Weekend in Doha

Old Apr 1st 2014, 6:43 am
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Hi, A friend and myself are going to take a drive from Riyadh to Doha this weekend and are looking for suggestions on where to go for a few beers and what is the cost of drinks out there is it comparable with Dubai and Bahrain if anyone could give a up to date list of places and a rough idea of pint price that would be great as everything I seem to find with Google has places that have long since stopped serving beer or worse still closed.

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Old Apr 1st 2014, 1:08 pm
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When I was last there, most places required your alcohol licence to serve you / let you in, or they would only let you in if you were a guest at the hotel.
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That must of been a long time ago............

Cost is the same as anywhere out this way, or a touch more. If you are doing a brunch everywhere does one so that wipes out friday afternoon.

Bars worth a look

Wahm - W Hotel
Trader Vics - Hilton
New Crowne Plaza is alright - Bar downstairs and one on the top floor around the pool
Cellar bar and jazz club - Oryx Rotana
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february 2014 was when I last visited
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I visited the Brazilian in the Crowne Plaza most Saturday and Sundays since it opened. I arrived as a tourist on a Saturday and left as a tourist on a Thursday.It opened, way back in December 2012..

I was never asked for alcohol license, or seen anyone asked for one....

I was not a Qatari resident and if I had been asked I would have produced my passport showing I was not a resident and as such I could buy alcohol...as a visitor/tourist.

Go there during happy hour 5-7pm and you get a beer for 23 Riyals, and you can load up around 6:45 with a few more.. After that it is around 46 Riyals plus 10% tip..
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february 2014 was when I last visited
In every bar I have visited I have never been asked for licence. You need id to enter a bar either RP or passport.
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thanks for the info guys, we heard you need to take passport with you to get in.

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You dont need an alcohol license to get served in Doha , just as BE said a valid RP or passport will suffice .
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hmm - must have just been me & the engineers I was with then! must have looked dodgy or summat oh well
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hmm - must have just been me & the engineers I was with then! must have looked dodgy or summat oh well
It was Doha at its best - rules changing according to whim.
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