Ghostbar Shut Down

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UPDATE: April 22, 2013

White Ghost (previously Ghostbar) has been shut down yet again.

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As for the news below, it was written on September 6, 2011:

Ya fette7 ya rezze2. It’s 9:10 am, and already things are getting exciting…but not in a good way.

Seems like the Lebanese government loves to hunt down gay clubs in September.

Remember how last year the government shut down Acid? Well apparently, Ghostbar has also been forced to close!

I found out about this news thanks to Roy & Big_Perto who both posted comments on the blog concerning this issue. So thanks a lot you guys.

It’s worthy to note that Acid & Ghostbar were run by the same management. Coincidence?

I’m getting sick of drawing a red X on gay club logos.

but here it goes…

Bye Bye Acid. w Bye Bye Ghostbar.

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UPDATE: (Afternoon of September 6, 2011)

I passed by and took pics of Ghostbar.

Was the first time I see the place.

It is indeed closed “bil sham3 el a7mar”.

According to the paper posted on the door, the decision to close the club was issued yesterday (September 5).

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UPDATE:

Ghostbar Marketing Representative posted on my blog. According to him, the closure is not related to any gay issue, and the club will reopen this weekend.

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37 thoughts on “Ghostbar Shut Down

  1. Escapist September 6, 2011 / 10:21 am

    Could it be that they wait until Summers ends and all the Arab (and other countries, but mostly Arab) tourists go back to their countries so that they would shut it down?

  2. Mish September 6, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    too bad I’ve never been to acid nor ghost😛

  3. Hazem Haddad September 6, 2011 / 3:02 pm

    THIS IS NOT TRUE.
    GHOST BAR IS OPEN EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY.

  4. Big_Perto September 6, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    Guys , it is shut down, and hey Hazem Haddad go right now to Ghost bar and you will see the official letter on the door, I think yoy would know how to read it, and you will see el shame3 el a7mar. Red X., what was going inside ghost bar was worst ever. Fa roo7o shofo eno sakaro hala2

  5. Roy September 6, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    Hey Beirutboy, yeahhhh they shut it down, pass by it now and you will see the red X .

  6. Big_Perto September 6, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    It is shut down , go to ghost bar now and read the letter on the door , hurry up

  7. Joseph M. (@Zoozel) September 6, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    Funny (?) how Roy and Big Perto comment simultaneously…

    Anyway, shouldn’t they make some kind of statement on why it was shut down? Or we don’t do that in Lebanon?

  8. Big_Perto September 6, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    Hey guys I didn’t make a comment on funny way like someone thought, No.I am gay and I liked patying at ghost bar , so do not misunderstand me, but it is true it is shut down

  9. BiSexual September 6, 2011 / 8:25 pm

    OMG just been talking about ” Ghost ” last night with a friend of mine !!!

    I was telling him inno since ” Ghost ” has the same management as ” Acid ” so why it did not shut down !!!! WOW

    So you can imagine how i read your post today :S

  10. Jo September 7, 2011 / 4:32 am

    A7san bala araf, w bala nawar w tatar

  11. Anonymous September 7, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve never been to Ghostbar coz I heard that it ain’t that great but it’s still sad that those fuckers closed it down. Obviously they got some issues with the management more than the gay community or else they would’ve hunted down the other clubs as well

  12. mohamad September 7, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    I jusr realized tht arab people will NEVER accept lgbt… Lgbt qill never be legal, but im still hopping it can be.. Its too sad tht i wanna leave arabic countries too bad just because of tye lgbt racism.. Fuck that! I dont like night clubs anyway.. But still living in a foreign or an english country is way better… And to be honest im done with the arab lgbt, thyr always horny lololol I like that but not always ;D

  13. Jo September 7, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    Yeah it’s true , the issue is with management ,and some drug dealers inside ghost.

    • GHOST BAR MARKETING DEPARTMENT September 7, 2011 / 6:19 pm

      [news updates]
      From the Marketing Management of Ghost Bar..

      we ensure you that Ghost Bar was closed shortly due to a misunderstanding that has nothing to do with the Media Campaign and Forced Closure of nightclubs [especially referred to the post of your website]..
      It is not related to any Gay Issue as well.. nor to any drugs that some of you are illustrating it..!! [trying to make some SCOOP!!!]

      beside, we would like to assure that GHOST BAR has no relation with ACID NIGHTCLUB.. despite having major staff that used to manage ACID in the past.. but nothing relate GHOST BAR with ACID BAR in whatever issue.. and never it will be..

