beirut: iris bar + restaurant opening

© iris - the city's newest rooftop playground

beirut is one of our fav cities, and fast appearing on everyone else's shortlist of must-see destinations. and deservedly so. despite its rocky past, this city is blessed in many ways, and perhaps most of all with its resilient and vivacious inhabitants. booming as never before, it boasts a sophisticated lifestyle infrastructure that's second to none in the region. adding to the excitement of wining and dining is iris, a new cocktail bar + restaurant perched on the roof of the an nahar building in central beirut. the venue is designed by interior architect suzy nasr who applied sleek but playful and warm aesthetics, in a variety of materials and colours. strewn across the terrace, and adding to the secluded garden vibe, are various potted magnolia trees. the venue is made up of a bar, restaurant and lounge sections, and aims to be a one-stop entertainment destination. as such the menu lists an endless variety of signature cocktails, bites and gourmet dishes. and naturally, the fun comes with spectacular views of the city and the harbour. location: an nahar building, 8th floor, place des martyrs [central beirut].

© iris - when night falls the fun shifts into higher gear