Rise

A modern bar with a terrace
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Time Out Says

Rise extends Marcel Wanders’ magnificent theme from the hotel lobby, and keeps it going with oversized furniture and a chessboard-style floor. The comfortable scarlet armchairs and sofas stand in direct contrast to the monochrome flooring, creating a stylish setting.

There’s a strong lamp theme with numerous lanterns and candelabra dotted around the bar, along with two chandeliers looming over the swimming pool. The Art Nouveau design of the ceiling, with its amber and green floral pattern, makes us feel like we’re inside a giant Tiffany lamp.

The spectacular interiors of the bar leads to a cosy yet rather windswept terrace, offering impressive views of The Pearl and its waterfront. There are several tables right by the edge and we opt for one of the wooden booths to seek shelter from the wind.

There are countless Arabian lanterns around us, adding a lot of much-needed colour and charm to an otherwise minimalist balcony.

Once seated, we’re presented with a sparse happy hour menu, with one choice of hops at QR35 and a very limited choice of grape and other beverages at QR40. The happy hours last from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday.

Despite there being only a handful of customers, we wait for a long time for our orders to be taken. The drinks are quite weak.
There’s no music playing for the first hour and after 8pm, we can finally hear some slow, forgettable tracks. The atmosphere then completely flatlines and the crowd thins out further.

The staff are insistent the bar is busier on Thursday and Friday for the African- and Latin-themed nights. If we do return, it would be to check out one of these.

WHAT IS IT...
A modern bar with a terrace

WHY GO...
For the stunning interiors and views of The Pearl at best

28 Dec 2019

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Details

TypeBar & Pub
Features
5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMFriday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMSaturday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Show number 4045 5999
Doha, West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar

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