In the Quarantine neighborhood of the city, an open space resembling a bomb shelter opens its retractable roof to reveal this glamorous nightclub. Located in the dregs of the city, this club is steeped in history and dates back to a time when music parties were hosted to alleviate the scars of war. Bernard Khoury constructed the nightclub in 1998 at its current location, and B 018 has been at the top of Beirut's nightlife ever since. B 018 plays international DJs like Lee Burridge and Danny Howells, and has also hosted celebrities such as Naomi Campbell in the past. Occasionally, the roof remains open and this subterranean nightclub dazzles under the night sky.
Breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from one side and the Beirut skyline on the other along with rocking music is what is offered at White - Beirut. One of the most popular hangout spot of the city's revelers, White has been successful in presenting a perfect combination of class and modernity at the same time. Perched on the rooftop of a building in Dora, the club boasts of elegant white furniture dazzling in colorful glowing lights. The restaurant offers some sumptuous international dishes, while the bar has a wide variety of spirits. An excellent line-up of music scheme by their talented DJs will make sure you don't stop grooving to the beats.
Perched on the breezy terrace of Le Gray Hotel, Cherry on the Rooftop is a ritzy lounge-bar welcoming the city's elite and tourists alike. Named after an arresting fruit-based portrait that is seen hanging outside its main door, the sleek lounge is decked up with neon pink lights and cozy booths that lend it a very opulent streak. The poolside taproom offers an expansive menu of libations like pitchers, cocktails and for those not fond of alcohol, it also has an exciting list of fruit punches and other soft beverages. Hearty platters and toothsome light bites cater those late-night hankerings, while the soothing background music and the serene purple infinity pool extend it a vibrant yet laid-back atmosphere.
Crew Express is a lively spot in the heart of Mar Mikhael, welcoming locals and tourists to enjoy its laid-back setting and an exotic selection of libations. If you happen to be hopping around Mar Mikhael, walk in at this neighborhood watering hole and spend a relaxed evening over your chosen drinks and savory light bites. The primary bar section features high stools and a kiosk-like setting. Large TV screens play live sports action during season, so expect to bump into those die-hard football fans cheering their favorite clubs with much gusto. During summers, Crew Express opens up its pavement area for smokers and guzzlers and those who like to indulge in some people watching by the busy street.
CRU Bar makes for a good drinking venue before you go club hopping all over the town. Serving a variety of local and foreign wines at affordable rates, this bar is quite popular with locals as well as tourists. They also have some great food options such as foie grass and calamari. The service is friendly and accommodating, while the decor is simple. It's almost certain that you'll be back.
Considered to be among the best places in town to drink, Torino Express is set in an old picture framing shop dating back to the 1930s. Adorned with several picture frames, this neon lit watering hole is a hub for writers, students, intellectuals and artists. Its eclectic crowd also makes it an interesting place to hangout. During the day, it acts as a cozy coffee-shop where you can enjoy a cuppa and read a book. During the night jazz, rock, alternative and new wave music is blared in the background.
Located in the popular neighborhood of Hamra, Dany’s is a cafe, bar and pub, known to be one of the best destinations for local party goers and tourists to have a nice time. It serves as a cafe during the day where one can sip on coffee, tea and munch on local snacks. As the sunsets the venue becomes bar and pub where one can enjoy live local DJ’s while sipping on fresh fruit seasonal cocktails. They also have a huge outdoor terrace and if you are in group it would be a fun place to be. In addition, they have a underground pub with a different setting and atmosphere, where you can listen to local bands as they perform. Patrons who love their drink can visit the pub during the happy hours from 11a to 8p. Dany's has another location in Badaro area and a seasonal location in Tyre tent Number 33.
Hole in the wall is a small and cozy pub with a pleasant vibe that regularly hosts live performances. In yesteryear's the pub used to be popular with British expats, UN soldiers or heavy pint drinkers, in present times its popular with young Lebanese and students who want to enjoy their drink in English pub style. They have a few high tables and one can enjoy a drink, dance or indulge in deep conversation with their buddies. They play music ranging from rock, soft rock to alternative 80's, oldies and many more. On the drinks menu they serve a variety of beers, Caffreys and Heineken on tap, they also serve a variety of cocktails in different colors and textures. Every night after 10p patrons can enjoy live performances by local bands and singers.