The day I found out about Pool d’ État was a happy day for me. It’s a pool on a rooftop in the heart of Beirut with trees all around you that gives off a jungle feel. Entrance is 10.000L.L. midweek and 20.000L.L. on the weekends. The food is relatively cheap and their drinks are so good. And to top it all off, there’s a fruit platter to add to the exotic feel. It’s a place for everyone — solo sunbathers, families, friends… There’s a bed and breakfast in the building, so you’re gonna run into a lot of tourists staying there and hitting the pool for some famous Beiruti sun times.
Disconnect from the city’s chaos and head towards Pool d”etat for some chill time and Reggae music in the background. Did I mention the yummy food there? The Asian salad is my favorite that goes along with the margarita.
So to sum up, whenever I want to finish a book, I head there for some quiet time alone and read.