Set in the heart of Dubai’s bustling DIFC, Galaxy Bar offers a moment’s respite from the sticky days and humid nights in the fast-paced Middle Eastern city. The bar itself is founded on traditional principles of good service and quality drinks, set in a subtly designed, luxurious space that would not look out of place in any of the world’s more renowned international cocktail hubs.
The bar is the concept of Greek South African restaurateur Natasha Sideris, who with Galaxy Bar opened her first cocktail-led venue. The bar itself is a physical manifestation of her family’s spiritual home of Athens, with subtle style cues in the terrazzo floor, heavy velvet drapes, a glittering marble backbar and the venue’s iconic starry ceiling, designed to evoke the Athenian night sky.
In terms of the drinks programme, it’s a case of contemporary flavours meeting classic cocktails. Scorpius, the bar’s take on the classic Negroni, is prepared with Campari, gin, beetroot-washed red vermouth and chocolate bitters; and the Red Giant, a take on a classic Americano, is served with Rooibos-infused Campari, red vermouth, cocoa nibs and hibiscus.
Since opening in February 2019, Galaxy Bar is already on the radar of the world’s cocktail cognoscenti and is now set to make its mark on all discerning drinkers as it is presented with the Campari One To Watch Award 2020.
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