As the country’s nightlife scene quietens down for the summer, we take a look at what Bahrain’s top venues have planned
Time Out Bahrain staff
Grape tasting June 3 The Royal Golf Club’s monthly grape beverage tasting takes place in Repartee Lounge on this night. Enjoy dinner or light bites while sipping on various creations from across the world. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome. Available from 7pm. It’s BD8 net (members) and BD10 net (non-members). The Royal Golf Club, Riffa Views (1775 0777). Brazil fever June 4 Samba is permeating the humid air this month at The Ritz-Carlton’s Overlook where they’re hosting a Brazilian party all night long. Prepare for a carnival of colours and flavours while indulging in a complimentary buffet selection and unlimited selected beverages. The party starts from 8pm. Tickets are BD20 net (members) and BD25 net (non-members). The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 6612).
Hed Kandi June 4 The wildly popular UK-based super-brand Hed Kandi is heading out to the Bahraini shores this month to help Meisei bid adieu to their glamorous rooftop parties through summer. This party is all about extravagance as their DJs and live musicians energise you for the start of summer. The party starts from 9pm. Tickets are BD15 for men and free for ladies. Diners at the restaurant can also attend for free. Meisei Bahrain, Adliya (1700 7770).
An evening with ‘James Bone’ June 5 Animal welfare charity, the BSPCA, is hosting a fashion show at the Bahrain Rugby Club with a sumptuous dinner spread, plenty of refreshments, live entertainment and a raffle prize draw. Head out for a great evening of fun and fashion while donating your time and money to a good cause. The evening starts from 7pm. Tickets are BD15, available at the Rugby Club, British Club and BSPCA Thrift Shop.
JJ’s 16th anniversary June 5 Celebrate JJ’s birthday with Irish icon Paddyman, who’s performing live on the big night. Resident DJ Tripz is warming up the crowds (and after-brunch lot) from 6pm until Paddyman takes centre stage from 8pm, singing and dancing well into the wee hours. While enjoying the ambience, you can also indulge in all the food and beverages you like – because, well, it’s an Irish venue after all and they’re getting ready to celebrate. The party starts from 6pm. Tickets are BD5 on the door. JJ’s Irish Restaurant, Adliya (3932 9083).
The last poolside event June 5 Elements Pool and Lounge are gearing up to celebrate the last pool party of the season with a DJ playing from 1pm to 4pm. Food and refreshments are also available. The party runs from 1pm to 4pm. Minimum spend of BD15. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777). Chuckle Club June 10, 11 and 12 Everybody’s favourite monthly comedy tour is back with three more great talents as they hit the Bahrain Rugby Club, British Club and InterContinental Regency.
This month we’ve got the Ireland-based Australian Damian Clark who’s currently causing quite a stir with comedy lovers at clubs and festivals all over the UK, Ireland, Europe and beyond (he’s even supported Jack Dee and Kevin Bridges on national tours). British stand-up Ed Gamble is also in town, winning over the crowds with his self-effacing charm.
Ed may be young (a tender 29) but he’s already written for hit UK TV shows Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock The Week.
Finally, Eman Morgan, the Egyptian-American comedian, is also set to perform.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Eman is a rising star on the comedy circuit and, with his diversified and multi-cultural upbringing, he’s comfortable performing to anyone at any time (definitely a good thing with us Bahrain lot!). Shows start from 8.30pm and tickets cost BD15. Buy this online at www.amiando.com/chuckleclubjune2015 or call 3666 3509.
Jig with the B-Side June 11 Famous Bahrain-based Irish band The B-Side is performing live at Palace Boutique’s Polo Gastropub on this evening, throwing about some traditional Irish tunes with a bit of rock and pop for good measure. Starts at 8pm and it’s free entry. Palace Boutique, Adliya (1772 5000).
Tron at Mai Tai June 13 Mai Tai Lounge, at The Ritz-Carlton, is closing for the summer and to say goodbye they’re putting on a very unique soiree based on the 1982 sci-fi blockbuster Tron. With visuals never seen before, Tron put special FX teams on the map. Inspired by this, a group of talented dancers will deliver a spectacular display connecting lights, music and movement. Meanwhile, British DJ Erin Campbell is on the decks mixing a selection of lively house music. Starts from 9pm. Tickets are BD45 for entrance and unlimited beverages. Mai Tai Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton (1758 6555).