February 30


Newly opened this year, February 30 is a great new addition to the Hamra bar scene. This vibey area, home to an eclectic mix of students, tourists and international journalists, is buzzing on most nights of the week. February 30 has the tagline that 'nothing is as it seems' and they're not too wrong. Stepping into the bar, you are greeted by a weird and wonderful collection of kitsch décor (all the furniture is different, most is crooked and some is on the ceiling), classic tunes (BarChick may have been on a table playing air guitar to Brian Adams' Summer of '69), and bizarrely eccentric people.

Throughout the evening we meet one man who claims to concurrently run the country's biggest bank while also supplying ninjas to those who might be in need, a woman fresh from augmentation surgery was keen to let all and sundry cop and feel, and by the end of the night there's a bar-wide rendition of a song about the Matrix that we had made up minutes
before ('what's better than back flips? It's probably the Matrix...' you get the idea). 

February 30 is where you really start to get a feel for the Lebanese psyche. Spontaneity is always at the forefront, idiosyncrasies are actively encouraged, and pretty much anything goes (including, for some unknown reason, bathtubs instead of sinks in the loos!). Hop in!

Written by Will Dobson





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