Live Music Venues

  • One of Dubai's oldest haunts for live music, Irish Village welcomes an array of talent on its stage. The restaurant and bar hosts live music every night after 9PM. Bask under the evening sky with an indulgent plate of traditional Irish fare, a tall glass of special brew, and live music from across the decades. Bring your pooch along – Irish Village in Al Garhoud welcomes four-legged diners too! recommends: Mini Toad in a Hole and the Bailey's cheesecake.

    Good to know: While heavy on the meat, Irish Village's menu has a handful of veggie dishes too.

  • An eatery and bar with nightclub vibes, Headlines Cafe is the perfect place to get turnt on a Thursday night. Featuring live music every day of the week, with a special focus on Bollywood hits, the lounge also belts out other popular genres. A great spot to lose yourself in the crowd and music, round up your pals and crush a night of drinks and dance at Headlines Cafe. recommends: Pakoda bucket, chicken shawarma dosa, and the Blue Hawaii.

    Good to know: In addition to live bands, Headlines Cafe also hosts live sports screenings.

  • Easily the city's quirkiest nightclub, Stereo Arcade stirs up some serious retro vibes with its signature in-house gaming arcade. Two venues adjoined by an arcade in the middle, Stereo Arcade's RnB and Hip Hop Room hosts live DJs from Tuesday to Friday, and opens at 6PM. The main room runs on Thursday and Friday nights with DJs hitting the decks after 10PM. recommends: Not big on food, expect general bar bites at Stereo Arcade.

    Good to know: Stereo Arcade hosts a daily happy hour from 6PM to 8PM.

  • Party it up in paradise at this slice of island bliss in the middle of the concrete jungle. Get swept off your feet with Trader Vic's chilled out vibe, tropical décor, and vibrant cocktails. The old school restaurant and bar has etched itself onto many a Dubai veteran's heart. Hit the relax button every night after 9.30 PM with Trader Vic's live Cuban and Latino entertainment. recommends: Tiki Puka Puka, Vic's rum ice cream, and the Taihitian Mudslide.

    Good to know: Due to its popularity, beat the crowd and book yourself a table in advance.

  • A lounge lover's secret, Vii Dubai is an enchanting urban garden and bar at the Conrad Dubai. Alongside bespoke eats and drinks, it hosts live music every Monday from 9PM. Bringing a variety of budding bands into the spotlight, the pop music promises to get your toes tapping. recommends: Sushi with a side of sheesha.

    Good to know: Don't forget to charge your phone – you'll want a selfie on Vii's gorgeous terrace.

  • Don't let the name fool you – this charming little pizzeria (that's also blessed with an alcohol license) doesn't just play live jazz. With a different genre and artist every day – Jazz at Pizza Express hosts live music nights from 7.30 PM on weekdays and 8.30 PM on Thursday and Friday. Slow dance over some romantic music at its Saturday date night where 210 dirhams will get you a bottle of wine, its signature Doppio dough balls, two mains, and two desserts. Mamma mia! recommends: The Calabrese specialty pizza and the chocolate fondant.

    Good to know: Craving a pizza party on your couch? You can order online via its website.

  • It's safe to say no one that goes to The Stables is actually into horse racing. But if you're into live music, you're in luck, the pub hosts a rock band every day until 2AM. Known for wallet-friendly pints – this quaint joint leaves thrills and frills at the door. Grab a spot of British comfort food while you're there and don't walk out without a bite of the indulgent bar snacks. recommends: Red Head shooter, Spiced Runner, and the lamb shank.

    Good to know: The Stables serves beer from 12 different countries.

  • Lock, Stock, and Barrel in Barsha Heights is essentially an 8.000 square meter dance floor. Inspired by live music venues around the globe, the industrial space has won multiple awards for its entertainment. Hosting live music every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – tune in for a blend of genres with a special focus on rock from 10.30 PM. recommends: Wife's Breakfast cocktail and the PB&J shot.

    Good to know: Drive those booze blues away with LSB's 3.2 foot long flatbread!

  • Hit the escape button from Dubai's concrete maze at Iris– a tropical terrace with a breathtaking view of the city. Lap up the cityscape from the 27th floor while swaying to live music every Tuesday from 9PM. Varying from pop to light rock, the venue welcomes a host of talent on its stage. recommends: Velvet Eyes, Penicillin, and the Peruvian spicy tuna.

    Good to know: Iris has a bespoke menu featuring handpicked cigars.

  • Sway to some soulful Sufi music at this cozy pub in old Dubai. Launched in 2017, one of R-Adda's main highlights is its live music performances. Featuring an array of talent, both local and international, the bar and eatery also occasionally features award-winning musicians. recommends: Dandi March, Masala Martini, and the vada pao slider.

    Good to know: Score five beers and one starter for 119 dirhams.

  • One of the newest spots to open up after Jebel Ali Club's makeover, Andalucia is a tapas bar with a wait staff that's all heart. From power-packed drinks to a steamy soundtrack, it does everything it can to get its diners moving and grooving. With live music hosted every Thursday and Saturday night, grab a front row seat at its elevated stage and put those dancing shoes to work! recommends: Seafood paella, crema catalana, and the rose sangria.

    Good to know: Andalucia's happy hour deal offers 25 dirhams on selected food and bevvies.

  • Music is the name of the game at Lucky Voice. The karaoke-themed bar is your go-to destination for some sick tunes and sicker vibes. With a calendar chockful of brunches and DJ sessions, Lucky Voice saves Wednesday nights for live music lovers. From 11PM, Game Over (the resident band) gets the crowd off their chairs and onto the dance floor with irresistible party earworms. recommends: Boneless beef ribs, Uptown Funk, and Turning Japanese.

    Good to know: Kick your Wednesday night off a little earlier with Lucky Voice's night brunch from 8PM to 11PM – we're talking unlimited food, drinks, and karaoke pods!

  • Taking the baton from The Music Room, Bar Baar is a multi-purpose social hub in Bur Dubai. Designed to be a community-centric space, the venue is perfect for everything from drinks and nibbles to sorting through work emails with a pint on the side. Inspired by bustling pubs in Bombay, the gastropub hosts live music every night, with rock being a popular genre. recommends: Vada pav and the motichoor cheesecake.

    Good to know: Bar Baar hosts a comedy night every Wednesday.