      [and concerning the closure of ACID Nightclub, it was nothing related to GAY Community Issues nor any DRUGS.. it is pure REAL ESTATE MATTER.. and if you would like to know more about it, refer to the management of ACID as considered the only official party to reveal updates of ACID]

      [kindly in order to let people believe you!!! try your best to post truth behind your stories and refer always to officials instead]

      Therefore,
      The Management of Ghost Bar would like from you to assure always your NEWS and its TRUE ACCURACY through our page on Facebook or by contacting directly our numbers..

      thank you for your understanding and posting this updates wherever possible..

      GHOST BAR is open this weekend and every weekend as usual..
      and the GREATEST PARTIES are still on and on and on and on…..
      cheers..

      Kindly Spread the NEWS.. ;))

  14. GHOST BAR MARKETING DEPARTMENT September 7, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    [news updates]
    From the Marketing Management of Ghost Bar..

    we ensure you that Ghost Bar was closed shortly due to a misunderstanding that has nothing to do with the Media Campaign and Forced Closure of nightclubs [especially referred to the post of your website]..
    It is not related to any Gay Issue as well.. nor to any drugs that some of you are illustrating it..!! [trying to make some SCOOP!!!]

    beside, we would like to assure that GHOST BAR has no relation with ACID NIGHTCLUB.. despite having major staff that used to manage ACID in the past.. but nothing relate GHOST BAR with ACID BAR in whatever issue.. and never it will be..

    [and concerning the closure of ACID Nightclub, it was nothing related to GAY Community Issues nor any DRUGS.. it is pure REAL ESTATE MATTER.. and if you would like to know more about it, refer to the management of ACID as considered the only official party to reveal updates of ACID]

    [kindly in order to let people believe you!!! try your best to post truth behind your stories and refer always to officials instead]

    Therefore,
    The Management of Ghost Bar would like from you to assure always your NEWS and its TRUE ACCURACY through our page on Facebook or by contacting directly our numbers..

    thank you for your understanding and posting this updates wherever possible..

    GHOST BAR is open this weekend and every weekend as usual..
    and the GREATEST PARTIES are still on and on and on and on…..
    cheers..

    Kindly Spread the NEWS.. )

  15. Jo September 7, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    Hey Ghost bar Stop your lies to us, when you opened ghost bar you have sent texts to all of us saying acid nights are back again, and now you are in denial, we all know about the drugs issues inside ghost, and the photos were taken inside by one of the owners , even if you open again still it is not a secured place to party at as still government is after you , so stop your funny lies.

    • GHOST BAR MARKETING DEPARTMENT September 7, 2011 / 10:01 pm

      Hi Jo..

      it seems you have a personal issue with the whole matter.. but really you are not reading between the lines..

      in brief;
      – at the beginning we didn’t deny our connection with ACID Nightclub [and FYI the website of ACID is still managed by us and yet is not closed]..

      – most of us were in the management team of ACID and under a copyrighting request, and since Ghost Bar is co-owned with other people, we stopped totally this connection and we’re still re-building a new concept at Ghost Bar [it has been 8 weeks now since our opening and we’re great so far]

      – NOW CONCERNING THE DRUGS ISSUE, let us clarify it for you.. we usually search most of the people; especially the new faces; at the main entrance, and mainly to look for any suspected materials that they may hold [including and not limited to weapons and drugs] and so far we are secure in this matter.. and though, any place cannot be condemned if someone hold his/her drugs for personal use, unless it is sold by the place itself, and WE DARE ANYONE TO SHOW US WHERE, WHEN AND WHO ARE SELLING THE DRUGS FROM THE STAFF OF THE PLACE..!!!!

      – if your friend is a drug addict and we do not know about him then kindly tell us and we will have our talk then.. but once again we cannot be condemned because of some personal holder of drugs as we forbid them from entering our place..

      – AS FOR ACID, IT WAS NOT CLOSED BECAUSE OF DRUGS BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE OF REAL ESTATE MISUNDERSTANDING AND REMAIN TO BE SOLVED [but not soon as our information]

      – Finally Name for us a club or restaurant or any public place that does not have people who are not homo- or use a drug..!!!!!! well we would like to name a list, but unfortunately we do not deal publicly in this matter.. especially with you..

      so cool it down and don’t take things personal.. and kindly reduce the use of your impolite expressions.. we wont enter in any personal debate with anyone..

