Located in a warehouse-style space in a former cotton factory under the Karantina Bridge, this is one of the only cocktail bars in Beirut that is a bar and gallery space in one. It’s an intriguing visual space full of retro furniture, where works of Pop Art dot the walls in vast swathes of colour, complemented by random sculptures and everyday objects such as brooms and glasses.
Every weekend the space, which feels rather like a New York artist’s chill-out open house, features local and international DJs spinning everything from breakbeats to deep funk. A very off-the-cuff bar lurks at the back of the room, keeping everyone well lubricated and in high spirits. Owner ad exec Nino Azzi encourages a relaxed crowd; there’s no door policy, so you get a mixture of Beirut’s wannabe Bohemians and suited advertising types.