Dead End Paradise – A Hedonistic Comeback in Beirut

Only 6 months after a devastating explosion ravaged the city of Beirut on August 4th 2020, Jad Ballout and his team have rebuilt their dreams as Dead End Paradise – a hedonistic tiki-inspired bar “that may not exist tomorrow”. 

After The Year We’ve Had…

It’s been a year of challenges for bars all over the world. For some, it has been harder than it looks and we have nothing but the utmost respect for their struggle.

What Makes The Connaught Bar the Best In the World (Op-Ed)

It’s been a journey worth watching, and one worth applauding. As someone who has watched this steady climb to the top from front row seats, I can see why the accolade of World’s Best Bar 2020 has been conferred upon this team by The World’s 50 Best Bars. Here’s what I can tell you…

Awards In 2020 And Why They Matter

In times of great struggle and uncertainty, we could all use a little pick-me-up. With the World’s 50 Best Bar awards just around the corner, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of why it matters.