If there were a list of world capitals for Ladies Nights, Bahrain would surely top the list. Where else offers free entry, free drinks and, almost unfailingly, a great atmosphere? Here’s a round up of our ten top picks of the best bars for women in Bahrain.
Ladies Night in Upstairs Downstairs feels more like a private dinner in a Belgravia townhouse when local jazz musicians and international guest stars take the stage. Inspired by the British 70’s TV drama series of the same name, this restaurant is Adliya’s charming, jazzy favourite, always peaceful no matter how busy the evening is outside. On Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9pm-2am, women enjoy four complimentary beverages. Contact +973 17713093 for more information.
McGettigan’s Irish Bar & Restaurant in Adliya introduces its Ladies Night and throws an unbeatable Salsa Night at the same time. Ladies, enjoy 4 free drinks and an exclusive “All Girls” menu – yes, you read that right – every Wednesday. Enjoy McGettigan’s any day, though – it’s not quite a pub hangout but something enjoyably upgrade, and ladies can enjoy their privacy in the outdoor garden or gather around the bar to the sounds of DJs and live bands. Contact: +973 3873 7173
Bushido Lounge is many things. Bushido is mystic, trendy, chic. Bushido is sophisticated, but not austere. If you enjoy are looking for Japanese delicacies, sake and an extensive offering of exotic drinks, get to Bushido and try to make it on a Thursday night, when women enjoy a choice of 3 free drinks from 9pm until midnight. There is free entry for all to come listen to DJ Alberto set up chilled vibes and beats. Contact +973 1758 3555
Anywhere with a rooftop bar is a good idea. Add shisha, healthy mediterranean plates, patisseries, gateaux and you have Gallery 21, teasing ladies with 3 free drinks 9pm-12 at midnight every Friday. This restaurant bar offers a little bit of everything, with a light and airy atmosphere, artistic decor and reasonable menu prices, it makes a great social hub for the ladies. Contact +973 1771 1600
Wahine is the Samoan title given to a Polynesian woman or wife in Hawaii or New Zealand. The concept of a Wahine Tuesday is Trader Vic’s special offering to ladies on Tuesdays, serving two free cocktails from 6pm-9pm at the Mai-Tai Lounge. A popular choice of drink to sip on is Tiki Puka Puka, a spicy, tasty rum-grenadine concoction.The Mai Tai lounge is a Polynesian vision of pleasure and cooling cocktails while the sun goes down, a tropical tiki hideaway right in the very heart of the Gulf. Ritz Carlton Hotel, +973 1758 6555
Just remember that true etiquette means tipping servers who present you with free drinks!