Those of you who have been reading what I write for a while, know I am extremely picky when it comes to music. House music is unrivaled in my mind, and its many shades and flavors are the key ingredient to any good night, drive, chill and of course party. Uberhaus has the word house in it, plus uber, so naturally, it’s bound to be my kind of place.
I missed the opening and first 6 months while I was away, but as soon as I was back, I was at Uber and it has been two weekends now partying there with a third one definitely on the way.
The closing down of The Basement and the difficult hours of B018 made quality house music limited to party crew events every now and then. But, that lacked the consistency and certainty you need to plan out your weekends properly revolving around a kickass party with kickass music and kickass people. Uberhaus has finally become home, and we are no longer homeless when it comes to weekend nights.
Fat Dutch, Romax, Richard Kahwagi, Ronin and Nesta, Phil and CAB are the residents there and switch between nights of Romax and Friends (Romax), Groove Republic (Ronin and Nesta and Phil), Inocuous (Fat Dutch) and Katapult (Richie). This absolutely mind-blowing lineup of resident DJs, all of whom are extremely good friends, aren’t the only talents which grace the decks under the custom-built LED light wall though. Every week, talents from Lebanon and across the world including giants like M.A.N.D.Y. spin their stuff and make the venue earn its name of Uberhaus.
The club is underground and has the beautiful beton-brute, underground feel to it which is littered with furniture, wallpaper and decorations that seem straight out of the Baroque. On one side runs a bar, on the other a series of couches and tables on an elevated platform. On one end is the DJ booth and on the other is a wider area with more tables for when the club gets a higher than average tidal wave of revelers.
There are a few perks you might not immediately catch on to so I’ll tell you here. On your way to the bathrooms, there’s a wall that will be riddled with lollipops of different shapes and sizes. Grab one, for free, before they run out. Another thing I absolutely love is that water is for free. Last Friday, I asked for a bottle of water and got one, with no bill. This is awesome, and I really love a club which offers water for free that’ll help water down your blood alcohol levels and keep you hydrated and ready to dance till the wee hours of the morning (EDIT: the water isn’t officially free, it depends on how lucky you are with the people behind the bar and how drunk you are. Sorry guys about the inaccurate information EDIT 2: after the guys at Uberhaus saw the review and that you guys would love the free water idea, it’s official, water is now free at Uber!). Last but not least, if you come before 11:00PM, entrance is free!
The music is sublime. I am sure you all know most of the DJs and have partied to their sets before. Imagine what it’d be like combining them all under one roof every Friday and Saturday. Beautiful, deep house, tech-house, nu-disco and indie dance and all the subtle nuances and flavors of the 123-128bpm variety (the best, ever).
All in all, Uberhaus is uberawesome. I loved it and was definitely not disappointed after building up hype for it for half a year! It’s virtually a certainty I’ll be there every Friday and Saturday to be part of this movement, not just a club, of good music, good people and real parties, the kind where no one drowns in make-up, douchy silk shirts and 21 centimeter heels.
Check out their Facebook page for schedules, awesome photos, the sets and custom pages for each theme night
Location and venue: Out-of-the-way, nice underground venue yet just a few minutes walk from the heart of Hamra
Music: A delicious variety of house music (house, nudisco, indie)
Atmosphere: Party hard, movement-like following, hassle-free
Wheelchair accessible: No
Staff: Friendly and courteous
Smoking: Indoors, sometimes but nothing compared to the old days of clubbing (You lazy smokers! Go up the stairs! =P). Easy access near the door outside for a cig or two
Prices: Free before 11:00PM, 20USD plus 1 drink after 11:00PM