Jbeil is the place to be this summer and it’s crowded almost every day of the week. Aside from the Byblos Festivals, the beautiful Souks are attracting a lot of tourists and locals and the newly open Publicity has turned Jbeil into a booming nightlife hub outside Beirut. For those of you who haven’t heard of this place yet, Publicity is a new nightlife venue consisting of 12 Pubs and Restaurants surrounding a big swimming pool with Jacuzzi lounges. There are few pubs with a rooftop while others are on the pool side, and one DJ for the whole place. You can easily get to Publicity by taking a small right turn on the Jbeil highway right after Zaatar wou Zeit.
We went to a pub called Del Sol which serves Mexican food and has a rooftop. The table we had was really nice and overlooking the pool and the road side. There were few tables with couches and the rest had high chairs (Ours had high chairs), which were really annoying, up to a point that I preferred standing up rather than sitting on them. As far as the service and food are concerned, the waiters and manager were very friendly but a bit unorganized. It wasn’t that bad but we got the food before the drinks, not all of us got plates, we asked for a Vodka bottle and got a small bucket of ice with it (suitable for Arak not a Vodka Bottle) and a small orange glass. As for the food, it was surprisingly good for a pub and I enjoyed it specially the appetizers.
The music and atmosphere were nice, the pubs were packed by midnight and the party stayed on even after we left which was around 2 am. I was hoping for someone to jump in the pool but it didn’t happen, instead some girl fainted for some reason and everyone regrouped around her but she came out fine.
Publicity turns during the day into a large pool with Jacuzzi lounges and there’s a large poolside bar for those who want a drink. I haven’t tried it yet but I personally prefer resorts that are on the beach, even though the Jacuzzi lounges are tempting.
If you want to reserve at any of Publicity’s pubs, you can find all the necessary information on their [Facebook Page]. Note that you have to call the pub and not the Publicity number for night reservation.
Looks like a cool place, but they desperately need a decent website with a listing of pubs, restaurants, activities and prices, along with contact numbers. Facebook pages aren’t good enough for that.
A little more advertising won’t hurt too.
Wish it was built on the beach instead of the highway 🙁
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Why does everyone in Lebanon insist on calling them “pubs” and not “bars”?
Spread the knowledge!
In Lebanon, a bar is a place where you can get cheap hookers.
The music is soooo much out and old fashioned!!!! the same commercial and stupid shit you hear everywhere!!!! imagine, they still play labamba song, hilarious!!!!and right now they are playing et tu danse danse danse!!!
For every person going to this place, note that the entire neighborhood is very annoyed by the excessive loud music that is keeping them awake and the more they ask the resort to lower the volume the more they put it up…The Lebanese way !!
But who cares, you guys are having fun while thousands are privatized from sleeping !!! Enjoy 🙁