Top 13 Things to Do in Beirut This Week: August 29 – September 4


As we finish of the month of August and September rolls around, we all realize summer is lowly but surely starting to wind down. The weather is still scorching and the party is mood is on more than ever now that everyone’s trying to have as much fun as possible before the inevitable return of Autumn. Don’t fret just yet! There’s still plenty of warm days and summer fun ahead and here are our recommendations for this week:

1 – Salsa Night at Lappa on Thursday 

Latino rhythms and sexy salsa dancing are on the menu at this Brazilian style lounge in Jounieh every Thursday night. Come practice your moves or show of your skills! Details.

2 – Hollaphonic at White Beirut on Thursday Night

DJ duo Hollaphonic are flying over from Dubai to play a special set for the crowd at White Beirut. Don’t miss their glorious mix of classic house and darker bass aesthetic and vocals. Details.

3 – Garden State

It popped up out of nowhere and now it’s the talk of the town! In the middle of a relatively industrial zone by the Beirut River in Sin El Fil is Garden State, a new restaurant-lounge with delicious food and cocktails, eclectic music, funky but simple decore and the it-crowd of Beirut.

4 – Robert Dietz at Electric Sundown on Friday Night

Another Friday night special at the beautiful Damour resort Iris Beach. This time it’s Robert Dietz from Frankfurt coming over to make some waves with his musical set. Details.

5 – 80s/90s Lebanese Nostalgia Quiz Night at Alt City

Put on your nerd hats and come to Alt City in Hamra to test your knowledge of Lebanon’s 80s and 90s memories, from Grendizer to Rayovac, and other pop culture trivia. Reserve on 01-742582.

6 – Hip Hop Extravaganza on Friday Night at BLVD 44

If it’s Hip Hop you’re after, be sure to come to BLVD 44 on Friday night for the ultimate Hip Hop Extravaganza party featuring Djs Ramz, Crow, Osem, Ram, and hosted by the one and only Jack Sleiman. Details.

7 – Tiki Retro at Bonita Bay on Friday Night

If you need to get away from it all and escape to your own private island, look no further than Batroun’s Bonita Bay for this week’s Friday night theme party: Tiki Retro! Don’t miss the tropical fun. Details.

8 – La Cave de Joel Robuchon’s Champagne Tasting on Friday Night

This Friday and next, it’s your chance to celebrate with a sparkling moment and take part in the Champagne Tasting gallore at La Cave de Joel Robuchon (The Wine Library) in downtown. Call to RSVP: 01 993 109.

9 -Sundowners at The Roof at the Four Seasons

Whether you’re looking for a romantic spot to cozy up to your partner or a cool spot that’s the perfect place to unwind, The Roof at the Four Seasons is a magnificent spot for drinks at any time of night, but especially around sunset when you’ll be able to watch the sun dip into the Mediterranean from the best seat in the city, on the hotel’s 26th floor.

 10 – Ultimate American Show 2013 on Sunday

Love cars? This is the biggest American motor show this year and it’s taking place at Nuit Blanche Mar Roukoz near Waves Aqua Park. Don’t miss the amazing cars and competitions! Details.

11  – Sun-Dazed at Ora on Sunday

It’s the weekend after-party to be at! Ora’s Sun-Dazed this week features Codeface, CottonMouth, Kapushka and Soapbase and it’s a guaranteed blast to finish off your weekend right. Details.

 12 – SOS Children’s Villages Lebanon Annual Fundraiser at White on Monday

We love parties for a good cause and on Monday night White Beirut rooftop club is hosting the annual fundraising dinner for SOS Children’s Villages Lebanon. Arab Idol singer Ziad Khoury and star of The Voice Mory Hatem will perform and there’s prizes to be won. Details.

 13- Anthony Saleme Stand Up Comedy Show at Playroom on Wednesday Night

Funnyman Anthony Saleme will be live at Playroom on Wednesday night for some serious laughs with his stand-up comedy routine. There’s only one show so don’t miss it!  Details.