Monday, November 26, 2012

Time Out Beirut Nightlife Awards - 2012

So the very nice people at Time Out Beirut decided to send me an invite to their Nightlife Awards of 2012. Basically, of many many candidates, the finest of the restos, pubs and clubs and everything to do with nightlife were selected and awarded based on the people's votes (20,000 online votes) and a set of critic's choice.







The awards night was on Monday, November 19, 2012 and it took place at a fabulously well done Music Hall, catered by Citron Caviar and drinks sponsored by Grey Goose... The who's who of the Beirut scene were there and the entertainment was provided by several local bands.

I think Time Out Beirut made it a point not to double the people's choices with the critic's choices, and the winning list, I must say, was quite agreeable!

Below is the winning list:


The Time Out Beirut Nightlife Awards 2012 winners are:
Oustanding Contribution Award
Nagi Baz

Best Club of the Year
B 018

Best Bar of the Year
Angry Monkey

Best New Bar
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Angry Monkey
READERS’ CHOICE: February 30th

Best Bar Design
CRITICS’ CHOICE: February 30th
READERS’ CHOICE: Dictacteur

Best Lounge Bar
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Le Capitole
READERS’ CHOICE: Iris

Best Bar Food
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Cle
READERS’ CHOICE: Angry Monkey

Best Bartender
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Varia Dellalian (Momo’s)
READERS’ CHOICE: Marcel Haddad (Bar 360, LeGray)

Best New Club
CRITICS’ CHOICE: MAD
READERS’ CHOICE: Pier 7

Best Outdoor Venue
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Skybar
READERS’ CHOICE: White

Best Live Music Venue
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Music Hall
READERS’ CHOICE: Mandaloun

Best Music Festival
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Byblos International Festival
READERS’ CHOICE: Fete de La Music

Best Live Music Concert (1,500+)
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Red Hot Chili Peppers (Byblos Festival)
READERS’ CHOICE: Snow Patrol (Byblos Festival)

Best Live Music (less than 1,500)
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Passive Standouts (Fete de la Musique)
READERS’ CHOICE: Mashrou' Leila (Baalbeck Festival)


Best Local DJ
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Jade
READERS’ CHOICE: El DJette

Best International DJ Set
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Danny Howells (MixFM)
READERS’ CHOICE: Bob Sinclair (MixFM)

Best Local Act
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Lazzy Lung
READERS’ CHOICE: The Wanton Bishops
Best Local Cover Act

CRITICS’ CHOICE:Who Killed Bruce Lee
READERS’ CHOICE:JLP

I think I personally agree with most of the choices! Some of them were really obvious, because hey, they deserve to win, but a couple were slightly unexpected! 

I must say, the award for best organizer goes to Time Out Beirut, for a very well done night! I'm still waiting for photos though!! :p

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tarek you can find all the photos on this link :)

    http://www.timeoutbeirut.com/nightlifeawards2012/

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