B 018

Beirut

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B 018

The iconic B 018 started out as a house party during the tumultuous 1980s, but having moved to its current location has grown to make lists of the world's hottest nightlife venues. The action goes on underground, but the retractable roof makes for a fantastic setting directly underneath the night sky. Celebrity musicians and DJs make frequent appearances; mind that no food or snacks are served and drinks are only offered by the bottle.

Bars & Nightlife

Living up to its somewhat unexpected title of the Middle East's "Party Capital", Beirut never hesitates to throw a great one. Summer is prime party season when the city's breezy terraces fill up with revellers and poolsides get crowded with sunbeds. Action commonly goes on till dawn, persisting well after the first rays of sunlight. Dress to impress: many upper-scale establishments have a dress code and face control in place. Here are some of the best bars and nightclubs in Beirut: