Remember when I updated you on the status of Beirut’s summer clubs and told you that there was a brand new club opening up somewhere near White and Pier 7? Well, I was able to pass by on Friday and managed to take a few shots.
The club is taking shape now and I’m looking forward to see what it will look and feel like once complete. The overall distribution is similar to that of White, with the bar at the center of attention and multiple levels around it. It also looks like it has the private lounge areas similar to Pier 7′s. It’s too early to tell though, so I’ll keep that for the review after putting the club through its paces once its open.
I’d guess it fits about 600 people very comfortably seated for dinner (if they will serve food that is!). So, I think it’s a safe bet the club’s capacity is around 1000 happy people with no shoving. But, we gotta wait to see what kind of furniture they’ll have.
The music I assume will be crowd-pleasing mixtures of House and RnB, which has proven to be the winning combo when it comes to summers in Beirut. As for whether or not we have too many rooftop clubs now, remember that Beiruf is gone and Pier 7 has shrunk, so demand in this tiny country far exceeds the supply for clubbing in summer, and Funktion is a club I’m sure we’re all gonna want to try, so the decision to open up in the new nightlife hub of Beirut, was a wise one.
Here are a few shots of the club, oh, and the club is expected to open sometime in mid-June, I’ll let you guys know as soon as I do! It’s located on the building right next to Mike Sport in Jal el Dib, the one adjacent to the auxiliary seaside road.