The term 'joie de vivre' could have been invented for or by the good citizens of Beirut.The sun starts sinking behind Pidgeon Rock and the Beirutis prepare for the best part of the day which - indeed - is the night. No special occasion is needed for rummaging through the glad rags and carefully chosing today's outfit because looking one's best is part of the fun. That applies to both sexes and elaborate make up is added by the ladies.
Partying, dancing, socialising, meeting new people and catching up with old friends..just start the evening in one of Gemmayzeh's many bars, preferably with a roof top dance floor and you never know where it will end.
There are only three rules: dress up, don't go out before midnight and don't even think about when you might have to get up the next morning. Beirut's bars, nightclubs and pubs have an international flair. Lebanese with their backgammons boards in evidence alternate with Italian of Irish flavor like Molly Malone's. Something for every taste. A word of caution: getting into the Sky Bar requires a reservation months before the visit unless you are a celebrity.
One of the world's most famous and hip nightclubs...
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Tradition and modern night life in symbiosis...