Lusaka joints in toasting Heroes, Unity holidays
By NANCY HANDABILE -
LUSAKA is a versatile city this means in terms of entertainment you can get what you want.
Times Entertainment visited some nightspots to see how they are faring.
Polo Grill and Trends some years ago used to be the place to be, it was always packed to capacity.
There were some patrons on Sunday on one side of the club and no doubt that the DJs kept people on their toes.
What needs to be worked on however, is the service, the waiters and waitresses working on the floor.
It is common knowledge that people can stop patronising a place if it has terrible service.
To have a waiter who sees you calling and ignores you for more than half an hour is insulting.
Then to have a waitress who walks up to you and doesn’t even know the price of the liquor is even worse.
What makes the situation even worse is when the waitress almost overcharges you by 50 per cent.
Thus one can imagine how much waitresses rip people off, how many people go to a bar and end up spending way more than is normal?
Despite the service though one is guaranteed of great music at the Polo Grill and an awesome crowd too.
Well at least on Sunday there was an awesome crowd so if your waitress is not coming over just walk to the bar.
The Lounge at Northmead was also fully packed, a trend that seems to be continuing for the club.
The chicken shawarma stand that is outside is definitely a plus as many people want to eat after drinking liquor.
The music is definitely an aspect of the club that has kept people coming back and also the fact that one generally feels safe in the club.
Times Café at Arcades also had a crowd on Sunday with totally awesome music but the main bonus of this place are the wings.
Carlos Davids told Times Entertainment that one of the reasons he visits the club is for the wings which he describes as legendary.
The Times is an uptown place with a mainly cosmopolitan crowd so the music usually takes this into account.
Lovers of Live Music flocked in droves to Kalahari Pub and Grill in Longacres area.
The pub has earned a reputation of having live music every weekend and this weekend Lusaka flocked to it.
On Friday and Saturday the Airpower band which is the resident band kept revellers entertained in their usual fashion.
They performed old Kalindula ,rhumba and even slow classics much to the delight of the patrons who were at the pub.
In their usual enthusiasm many patrons got up and gyrated to the sounds of the band.
It is worth commending the band on their flawless performances which never fail to impress.
The Muvi Posse band proved that they are a still a force to be reckoned with as they performed for the crowd.
Apart from the Kalindula the band did covers reggae tracks by Lucky Dube and Bob Marley sending the crowd into over drive.
Many patrons just couldn’t resist skanking to the riddims until the early hours of the morning.
The party continued until Monday at the pub which was filled to capacity despite there being no live music.
The fact that most places were packed during the holiday showed that Zambian people still know how to party.
We just hope you remembered to be safe and not blow all your money, its not fun being broke during the week.