After the huge success of Sky Bar, Beirut has seen a rise of imitation bars. None quite live up to the decadence of the original, but Capitole is probably the best of the rest. It's more low key, intimate
and down to earth than its more illustrious cousin, but don't think that means you can dress down. Located right in the heart of the city, it also boasts incredible views of the recently restored Downtown
area, with a stunning panoramic of the Mohammad Al-Amin mosque, lit up at night in all its glory and historic Martyr's Square. Again, think lots of plastic surgery, lots of dancing and lots of showing off. Yes, yes and yes.
Written by Will Dobson
Capitole may not quite be able to rival Sky for Beirut's premier night out, but it offers a different and certainly not unattractive way to experience the city's roof top drinking. Grab a table, splash out on a bottle, order some shots and go to see and be seen. When in Rome right?