That’s right, “Friends” first hit our screens all the way back in September 1994, and to celebrate the 21st anniversary of this momentous occasion, The Black Lion gastropub in the H Hotel has a few Friends-inspired promotions lined up.
Could this BE any better?
Throughout the whole month of September, fans of Friends can enjoy the following (Central) perks:
If you share your name with any of the main six characters from the show, you get a 20% discount off your bill. So that’s Ross, Joey, Chandler, Rachel, Monica and Phoebe. How common these names are in Dubai is anyone’s guess, but I just had a quick stalk of the internet for Dubai-based Chandler’s and I found at least 30.
But if you think that’s all they have for you, you could not be any more wrong. You could try, but you would not be successful.
Late night lock-in
Remember how Joey doesn’t share food? Well with that in mind, The Black Lion has a 2-4-1 deal on pizza from their Lock-in Menu, which runs from 11.30pm to 3am each night throughout September.
I’ve always loved Friends, and I know it’s not particularly cool to say that or fashionable or whatever, but these were writers and performers playing at the very top of their game, and doing it live in front of an audience of humans too . This is my favourite scene, just in case you’re interested: