Ever since Salmon Guru, the quirky little bar at The Opus in Downtown Dubai, flung open its doors in May 2022, they’ve proven to be the big fish in the big pond that is Dubai’s thriving cocktail bar scene. The award-winning drinks ‘laboratory’ concept from Madrid found instant acclaim in Dubai and established itself as a watering hole of choice in the city. Not just for their flamboyant, out-of-the-box tipples served in whacky dragon mugs and mini hookahs, but also for their colourful and electric interiors.
To mark down their first, and resoundingly successful, year in Dubai, Spain’s best cocktail bar is reeling patrons in with a thrilling free drinks deal from May 28-31. But there’s a cloak-and-dagger element to it. That special free drink is yours only if you can hand Salmon Guru’s staff a secret password. And here I thought just making it through a rough work-week earned us all a drink.
But the reward is worth the effort, folks. Founder of Salmon Guru and mixologist extraordinaire, Diego Cabrera himself will sling this limited-edition drink to guests on May 28. Cabrera’s craftsmanship of mixing up unique cocktails has granted him mythical status in the bartending world. So, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
Plus, there’s that other thing about how I’m just handing the password over to you. No hoops to jump through here. That password, ladies and gents, is ‘against the current’. As easy that. A nod to why the bar’s named ‘Salmon’, the fish that swims against the current and bucks the trend.
Now, what exactly this trendsetting birthday-edition drink is remains a mystery. Taking into account that this cocktail bar and restaurant has bagged a spot in World’s 50 Best Bars, we’re downright positive Diego and the gang have dreamed up a bevvy that’s one for the books. While you knock back the fancy birthday cocktail, don’t forget to browse through Salmon Guru’s menu. Beef short ribs taco bao, golden fried oysters and other fascinating bar bites can be found here.
This bar might be exceptionally tiny, but it’s got bags of personality. Actually, three different personalities divided into three sections. You’ll find a classic 60’s tropical bar, an area resembling a lively neon-lit Asian night market and a third corner that’s a comic book jumping out the pages.