I noticed several little places along the way in old damascus that were cozy little places you can go for a nice glass of wine and maybe a small meal......This restaurant was along a little narrow alley in old Damascus. It turned into a piano bar later at night and even karoke ! It was nice and comfortable.
Damascus at night
Kindness of the destiny
Tender smooth is so few
That makes life's fatality
Like one softness I knew
Let me draw a foulard silk
Simulating a touch of your skin
If I fail in my paint of milk
Please don't blame a man that sin
Meeting happiness soon replaced
By the pain of the sad goodbye
Past that is gone with its betrayed
A future based on a brand new try
Never knew I am surrounded by you
Every were I go and every step I do
Lighthouses seen from mosques so true
What did you do to me? There's no clue
Living in silence of the passing day
Leaving last perfection of yesterday
Willing for happiness, is all what I say
Relief endlessly a dream along your bay
Waiting for you my lady of night
Came out from the darkest sight
Gone taking with her all my light
Till the next heaven for you, I'll fight!
By the Poet in love :-))
Dress Code: A dress of passion
and your kisses are my jewels...
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Oxygen: Have fun!!
It is very beautiful bar restaurant. Romantic atmosfere,music is variable, but there are two people playing live violin and piano(just for a while). It is worth trying, even though it is considered a little bit expensive. If you want to eat the prices are high, but for a glass of wine it is 200 sp ,and if you try it I am sure you will like it.
Dress Code: Don't go like the typical tourist who goes to museum. Dress well!
- School Holidays
- Study Abroad
Bars: Many places
There are many good choices.
1)Laterna.Very trendy,behind Cham Palace Hotel.
2)Underground. At Abu Romane.
4)Amigos.It is the bigest one. Outside Damascus. There you can have a lot of fun, but it is extremely difficult to find.
5)Sheraton Hotel Pub and Club.The pub it's pa cool place,when I went to the Disco, there weren't many people,but it was at the middle of the week.
6)Meridien Disco.Entrane fee is 500 sp.It is quite pleasant. The good thing is that there is space to dance.
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cham palace cinema: movies, movies (and in english)
Cinema! Not much of a choice here... especially good movies... and even more movies in English. One exception I found is the cinema belonging to the very posh ChamPalace Hotel. Not much of a movie choice either - mainly Hollywood blockbusters, but they're in English. If you're not a fan of such films just know that this is about the best you can get: all other movie theatres show really bad B (or C or D) movies, preferably martial arts movies! If this is not bad enough, just keep in mind that all movies are heavily censored! Not much fun! The Cham Cinema - in comparison - is an oasis of happiness!
Dress Code: none that i know of
Everywhere...: Friday night...
If you plan to go out Friday night, and you want to really enjoy it, you will need a table.If you show up last moment it is difficult to happen, so try to make a reservation from before.If you don't mind standing with your drink+bag+coat+being pushed by everybody,you have to show up early.If you are boys alone...things are difficult for the last moment choice. If you are girls alone,propably you will go in anyway,even if the only place free is the ceiling!!!
The Venue (Tornado): G-Style Nightlife
Yo, Dis is da place to be, I believe it is the biggest nighclub in da town. It is full of single ladies, and it seems like the only place where dem ladies stay till after midnight, and I like dat. Da Venue has a good DJ who knows how to set da mood weder it is rap, hip hop, techno, or arabic music, depending on dem people in derr. I like to go to da Tornado in downtown to have a couple of dem petron tequila shots wit ma blak label on dem rocks, den I make ma move wit dem syrian homeboys to dat Venue (dey call it da otha Tornado for some reason).
Dress Code: Don't be stupid like dem wiggas wearing sports clothes and stuff..wanna get some, wear a lil some to show off ur booty just like dey do it in derr. I say no blue jeans, I say no snickers..don't be a fool
Well, there's not really much...
Well, there's not really much nightlife to be had in Damascus, although there are some OK bars/clubs in the Christian Quarter of the old city (Bab Touma). The most popular with foreign students seems to be Mar Mar, not far from Elissar restaurant (turn right when entering Bab Touma gate). It is very small though. Apart from that, there are lots of cinemas, but most of them are flea-pits. Cham Palace Hotel has a good cinema showing recent films in English, and there is also another good cinema nearby. The British Council sometimes shows videos, although when I went, they only had 'Casablanca'! Cafes are a good place to spend the evening. Sometimes there are concerts held at the Damascus Music Institute or in churches in the old city, but these can be quite hard to find out about. Cafes usually stay open until around 10pm, and the Souq al-Hamidiyeh is normally busy until 9pm, so shopping, drinking tea, playing backgammon and smoking nargileh is a popular way to spend the evening. If you like to see and be seen, then the place to head for is Qassa'a, north of Bab Touma, where Damascus' beautiful people parade up and down the shopping streets until late.