The Sporting Club

Beirut

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The Sporting Club

The legendary Sporting Club has persevered through some of the most tumultuous years in Lebanese history and come out on the other end unscathed - so much so, in fact, that it almost qualifies as a living museum of the Lebanese 1950s. No longer an exclusive hangout for the jet-setting crowd, The Sporting Club now welcomes all.

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: