I’m in Dubai for a couple of days, so I had arranged to meet with my friend Peter yesterday at The Social Room, which is the bar at Marina Social. Turned out it was Ladies’ Night, so ladies received 3 free cocktails and 50% on selected food items, Yay! Peter was late and I was early, so I spent the 20 minutes before he arrived ordering pizza and drinking Espresso Martini.
When Peter arrived we also had Triple Cooked Chips with Béarnaise sauce and aioli. I love Béarnaise sauce, and the one at The Social Room tasted homemade and delicious. It was so tasty I scooped up what was left of it with a slice of pizza. Not a pretty sight, but so so good.
Compared to the other Ladies’ Nights I’ve been to in Dubai, the people at Social Room were slightly older, the drinks and food were slightly better and the surroundings were slightly more stylish. I also liked that you get 3 decent cocktails and not just some cheap sparkling wine. During the evening, the music was gradually turned up, but it never reached a level that made conversation difficult, which is another nice thing about Social House. I’ve never understood why music, at certain places, must be so loud that you have to shout and wake up with tinnitus the next morning. Thank you, Social House, for not being one of those places.
Some Ladies’ Nights make you feel like they’re doing you a favor (I guess they are, I just don’t want to be reminded), and the drink service will be super slow, as they’ll attend to the paying male customers first. At Social Room the staff was super friendly, and even before I placed my food order, when I was just sipping free cocktails, they came to check on me several times to make sure that everything was fine.
It’s always fun to hear how (and with who) my single friends spend their time, so the next time I looked at my phone, it was 11pm and time to go home for the non-jetlagged people. It was a very nice evening at a very nice place, and I can’t wait to bring the ladies (sorry Peter) here next time.
The Social Room, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Dubai