The 1897 bar is found inside the luxurious five star Kempinski Mall of the Emirates hotel, the bar is named after the year that the Kempinski group was established. The Kempinski group of hotels is the longest established chain of luxury hotels in the world, established over 110 years ago.
This group prides itself on knowing their customers needs, requirements and the local areas to provide everything that would be expected, which is why the 1897 bar is unique in the city of Dubai. It is rated amongst the top 15 coolest hotels in the world. To have a cool bar inside the hotel is unique as well, particularly as a lot of the coolest bars are on the street rather than in hotels.
Kempinski Hotel is in a prime position on the Sheikh Zayed Road which is central to many locations such as Jumeirah beach, Internet and Media city and just a short journey from the International airport, making the bar both local and appealing to a wide variety of clientele from the hotel guests to local business people who want to visit after work or to entertain its clients in style in a less noisy location where conversations can be had peacefully or to have a romantic night out in the luxury surroundings.
The 1897 bar is classed as being for grownups of a more mature age than some of the larger bars around the city as well as offering the most superb and refreshing cocktails, liquors, beer and light refreshments as well as being notable for being a cigar bar as well. This bar imports German beer which is very popular in Dubai particularly in this hotel.
The bar is situated on the second floor of possibly one of the best looking hotels in Dubai. The bar furniture is adorned in purple velvet and decorated polished wood bar stools, low slung sofas and accompanied with low level lighting, flickering candles and the aroma of premium quality cigars from around the world such as Cuban Havana, Montecristo, Bolivar, and Romeo Y Julietta, available off of the ‘cigar menu’ which you will find wafting across the room. The club employs the services of popular local DJ’S who play relaxed and chilled out music based upon the clientele that are present and which night it is during the week.
The list of unusual tried and tested drinks list is somewhat weird, wonderful and tasty albeit from the descriptions, and yet the ingredients that go into the extensive variety of cocktails and mixes would seem unnatural but have to be tried to be understood. Such as the martini drink mixed with black pepper and lavender, sounds unusual but is surprisingly popular. A very popular alternative, is the delicious ‘Purple Brumble’ a Bombay sapphire gin mixed with Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur that originates from France, this sounds and tastes delicious. The bar is open to both residents and the public from 1600hrs to 0230hrs