Every office has a poser. Somebody who will insist on going somewhere chic and stylish before forcing you all to pout together for a #teamnightoutselfie. Don’t know who it is in your workplace? Then it’s probably you. Enhance your cool credentials at this hip Japanese joint.
Party here if: Your workmates are stylish.
Bushido (17 583 555).
Blue Moon Lounge
You don’t get too many bars with views of Manama from 50 floors up. So, for a stunning location, come to this Wolfgang Puck-inspired lounge. It just won our Best Bar Food 2015 so grab a bite, too.
Party here if: The boss is paying.
Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (17 115 000).
The biggest risk in going to a Wild West-themed bar is that somebody will take it too seriously and start dressing like a cowboy. Yet a good night is more or less guaranteed.
Party here if: Cowboy parties need no excuses.
Ramee Californa Hotel (17 296 237).
They don’t do shy and retiring here so if you’re worried about Maureen from Accounts wanting a quiet one then look elsewhere. If Maureen fancies climbing on stage and jamming with the band, however, go along on a Monday for Jam Night. #partylikemaureen
Party here if: You like it loud and raucous.
Hotel Diva (17 810 555).
JJ’s Irish Restaurant
The safest bet for entertainment and atmosphere on any night of the week. Karaoke Mondays, Quiz Night Sundays, Live Music Wednesdays, Ladies’ Night Saturdays – it really doesn’t matter. There is always something happening.
Party here if: You need to crown a quiz king.
Adliya (39 329 083).
You won’t have to dress up but you can still ensure a chilled night of quality food at this award-winning Adliya spot. It’s a down-to-earth place that sets just the right tone of celebration without flashiness.
Party here if: You seek a laidback vibe.
Palace Boutique Hotel (1772 5000).
Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Arrange the celebrations for a Monday night and the ladies in your midst will enjoy a 50 percent discount on mixed drinks. That will make the sea view and open-air terrace even more enjoyable.
Party here if: You have a designated driver.
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa (17 636 363).
Trader Vic’s and Mai Tai Lounge
A funky Polynesian-theme and some eye-watering mixed beverages make this a preposterously fun place to party. There is just something about drinking out of coconuts that makes everybody more jovial.
Party here if: You’re wearing Hawaiian shirts.
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (17 586 499).