Beirut is the capital, largest city, and chief seaport of Lebanon.
Beirut's religiously mixed neighborhoods are Hamra, Zarif and Verdun. Saifi Village, located in Centre Ville, is its most prominent and expensive residential one. Its most prominent Christian neighborhoods are Achrafieh, Sodeco, and Gemmayzeh, which has lately become a trendy neighborhood, full of restaurants, cafes, and hip bars.
There are hundreds of art galleries in Beirut and its suburbs. Lebanese people are very involved in art and art production. More than 5000 fine art artists and equal artists working in music, design, architecture, theatre, movie industry, photography and all other forms of art are producing in Lebanon. Every year hundreds of fine art students graduate from universities and institutions. Artist Workshops are flourishing all around Lebanon. In Beirut specifically, the art scene is very rich, vibrant and diverse.
On another scale, fashion and couture are very much thriving throughout the city. Fashion houses are opening up and a number of international fashion designers have displayed their work in various fashion shows. Beirut is home to international fashion designers such as Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Georges Chakra. You find most of these designer shops in the shopping malls in Beirut or in one of the shopping streets.
There're lot of clubs where you can enjoy yourself like: BO18, Crystal, Buddha Bar, Acid and many more. See for more information the page Night life in Beirut.