America, the star-spangled land of apple pie marks its 241st Independence Day tomorrow, so let’s join our American friends in celebrating this special day! Here are the Fourth of July parties worth splashing your bucks on.
The Atrium, Al Habtoor City
The Atrium, Al Habtoor City invites you to celebrate Independence Day with not one, but two parties!
Kick off the celebrations at Zoco restaurant with unlimited tacos, churros, beverages and the best country and old school hits. Then make your way to karaoke bar Blind Dragon to sing your heart out, sip on American-themed beverages and feast on traditional dishes (yes, that means burgers, chicken wings and mac’n’cheese!)
P.S. Don’t forget to dress up! The dress code for both parties is either red, white and blue, or your favourite 80’s character.
AED 125 for unlimited tacos. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City. 04 437 0044
This year, McGettigan’s invites you to celebrate American Independence Day, Irish-style!
At Souk Madinat, ladies can enjoy four complimentary beverages, all-American themed bites from just AED 30, and DJ Robbie will be on the decks spinning classic American party tunes to get you grooving. Dress up in red, white and blue for free short beverage!
At Trade Centre, it’s Lads’ Night. Guys can enjoy two-for-one hops, free pool all night, and a US-themed food menu exclusive for lads.
And at the JLT branch, everyone can put their knowledge to the test and partake in a USA themed quiz night! Entrants can also ‘spin to win’ for a chance to win loads of prizes!
Free. 8pm onwards, McGettigan’s – Souk Madinat, Dubai World Trade Centre, JLT.
Take your tastebuds Stateside – Catch has added two limited-edition items to its menu to celebrate the US of A.
The first of two specials is a 48-hour braised BBQ short rib (US, of course), served with whole roasted corn and spicy coleslaw. For dessert, there’s all-American blueberry tart that’s finished off tableside in a truly show-stopping fashion with warm blueberry compote.
Unlike the States, they’re only around for a short while, so catch them while you can.
3rd-5th July from 7pm-2am. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road. 04 357 1755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re looking for a firecracker of a party, Rodeo Drive is where you need to be.
Besides the great meal deals and beverage offers on the day, there are also be loads of fun games to play, a mechanical bull to ride, and live music to dance along to, courtesy of Rodeo’s house band and a Latino band!
Better yet, ladies can enjoy complimentary beverages from 8pm. Make sure to dress up in red, white and blue to win prizes! The funkier the outfit, the better.
Free. 8pm-3am. Rodeo Drive, (The Stables, Next to Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call 054 417 7028 for reservations.
Too old to party on a weekday? Don’t worry, here’s where you can celebrate 4th of July over the weekend.
Perry & Blackwelder’s (P&B)
Get ready to celebrate Independence Day for two whole days! The P&B American Weekend kicks off from 12pm Friday, with live music, deep-south comfort food, and beverages.
Decked out in all-American party décor, there will be competitions running over the weekend, a fantastic pool of prizes, and some special red, white and blue slushies!
That’s not it though. Chef Tony has created a very special Apple Pie, served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, available from July 4th-8th for just AED 20!
AED 325 per couple, including selected F&B. 12pm-1am. P&B – Madinat Jumeirah. 04 432 3232
Fancy celebrating Fourth of July with an all-American feast? Having just successfully introduced a new weekly Butcher’s Night every Tuesday, JB’s Gastropub invites meat lovers to celebrate American Independence Day with a whole lot of food.
From July 1st-8th, diners can feast on a menu of smoked barbequed meats like chicken, beef brisket and spare ribs served with Southern buttered toast, complementing sides and condiments. Of course, there will also be beverage deals throughout the week.
July 1st-8th. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach (The Walk, JBR). 04 428 2000