The weather is cooling down and with that comes the need to step into the great outdoors. Whether it’s sipping a cuppa at an outdoor café or enjoying a barbecue by the beach, we’re ready. In this month’s cover story, we bring you a collection of amazing open-air spaces in Bahrain and exciting dining deals that you can’t miss.
ADDRESS BEACH RESORT BAHRAIN
Take a dip in their infinity pool, along with tasty bites and sips from the Pool Lounge. There’s a fully immersive children’s area too, with a kids’ club and special splash pool. Unwind with a hookah and sips and bites in The Garden, which offers a soothing atmosphere and beach views – Address Bahrain has a twokilometre-long beach! You could also dine at The Restaurant, which offers a range of international dishes.
GO: Call 7799 8888 or visit www.addresshotels.com for more information or to make a reservation.
One of the island’s much-loved rooftop lounges, Alto, located at Downtown Rotana, is the perfect place to unwind with friends over a weekend or enjoy a drink with colleagues after a busy workday. They have many offers during the week, from Ladies’ Night to Happy Hours. Their menu features a selection of bites to go with their signature drinks, from pizzas to tacos and more.
GO: Call 3351 4455 for more information or to make a reservation.
BUSHIDO BY BUDDHA-BAR
Enjoy Kampai Happy Hour on Bushido’s cosy patio or stunning terrace from Saturday to Wednesday, from 3pm to 7pm (last order at 6.45pm). Good vibes, good food and great drinks, all under Bahrain’s glittering sky. The offer includes selected beverages priced at BD2.5 each. You can order food from the regular à la carte menu.
GO: Call 1758 3555 for more information or to make a reservation.
CROWNE PLAZA BAHRAIN
Head to The Harvesters Pub & Terrace for an evening of socialising with friends or colleagues. The terrace, overlooking the garden and pool, is a great place to chill out with pub grub, snacks and signature selected drinks.
GO: Call 1753 1122 for more information or to make a reservation.
Enjoy The Village Brunch at Al Maha Ballroom – the balcony is now open for an al fresco experience. Barbecue and hookah will be outdoors. The offer runs every Friday from 12.30pm to 5pm and is priced at BD34 net; ladies get 50% off. Don’t miss the pool party every Friday from 3pm to 8pm. Entry is BD5, free for the ladies. Everyone enjoys a welcome drink on the house. You can also order food from the à la carte menu which includes the barbecue station by the pool.
GO: Call or WhatsApp 3360 5070 for more information or to make a reservation.
ELITE RESORT & SPA
Book a Friday Brunch at La Brasserie, which has outdoor seating by the pool. The offer runs from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is priced at BD12 net per person including a lavish international buffet and a scrumptious dessert buffet; kids below 12 years get 50% off. Their Grill Nights happen every Thursday and Friday from 7pm to 11pm. The offer is priced at BD12 net per person with soft drinks and BD21 net per person with selected beverages. Kids from six to 12 years pay BD6 net.
GO: Call 3888 4415 for more information or to make a reservation.
ELITE SEEF RESIDENCE & HOTEL
Captain Jack’s poolside bar hosts Ladies’ Night from Saturday to Wednesday, from 7pm to 12am. Get three free coupons redeemable on selected drinks. The menu features light snacks, juicy burgers and sandwiches. Their Khaleeji Nights run every Thursday and Friday from 8pm to 12am. Enjoy Arabic entertainment with grills from a live station and salads, priced at BD5 per child and BD10 per adult. Get your colleagues and experience the Business Lunch at Julio’s Specialty Restaurant, which offers pool and garden views. The offer is priced at BD5+++ including one bottle of water, canned juice or soft beverage.
GO: Call 1758 3388 for more information or to make a reservation.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY
Couples, get ready for an unparalleled romantic dining experience by the sea. The ambience will be further enhanced by personal touches such as a floral setup and music tailored to your preference. Tantalise your taste buds with either of two exquisite five-course menus, including dishes such as the delightful Salmon Harra and Grilled Octopus. The offer is priced at BD150 per couple, which includes a signature welcome mocktail with a bottle of sparkling beverage, and BD200 per couple, which includes selected beverages.
GO: Call 1711 5500 for more information or to make a reservation.
GREEN BAR CAFE
If you’re looking for a pinch of culture in your food, head to Green Bar Cafe at Bahrain Fort Museum. They have a nice little outdoor area by the sea, where you can unwind and admire the sun set. Don’t miss their daily Kombucha Hour from 5pm to 7pm, priced at BD2.75, where you can sip on kombucha and enjoy a side of complimentary zatar popcorn.
GO: Call 7708 7768 for more information or to make a reservation.
GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN CONVENTION & SPA
The popular Gulf Night Out will take place at the Gulf Convention Centre’s terrace on November 7 and 14, priced at BD20 plus taxes; BD15 net for the ladies. Entertainment including a belly dancer and musical performances, live food stations and prizes await! Enjoy Happy Hour at Typhoon Lounge’s garden every day from 3pm to 7pm and 11pm till closing. Selected beverages are priced at BD2 plus taxes and you can order bar or tapas-style food à la carte. Groove to the QBA band every day, except Saturday, from 9.30pm onwards. Café Delices also has a cosy outdoor area and the Fusions By Tala terrace offers great vibes too.
GO: Call 3655 1333 (Gulf Night Out) or 1771 3000 (Gulf Night Out & Others) for more information or to make a reservation.
Located in the heart of Adliya, Günaydin has opened up a new outdoor area with sparkly lights and greenery that you must visit. Tuck into all kinds of meaty wonders from Turkish döner kebabs to steaks and more, as well as a selection of creative, fun drinks.
GO: Call 1700 0099 for more information or to make a reservation.
This 100-plus-year-old eatery is well-known for more than just its traditional fare. Tucked away in Manama souq, it has a rustic outdoor area with traditional seating – cushions on long wooden benches – set against a photo wall depicting old Bahrain. There’s no menu, you eat what’s served for the day. Ideal for a Friday morning breakfast or even an evening chai karak, it’s open from 5.30am to 9pm daily.
GO: Call 1721 0647 for more information or to make a reservation.
INTERCONTINENTAL REGENCY BAHRAIN
Enjoy a romantic dinner at Elements Pool & Lounge, under the starry sky. A beautiful setup, live violin music and a special fourcourse menu await. The offer runs daily, with prior reservation, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm and is priced at BD28 net per person with soft drinks and BD37 net with selected beverages.
GO: Call 1722 7777 for more information or to make a reservation.
JUMEIRAH GULF OF BAHRAIN RESORT & SPA
Tucked away in Zallaq, this palatial property offers much scope for outdoor adventures. For starters, it’s got a sprawling poolside area, with cabanas where you can unwind with refreshments from the Pool Bar and chairs and tables where you can dine as you take in mesmerising sea and sunset views. Their restaurants, offering diverse cuisines, also have al fresco setups. Unwind with a hookah and Levantine flavours at Zahrat Al Fayrouz, taste Sicilian coastal classics at Due Mari, or savour international flavours from Obab Al Bahar.
GO: Call 3366 3464 for more information or to make a reservation.
Bahrain is home to this architectural masterpiece, restored and renovated by French artist Jean Marc Sinan. Capturing the grand essence of a European chateau while retaining the charm of authentic Gulf Islamic architecture, this centre for contemporary art houses a restaurant which has a wonderful outdoor area. They are known for their movie nights, where you can sit around the gigantic fountain and watch old classics on a projector screen, while tucking into a set menu featuring their delicious food. You can learn more about the upcoming films, as well as other events @lafontainebh on Instagram.
GO: Call 1723 0123 for more information or to make a reservation.
Located in the heart of Bahrain’s OG dining district, Block 338, Lanterns in Adliya has a spacious outdoor setup, where you can have a fun time with friends or family over good food and drinks. They have a beautiful garden, set with rattan furniture, as well as a rooftop where you can unwind with their selection of refreshing beverages. Now, we know Block 338 can get crowded, especially over the weekend, but Lanterns has an exclusive parking lot for guests.
GO: Call 1724 6777 for more information or to make a reservation.
LE MÉRIDIEN CITY CENTRE BAHRAIN
Ladies can enjoy Sparkling Tuesdays at Butcher and Buns Lounge from 6pm to 12am, with two complimentary signature sparkling drinks, and 50% off on both the Petit Plates menu and hookah. Enjoy combo deals daily where you get one burger and a side of fries with a milkshake for BD8.5 net, and hops for BHD11 net.
