While Beirut's rooftop drinking scene is famed for its slick, chic, somewhat pretentious vibes, and prices as high as the buildings they’re housed in, Coop d'Etat couldn't be more different. As you turn off a busy main road, and walk through a cobbled passageway either side of brightly coloured blue pastel walls into Saifi Urban gardens, you're transported to rural Argentina. The bar itself is located on the fifth floor (we think..) and, with no lift, it's quite a trek. Yet, it's worth the wait, plus it’s good for your bum. With views over the sea and dirt cheap prices - even if they come with slightly dirty surroundings - this bar is cool because of its slightly shabby appearance. Come the weekend it's buzzing with an international crowd (Saifi Urban gardens doubles up as a youth hostel and Arabic language school as well) while, mid-week, it's a great spot for a quiet drink that won't break the bank.