You may not even be aware of its existence, but tucked away in the Conrad Dubai, is a cocktail lounge with a stylish New York vibe called Suga, which provides a refreshing break from the over populated (and in some cases, overrated) hotspots of the city .
Designed for the epitome of relaxation, this hidden gem is a softly-lit lounge adorned with buffed gold fixtures, resplendent with sultry murals, where experimentation takes centre stage. Skilled mixologists invent tailor-made concoctions, without you even having to pick up the menu and create exquisite drinks with blends and infusions that are created in-house, with varieties that include ingredients like thyme syrup and fig jam.
The food here is also a gourmand connoisseuirs dream, complimenting the vast cocktail menu with small plates that include wagyu beef sliders with crispy shallots and pickles, chicken lollipops with toasted sesame lime aioli and truffled fat chips with parmesan emulsion... if that doesn't get you picking up the phone for this unique after-dark experience, we don't know what will!
INFO: 6pm-3am Sun-Fri, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed road, 04 444 7111, www.conraddubai.com