Dead End Paradise is located in a narrow dead-end street in Gemmayze, where the owners of bar Electric Bing Sutt, which fell apart after the August 4th explosion, decided to build this bar that encapsulates the idea of living each day to its fullest as if it’s your last. It takes the idea of living in uncertainty and building a bar that encourages you to enjoy life’s pleasures.
The place has a scaffolding design from the outside showing this “still in progress” aesthetic, because when it first opened most of Beirut was still under repair from after the explosion.
It’s a fun, colorful and playful place, with easy seating and an amphitheater-style setup, dance poles, as well as neon lights and art pieces inspired by the American artist James Turrell.
It has an Asian middle-eastern tiki-inspired bar, and this carries over to their foods and drinks. Their menu is divided into two sections: Dead End showcases experimental and whimsical drinks and The Paradise section takes a slightly less Avant grade stance. All their mixes are made using local drinks.
Knowing the story behind this place and going there, experiencing the positive vibes and fun aesthetic will give you hope and inspire you to never fear starting over and rebuilding yourself from scratch – the journey to keep moving forward is always a work in progress, so to enjoy each day and moment to the fullest, just live life like there is no tomorrow.