The westerners among you will identify the day with the dreaded start of the week, even if working weeks across the Middle East start on Sunday.
But don’t let that stop you having a drink to toast (what should be) the start of the week – especially when you can pick up cheap drinks at bars all over the Kingdom.
Read on for our round-up of all the happy hours in Bahrain on Mondays.
Most places expect you to pay through the roof for a good view, but luckily Alto bar, on the 25th floor, doesn’t. Head here between 5pm and 8pm and you’ll get 30 percent off drinks from Saturday to Wednesday.
Sat-Wed 5pm-8am. Downtown Rotana, Manama Centre (1721 0550).
After a day of lounging at Sofitel’s pool, there’s nothing better than enjoying 50 percent off selected beverages between 5pm and 7pm from Saturday to Thursday. Bliss.
Sat-Thu 5pm-7pm. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Zallaq (1763 6363).
BULLS Lounge opened in September 2019 and is already offering up deals left right and centre. From Saturday to Wednesday you can enjoy 45 percent off selected beverages between 11am and 10pm, and on Thursdays and Fridays you can get the same deal until 9pm.
Sat-Wed 11am-10pm; Thu-Fri 11am-9pm. Juffair Grand Hotel, Juffair (3389 5222).
Bushido is a great spot for picking up authentic Japanese food in Bahrain, but that’s not the only reason to head to this spot in Seef: it also has an amazing lounge area and fantastic mixed drinks. Head here between 6pm and 8.45pm every day for 50 percent off selected beverages.
Daily 6pm-8.45pm. Seef (1758 3555).
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the game, look no further. Sports bar Champs has ten plasma screens and three projectors, so you won’t miss a second of the action. Between noon and 9pm you can get 25 percent off all drinks – what more could you want?
Daily noon-9pm. Juffair Grand Hotel, Juffair (1782 7600).
Chaopraya Western Club Lounge
The main reason to head to the Chaopraya Western Club Lounge is undoubtedly the disco dancefloor, and we think 20 percent off house beverages between 5pm and 9pm is certainly a good reason for a boogie. If you’re after a quieter evening, there are also pool tables you can use, too.
Daily 5pm-9pm. Crystal Palace Hotel, Juffair (3313 7113).
Cavallo Club Lounge
Fans of hip-hop music will undoubtedly love Cavallo Club Lounge thanks to its brilliant music selection. And if you head here early, from 6pm to 9pm, you’ll be able to buy one drink and get a second free.
Daily 6pm-9pm. Atiram Premier Hotel, Juffair (1781 1811).
The Cigar Lounge is the perfect spot to chillax with friends. There are screens to watch live sports, and a dartboard if you want to show off your skills. Between 11am and 10pm, it’s buy two get one free on all drinks.
Daily 11am-10pm. Arman Hotel, Juffair (1728 1111).
Club Buffalo promises to offer you a wild night (it’s wild west-themed after all), and you won’t need to spend too much either with buy one, get one free on drinks every day between 5pm and 7pm.
Daily 5pm-7pm. Ramee California Hotel, Juffair (1782 6007).
This is one of Bahrain’s most popular night spots, and it’s not just because of its proximity to the US naval base. Between noon and 9pm every day you can get 30 percent off all drinks.
Daily noon-9pm. Juffair (3638 2872).
Crossroads attracts a decent crowd thanks to its live band nights, but the buy one get one free deal on drinks between 11am and 5pm every day can’t hurt, too.
Daily 11am-5pm. Juffair Gate Hotel, Juffair (3361 4447).
This spot, named after American folk hero Davy Crockett, is filled with US Navy staff most nights. Head here between noon and 8pm and you’ll get 20 percent off drinks.
Daily noon-8pm. Diva Hotel, Juffair (1310 0131).
Rock fans, this one’s for you. Diggers has performances from live rock bands all the time, and if that’s not enough to draw you in, it also has bottled hops for BHD2.3 and draught hops for BHD2.7 from noon till 4pm from Saturday to Thursday.
Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Delmon International Hotel, Manama Centre (3694 3946).
Live music is the main draw of Downtown Bar, with different bands playing throughout the week. Pick up some Tex-Mex snacks and enjoy 30 percent off selected beverages between 4pm and 8pm every day.
Daily 4pm-8pm. InterContinental Regency, Manama Centre (1722 7777).
Not only are all drinks 25 percent off between 5pm and 9pm, you can also use the pool tables for free. Challenge your mates to a game and enjoy the cheap beverages.
Daily 5pm-9pm. Ramee Palace Hotel, Juffair (1781 1688).
Fiddlers Green Irish Pub
This spot is well-loved by sports fans, and has a decent selection of classic pub food. Enjoy 25 percent off drinks between 5pm and 8pm.
Daily 5pm-8pm. The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Diplomatic Area (1753 1666).
