At the top of Le Gray, the city's one truly five star hotel, ThreeSixty is surely one of the coolest bars in town for those more quiet and relaxed style drinks. As the name suggests, it offers full 360 degree views over Downtown, the Mediterranean and the mountains in the distance.
At night, with all the city lights glittering and the mosque glowing below, enjoy the ambient music and modern classic design, there can't be many more civilised places in these parts. Their wine list is mega, and includes 23 different wines from Lebanon itself, but the cocktails are equally awesome.
With a blue lacquered grand piano and colour-lit tables, which elsewhere might seem slightly garish, in Beirut work perfectly as is, plus they do claim to be 'sexy and sophisticated.'
This is somewhere either to come for a little time out, a bit of romance and a big fat Cuban, or a couple of pre-match drinks before heading for a more razzy night out elsewhere. Although the opening hours are loaded with that tantalising phrase '2.00am...or later'.
Written by Will Dobson