This April London’s most glamorous and exclusive bar and club, Whisky Mist, will open in Beirut. Acclaimed for its sophistication, impeccable service and A-list clientele, the nightspot will fit perfectly into the stylish bar scene of Lebanon’s capital city.
Whisky Mist will be located in Beirut’s prestigious five-star hotel, Phoenicia Beirut at Le Paon Rouge. The Phoenicia’s glamorous heritage and luxurious reputation in the region made it the ideal option for Whisky Mist. Le Paon Rouge, formerly a hotspot for the region’s rich and famous during the golden days of Beirut in the 60s & 70s, will be the grounds for the Whisky Mist’s new global club. Reviving the essence of Le Paon Rouge, Whisky Mist will be bringing back the glamour and sophistication to the Beirut Nightlife, while offering a one of a kind experience for all to enjoy.
Upon arrival, the 350 guests – max capacity of the venue – will enter a luxurious space bathed in gold and amber hues, reminiscent of the club’s namesake, whisky. The main bar will offer large mirrored walls, bouncing light from the thousands of twinkling lights on the ceiling throughout. This will be a first in Lebanon, as a full LED light ceiling will offer lighting flexibility that has never been seen in Beirut. Texting and animation effects, as well as simultaneous sound to light effects, will hypnotize all clubbing enthusiasts, creating a mood unique to Whisky Mist.
Dark leather banquettes will be placed at discreet angles around the dance floor and in the centre of the floor there will be two VIP booths for high profile guests who want to be in the thick of the action.
There will be a separate area for VIPs known as the Luxe Room dressed in black velvet and with mirrors perfectly positioned for people watching. The room – that seats only 180 – will have its own door host and will be a haven for famous revelers to enjoy the energetic electro music and unique Whisky Mist energy away from the crowds. And for even more exclusively intimate affairs, Whisky Mist offers the LUXE ROOM, a private room with a capacity of 40 seated and 20 standing, where even a dedicated DJ can hook up and have the Luxe Room groove to an entirely different beat.
The bar will be fashioned from granite, and design details will include; a life-size bronze figure of the legendary stag Whisky Mist, stalked by Queen Victoria in the glens of Balmoral, racing trophies won by the racing horse she subsequently named after the elusive stag and three stunning rock crystal chandeliers bathing guests in warm light.
Music and Sound will get people moving till the wee hours, since Whisky Mist will be blessed with a Dynacord Sound system, pumping out beats of 4000 Watt Power amplifiers.
Whisky Mist will offer only the most exquisite drinks; with a selection of the finest whiskies and champagnes. Classic cocktails will be given the Whisky Mist touch with signature drinks including: The English Mojito, a refreshing blend of Bombay Sapphire, bruised mint, fresh lemon juice and organic cane syrup Wanton Abandon, a heady blend of 42 Below vodka, lemon juice, strawberry purée, topped with champagne and garnished with white chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Whisky Mist Quaiches will be the unique sharing cocktails designed for 6-8 people and served in breathtaking solid silver chalices. The Royal Monarch Quaich will be composed of Glenmorangie 1981, Japanese Matcha Single Estate, Sidr honey, Sicilian Lemon Juice and topped with Cristal Champagne.
London’s Whisky Mist counts A-list and Royals among their regular clientele, with recent visitors including: Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, George Clooney, Madonna, Matt Damon, Robert de Niro, Lewis Hamilton and Christina Aguilera, and its sister club in Beirut will attract the same international high profile crowd.
Membership to Whisky Mist Beirut will be by application, invitation or referral. Members will receive a gold key designed by Jade Jagger.
Marc Burton, one of the partners behind the project says:
“We are thrilled to be opening Whisky Mist in Beirut. With the success of our London venture over the last three years we have looked at numerous overseas options for our second venue. Beirut with its culture, sophistication and strong mix of international visitors and local residents was the obvious choice.”