Q’s Bar and Lounge – Quincy Jones’ first ever bar located in the luxury 5-star Palazzo Versace Dubai, was named “Best Live Music Bar” at the Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards 2019, the gala which annually recognizes the city’s best nights out.
“There’s absolutely nothing to stop you falling head over heels in love with this utterly charming jazz bar that needs to be viewed as up there with the world’s very best. And what else would you possibly expect, with Q’s being the first live music bar opened by the legendary composer, producer, conductor and artist that is Quincy Jones?”, say the editors of Time Out Dubai about the bar that has put Dubai on the map of live music entertainment. The publication’s representatives anonymously reviewed several nightlife spots throughout a year to let the partygoers know which the best places in town to party are.
"Music has been my touchstone because it instilled in me the belief in myself, which is the absolute rarest of gifts… This sense of belief is something I never could’ve bought for any price, so I’ve always avoided making decisions that rely solely upon the narrow-minded perspective of fame & money. Rather, I’ve only done what gives me the goosebumps and allows me to pour my soul into whatever it is that I’m working on Q’s Bar and Lounge was NO exception, & my only goal was to create a space for y’awl to enjoy the best possible live entertainment…
After opening Q’s, my very first music venue in Dubai, I’ve been hand picking the best of the best for U for nearly 3 years now, and I’m incredibly honored to have my baby Q's Bar in the Palazzo Versace Dubai, named “Best Live Music Bar” by Time Out Dubai! Thank-Q from the bottom of my heart and soul to everyone involved and especially the artists!…I hope y’awl keep on rockin’ with us for years to come!!", commented Quincy Jones on the award.
Q’s Bar and Lounge kicked off the spectacular schedule of acts in December 2016 with the multi-award-winning drummer and instrumentalist broadcaster Ollie Howell, and in more than two years, 11 world-class artists graced its stage, including Clark Beckham, Shelea, Eli Teplin, Katie Thiroux, and Justin Kauflin.
Q’s make guests feel at home within an intimate living room space decked out with plush furniture and mahogany tables facing the vibrant stage. The venue will be a destination for high-quality comfort food stirred by New York and New Orleans culinary culture and a wide selection of fine and rare beverages in the FROW to the finest music acts complemented by unmatched acoustics.