Restaurants and Cafes with Live Music in Dubai

Restaurants and Cafes with Live Music in Dubai

Dubai is a city that is diverse in its people, cultures, food, glamour, and lifestyle. It has a vast range of unique gastronomical delights and culinary options. You can never run out of new food, cuisines, and dining experiences to try in Dubai as the city comes up with new culinary verities each month. From fine dining to creative culinary gems food lovers are in for a joyful ride. There is no type of food experience that you won’t find in this city! This city of dreams also has a vibrant nightlife that comes alive when paired with delicious and mouthwatering food. The only thing better than eating delicious food is when it is paired with soul pleasing live music. Dubai has become a hub of live music and there a several places where you can enjoy live music while savoring food and drinks.

Enjoy a night of soulful bliss with good food and music. Here’s a list of restaurants and cafés with live music in Dubai.

1. Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café is a very famous American restaurant that is known for its rock-themed ambience and delicious food. The café serves live music every day from 07:30 pm onwards, their band mostly plays covers of popular hits. You can indulge in their classic Steak burgers, BBQ ribs, milkshakes, cocktails, and other dishes whilst enjoying their live music. Their famous Lionel Messi inspired burger that is made with a toasted brioche bun, caramelized red onions, Spanish-style chorizo, melted provolone, and succulent smash burgers and topped with shredded lettuce and tomato is an absolute must try. The nachos, BBQ brisket, BBQ ribs, chocolate brownie sundae and molten lava cake are extremely delicious. Hard Rock Café also has a dedicated full bar for a night out with friends providing a range of various drinks and mocktails.

Location: Dubai Festival City Mall

Timings: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 410

2. McGettigan’s

Popular Irish bar McGettigan's is renowned for its lively atmosphere and live music. The place features a variety of musical styles, such as rock, pop, and traditional Irish music. The talented and enthusiastic musicians who perform here foster a vibrant atmosphere that is ideal for a night out with friends and family. Traditional Irish dishes, as well as a selection of beers and cocktails, are served at the pub along with other food and beverages. Must try items from the menu includes – Chicken Caesar Wrap, Buffalo chicken wrap, Irish Stew, Char grilled Irish beef eye, Deep fried cod and chips, Lemon posset, Chocolate delice and Apple and sultana crumble with custard.

Location: Multiple locations including City Walk, Souk Madinat, Dubai Airport

Timings: 12:00 pm – 02:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 430

3. Bull & Bear

There is a ton of live music every day of the week at this chic New York-inspired venue. Jazz and grape night, featuring a live jazz band, is held every Wednesday starting at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the restaurant hosts a cabaret night on Fridays with music provided by an in-house musician, and on Saturdays, Kathy, a lively singer, performs classic songs to celebrate the weekend. Must try items from the eatery delectable menu includes – Broken Waldrof Salad, Bull & Bear Burger, Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Beetroot Risotto, Vegan Eggplant Parmigiana, Bull & Bear Mac & Cheese, The Big Apple, Peanut Salted Caramel Cake, and Coffee Crème Brulee.

Location: Waldorf Astoria, DIFC

Timings: 07:30 am – 12:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 390

4. Lock Stock & Barrel

One of Dubai's most exciting live music venues is Lock, Stock and Barrel. There are many locations in the city and they all have roomy, unusual designs with things like exposed brick and industrial materials that give them a warehouse-like feel. In keeping with its live music heritage, bands frequently perform on stage, allowing you to sing along to your heart's content. Large nachos, burgers, and steaks are just a few of the hearty dishes available on the menu. Must try items from the menu includes – Hummus Trio, Mexican Spicy fries, Cajun Chicken Tacos, Chicken wings, The LSB O.G Burger, The Big Cheese Burger, Mexican Fish and Chips, Steak, Egg & Chips, Four Cheese Flatbread, Buffalo Chicken Flat read, Maple Honey Apple crumble and Sticky toffee pudding.

Location: Grand Millennium Hotel, Business Bay

Timings: Mon- Fri 04:00 pm – 03:00 am| Sun 02:00 pm – 03:00 am | Sat 03:00 pm – 03:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 390

5. Nola Eatery and Social House

At Nola Eatery & Social House, enjoy Southern American soul food while taking in the vivacious New Orleans atmosphere and stylish decor. The Nuvo Soul trio provides the ideal background music for your evening with their funk, soul, and jazz songs. On Tuesday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight, the in-house band performs. Make sure to get there early because this popular spot gets crowded quickly, especially on Saturdays after brunch. Must try items from the menu includes – Mushroom Flatbread , Chickpea Cakes, Empanadas, Half Chicken grill, Nola Burger, Cheese Vurger, Braised Short Rib, Cornflake Chicken, Vegan Jambalaya, Momma’s Po’ Boy, Chickie Wah Wah, Nola Salad, Baked Cheesecake, Sizzling Brownie AND Mississippi Mud Moelleux.

