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The Music Hall is a place you'd want to go to if you'd like to enjoy a fabulous clubbing experience and and the musical stylings of various singing talents from around the world! This venue is also known as the 'Cabaret du Monde', and its no surprise!!! Since this huge hall has a slanted floor since it was an old theatre...however, instead of your usual theatre seats, you have dinner tables set up so that everyone has a clear view of the stage..and everyone in the hall gets a view of the other tables around!! Excellent setting! Moreover, the velvet royal red curtains wrap the stage, only to open up and display a series of artists all in their own special style and alluring theme and beat. Everyone will definitely find something to their liking!! Whether it is the broadway songs that you've been longing to hear or the arabic latino music mix that's just been made up by some ingenious artist...you will get a chance to hear it!
Go there to enjoy the music or to drink and dance the night away. It is situated in the Starco Center, near the downtown district. You can also check online: www.ticketingboxoffice.com to find out more about the artists and singers they'll be hosting on a particular date.
This is one of the best night spots in Beirut...and definitely one place I'd go to if I'm in Beirut for a night :)
Dress Code: Smart casual..or dress to impress ..just don't go too casual!!
Address: Omar Daouk St., Starco Building, Block B
Directions: Starco Center, Near the downtown district
Phone: +961 1 3612363 / +961 3 807555
This seems to be the club that IN and happenin at the moment..Everyone I seem to speak with, whether my friends that live in Lebanon or those that are going for short visits..cannot stop talking about this place. It seems to be the city's new Sky Bar. Located on the top of the Annahar Building in the center of downtown, right next to the blue mediterranean..you get a beautiful view of the lit city at night, and the sea.. Its also very stylish and has been split into different sections allowing everyone to enjoy their own perception of a clubbing experience.
Go there for a drink and a chat...go there to people watch..go there to enjoy the music and the clubbing experience..but DO GO THERE! This is the place to be at the moment.
Dress Code: Dress to impress ;)
Address: Downtown Beirut, Top of Annahar Building
Friendly barman, nice music, cool chillout place..On Monday's you can go there with your buddies to catch up and enjoy your time after the first day of the week..and uggghhh..prepare for the next day of the week (my personal worst -- Tuesdays). They have 50% off on the drinks and a small snack bar, where you can have all you can 'snack' for free :o)
Dress Code: Go as you are..its time to relax and chill and have a good evening without worrying about anything (but that's on mondays ;-) )
Address: Monot District, Facing Pacifico
Theme: Eating and Drinking
View from Hemmingway's
If you want to watch the sun setting into the big blue, while you sip on your martini and listen to good music...Hemmingway's is your place. This is a cigar lounge, and if you hate cigars as much as I do..that should just make you want to scream 'YIKES'! But, if you just walk through the main cigar lounge, and walk out onto the huge terrace...you'll just be mesmerized by the beautiful view, and the warm ambiance. Low tables with comfortable coaches..little candles softly lit..and just a smooth breeze that brings the music tunes to you..
People go there for a coffee, for a drink, for one of their cool lemonades or frozen orange drinks..the prices may be somewhat expensive (compared to lebanon)..but hey, you're at a 5* hotel! But don't forget to bug those waiters if they manage to forget to give you 5* treatment ;)
Again, I go to this place for the good music (late in the evening its live music -- jazz, soul, etc.) and the chilled drinks and the breath-taking view...
Dress Code: Hmmm..I've seen some people walk right off the beach, and onto this terrace..but everyone was kinda looking at them funny.. I think you should go for a comfortable but smart look..
Address: Movenpick Hotel Beirut - Rawche
I wasn't sure whether I should place this tip in the nightlife section or the restaurant section..but seeing that I did visit it at night, here I go...
If you want to go some place other than the known downtown district or the monot area at night, in Beirut...or if your hotel's in Hamra, and you want to hang around that area...an ideal place to go to is 'De Prague'. This place is the favorite hangout for many university students and residents of the Hamra area..it has dim lighting, a warm ambiance, plays GREAT music, comfy coaches and might I add frienly staff. You can go in and sit at the bar, or sit on one of the comfy coaches...or if its tooo busy stand up and dance about! Yes, this place gets so crowded, that they have these high tables on the outside of the pub, where people take their drinks and chit-chat.
The food is also really good..if you want to have a nice club sandwich, a good salad or some appetizers. They even have a falafel dish which has a beautiful presentation :) We spent a wonderful evening there..and I'd recommend it if you feel like chilling out and having a good time.
I also noticed that this place offers breakfast that sounds tempting and tasty :) I'll let you know how its like when I try it out ;)
Dress Code: As you are..
