1- Beiruf: GONE
The club which many of us hated, but some apparently liked, didn’t get their yearly permit renewed (or just didn’t bother renewing it). So, there’s one less rooftop to worry about this season.
2- White: Opening Thursday
My favorite summer club last year, is gearing up to open the day after tomorrow: on May 17th, 2012. I’m excited to see it back up and running and return my clubbing schedule back to its joyful summer routine.
3- Skybar: Opening June 14th
After initial plans to kick off the season on June 6th, the opening has been pushed back to somewhere between 14, 15 or 16 June, 2012. I’ve been discouraged though, since my sources tell me that the door policy and staff have remained unfortunately unchanged.
4- LIFE: Multipurpose Summer Venue Under Construction
Everything is set and the venue is almost complete. It might not be your average club, since it hosts special occasions like weddings, fashion shows, etc. But will definitely feature club nights every weekend: “Life Club Nights”. The rumors that the venue was scrapped for security reasons and army objections, are definitely false.
5- Pier 7: Undergone a Facelift and Downsized?
The venue is going through a major overhaul, and perhaps rumors point that it has been shrunk. What is sure is that the main bar and stage in the middle, which was perhaps its most interesting featured, will be replaced by tables, and the bar will be on the seaside where the DJ booth used to be last summer. Also, the notorious glass containers have been reduced to only two. I will try to sneak in and get a few photos to confirm or debunk these rumors.
Pier 7 has also struck a deal with MixFM this summer, after the latter’s relationship with Sky Management seemed to fall apart. So expect MixFM’s legendary club nights to be featured in Pier 7′s new, revamped venue. Also, they’re hiring, so if you’re looking for a summer job, why not try to apply?
6- There’s a New Rooftop Club in Town!
I won’t tell you anymore before I get a chance to take a few photos, but, it’s set to open up in June and the people behind are fresh in the clubbing scene, bringing a much-welcome new blood to the industry. It’s close to Pier 7 and White, further cementing the clubbing status of that once-derelict industrial area.
Summer’s looking interesting this year, and I’ll keep you posted within the next few days and weeks to make sure you guys are the first to know about all things nightlife and summer related. Have I missed something? Please feel free to share with me!