It’s a common misconception that saving money involves sacrificing your social life.
Across Doha there are deals every night of the week, meaning you can go for that afterwork drink without having to check your bank balance.
From unlimited drinks to massive discounts, we’ve rounded up a few of the best happy hours you can head to right now. Enjoy!
Happy hours that only last 60 minutes are so blasé, and which is why we’re such a fan of Caprice’s version that last eight whole hours on weekend match days. Head here to watch the game and you’ll be able to pick up bottled hops for QR28 and glasses of grape for QR35. Not a bad deal.
Daily 3.30pm-9pm; Sat-Sun matchdays 3.30pm-11.30pm. Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4009 5530).
We love any excuse to enjoy barbecued food, and the happy hour at CLAW BBQ is a pretty good one. During happy hour, which lasts from noon until 7pm every day, you’ll get 50 percent off selected drinks, with bottled hops starting from QR29. We’re drooling already.
Daily noon-7pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Doha - Old Town (4034 3111).
Heading to this spot in the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel means it’s basically impossible to stop in for “just one”. Crossroads Kitchen’s so-called power hour lasts from noon until 8pm from Wednesday to Friday, and all night the rest of the week. During that time, drink prices start at QR30. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Wed-Fri noon-8pm; Sat-Tue all day. Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (6600 1315).
Burger fans will undoubtedly enjoy any visit to Hudson Tavern thanks to its delicious options, but happy hour fans (aka everyone) will love it. Bottled hops start from QR33, while you can get draught hops for QR38 and grape or mixed drinks for QR40. There’s something for everyone.
Daily 12.30pm-7pm. Mondrian Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4045 5999).
Unlimited drinks for two hours isn’t something we’d recommend dabbling in every night, but Japanese restaurant Morimoto offers exactly that for QR165. Options include mixed drinks, hops, and grape. Not really a drinker? You can also get three bites for QR95 at the same time.
QR165 (unlimited drinks), QR95 (three bites). Daily 6pm-8pm. Mondrian Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4045 5555).
Although this gastropub only opened at the start of this year, the Mulberry Tavern has quickly made its way into our favourites. It’s a great spot for watching the game and sharing typical pub grub with your mates. The generous happy hour, which lasts from 3pm until 8pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and 4pm until 8pm on Saturdays, is a good reason to visit here, too. Mixed drinks start from QR45, and you can pick up a bottle of hops or glass of grape for QR35.
Sun-Wed 3pm-8pm; Sat 4pm-8pm. Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Abraj Quartier (4492 4630).
Nobody has ever, or will ever, claim that Nobu is cheap. But if you drop by between 6pm and 8pm every day, you’ll be able to grab a bottled hops for QR35, and mixed drinks for QR40, making it far more affordable. The happy hour also includes selected foods, including sushi and bento boxes, so you’ll be able to try the famous fare too.
Mon-Sat 6pm-8pm. Four Seasons Hotel, The Corniche (4494 8500).
You’ll get a friendly Irish welcome at the Shamrock Tavern on weekday trips to the bar with 30 percent off drinks. The bar staff are pleasant on other days, too, but the happy hour only applies from Sunday to Thursday.
Sun-Thu noon-8pm. Magnum Hotel & Suites, West Bay (3366 1162).
Stock Burger Co.
Burgers and hops are the perfect pair, which is why we love heading to the happy hour at Stock Burger Co. Between noon and 7pm you can get bottled hops from QR32, glasses of grape from QR 40 and mixed drinks from QR46.
Daily noon-7pm. Holiday Inn Hotel, The Business Park, Najma (5041 5309).
The Junction Club
Drop by the Junction Club any night of the week for its African nights and happy hour. Between 3pm and 9pm, you’ll get 30 percent off drinks. Not bad for a rather unique night out in Doha.
Daily 3pm-9pm. Swiss-Belhotel Doha, Old Salata (3392 8886).