Beirut. My favourite city in the world. The city has long been the party capital of the region, from its swinging ’60s heyday as the playground of the international jet set to its more recent resilience after years of conflict.
I am sick of hearing negative remarks from people who have no idea what the country has to offer. I travel there every year and have done so for the past 18 years, AND I LOVE IT! Known as the Paris of the Middle East, Beirut is the place to be. If you’re too afraid to go on your own for any reason, I will take you!
Here are my top 5 Beirut nightclubs:
1. White Beirut
Lebanese nightlight first met White in 2006 becoming the ultimate chic playground for upscale party-goers. This rooftop hotspot, located on Dora’s sea road highway, offers delicious cocktails, luxurious VIP bottle service and live sets from DJs and performers from around the world. White Beirut has to be my favourite club in Beirut.
A must-see destination to locals and tourists alike, SkyBar was ranked the word’s best bar in 2009 and since has hosted some of the biggest names in the international entertaining industry setting it apart from all other Middle Eastern nightlife destinations. It is possibly the hardest nightclub to get into so make sure you make a reservation months in advance.
Pier 7 is a symbol of innovation, creativity and inspiration, offering the most advanced services in hospitality and events that will revolutionize the party scene. Its design that almost looks like an coliseum on the booming coastal vicinity brings the best food in the city together under one roof, with evening bar pleasure and club entertainment. It is a destination like no other, offering its VIP patrons a line up of entertainment ranging from fashion shows and performances and A-list stars and celebrities broadcasted on two big LED screens.
4. Taiga Sky Batroun
Located on the roof top of San Stephano Resort in Batroun (North of Lebanon), Taiga Sky is more of a local club as opposed to a city central club, where you’ll probably fork out 50% of what you’re expected to at SkyBar or White Beirut for example. Definitely the place to go if you’re running low on funds and want to have an enjoyable night.
5. BLVD 44
An all-new trendy rooftop with groundbreaking concepts and chart-topping artists. Expect insanity and #dothe4.