Likwid (spelled phonetically of course) is the brainchild of partners Karim Miknas (Music Director and resident DJ) and Ken D’Souza (Design Director), who formalized their concept over a Bloody Mary brunch with Lamees Buali in Karim’s kitchen way back in early 1999.
Tired of the generic, commercial clubs in Bahrain, the two set out to build the kind of place they would hang out in. It had to be funky in design, cozy in size, with an excellent bar servery and a world-class sound system. The bar would have to serve the best concoctions using only premium products on the speed rail. The music policy would focus on Jazz and House. The venue would have to become an institution and not just a fad. The focus would be on developing and nurturing local talent as well as bringing in top class international artists for regular guest spots.
Likwid is all of that and more, it’s a sanctuary for an open-minded crowd that really lets go; the place they go to forget the world outside and become enveloped in the spirit of the music.