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“bouncers wouldnt let us in”
Review of BO18

Ranked #12 of 29 Nightlife in Beirut
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Jaffa, Israel
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“bouncers wouldnt let us in”
Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

I later read on some forums some night clubs won't allow you to enter if you look a certain way. now i know why the bouncers refused me and friends entry. I never realized some countries where still stuck in the stone age. i had an african-canadian friend an thai- canadian friend with me and me being a jew wearing a yamulke i would have never thought anything of it but we did make a different crowd with the rest of the country being all arab we didnt fit in.

4 Thank solomon2011
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Electro atmosphere, you like it or you hate it!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

I have heard about this place because it is an underground place with an open roof. Yes it uncommun but it doesn't blow your mind. I found the place very dark, you can't really see a thing. Mind the little cube if you don't want to bump into its!
And it is not for all the public, if you don't like electro music don't go there you are going to hate it. But if you like it, then that is the place. The atmosphere is what you can expect from an underground electro party.
From my side, I enjoyed it because it is my thing.

Visited September 2012
Thank Cliocli M
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Underground Club”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Its underground club so don't go there to have fun unless u know what is mean of underground or techno is :)

Visited September 2011
Thank Spoow
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Average age Young, beats all the same”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We went there and it was a cool place to check out, but the music was one tempo all night.
I love house and dub and had been told this was the place to get to. After we got in we bought a bottle of vodka to get a table right on the dance floor so we could take in the ambience, people were up and dancing but as I said the tempo didn't change, but hey the KID's inside had fun.
just so you know $20 entrance pp, $160 bottle of Vodka + 3 mixers

Visited July 2012
Thank Nick15708
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice club, great party vibe”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We had only really tasted the bar scene during our first month in Beirut, and were excited when we heard that Josh Wink would play one of the major nightclubs. Finally an opportunity to hit the dance floor proper! We arrived at 3 am without a reservation, and although the place was pretty packed the bouncers decided to have mercy on us.

The first thing that hits you when you enter the doors at the end of the stairs is how small the place is. Some would call it unimpressive. I’d rather say intimate and cozy. Of course you have to mention the roof. During the night they open it regularly which keeps the temperature at a reasonable level, and when they open it permanently during the morning hours it gives the place a very special atmosphere.

If you don’t have a table reservation, the space you have to move around and dance is very limited though, and people tend to dance more around their allotted table space than on a proper dance floor. I guess this is how it’s done here in Beirut, but for someone who’s used to clubs where a communal dance floor is the focal point of the venue this can be a bit confusing.

Prices are high, but fairly standard for top end clubs. Basic bubbly (Moet) is roughly $200 w/tip, drinks around $20. The service and security can only be described as competent and friendly but firm. The bouncers really are huge, but they seem to genuinely strive to provide a better club experience for everyone rather than to randomly harass people.

The music of course depends on when you visit, but the crowd seemed to be up for it and the closing hours were awesome thanks to more space to move around, more music orientated clientele and of course the open air setting (the retractable roof really is a huge plus).

All in all B018 is a very nice club. Not sure if I’d return for a regular night, however I hope to catch another big name or two in the months we have left in the city.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank Mårten L
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