshoes ware allowed:
Jeans and T-shirts are all welcome.
COUPLES free entrance
Tuesdays Ladies night beer and wine unlimited and free for miss
Take the lift down from the lobby in the Sheraton, and you'll get to one of the newer bars in Doha. The Irish Harp has a great athmosphere, live music, actually looks and smells like an Irish pub, and, unlike Irish pubs nowadays, you can also smoke there. The drinks are not cheap, but this has not deterred its customers.
We spent New Years Eve at the Four Seasons cigar lounge... alcohol is usually off-limits in Doha, except in a few posh hotels... and we wanted to toast to the New Year. We had not made reservations for the restaurants, and they were packed but the cigar lounge was cosy and emty, it had a small selection of (good) food and wines/cocktails - which suited us well.
Right before midnight the restaurants had closed and downstairs, in the restaurants' halls, everyone could dance the night away.
Dress Code: Casual smart is more than appropriate for the lounge
Friday 5th December: MN2S @ Qube, Qatar
MN2S Accompanied by X-Press 2, can’t wait to set the floors ablaze once more at their second pumping night in Qube in two months!
Rocky, Diesel and Ashley Beedle have become world famous as the trio that make up X–Press 2. Combining 3 mixers, 6 decks and a myriad of EFX and quality tunage the boys are always sure fire winners with crowds across the globe and MN2S are delighted to be hosting them
in their first ever event at Qube.
X-Press2 first rose to underground prominence through Ibiza classics "Mukzik Express" and "London Xpress". 2001 saw the release of their album Muzikizum which contained two more U.S. dance chart entries: "Smoke Machine" (#31) and "Lazy," which hit #1 in 2002. but it was to be lazy released in 2002 that perfectly summed up the mood of the nation. Charting at number two in the national charts it became the biggest airplay track of the year and won then the prestigious Ivor Novello award.
Join MN2S in Qatar’s capital Doha at their premier nightclub Qube.
When: Friday 5th December
Where: Qube, Qatar
Who: X-Press 2
Dress Code: No Trainers
The Intercontinental Hotel will frequently have live bands and other outdoor activities at night with the Doha nightscape for a background. Fabulous outdoor pool and health club, and great food at the Poloma (Tex-Mex) restaurant and the Za Moda (Italian). InterContinental Doha has the LONGEST PRIVATE BEACH and is located in the thriving West Bay, near the central business district and diplomatic area. A bit pricey, but service is great and on the 6th floor a full breadfast is included as well as 6-8 happy hour where cheeses, fruits and other goodies will fill you up. The lounge has a live band and is a popular place for Ex-Pats as well as locals.
Dress Code: Business Casual is typical dress.
not many places to go but try the club in the basement of the Ramada; probably the best place in town despite it appearing to be a 'gay club' with all the men dancing together. You can dance with women there but many of them are hookers or simply unattractive.
In my opinion the Mideast is definitely not the place to party. Enjoy! (or try)
Dress Code: semi-casual
“enjoy a blend of mideast culture & hospitality with western vignettes”
Doha is a fine spot for sunshine and peacefully old-fashioned Arabian bonhomie as well as European fare - smoke the sheesha on a terraced restaurant, choose to either skip the brouhaha exhibited in the rest of the Gulf and partake of simple MidEastern Charms - bargaining in the souk (or the malls), wholesome ethnic foods (or gourmet cuisine), glide along in a dhow (or hire a chauffeur) - various hotels and clubs offer variety as well as the familiar for the homesick visitor (visit the Garveys for European charm - no-nonsense approach keeps away troublemakers, Mel's kitchen satiates, Wanda spreads Persian-Portuguese charm - rampant media entertainment for the reclining and pool and court games for the adventurous) Bike club, live music every other Fridays.
Enjoyed at fabulous show at the Asian Games. Miss the enchantment of the whirling Doha sands? Tune into qatarradio.net for a spot of Arabian charm.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdv
Dress Code: smartly casual
An excelent night all in all. Started in the Italian restraunt "il rustico", nice house red & pizza. Liked the bread with roasted garlic and balsamic vinegar, nice touch. Might be a good idea to book on busy nights or if you are with a large party. Next was the "Aussie Legends" sports bar, took some time to find a seat but once settled was nice to relax with a couple of (expensive) beers and some good music mixed by a real DJ (The first I've seen or heard in months). As a DJ myself checked out the equipment, was good quality CD DJ stuff (Got the same mixer myself). Could do with updating to latest MP3 mixing but otherwise very good. Will def go back many times.
Dress Code: Smart casuals or you may not get in
My guy took us to this newly opened posh place in Ras Abu Aboud where everybody is saying that its the most beautiful hotel/resort in Qatar.
It was a thursday night, start of the weekend in the Gulf, so it wasnt a good idea to come without a reservation because we ended up sitting in the dining area instead of the area that has has large sofas with fluffy pillows.
Mezzah are totally delightful and a fine array of wines are available. A wonderful experience all in all, another success managed by the Ritz Carlton Group.
Dress Code: Casual is all right but locals wear their national dresses so it is best you dress appropriately also.
As the Name shows, welcome to Salsa land.
A chique lounge bar with Cigar displayed and a portrait of Castro on the wall.
still a bit incognito, which is a good thing, offering a wide variety of latin cocktails.
The greatest thing about the place is the Colombian band, playing all kind of latin music and lots of Salsa. too bad it doesn't have a dance floor.
Try the Mojito.. Delicious !
Dress Code: Casual
The Pearl is Officaly the only Club in town, a two story place with 3 Bars and a big dance floor.
It's considered the Headquarters of Lebanese Party animals, along with Europeans.
The main drawback is that it is a members only club. Luckily each member is allowed to bring in two male guests.
The House DJ is DJ JOJO, a very famous figure in Doha music and entertainment life, as he also runs some shows on Doha's English broadcasting Radio station.
A place strongly recommended.
Dress Code: Smart casual/ Trendy, no sneakers, Jeans, T-Shirts.
Paloma has become the most popular place in town, which is not always a good thing.
A Tex-Mex Pub/restaurant with live band and Dj.
Now there is an entrance fee for single men, and it's not always guaranteed to let u in.
If u r staying in Doha for a while, u better get yourself a memebership by presenting your business card. very easy to get for Europeans/americans
Dress Code: Strict dress code, Smart casual/Trendy, no Sneakers or T-shirts. Girls Wear whatever u want !!
I don't agree about a recent comment that garvey's or the european family club is racist. first of all i worked at garvey's as a bar tender before my husband and i moved to the US and I am asian. Mel, the owner was a gentleman and definetly not racist. Before i worked for garvey's i used to hang out and have a drink with my husband and his friends at garvey's. my friends are either americans,asians and africans. Some of my co-workers in garvey's are indians and i can say that they are treated fairly and equally as anyone (since there are also british working as a bartender) working for garvey's. the restaurant and food are great, the people are always nice and friendly. they have a membership only rule,which i think is good. if you have lived in doha, and have seen what happens in bars when people get drunk you will find garvey's as a safe haven. you won't find drunk people trying to look for a fight. everybody knows everyone. if you get drunk, the owners and also the staff will help you get home safely.