Gate Village 5, DIFC

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    1:00 PM - 2:00 AM

The Vibe

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The Review

  • The Good

    A Beirut bar that's been transported to the heart of Dubai's financial district, INDIE is a refuge for those who like to think a little differently. The trendy lounge is hidden away on the top floor of Gaucho in Gate 5, and seamlessly blends retro design, Brooklyn vibes with an expected OTT Dubai style.

    A post-work hangout or a pre-party stop-over, expect to find a funky cocktail menu served up by suspender-clad bartenders, an atypical 'indie playlist' and a selection of delicious, elevated bar bites that range from salads to sliders. Pop in on Wednesdays for a spot of live music and be sure to bring your inner hipster with you.

    A funky bar filled with a trendy DIFC crowd, INDIE Dubai has a great drinks list and offers a truly underground playlist; a welcome change from top 40 hits and thumping mainstream house music found in most other locales. The 'bite to drink with' menu is filled with a wonderful mishmash of international flavours, from Spanish tapas to Indian street snacks, and makes for an overall casual yet chic vibe.

    We loved the laid-back and stylish vibes to this joint, ideal for winding down after a long, stressful week at work. Don't miss out on the team of talented mixologists that whip up exciting cocktails with house infused liqueurs, such as the zesty Blood Cosmopolitan or Tortuga Mojito.

  • The Bad
    Even with three different bars dotting the venue, getting served during rush periods can be difficult and you may end up queuing for a bit longer than you may like. Luckily, they have great underground tunes to jam along with, making it much easier to chillax.

    Despite the laid back atmosphere, the dress code at INDIE Dubai is quite strict - don't expect to get in wearing your everyday trainers and boyfriend jeans. They may give off hipster vibes, but they expect guests to put some effort into their ensembles.
  • The Tips
    Check out INDIE DIFC business lunch held on weekdays thats offers a set menu for AED 99. If you work in DIFC, don't miss 'INDIE After Work', which offers daily specials from 6pm to 7.30pm.

    Looking for live music? Make a reservation on Wednesdays to enjoy live performances from a range of local and visiting artists. INDIE also offers 'BRUNCH*D' every Saturday (1pm to 6pm) which includes unlimited starters, one main and one dessert, per person. It's worth noting that ladies that arrive to the brunch between 1pm and 3pm get a decent discount on the spirits package.

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Location & Contact


Above Gaucho, Podium Level, Gate Village 5, Al Sa'ada Street, DIFC, Dubai

Promotion Timings

Happy Hour
  • Sun - Thu: 5 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 1 PM - 6 PM

Useful Stuff

  • Budget

    We paid AED 55 for a Tortuga Mojito and AED 63 for a Goats Cheese Salad. BRUNCH*D packages: AED 290 for soft drinks; AED 390 for spirits (ladies that arrive between 1-3pm pay AED 250); AED 490 for bubbly.

    • Smoking Yes
    • Cigars not allowed
    • Alcohol served
    • Venue Indoor
    • Valet Parking Yes
    • Wifi Yes
    • Table booking available Yes
    • Parking Yes
    • Dress Code Dress up!
    • Booking Book 3 days in advance