Doha doesn't have too many nightspots, but it does have StreetNoyz! They are a Filipino band who play every single night at the Sports Bar in the Ramada Hotel. The lead singer is a flamboyant young man who goes by the name of "Fruit Boy." He also has three lovely ladies as backup singers, though they sometimes take centre stage themselves. They're a cover band, nothing inspirational musically, just alot of fun.
Dress Code: No Sneakers
On the top floor of the Rydges Hotel is the Aussie Legends Sports Bar. Lots of matches are shown on TV here. Wednesday is Ladies Night, where ladies get free cocktails from 7-10pm. At other times drinks are just as expensive as they are everywhere else in Doha, i.e. QR 25 for a bottle of Corona. Tuesday is Trivia Night, hosted by Big Al the Aussie quizmaster. The winning team gets a QR 250 voucher for food and drink at the bar.
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
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
very good atmosphere, place and lights.
local families. Evening place so arrive early, seems all place close at 24.
(fruit tasted or regular tobacco smoke passing through water from a special coal heated aparatus )
better known as sheesha was the best in town.
Actually i do not smoke, but the smell was soo good, i tried and liked it actually.
The thing about meals; they are no better than ordinary, and can be said as poor.
Do not order fries.
My best choice recommendation Tea with mint, and apple sheesha.
Dress Code: casual clothing, keep in mind, its a family place of local qatari.
The Al Bandar Restaurant chain is a great place to sit and relax on a great evening. March-May is a perfect time in Qatar because it is not too hot and not too humid yet. Perfect for enjoying a relaxing dinner outside on the back terrace of Al Bandar. The Doha skyline is constantly changing and has changed considerably in the last few years, and it will be a bit different even in a year from now. There are not the typical nightclubs or bars that you find in the west. However it is quite nice to sit out by the water with a sheesha, mint tea or coffee.
Dress Code: Generally you will find people dressed in traditional clothes-the thoub and the abaya. However you will also be perfectly welcome in slacks and a nice shirt or decent length skirt or dress.
Garveys is the name of a 'European Family Club.' They've got a pool, gym, squash courts and a pool room. But what's the real draw here?? Well, the PUB of course! They have a liquour permit here, and you may drink here if you are a member. It's an expatriot bar, but other 'foreigners' can join for the day for 20QR.
They have Guinness on tap, and plenty of Belgian Weissenbier. They also have a nice pub menu. I tried a grilled steak with mushroom sauce and chips.
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.
Nice faces, decent place, wide and good decorated, low prices.
Live music at special nights & themed nights.
All foreigners here.
Dress Code: none.
put smthg non ordinary. thats it.
strict, look me in the eye type guards on door, but the crowd remains decent that way.
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.
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 !!
from what I hear, Garveys is a 'strictly white' establishment. I have heard several stories of colored people being denied entrance at the door, even though the security guard himself is colored. I thought this was false until I once saw the manger (Mr.Garvey), ask an Indian fellow to leave, despite being with several other friends of cocasian desent. People working their claim it is a 'European family' club only, and others are not welcome. I think such establishments are disgraceful, and I hope you do to. I dont recommend this place at all, and hope you boycott it. GARVEYS IS A RACIST PLACE!!!
The days are hot here in Doha but as the sun sinks in blue sea, it start getting cooler. The first thing what you feel is, dry, unhumid breeze. Bythe few hours down the sunset, it becomes romantic to comeout to streets in this lovely city. I admire walking around the streets, though I havn't seen many people walking, roaming around. Perhaps everyone here enjoys the fabulous car drives. Only some expatrates can be seen enjoying walking on nicely made footpaths along almost all the roads.
At many a places I feel to have sitting benches to relax and enjoy the rich n lovely evenings though at few places they have been placed.
I heard a lot about the conservative social life here but what I saw is very descent and open atmosphere in public life. People do enjoy their time with freinds and family like at salwa Road around ramda hotel there are many good restaurants offering standard services. The atmosphere I found at par with any developed city - afterall in any city you have to abide bythe law and be right side of it...thats what is expected in this city too.
Another thing what I admire about this city is, it's secure environs. even at late in night you can enjoy walking around or having a "peaceful" speedy drive without any mental tensuion, but yeah 'drink n drive' is strictly NO NO....... Don't wont worry Fruit juices here are damn cheap....enjoy......till you get your liqour licence.
Dress Code: Dress code - just be descent.....and I think it's for any part of world.
I don't know it yet, but they say it exists, was started up recently in one of the hotels. My tip is to look for it because it would be the only one in this place.
Dress Code: Going for what you like is more or less the go in this place, provided that it is not too revealing, for both sexes.