Taiga Sky

BARCHICK SAYS

About an hour north of Beirut, in Batroun, a stunningly picturesque fishing village, this bar is so incongruous with the setting that it almost beggars belief. It's like turning up to a quaint Tuscan seaside town and finding out it's also home to a slick super club, on a rooftop perched above the sea. Not only that, but Lebanon's mercurial electricity supply comes into play every hour or so, plunging the night into darkness and momentarily shutting down the music, everyone suddenly realising they're still shouting or singing along to the cheesy dance tunes, it's kinda cool. Yet, even here, appearances are everything; guys sporting the standard slicked back hair and impossibly well groomed facial offerings, and just looking at those Lebanese girls will confirm that they are among the most beautiful races on earth.

Batroun itself is well worth a visit, also home to Maguy's, surely the best restaurant in the world to be located in an illegal squat! There are wonderful vineyards and, of course, Taiga Sky. Heaven.

Written by Will Dobson

23/07/2012

ADDRESS

Sodeco Street، Bayrut, Lebanon Tel: +9 613 17 11 11

OPENING HOURS

Wednesday 00:00 - 05:30
Thursday 00:00 - 05:30
Friday 00:00 - 05:30
Saturday 00:00 - 05:30
Sunday closed
Monday closed
Tuesday closed

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