I finally got to experience nightlife in Hamra tonight for the first time since back in 2000 (I’m old and live abroad so don’t hate me). Last time I partied in Hamra, Blues Alley was kicking ass and I’m not even sure if the place is even around today. The night started off typically with me lost in Beirut. I was trying to get to the main Hamra Street and didn’t know where that was. Finally spotted two guys walking on the side of the road so I pulled over and asked for directions. Turns out they were European tourist but were still able to point me towards Hamra Street. Embarrassing to say the least.

I was supposed to meet up with a friend at a pub called Black Lilly but I got there early and decided to kill time walking in Hamra. Noticed some people walk into an alley and decided to follow them and to my surprise I ended up surrounded by around 6 to 8 pubs. I was in heaven. I called my friend up and told him where I was, he told me to wait for him at a place called Colon. Once he got there we went pub hopping and I have to say Hamra is way cooler than Gemmayze. Going back tomorrow night!