It seems to me that Lebanese are more worried about getting food or alcohol-poisoned this year than paying 200$+ for an NYE party. Some friends and colleagues I’ve talked to booked their NYE party in restaurants and pubs where they knew the owners, in order to make sure the alcohol being served is not bad.

“Mna3rif Sa7ib el ma7al. Ma binazzelna bda3a madroube”

“3al 2aleele mna3rif el owner. Binazzelna Vodka mazbout”

“Sa7ebna el owner. Ma be3tal ham tkoun el 2aneene madroube 2awou fi chi bil akel”

Watch out what you’re drinking and make sure the bottle is sealed. To stay on the safe side, drink Almaza. Nazzalo el Chatawé!