There’s no chance of an early night at FIZZ Lounge thanks to its drink deals. Between noon and 7pm you’ll get buy one get one free on selected beverages, and then from 7pm till close it’s buy two get one free. Head here after a late finish at work and one quick drink will turn into three in the blink of an eye.
Daily noon-7pm (buy one, get one free), 7pm-close (buy two, get one free). Arch Hotel, Juffair (3408 7486).
Although this restaurant is called Irish Village, you’ll find food from all over the world on the menu. Between noon and 10pm, hops start from BHD2, and mixed drinks and grape cost between BHD2 and BHD2.5.
Daily noon-10pm. Adliya (1700 1237).
Your night will be more than (o)K if you head down to the K Lounge in Juffair. Between 5pm and 7pm you can get 30 percent off selected beverages.
Daily 5pm-7pm. K Hotel, Juffair (1736 0000).
JJ’s Irish Restaurant
This well-established bar has the homely feel of any pub you might find back in Ireland. Head here between noon and 7pm Saturday through Thursday for BHD2.3 house beverages and BHD2.5 hops. On Fridays, the deal lasts from noon till 5pm.
Sat-Thu noon-7pm; Fri noon-5pm. Gudaibiya (3384 3005).
This restaurant serves up fantastic Indian food – and deals. Selected beverages are BHD2.9 from 3pm till 7pm. You can also head upstairs to LNT Gastropub when you’re finished.
Daily 3pm-7pm. Adliya (1724 6777).
In the mood for a drink with a view? The Royal Golf Club’s bar Links has floor-to-ceiling windows offering up exceptional views of the course, and between 5pm and 8pm you can get 30 percent off selected beverages.
Daily 5pm-8pm. Royal Golf Club, Riffa (1775 0777).
Maguire’s Irish Restaurant
You can get classic Irish hops here, and between noon and 9pm it’s ten percent off all drinks. What’s not to like?
Daily noon-9pm. Adliya (1771 3971).
Meisei is the only establishment on this list to actually stick to the meaning of happy hour (singular), offering up buy one get one free on drinks between 7pm and 8pm. But we can forgive it thanks to the beautiful rooftop bar area, which is one of our favourites in Bahrain.
Daily 7pm-8pm. Adliya (1700 7770).
McGettigan’s is extremely popular across the Middle East, and it’s not difficult to see why. Enjoy 20 percent off house beverages every day from 3pm till 8pm.
Daily 3pm-8pm. Adliya (1700 0415).
Another day, another sports bar. Player’s Lounge will give you 20 percent off food and drink between noon and 8pm every day. On Sundays you can also get buy one get one free on draught hops and mixed drinks.
Daily noon-8pm. Wyndham Garden, Juffair (6631 6666).
Polo Gastropub is one of our favourite spots to watch sports, and the generous happy hour definitely helps. Between 5pm and 8pm from Saturday to Wednesday selected hops, mixed drinks and house grape are BHD2.5.
Sat-Wed 5pm-8pm. Adliya (1772 5000).
Want to head somewhere tropical but can’t afford the flight? Save up for your next trip, and enjoy the décor, at the Rainforest Lounge where you can get a 25 percent discount on drinks from 5pm till 8pm.
Daily 5pm-8pm. Gulf Suites Hotel, Amwaj Islands (3361 0108).
Keep up with all the sports action on one of the many screens at Red Lions, or challenge your mates at the billiard tables. From noon till 9pm, you can get buy one get one free on drinks.
Daily noon-9pm. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef (1711 1999).
This is another great place in Bahrain to enjoy live music as the Republiq Lounge regularly hosts special concerts and gigs. Between 5pm and 9pm you can enjoy 25 percent off food and drinks.
Daily 5pm-9pm. Park Regis Lotus Hotel, Juffair (3563 3050).
Anyone with pithecophobia will want to avoid this spot as it’s covered with monkey statues and murals. For everyone else, head here for amazing burgers and 40 percent off food and drink from noon until 9pm.
Daily noon-9pm. The Arch Hotel (3464 8828).
You can get three hours of unlimited house drinks at The One for BHD10 every day between 8pm and 11pm. If you don’t want to commit, you can also get buy one get one free on premium mixed drinks.
Daily 8pm-11pm. Juffair (3336 6659).
Typhoon isn’t satisfied with just one happy hour: it has two. You can get selected beverages for BHD from 3pm till 7pm, then from 11pm till close.
Daily 3pm-7pm, 11pm-close. Gulf Hotel, Adliya, Manama (1771 3000).
Upstairs Downstairs is another great spot for live music, this time with the addition of gourmet food. Between 5pm and 9pm you can get select beverages for BHD2.
Daily 5pm-9pm. Adliya (1771 3093).
Brits, if you’re after a taste of home, head to Wembley sports bar, Named after the famous stadium, this spot will make you feel like you’re back in Blighty – and, as an added bonus, you can get 25 percent off drinks between noon and 9pm.
Daily noon-9pm. Atiram Premier Hotels, Juffair (3364 0009).