CNN Travel, one of the most renowned in the world, just released its Best Party Cities Around The World list. Unsurprisingly, Beirut made it to the list! The chosen cities must be fun, unique, and have a diversity of entertainment to cater to all walks.
"The Lebanese people's love for life, complemented by Beirut's wide offerings of trendy clubs and bars, makes Beirut's party scene so unique," says Roxane Fersane, the chief concierge of Four Seasons Hotel Beirut. "Starting from brunch and beach parties, then to sunset, and then to the early morning hours, partygoers of all ages -- with different tastes in music, food, and ambiance -- are catered to."
According to CNN Travel, no matter the time of day in this city, chances are there's a party happening somewhere. There's no official closing time for bars or clubs, and people seem fine staying out late even at weeknights. Beirut possesses a great unique formula for an unforgettable night-out with its pounding music, great local spirits, beer and wine, and astonishing cuisine.
Following Bangkok and Barcelona, Beirut took the 3rd place in this list. And, then come Berlin, Cape Town, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, and Tel Aviv.
When most of Beirut's notorious clubbing institutions relocated at Biel Waterfront, people also visit Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhael streets to have a traditional feel and a bar-hopping experience. In addition to that, Hamra is also a home for Beirut's very few dive bars along with Karantina.
Not so long ago, two Lebanese clubs ranked among Top 100 in the World, according to DJ Mag. WHITE Dubai and The Grand Factory made it also to that list, ranking 16th and 99th respectively and beating venues from Hollywood, Paris, Barcelona, London, and Ibiza.
Besides, Beirut is listed among 100 Best Places on Earth for 2020, according to Helen Fanthorpe, a travel enthusiast. CNN Travel revealed the list of these places, including what Helen says about each one.
On Beirut, Helen says "Beirut has spent much of its recent history being defined by the troubles in the Middle East, which in turn impacted tourism here. But in a world where over-tourism is becoming more of a problem and where adventurous travelers are seeking out the most interesting places to eat, shop, and gallery hop, it just makes Beirut even cooler. I haven't traveled much in the Middle East; it's a region I'd love to explore more."
Cheers to more beauty, happiness, and night-vibes!