GO: Call 3350 2101 or follow @butcherandbunslounge on Instagram for more information or to make a reservation.
L’ORTO BY SUSY MASSETTI
Offering the perfect garden setting, L’ORTO By Susy Massetti, located in Adliya, is the home of rustic farm-to-table Italian cuisine. The food here is top-notch, made with organic produce, something that Chef Patronne Susy is known for. The dreamy outdoor area, with greenery and decorative lights, will instantly transport you to Tuscany. It’s the ideal location for a romantic dinner or just a good time with family and friends.
GO: Call 1777 7818 for more information or to make a reservation.
MAJESTIC ARJAAN BY ROTANA
Relax in the cosy outdoor area of Ginger Restaurant, with a beverage, a sweets platter and a hookah. The offer runs daily from 12pm to 1am and is priced at BD5.
GO: Call 1737 0000 for more information or to make a reservation.
MCGETTIGAN’S IRISH PUB
McGettigan’s Irish Pub has one of the best outdoor areas and vibes on the island. Tuck into bar classics and unique creations, and sip on a selection of drinks as you enjoy an elevated experience – literally! McGettigan’s has a terrace-like setup with steps, where you can dine. Expect an upbeat vibe in the evenings as you groove to live entertainment by the resident band and DJ.
GO: Call 1700 0415 for more information or to make a reservation.
MERCURE GRAND HOTEL SEEF
Relax with a hookah on their terrace with amazing views of Seef district. Enjoy the breezy vibes as you sip on drinks and eat tasty bites. Mercure Grand Hotel Seef also has a nice pool area, where you can unwind and have some fun and food.
GO: Call 1758 4400 for more information or to make a reservation.
MÖVENPICK HOTEL BAHRAIN
Enjoy these poolside offers: Ladies’ Day Out on Tuesdays from 9am to 9pm where ladies enjoy 50% off on entry fee (for the pool) and on food orders from the à la carte menu. Sizzle & Dip every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm to 6pm where you get 30% off at the grill station. Enjoy Table BBQ daily, except Thursdays, from 7pm to 11pm, featuring a selection of succulent meat that you can grill to your liking. The offer is priced at BD12+++ per person.
GO: Call or WhatsApp 3364 0032 for more information or to make a reservation.
RAMADA HOTEL & SUITES BY WYNDHAM AMWAJ ISLANDS
Unwind at Ya Hala rooftop lounge with breathtaking sea views. BBQ Weekends features unlimited meats, seafood and more every Thursday and Friday from 7.30pm to 11pm. The offer is priced at BD15 net per person including soft drinks and BD25 net per person including selected beverages. Enjoy irresistible combos daily from 5pm to 12am – two mugs of hops and a chicken or beef burger for BD8; steak with two sides and two glasses of house grape for BD10 and much more! The Buds & Bites offer runs from Saturday to Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm and is priced at BD16 net inclusive of a platter of chicken wings and cheesy nachos with a tower of hops.
GO: Call 6639 0498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make a reservation.
ROYAL SARAY RESORT
Experience weekly offers at the luxurious Al Hadiqa Pool Bahrain from 12pm to 7pm. Ladies can enjoy free entry daily from 12pm to 3pm and two complimentary drinks on Thursday and Saturday from 12pm to 3pm. Groove to great music by a DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tuck into delicious food from barbecued items to homemade ice cream from the poolside menu, priced à la carte.
GO: Call 7770 7070 for more information or to make a reservation.
SOFITEL BAHRAIN ZALLAQ THALASSA SEA & SPA
Sofitel Bahrain has a spectacular beachfront setting and huge poolside area. Their exciting dining options straddle a variety of culinary experiences, including the newly opened Yamaz restaurant, which serves Mediterranean-Greek food; Fiamma Italian restaurant, with their flavours of Sicily, and Saraya, who’s menu features international dishes. You could also unwind at Narguile Lounge with a hookah and tasty bites and drinks.
GO: Call 1763 6363 for more information or to make a reservation.
