Best Bars In Dhaka (For Recreation, Meeting & Sports)

Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Aminul Haque Shahin

A bar is also known as a pub or club and it is a place where alcoholic beverages are served. Usually, in a bar, you will find alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, etc. In Bangladesh, alcoholic beverages are not very popular and a government permit is necessary for selling this type of drink. Therefore, the number of bars in Dhaka city is very small.    

Despite that, some of the best bars in Dhaka are Gentleman’s Rest Bar, SKYe Lounge & Bar, Club 13, Challet Restaurant & Bar, DPL Restaurant & Bar, Sakura Restaurant & Bar, La Diplomat Restaurant & Bar, etc.  

List Of Best Bars In Dhaka

1. Gentleman’s Rest Bar

Gentleman’s Rest Bar

If you are looking for a bar with live music then Gentleman’s Rest Bar will be the best option for you. It is one of the most popular cosmopolitan bars in downtown Dhaka. This bar has a wide range of drinks including whiskey drinks, vodka drinks, tequila drinks, and many more. They have also various types of cocktails to smooth out the rough edges of your day.

Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Shahid Syed Nazrul Islam Sharani, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh
  • Phone: +880 1881-650395

Key Facilities

  • Air-conditioned
  • Card Payment
  • Catering
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Smoking Area
  • Affordable price
  • Good decoration and setting place
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Desking
  • Membership Discounts
  • Online Reservations
  • Warm and friendly ambiance

2. SKYe Lounge & Bar

SKYe Lounge & Bar

SKYe Lounge & Bar is a top-notch bar located on the 16th floor of Hotel Sweet Dreams. If you want to relax and chill after the long and exhausting tiring day of work then you won’t find a better option. This bar has a large collection of liquors that have made this bar the number one in Dhaka. Moreover, you will find various delicious fresh foods in this bar from the best culinary team. The main mission of this bar is to provide a class group of people with the best services possible, with the most privacy and security!

Contact Information

  • Address: 60 Kemal Ataturk Ave, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
  • Phone: +880 1919-777762

Key Facilities

  • Unique lounge rooftop restaurant
  • Affordable price
  • Delicious drink
  • Cool place for hanging out
  • Good decoration and setting place
  • Warm and friendly ambiance
  • Nice view sky scrapper
  • Romantic place for dinner
  • Air-conditioned
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Smoking Area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Online Reservations

3. Club 13

Club 13

Club 13 is a world-class bar with a host of vibrant colors, entertaining music, hospitable services, and many more. If you want to arrange a meeting with your clients or want to spend some quality time with your friends and family members then Club 13 will be the go-to place for you. Club 13 is the largest live entertainment bar lounge in Dhaka city. This bar is situated on the hotel’s recreation floor Level 13.

Contact Information

  • Address: Airport Road, Nikunja 2, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
  • Phone: +8801713332651

Key Facilities

  • Dining service within a room
  • Fully air-conditioned rooms
  • Basement Car parking
  • Fire extinguishers system
  • Auto Power Generator with AC coverage
  • Restaurants & Café with Bangla, Indian, Thai, Chinese Cuisine
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary tea/coffee

4. Challet Restaurant & Bar

Challet Restaurant & Bar

If you are looking for a bar with world-class facilities at an affordable price then visit Challet Restaurant & Bar. This is a cool place to hang out with friends and family and have a cocktail. They have a large selection of alcohol and beer. There are live music programs available in this bar and the best part is this bar is a smoke-free zone. The security of this bar is top-notch and they have their own bouncers.

Contact Information

  • Address: 25-27, Happy Rahman Plaza, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh
  • Phone: +880 1710-760899

Key Facilities

  • Wonderful place for friendly get together
  • Remarkable interior design
  • Big TV for watching sports or any other programs
  • Authentic and wide drinks collection
  • Tasty spicy side dishes
  • Well-mannered waiters
  • Over the counter service
  • Separate sitting arrangements
  • Scheduled live music

5. DPL Restaurant & Bar

DPL Restaurant & Bar

If you are looking for a proper hangout place with some amazing drinks collections then DPL Restaurant & Bar won’t disappoint you. This is a very well-known bar and the place is a bit crowded but the service is excellent. The local drinks are available in this bar with very few foreign drinks. This bar has a dark & smoky environment so it will be the best option if you want to spend some alone time.

