Avast! Cast off the anchor and raise the mainsail. Well, sort of. As the name suggests Newport is a nautical bar, but it wears its theme lightly: it's more yachts and white deck shoes than gold bullion and wooden legs. As in Hamra's Captain's Cabin, there's a lack of actual ship-related paraphernalia on the wall, but you’ll find plenty of marine-oriented cocktails on the menu, including but not limited to the Captain's Orders (a Pimms-based concoction – rare for Beirut) and Full Speed Ahead (a heady mix of rum, ginger, lime and thyme). Puntastic. A modest selection of alcohol-inspired light meals – pizzas, sandwiches and, err, edamame – is on offer to stave off malnutrition and scurvy.
|Venue name:||Newport Nautical Bar|
|Cross street:||by Hassan Kadi Street|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm-3am|