This is what BeirutNightLife had to say about this Freaky Friday the 13th party:
It was a spooky Friday the 13th in June, with lots of scary happenings and decorations at the Forsaken Villa of Dora. As midnight approached and the eery full moon was rising, zombies and goons invaded the house and threw a massive bash. Jägermeister brought us this night of horror and music, and the frightful crowd loved the evening of freaky fun at the villa. Lots of scary decorations and costumes filled the dark night, and of course the highlight was the musical ensemble. LA-based DJ group DROOG graced guests with a spectacular set. Meanwhile local DJs including MEENOX, THREE MACHINES, PABLO also set the spooky musical mood in Dora. The night was a frightful success and lasted all night with the crowd having a blast!
And this is how some people saw it in Lebanon [Link].
I honestly don’t know how they mistook a themed party for a devil worshiping ceremony. I am not sure why one would even think about such things when he sees Jägermeister bottles. I can’t stop laughing every time I think about it.
I didn’t expect to see that coming but I thought it was pretty funny and it does sent out a nice message. Moreover, the monster looks better than the one in Godzilla. One thing that seems unrealistic to me though, was that all of Beirut was lit up.
I couldn’t stop laughing while watching the report and seeing the pictures shared online. How could they have missed the Friday 13th hashtag on the wall and what does Jägermeister have to do with anything here?
I love Jägermeister and I attend creepy Halloween or Friday the 13th themed parties. Does that make me a devil worshiper?
The grand opening was supposed to be last week but was delayed due to the bad weather. Instead it is taking place tonight and the party will go on till Sunday! Speaking of Sundays, Skybar is apparently organizing sunset parties where everyone can enjoy a laid-back evening starting 6pm.
I don’t have much information about this new concept but it sounds pretty cool.
Update: Gino got details on the new changes being introduced to SkyBar this summer, check them out [Here].
Picture via Siestke
It’s indeed a great place to drink in during the day and at night. Check out the full list [Here].
Going for an afternoon ‘dip’ at Pierre and Friends more often than not ends up in a crazy evening of cocktail drinking and shisha smoking. When the sun goes down jump off the big rock in front of the wooden bar into the seemingly shallow water. You’ll probably pull. Oh and closing time is whenever Pierre feels like closing.
This ChannelsNewsAsia report feels like a déjà vu.
Despite everything that’s happening, I don’t think we’re gonna have a war in Lebanon but I keep asking myself how the situation can get any worse from what it is now.
A good read by James Haines-Young.
The No 4 bus runs a short line through central Beirut. Its worn seats are almost always full. In the window is a new, crudely written sign, asking passengers to unzip their jackets before boarding. A suicide bomber recently hid explosives under his clothes and blew up a bus headed for the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs. The sign on the No 4 is one driver’s small safety precaution to try to stop his bus becoming a target.
On the surface, Beirut can appear a city at ease. The bars are full, the downtown cafes overflow with shisha smoke and lunching ladies – sometimes even just a few hours after a bomb rocks the city. To an outsider, this can make it seem as though the Lebanese downplay the risk, that they have an arms-length acceptance of a grisly reality.
But the fact is that it’s incredibly stressful to live in what amounts to one of the most unstable cities on Earth. Beirut is a place that has learned to live creatively with risk, as I’ve discovered since moving here a year or so ago. The bad news is the situation is just getting worse. [TheGuardian]
Picture taken from DesignHome
Lebanon’s legendary club B018 has been located in Karantina since 1998 and still attracts crowds every weekend and on Thursdays mainly when the awesome 80’s night takes place. It was listed on InTheMix‘s top 25 clubs to visit before you die as everything is special about this place; the location, the architecture, the concept, the music, the people and the ambiance.
Here’s my [review] on the 80’s night.
BO18 is perhaps one of the most ambitious and conceptually unique venues worldwide. Located in Karantina (a semi-industrial zone in the northeast of Lebanon’s capital city Beirut), which was the home of a Palestinian refugee camp that housed up to 20,000 evacuees during the Lebanese Civil War, B018 started as a way to use music as a form of therapy to ease the stress of wartime life.
Changing locations over the years, the current home in Karantina was chosen in 1998, and the club was designed in such a way as to reflect its location, paying tribute to those lost in the war. Aside from being sunk into the ground like a communal grave (or more light-heartedly, a bomb shelter), the club also features tables shaped like coffins and war memorabilia all over the walls.
But it’s not all doom-and-gloom: a retractable roof allows for revellers to dance under the starry Beirut night sky, and carefully placed mirrors reflect the city’s lights onto the dancefloor. Add in a top-notch sound-system, a friendly, open-minded and liberal crowd, and high calibre guests such as Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela and Troy Pierce, and you have the fiercely unique BO18. As Danny Howells puts it, it’s “one of the absolute best clubs in the world”.