Address: Parallel to the main Hamra Street
Directions: Parallel to Hamra street, right next to the HSBC
Used to be the Rose & Crown.
If u're at red shoe on Hamra St., take the street that leads u down to Bliss St.At the first intersection,the HSBC is to ur right..take that right,De Prague is next to the bank.
Theme: Eating and Drinking
On a street like Gourad in the Gemmayzeh district of Beirut, its a bit confusing to pick-out your favorite pub or restaurant. This street is lined up with great places to dine, hang out, listen to live music and have a great time :) But, after this weekend of watching the world cup final games at Molly Malone's ...I think this is one of my favorites!!
Named after a famous Irish song about a girl named Molly Malone..this bar is cozy with such a nice ambiance..there's great music, friendly barman which makes excellent drinks..if you're lucky enough to have a conversation with the owner as well (or place a bet on whose going to win the next football match lol)...then you're likely to spend a great time!
This place also serves food...we just tried out the appetizers and they were all yummy :) Go there before you head out for a late night of dancing...or for a couple of drinks after your dinner...or spend the whole evening there. In all cases, Im sure you'll have fun.
Dress Code: Come as you are :)
Address: Le Gourad Street, Gemmayzeh
Directions: On the main street of Gemmayzeh, this place is right next to the police station, and facing Bar Louie.
Phone: 01-575899; 03-791999
Theme: Eating and Drinking
This is such a cosy pub/restuarant...its the place to go if you feel like spending time in a small pub that offers stout, ale, lager and irish whisky and a nice crowd. It serves Irish cuisine, yummy fish & chips and some international cuisine. The staff and waiters are extremely friendly, and its such a nice place to hang out at.
Its also got excellent prices! A meal can be around 10,000 LBP (around 6 USD) to 30 USD. A pint of ale is around 6 USD as well.
Dress Code: Anything goes.
Address: Toubia Aoun Street, Beirut Central District
Directions: Asaily Building (on a street facing the main parking lot of Riad El Solh Square)
facing it directly is Sushi Express.
Phone: 961 1 972999
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Long before Gemmayzeh...Monot street was the place to be at night! It still is one of the most vibrant areas in Beirut ..with people going there to have a nice dinner at one of its many restaurants, or youngsters planning to out drinking, dancing, people watching or just having loads of fun. This street is so packed with Mercedes, and BMW's and fancy cars, that its easier to go there walking on the cobble-stoned streets.
The streets of Monot are so filled up with different pubs and clubs, and the competition is quite heavy. You hear about places opening up and closing again within months of opening because they couldn't keep up with the competition.
In conclusion, get dressed up, wear your party shoes and go out to monot and have a great night :)
Dress Code: Ok..everyone who's not lebanese that I've met has talked about how much effort lebanese people place on how they look..so I'd say get dressed to impress when going out.
Address: Monot Street, Achrafieh
Directions: You can go walking to monot street from beirut's downtown area, just by crossing martyrs square and moving east (away from the sea).
This daytime view, is SOOO different at night!
If you want to spend your night in a great location in Beirut, where you can spend your night in one great pub or simply crawling from one pub to the next, listening to various styles of music, perhaps dancing a bit, tasting different drinks, or simply hanging around on the street watching people having a great time...then gemmayzeh is a must.
The old neighbourhood of Gemmayzeh had long been an abandoned area after the Lebanese war..even banks had given up on placing ATM machines on that street, cause not too many people seemed to pass through any way..However, times have changed, and today crowds begin flocking to this area after 9.00 pm to have a great time! This street contains little shops that have been turned into bistros and pubs, with different styles and themes.
Note that, the main street of gemmayzeh is also referred to as Gourad Street.
Dress Code: Dress as you please..but in general, the Lebanese dress up to go on a night out ;-)
Address: Gourad Street
Directions: Lies between Mar Maroun and the Ottoman mansions of Sursock Quarter
to the south and Beirut Port to the north.
Gemmayzeh is recognized as the neighborhood on the eastern edge of Solidere's
downtown reconstruction project.
Known for its live vocal performances, this pub is the perfect setting to kick back, relax and listen to some great jazz ballads.
The dimly lit interior along with the wooden style décor give Bar Louie the casual laid back feel that go hand in hand with the talented vocal acts and great drinks…Last time I was there Ziad Sahhab (Oud) and his band 'Chahadin ya baladna', a group of young talented musicians were playing there ..great music :)
Dress Code: As always...Dress to impress ;-)
Address: Gemmayzeh, Gouraud street
Phone: 961-3-791998, 961-1-575877
Theme: Live Music
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