Beirut has a well-earned reputation for being something of a party city - and night-owls will have no problem in getting their late-night kicks in Lebanon's capital city. The consumption of alcohol is commonplace in Beirut, and there are no curfews imposed on downtown establishments - so parties tend to go on till the break of dawn, at least. There are a lot of bars and clubs in Beirut, and the 'scene' changes quite often - but generally, if you're looking for a good time, head down to Gemmayze or Monot Street. Two currently-trendy clubs are SkyBar (which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea) and BO18, where revellers dance the night away in an abandoned bomb shelter, adorned with baroque décor. One thing to bear in mind: when Lebanese locals go out, they make sure they look good - don't turn up to a club in your backpacker gear and expect to be allowed in.
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