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"Beirut Lounge" Review (BEY)

"Beirut Lounge" Review (BEY)

If you thinking about catching a cocktail, nibbling on a snack, or escaping from the hub-bub of Beirut’s International Airport, the "Beirut Lounge" should be in your plans. 

This compact establishment welcomes business class passengers from a number of airlines and premium members of several frequent flyer programs. Lufthansa issued me a pass since I have Start Alliance Gold status.

Please note that this is not the main lounge for Middle Easter Airlines (That facility is called the MEA Cedar Lounge).  

Here is a mini-review from my last quick visit:

Location

Beirut Lounge - Second Floor Before Security   Photo: Calvin Wood

Beirut Lounge - Second Floor Before Security   Photo: Calvin Wood

The Beirut Lounge is situated on the second floor, just behind the escalators. It’s located after immigration but BEFORE security like all the other lounges in Beirut. 

That means I had to cut my cocktail time a little short to get to the gate in time. Not by much though as security is always speedy at this airport.

Food and Beverage

Spirits - Beirut Lounge   Photo: Calvin Wood

Spirits - Beirut Lounge   Photo: Calvin Wood

The lounge showcases a wide selection of drink options including some top-shelf brands like Dewars’ 12 Year Old Scotch and Bombay Sapphire Gin.  It even has Campari, something that you don’t see in many airline lounges.

For caffeine addicts, there’s a powerful WMF coffee machine that can whip up everything from double espressos to café lattes.  

 Coffee Machines -Beirut Lounge Photo: Calvin Wood

 Coffee Machines -Beirut Lounge Photo: Calvin Wood

Snack wise – there’s a number of sweets and savory options including numerous Lebanese deserts and what looks like mini-pizzas.  I wouldn’t call any of it gourmet  – but the treats I did sample were all I needed before my flight to Frankfurt.

Snacks - Beirut Lounge  Photo: Calvin Wood

Snacks - Beirut Lounge  Photo: Calvin Wood

 Sweets - Beirut Lounge Photo: Calvin Wood

 Sweets - Beirut Lounge Photo: Calvin Wood

Ambiance

The lounge had a lot of comfortable seating – and barely anyone in it when I was there.  The place was also super clean.  The minute you finished anything, the attendant was there to scoop it up.  I wish I had that at home!

I did some work as I waited for my departure and the WiFi was speedy.

My Verdict

Relaxing Cocktails - Beirut Lounge   Photo: Calvin Wood

Relaxing Cocktails - Beirut Lounge   Photo: Calvin Wood

The Beirut Lounge lounge is petite - but had everything I needed to relax: cocktails, snacks, speedy Internet, and plush seating.  As a bonus it wasn’t crowded. 

I wouldn’t say it has the glam associated with lounges from other international carriers, but it was a great place to hang out before my flight out of Beirut!

 

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