**Welcome to CRAFT by Side Hustle**

At CRAFT by Side Hustle, we’re not just a craft brewery and southern-style smokehouse; we’re Abu Dhabi’s (and the region)’s first, and we’re bringing the best of both worlds to your palate.

**Our Mission: Real Connections**
At the heart of CRAFT is our mission to encourage real human connections. We believe in the power of a diverse team united by their passion for crafting unique beverage and dining experiences for our community. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer, we’re here to bring people together over great food and exceptional drinks.

**Craftsmanship Beyond Compare**

Our journey began with a vision to create something truly exceptional. We’re proud to have award-winning leaders across our brewing, mixology, and culinary teams. This talented group crafts a constantly rotating menu of diverse beers, spirits & cocktails designed to complement CRAFT’s unique blend of cuisines, ensuring there’s something for every palate, no matter where you call home. When you visit CRAFT by Side Hustle, you won’t just taste our creations – you’ll witness them. Our open kitchen and brewery let you see our skilled team in action. 


At CRAFT, every dish is curated with love and authenticity. We take pride in preparing our menu from scratch in-house. From tantalizing spices to dry aged meats, each element is carefully chosen to bring the flavors of the Southern US straight to your table. At our smokehouse, we blend tradition with innovation, creating a unique culinary experience that captures the essence of craft culture. From homemade buns, pretzels and charcuterie to unique hop-inspired sauces & rubs, and a delectable range of dishes host of distinctive dishes including Cajun po’boys, jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and dry aged smoked brisket, join us on a flavorful adventure, where the spirit of the bayou meets the artistry of our kitchen.


At Side Hustle, our brewers take pride in pushing the boundaries of flavor. In our first 12 months at CRAFT, we’re on a mission to create an impressive 75 unique beers, each a testament to our dedication to innovation and excellence. Among our creations, you’ll find the nation’s first authentic British real cask ale, a beer that pays homage to tradition while embracing the spirit of experimentation. Drawing inspiration from renowned beer destinations like the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, the USA, and Belgium, we’ve crafted a diverse range of lagers that transport your taste buds around the world. While our foeder-aged beers offer a taste of complexity and depth that only time can provide. For those who crave the bold, you’ll find a selection of IPAs that showcase the finest modern aroma and flavor hops, along with the latest hop-based innovations, creating an unforgettable hop-forward experience. At CRAFT by Side Hustle, we’re not just brewing beer; we’re crafting memories, one sip at a time.

Our dedication to craft extends beyond beer and food. We are committed to providing you with exceptional libations. We proudly feature the full range of Side Hustle Spirits, meticulously crafted to perfection with our local community in mind. In addition to our house branded spirits, we offer a carefully curated selection of bourbon and rye whiskey, each chosen to elevate your tasting experience. Our house-made mixers, specially crafted to pair seamlessly with our spirits, ensure that every cocktail is a masterpiece. If you’re looking for something truly unique, explore our draft cocktails, each offering a fusion of creativity and flavor. Our seasonally rotating signature cocktail menu guarantees there’s always something fresh to savor. And for those who prefer the classics, our wine list offers a robust selection that perfectly complements your dining journey.

Whether you’re a foodie, craft beer enthusiast or a spirits connoisseur, CRAFT by Side Hustle invites you to indulge in a world of flavor and craftsmanship like no other.




**Meet the Team**

Craft by Side Hustle was founded in partnership between:

– Chad McGehee & Jeff Karns (founders of Side Hustle Brews & Spirits)
– Peter Samaha (founder of Quest Restaurant Management)
– Nadim Selbak (attorney and restaurateur)
– Adam Davis (UAE businessman and entrepreneur)
– Elias Kanaan (entrepreneur & restauranteur)
– Sam Underwood (Entrepreneur & Alcohol Industry Expert)
– Paul Failoni (Entrepreneur & Alcohol Industry Expert)

Together, we’ve poured our collective expertise and enthusiasm into creating a place where people can connect, enjoy exceptional food and drinks, and make lasting memories.

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