Beirut is one of the fastest-growing, fastest-changing cities on the planet, and Time Out Beirut is privileged to be your expert guide to every aspect of this fast-paced, thoughtful and fabulous town. From the most menial laundry run to the most glamorous rooftop party and everything in between, we are the ones to tell you where, how and what you can be doing- we’re the endlessly inventive and knowledgeable friend that everyone needs in a big city. No matter how well you think you know Beirut, there‘ll always be something new or something hidden to surprise you around every corner. And rather than bore you with a list of every outfit to be found in the city or sticking to the safe names that everyone knows, we’ve cherry-picked the quirky, the surprising, the top of the pile, places and services that will make you smile, tempt you inside or save you from a practical crisis, need a cosmetic tattoo, fast? Fancy some high-end nosh but don’t know where has good cheap deals? Want to spend an afternoon browsing antiques in a nameless Gemmayzeh warehouse? All these and many, many more are contained within this, your one-stop-shop contacts book. And so, we bring you the 2011 edition of our Little Black Book of Beirut. Taste, explore, discover, experiment- it’s your best way into the city, it’s part of fun, and it’s why we love Beirut.