Picture taken from Beiruting.com

The Time Out Nightlife Awards 2012 event took place this Monday at Music Hall in DownTown Beirut. The awards included Beirut’s best DJs, clubs, promoters, gigs, bars and concerts over the past 12 months.

I tried to compile the full (unofficial) list of winners as tweeted by TimeOut and Ziad Kamel, Founder/CEO of The Alleyway Group.


Best Club of the Year : BO18
Best Bar of the Year : The Angry Monkey
Outstanding Contribution Award : Nagi Baz (Buzz Productions)


Best New Bar : The Angry Monkey
Best Bar Design : Dictateur (Critics Choice: Feb 30th)
Best New Club : Pier 7 (Critics Choice Award: Mad)
Best Live Music Venue : Mandaloun (Critics Choice: Music Hall)
Best Outdoor Venue : White (Critics Choice Award: Sky Bar)
Best Local DJ : Djette (Critics choice: DJ Jade)
Best Local Cover Act : JLP Band (Critics Choice: Who Killed Bruce Lee)
Best Local Act: The Wanton Bishops (Critics choice: Lazy Lung)
Best Lounge Bar : Iris (Critics Choice Award: Le Capitole)
Best Bar Food: The Angry Monkey
Best Bartender : Marcel Haddad from Bar 360 (Critics choice: Varia Dellian-Momo’s)
Best Live Music Concert (3,000+ capacity) : Snow Patrol at Byblos International Festival (Critics choice: Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Best Music Festival : FĂȘte De La Musique