I have been a regular customer to Canvas for casual drinks or in a more official events capacity for the last 2 years. I am extremely disappointed and repulsed by the place now.
Not only is the food and drinks of average to poor quality and overpriced, the service is terrible and the staff is rude. But that's not all!
Having been an observer of the arts scene in Amman, I have watched independent events organisers use Canvas to host parties. And I am appalled at the treatment Canvas management has given these independent organisers on low budgets, whereby if the bar have not made enough profit on the night, they put a heavy sanction on the event organisers. For a place that calls themselves an 'art lounge', they are not a friend of the arts! Have you wondered why there are no parties there lately?
Studio 8 is a beautiful artistic hub where dancers and artists meet to express their creativity and perfect their skills. Their main attraction is their regular dance classes (salsa, hip hop and breakdancing) and their once-off workshop (previously West African). What is special about this place is that the owners have managed to create a safe space for beginners to feel comfortable while providing a stimulating learning environment which also appeals to more experienced dancers. On a more personal note, all the staff are very warm, friendly and free-spirited people who clearly care about dancing and teaching.
I highly recommend stopping by and trying out one of their classes.
I'm really glad that Graffiti is just a short walk from my home. It has a relaxing atmosphere, arty-hipster type clientele and a reasonable selection of drinks and sweets. The best about this place is its friendly and helpful staff!
Definite must-visit place. Sharing a menu with its sister Jafra, the food is excellent, inexpensive and varied. But I particularly love this place for its shisha and distinctive Middle-eastern ambiance!
One of my favourite spots. They have a nice variety of drinks and foods which are interesting because they are different to the usual fare offered everywhere else. Their variety makes them stand out, as well as their interior design which makes the place feel more cosy, individual and arty. I recommend trying the Iced Jasmine Delight!