With us Lebanese, everything is a trend. Now, kids’ birthdays are a competition in over-the-top decorations and (unnecessary) themes. 90s kids know that the fun comes down to one thing: location, location, location. Too bad most of these places don’t exist anymore, but enjoy reminiscing with our top picks!

1. Putt Putt Golf & Games

Image via blog.bekahbrunstetter.com

I still don’t understand why this place closed down. Golf outside, and a bouncy slide-y wonderland inside. If you had your birthday here, you were one of two people: you either demanded to win mini-golf because it’s your birthday, or WHY THE HELL are you celebrating at Putt Putt?!

2. McMagic

Every kid’s piece of roller coaster heaven. Birthday parties here were, dare I say it, baller. This place was one big jungle and a birthday party there put you on the map as a kid who knows serious fun. It’s now a scary abandoned lot that no kid should ever come close to ever, ever, but yay! Nostalgia!

3. KFC

This may still be popular now (not sure, who eats KFC anymore?), but older kids had it better for one reason: Chicky. The mascot who knew how to bring the house down. Even kids who weren’t invited used to join in for a musical chairs dance party extravaganza in a sweaty little room that smelled like socks and overused fry oil. Good wholesome family fun!

4. Al Dewan

This place was more popular for the teens and tweens because of the epic dancefloor that made snot-nose kids feel like they were in a disco, rocking out to the best of Britney and S Club 7. Don’t stop, never give up guys.

5. Showbiz

Pizza and a FREE arcade that actually gave you tickets when you won! Those were rare back then. Don’t forget about the band of terrifying robot bears playing real instruments (why?) while you play whack-a-mole with a piece of pepperoni hanging out of your mouth. Ah, to be young.

Articles & Media

3 photos


Avatar 1
Post to facebook
Avatar 2

And Juicy Burger!!!!

Catherine Zahm Abou Antoun on Nov 12, 2016 via mobile web
Avatar 2

And Juicy burger!!!!

Catherine Zahm Abou Antoun on Nov 12, 2016 via mobile web
Avatar 2

And rainbow island!! hazmieh

Sara Takkoush on Nov 5, 2016 via mobile web