Anybody who is anybody has been to this stylish bar with its large balcony at least once. The outdoor area offers cabana-style seating areas and a poolside bar, and DJs regularly fly in from around the world – one of our favourites is DJ Ravin from Buddha Bar Paris.
Open daily 5.30pm-2am. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5353).
Regular DJs and VJs mix it up at this popular rooftop bar with music videos played across giant LED screens. The décor is vibrant yet chic and the people are just as stylish.
Open daily 7pm-2am. La Cigale Hotel, Bin Mahmoud (4428 8888).
This stalwart venue incorporates two floors and an outdoor area that overlooks the marina. Inside there are invariably live bands and a salsa night on Sundays but the terrace is where it’s at to enjoy a drink or two at happy hour as the sun goes down with some of their hearty pub grub and seafood selections.
Open daily 5pm-1am. Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).
A good time is always waiting to be had at this lively lounge where Australian duo Chass and Natalie are currently entertaining crowds with soulful renditions of classic tunes.
Enjoy your evening outside on the balcony as you overlook the pools and gardens of the resort.
Open daily 5pm-2am. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1234).
This cosy lounge, with deep red sofas and interesting design elements, like the diamond-studded panther and seashell fireplace, is a good option for cocktails in an evening.
There’s a newly-opened terrace and great theme nights to avail with ladies’ deals and live Latino music on Picante Night.
Open daily 6pm-midnight. The St Regis Doha, West Bay (4446 0105).