We've picked the best spots in Doha for bar food and snacks
Time Out Doha staff
November 10, 2014 7:13 AM
Winner Best Bar Food The Jazz Club Sit back in this stylish lounge bar to listen to live jazz tunes and tuck into a feast of exquisite mains or nibble on tasty bar bites. The well-cooked dishes, which range from a juicy steak with a side of truffled macaroni cheese to smaller snacks, complement your sophisticated evening amid a chic crowd. Oryx Rotana, Umm Ghuwaylina (4402 3333).
Highly commended Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant Champions is the epitome of an American style sports bar. Everywhere you look screens broadcast different matches. There’s an enthusiastic crowd that gathers to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, good drinks selection and range of bar snacks. From the obligatory nachos and burgers to classier salads and pasta dishes, there’s something for everyone. Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, West Bay (4419 6100).
Belgian Café Belgian Café is one venue that comes closest to being a classic pub. The wooden paneling gives a European flair, as does the bar menu which includes Belgian favourites like steaming pots of mussels in a variety of sauces, good salads and tasty chips. Add to that the astounding selection of Belgian hops and you’re in for a good meal. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).
Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha This venue oozes sophistication. The only branch outside of New York City, JALC Doha does its American sibling justice. From the great bar with a huge range of drinks concoctions to the views, and world-class performances by modern jazz musicians, this place is a must-visit. The menu offers New Orleans style soul food with dishes like the hearty seafood jambalaya and delicious beef short ribs. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).
Misturado Brazilian themed Misturado Lounge has a casual but chic vibe that’s great for a bit of after work downtime, plus the menu offers tasty bar bites with plenty of Brazilian influence to complement your drinks. Crowne Plaza Doha - The Business Park, Airport Road (4408 7777).
Spike’s Lounge The best seats in the house are on the terrace overlooking the vast golf course. The food on the menu is truly hearty, most reminiscent of proper pub grub, with pies, noodles, fish and chips, and much more. Add reasonably priced drinks to the mix and you can’t go wrong. Doha Golf Club, West Bay Lagoon (4496 0716).
Trader Vic’s This Polynesian themed bar and restaurant is almost an institution for partygoers, famed for its delicious mixed beverages and tidbits bar menu. The venue in Doha has a tropical feel with a live Cuban band that serenades you, as you enjoy the international menu that includes items such as the notable jalapeno cheese balls and chicken satay skewers. Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3333).
Wahm Popular lounge bar Wahm offers an elegant menu with items that encapsulate a range of cuisines. From tasty fried (but not oily) calamari to delicious fajitas, the food is everything you would expect from a W outlet. W Doha, West Bay (4453 5353).