B018

Shaped like a coffin, B018 one of the best clubs in the world, offering outstanding deep house and underground music, while dancing away in the retractable roof which gives an amazing view of the stars. 

From the highway, you might mistake it for a humble parking lot. However, at night, the sounds and traffic will definitely show you otherwise. Shaped like a coffin, B018 is one nightclub that has truly attained worldwide fame. Home of a Palestinian refugee camp that housed up to 20,000 evacuees during the Lebanese Civil War, BO started as a way to use music as a form of therapy to ease the stress of wartime life.

What makes B018 so special in its design and the decadent, crazy, debauched vibe that drives it. It all happens in a small, box-shaped underground room-descent the stairs into the dark bumping club where the music is hard techno and tribal house. Add in a top-notch sound system, a friendly environment, open-minded and liberal crowd, and high caliber guests such as Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela and Danny Howells. While the vibe from the mixed-age crowd gets suitably hot and sweaty, that’s the cue for BO’s piece de resistance- the mirrored roof opens up to reveal the star-spangled sky.

From electro, to techno, to minimal to house and progressive, there’s always a deliciously digital genre blaring from the speakers. Other days, B018 plays host to a completely different type of music, from funk and jazz, to pop and rock and 80s music. It’s usually on Thursdays, and sometimes on Mondays. But Friday and Saturday are always dedicated to the club’s reputation-making deep, underground, electronic masterpieces.

There’s no better feeling than going to a club on any given day, dancing for hours, opening the roof to let the smoke out and the cool in, and eventually let the sunlight flood the dance floor and bar.

Who goes? 21+
Music DJs Electronic House Music
Party Live Music Nightclubs

Words By Leen | Photography BO 18


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