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The city’s pulsating beach resorts and glitzy rooftop clubs may draw the jet-setting crowd in the summer, but its real nightlife can be found year-round at street level. Bars in Beirut range from grungy dives to swish cocktail joints; as venues replace each other and the hipster hotspots shift around with dizzying frequency, trying to keep a tab on the scene is a fool’s game (though running a tab at the bar is alarmingly easy). But whether you’re hopping between trendy watering holes in Mar Mikhael, checking out Hamra’s legendary leftist taverns or grabbing a pint at a Charlie Chaplin-themed speakeasy, one thing remains constant: a night on the town in Beirut is never boring.