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Beirut’s club scene gets creative in wake of blast

Lebanon's nightlife is key to its economy and spirit.

A photograph shows a bar on Gouraud Street in Beirut's Gemayzeh district, known for its bustling nightlife, empty, after measures were taken in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Lebanon, March 12, 2020.ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images

Some nations tend to make more headlines than others. It’s no secret that Beirut, Lebanon’s capital of many faces, is known for its joie de vivre. The Lebanese has, since the end of the civil war, been a boon for business in the country and a source of pride for locals. Boasting streets full of bars, coastal rooftops in summer and dingy warehouses in winter, the party scene in Beirut is a foundational pillar in the economic and

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