If you’re looking for a bar in which to show off your nice new shoes, Captain's Cabin is the wrong place. The dial here is set firmly on 'dive', with all the grungy charm that that entails – and in any case, the low lighting ensures that your feet are all but invisible. Reputed as one of the few bars that stayed open throughout the civil war, it is indelibly associated with Andre, its determined proprietor of many decades. He curates the classic rock/blues soundtrack, and the opening hours are often extended at his whim. The cavernous venue boasts ample seating, but leaves plenty of space for milling about and extending your cues at the pool table. A Beirut institution, Captain's Cabin is an essential stop for those who like their bars low-key.