Contact Information

  • Address: 147/A-1 taher tower, fast floor, green road, Dhaka-1215
  • Phone: 01614-969643         

Key Facilities

  • Very elegant atmosphere
  • Drinks are moderately priced
  • A limited selection of local and international drinks
  • Smoking Area
  • Affordable price
  • Good decoration and setting place
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Desking
  • Membership Discounts

6. Sakura Restaurant & Bar

Sakura Restaurant & Bar

This is one of the oldest bars in Dhaka city. Though the service and quality of this bar are not up to the mark but you will have great historic feelings when visiting this bar. This bar has an old-fashioned interior design so if you want to arrange a meeting with your clients or friends then it won’t be the best option for you. However, if you want to spend some alone time with affordable drinks and foods then this is the right bar for you.

Contact Information

  • Address: Paribag DIT Super Market, 2 Kazi Nazrul Islam Ave, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
  • Phone: Phone: +880 1811-000758    

Key Facilities

  • Affordable price
  • Delicious drink
  • Cool place for hanging out
  • Good decoration and setting place
  • Warm and friendly ambiance 
  • Fire extinguishers system
  • Auto Power Generator with AC coverage
  • Free Wi-Fi

7. La Diplomat Restaurant & Bar

La Diplomat Restaurant & Bar

This is a cozy place for people who love to spend their time drinking and talking with friends and family members. This is a budget bar for drink lovers and here you will find all types of local and international drinks. This bar also serves tasty food, juices, and side dishes. In this bar, you will find whiskey, vodka, brandy, red wine, beer, etc.

Contact Information

  • Address: House no: 88, 131, 58/C Road no: 25, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
  • Phone: +880 1715-050336

Key Facilities

  • Food serving facility
  • Great ambiances and class of rooms
  • Wide range of drinks and beer 
  • Waiters are polite and well manners
  • Cozy and comfortable place
  • Women are not allowed
  • Good table service

8. Dhaka Boat Club & Bar

Dhaka Boat Club& bar is located in Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh and has the best view in the city. It is a restaurant that overlooks the Turag River and it enables people to see everything happening on both sides of the river. The restaurant has an extensive menu that includes Bangladeshi, Indian and continental dishes. It also has a popular cocktail list with some original creations like the Golden Goose.

Credit: Salman Wahid

List of Facilities of Dhaka Boat Club and Bar:

1. Boat Dock
2. Restaurant
3. Swimming Pool
4. Gym
5. Guest House
6. Club House
7. Bar
8. Billiard Room / Tennis Court / Squash Court / Badminton Court
9. Card Room

This boat club was founded by Rubel Aziz, Bakhtiar Ahmed, Shawkat Aziz Russel, Shahidul Islam, Zahir Ahmed and Alauddin Ahmed Chowdhury.

Dhaka Boat Club Membership Fees & (Other costs like Surcharges)

(a) Donor Member Tk. 15,00,000/-
(b) Life Member Tk. 12,50,000/-
(c) Permanent Member Tk. 10,00,000/-
(d) Foreign Member Tk. 50,000/-
(e) Associate Member Tk. 25,000/-

Contact Information:

Borokakor, Birulia, 
Dhaka 1340, Bangladesh.
Location: Opposite to Uttara 3rd phase and near Birulia Bridge
Mobile: +880 1735773494, +880 1735773482
E-mail: mail@dhakaboatclub.com

9. Dhaka Regency Hotel & Bar

Dhaka Bars and Clubs
Credit:Jakarta1000Bars Website

Dhaka Regency hotel is located in the heart of Dhaka city and is just a short walk from Gulshan, Old Dhaka, and the Banani Lake. It has a lobby with an open view of the Dhaka International Airpor and a rooftop bar that offers panoramic views of the city.

Tucked away on the second floor is The Cosmopolitan Bar, which can be found in one corner of this atmospheric space. These are some popular places to visit while staying at this hotel:

– The Lobby Bar: This elegant lounge bar has been recently renovated by an award winning designer. They serve British style gin, whisky, vodka drinks including cocktails with local ingredients like citrus fruit juices and fresh mint leaves.

The Roof Top Bar: This rooftop bar is known for its unbeatable view from its restaurant and dance floor.

This hotel and bars is perfect for leisure travelers who want to visit the city or for business travelers who want to be in close proximity to key meetings or conferences. The lobby of this hotel is open 24 hours, so you can start your day with a pre-breakfast drink or end it with drinks after dinner.

The Dhaka Regency Hotel and Bars also has a spa, which offers traditional massage services as well as facials, manicures, pedicures, foot treatments, waxing services, and hair removal.