THE ART HOTEL & RESORT
Located at Amwaj Islands, The Art Hotel & Resort is surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters. Guests can soak up the sun by the beach or pool, with bites and drinks from Sunset Pool Bar. Gather your family or friends for an Italian lunch at Rosso, which has al fresco dining. Watch the sunset from the cosy outdoors of Wu Restaurant & Lounge, which serves a medley of international flavours. Flames & Flavours, which opened earlier this year, also has an al fresco setup.
GO: Call 1600 0111 for more information or to make a reservation.
THE DIPLOMAT RADISSON BLU HOTEL, RESIDENCE & SPA
Soak in the good weather by the poolside, take a few dips and let your stresses ebb away. SOL Lounge is open daily from 10am onwards. Sip on special drinks, tropical juices or cold hops as you unwind on shaded bar stools. You can also sit in the open dining area, snacking on tasty bites. Book a lunch or dinner at BO.SABI, which has a cosy terrace and serves one of the best tasting Asian spreads on the island.
GO: Call 1753 1666 for more information or to make a reservation.
The Orangery at Palmyard Hotel is like something out of the Netflix series Bridgerton. A sprawling garden, with a fountain and a glasshouse-like private section, await diners. Great for your coffee morning get-togethers, afternoon teas or even an early dinner with friends, this venue serves a variety, from Middle Eastern- to European-inspired dishes, as well as a selection of decadent desserts.
GO: Call 1736 9696 or WhatsApp 3971 9696 for more information or to make a reservation.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, BAHRAIN
Thai Lounge is perfect for your sunset sojourns and has a lovely al fresco setup. Even if you sit indoors, the space gives off openair vibes. Serving up light bites bursting with Asian flavours and drinks to accompany them, it has unique low-rise seating, which adds to the charm of the place. Offering a scenic dining experience, La Plage has an enticing Arabian-Mediterranean fusion menu and is located close to the beach and pool. You could spend a day splashing around between delicious bites. Ritz Gourmet Lounge’s terrace area is perfect to unwind with a cuppa and some snacks.
GO: Call 1758 6499 for more information or to make a reservation.
THE WESTIN CITY CENTRE BAHRAIN
Enjoy the Sundowners offer at Nasmat Pool Lounge daily from 4pm to 6.30pm. Get 40% off on selected beverages. They also have a burger and hops combo available daily from 12pm to 9pm priced at BD11. The lounge also serves hookah.
GO: Call 1717 1441 for more information or to make a reservation.
TRADER VIC’S BAHRAIN
Grab your family or friends and unwind on the Trader Vic’s terrace. They have a bunch of offers throughout the week such as Seafood Sundowner, where you can enjoy a seafood platter and a drink every Sunday for BD15. Tiki Tuesday features 25% off on Tiki drinks from 6pm to 9pm. Ladies get two complimentary drinks and a selection of mini taco bites and taro chips from 7pm to 11pm on Wahine Wednesday. Try their newly launched Hawaiian specialities – outside of the regular menu – available daily and priced à la carte.
GO: Call 1758 6555 for more information or to make a reservation.
VIDA BEACH RESORT MARASSI AL BAHRAIN
Enjoy a tasty and healthy dining experience at Origins’ extensive outdoor area, with views of the sea. You can also admire the endless blues as you soak in the pool. Stage 2, where the Afternoon Tea is hosted, also has a cosy outdoor section. Perched on the shores of Marassi Al Bahrain, Vida Bahrain has a two-kilometre-long beach that you can admire and relax at all year round – enjoy a sundowner at the Float Beach Lounge.
GO: Visit www.vidahotels.com or call 7748 8100 for more information or to make a reservation.
WYNDHAM GARDEN MANAMA
Enjoy Churrascaria Nights on the Via Brasil rooftop with all-youcan-eat meat and amazing city skyline views. The offer runs daily except Monday from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and is priced starting at BD25 net per person including soft drinks. The Terrace@28 rooftop lounge hosts Ladies’ Night every Tuesday from 5pm to 2am. Pay BD3 net for three selected beverages and enjoy 25% off on selected food.
GO: Call or WhatsApp 6639 0928 or email email@example.com for more information or to make a reservation.
All restaurants listed in this feature have an outdoor dining area.