The Gramercy

Never quite as cool as it’s tried to be, this is still DIFC’s most relaxed, hop-centric venue, and on a weeknight any real class can be undermined by the torrent of rowdy-post work drinkers. Trying to channel NYC cool with a jazzy theme and retro booths, you’re essentially left with a posh pub. If you work in the area you’re likely to be familiar already, but there’s not much to attract those from further afield.