Location: JLT, Cluster P

Timings: 12:00 pm – 01:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 320

6. Jazz@Pizza Express

Popular eatery Jazz @ PizzaExpress has been hosting live performances since it opened in 2013. The restaurant is renowned for its mouthwatering, genuine Italian pizzas and sultry live music. Live music is performed in a separate area of the restaurant, and a variety of jazz styles, such as swing, bebop, and fusion, are available. Numerous international jazz musicians have performed at the venue, which has a welcoming atmosphere that's ideal for a night out with friends or family. Pick from a variety of pizzas, including the establishment's traditional thin and crisp Leggera base, which has been made in accordance with the same recipe since 1965. This place is a surefire hit, with world-class musicians performing every day and delicious food to order. Additionally, the restaurant offers a variety of cocktails and mocktails that go great with the music.

Location: JLT, Cluster A

Timings:  Sun-Wed, Sat 09:00 am – 01:00 am | Thu 09:00 am – 02:00 am | Closed on Fridays

Average cost for two: AED 250

7. La Casa del Tango

This popular Argentinian restaurant in DIFC area offers live music, dancing, and dinner. The house band's talented musicians will be providing upbeat music while the performers show off their skills as guests relax and enjoy some mouthwatering steak. If you're feeling creative, you can schedule lessons at the restaurant's on-site dance studio and learn from top instructors. Must try items form the menu includes – Ceviche De pescado, Sopa De Calabaza, Empanadas Mixtas, Filete de Besugo, Filete De Lomo, Fugazzeta, Striploin Steak, Tiramisu de Dulce de Leche, Churros, Tango Pankeke, Tiger Prawns and more.

Location: Gate Avenue, DIFC

Timings: 12:00 PM – 01:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 450

8. Bagaettte

In addition to serving delectable Mediterranean cuisine and traditional French fare, the Bagatelle Unplugged music sessions bring life to this bistro every Monday from 9 p.m. until late. Heart & Soul, a mellow jazz and blues duo, enchants diners—the majority of whom are regulars—with their vocal harmonies and fast-paced music. Throughout the year, the location also regularly hosts musical performances that draw DJs, singers, and bands from far and wide. Must try dishes from the menu includes – Tartare de thon Bagatelle, Truffle Pizza, Foie Gras and confit duck, Salade Bagatelle, Plin au Castelmagno, Spaghettini froid au caviar Baeri, Mashed potato, French Fries, Wild mushroom fricassee, Broccolini sautés, Black Angus Beef tartare, Salade Riveria, Crepes, Crème Brulee, Pizzetta au chocolat, William pear souffle and more.

Location: Fairmont Dubai, Trade Center Area

Timings: 08:00 pm – 03:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 550

9. Irish Village

The Irish Village Dubai hosts live music, sports, and a variety of alcoholic beverages. The atmosphere in the Irish Village pub is like that of sitting on the terrace or inside a traditional Irish pub while enjoying Irish food to the sound of traditional music. From the live music to the cuisine and even the Irish staff, everything about this place gives you a taste of Ireland. Customers are entertained for hours by the live band. As there is so much delicious food available here, including pork sausages and pints of Guinness, a musical night at this bar is sure to be memorable.

Location: Al Garhoud |Dubai Studio City

Timings: 11:00 am – 01:00 am | Thursday to Saturday 11:00 am – 02:00 am

Average cost for two: AED 325

10. Time Out Market

Time Out Market is an elevated food hall experience that features a collection of the very best restaurants in the city and three knockout bars, complemented by a raft of cultural activations, from art exhibitions to live performance. A meal at a Time Out Market means you’re truly digging into the city’s most delicious dishes, cooked by the most exciting talent in town. From seafood, meat, vegan and vegetarian to delicious desserts – You’ll find it all here! You’ll find 17 of the city’s very best chefs and home-grown restaurant here along with 3 bars. Few of the must visit ones are – Masti, Reif, Pickl, Scoopi, BB Social Dining and more. You can expect various live performances from jazz to Dj, the line changes every month so make sure you have your eye on the list if you visit.

Location: Time Out Market Dubai, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai,

Timings: Mon-Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am |Fri 12:00 pm - 01:00 am |Sat 10:00 am - 01:00 am| Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Average cost for two: varies for each restaurant/ bar

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