1. La Bellevue - Bars
La Bellevue, Bahrain. Courtesy of Novotel Al Dana Resort
Perched on the first floor of Manama's Novotel Al Dana Resort, La Bellevue bar is a relaxing spot with panoramic sea views, making it just perfect for sundowners. La Perle restaurant downstairs serves very good fresh seafood.
Novotel Al Dana Resort Bahrain, 121, Sheikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain
2. Trader Vic's - Bars
A seaside setting gives the Seef branch of Polynesian-themed chain Trader Vic's a flavour all of its own. Live Latino music combines with potent cocktails creatively presented (in barrels, for example) to draw a lively crowd nightly.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Spa, Seef, Bahrain
3. Typhoon Bar and Lounge - Bars
A wooden deck overlooking a koi carp pond with whispering bamboo makes Typhoon in Juffair a chilled spot for a cocktail or two with Asian-flavoured snacks on the side. Things hot up when the Colombian band starts up at 9pm.Show this on mapE-mail this item
Gulf Hotel, Juffair, Manama, Bahrain
4. Equal Lounge - Bars
Mingle with Bahrain's beautiful people and sample delicious (but pricey) cocktails at the Equal Lounge. During the week you should be able to bag a spot on one of the white leather sofas, but it gets crowded at the weekend.Show this on mapE-mail this item
5. The Burlington Club - Bars
Leather armchairs, mahogany everything, a lengthy list of fine wines and a cigar menu lend The Burlington Club in Seef a decided 'gentlemen's-club' vibe. From 9pm, a piano player and singer entertain with laid-back jazz and blues.
6. Cocoon Lounge - Bars
Hot-and-happening Cocoon Lounge in Juffair has funky décor and super-cool music spun by DJs. Stylish snacks and sushi go down well with innovative cocktails and champagne (there's a Champagne Lounge for those who order it by the bottle).Show this on mapE-mail this item
Best Western Hotel, Off Exhibition Avenue, Juffair, Manama, Bahrain
7. Boatyard Bar - Bars
The Boatyard Bar in Bahrain's Al Bander Hotel attracts a sophisticated clientele with an ever-changing cocktail menu, accompanied by innovative snacks. In the evening, leave your boat in the hotel's marina and enjoy live music from the in-house band.Show this on mapE-mail this item
Al Bander Hotel and Resort, Sitra, Bahrain