      LIVE AND LET LET OTHER LIVE..!
      cheers..

      Marketing Management of Ghost Bar..

  16. Mark September 7, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    Hey guys I think if Ghost opens again then government will close it again coz they will keep an eye on them, once RED X is there then It will never be safe. anyway ghost bar be honest coz now you are saying you are not acid, how come !! good luck

    • GHOST BAR MARKETING DEPARTMENT September 7, 2011 / 10:07 pm

      same previous reply to you Mark,

      we respect all opinions and our reply will be limited to those who disrespect us in any way under taking all possible legal actions against any personal or unofficial posts..

      cheers..

  17. Hasan September 7, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Whatever, if they open or not , all bull shits bye bye acid bye bye ghost bar, both are related, MILK is z best hahahaha

  18. Hasan September 8, 2011 / 1:07 am

    Whatever.. Ghost bar don’t threat us, I will print all the post and take them to my connection at ministry of tourism attached with photos people selling drugs inside & will see outcome..everyone here has right to say own openion ok buddies !!

    • GHOST BAR MARKETING DEPARTMENT September 8, 2011 / 2:12 am

      dear Hasan,

      we are not threatening anyone.. and we agree on everyone here should have their opinion.. but also opinions must not pass the limit of disrespecting the others..!!

      and once again, do not take this personal.. Ghost Bar is 100% clean.. if you can reveal pictures that help us catch those you are pretending they are selling drugs, then we will be more appreciable and if somehow one of the management [as some of you are pretending] is selling this shit in there, we will deliver him by ourselves to the authorities..!

      But no one ever try to disrespect us or post rumors of GHOST BAR IS SELLING DRUGS.. and we are responsible of our words..

      if you do not like GHOST BAR.. simply don’t..
      cheers..

      • Anonymous April 25, 2013 / 3:18 pm

        khalas kello khara baka

  19. Abdullaaa September 8, 2011 / 1:25 am

    Ya shabeb w ya sabaya w ya ghost khalas ba2a , inshalah byefta7 el ghost w gayroo yalla live guys and move on walaw 3ayb, allah yerze2 el kil

  20. GHOST BAR MARKETING DEPARTMENT September 8, 2011 / 2:26 am

    we wonder why this blog website is interested to post the closure of Ghost Bar and never mention and update the OPENING of the place in less than 24 hours..!!!!?!!

    if you’re trying to make some scoop, we thank you frankly, because in the Media World, there’s no Good News or Bad News..Always there’s Good News..

    if great people do really care of all rumors posting here and there, then they aren’t great.. but they must keep the status quo for respecting and disrespecting issue..

    it reminds us of this quote:
    “great people talk about ideas..
    average people talk about things..
    small people talk about other people..”

    have a great night guys..
    cheers..

  21. Anonymous September 8, 2011 / 2:33 am

    loool so funny really al bhess l milk le 3am yedghat 3al governement:P tb ya3ne ghost msakar now?

  22. Abdullaaa September 8, 2011 / 9:54 am

    Hey Ghost bar with my respect, how u gonna open w fi el letter min el ma7kamee w el shame3 el a7mar 3al beb, 7eta eza fata7too, bekon fi aman ma ra7 yser kabsee ? Sorry to ask !!

  23. Gino September 8, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    I just got an SMS from Ghost Bar saying they’re partying there this weekend.

    I also find it extremely annoying when they send dozens of smses per week all the time and at 3:00AM =\ Especially since I’m not gay and doubt I ever signed up or gave my number to anything or anyone related to Acid…

    Anyway, after what the owners of the venue/shareholders/etc. did what they did to Jojo and Chocolate, I doubt you guys should put any faith in them anymore.

    And to the marketing department, you do realize threatening with lawsuits = marketing suicide, right? We’re in 2011, in Lebanon. Not 1657 in Saudi Arabia

  24. Abdullaaa September 8, 2011 / 8:22 pm

    Good Luck if you open, doubt it me and my friends will party at ghost again..

  25. lila September 12, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    Just change the club location ,open under another name

  26. hanna September 14, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    went to ghsot bar last friday for new opening of white ghost, it was free entrance and all cheap rubbish people were there because its free, what is the point for new opening of new decoration and still same shit rubbish people and drinks are same shit..? no point, so 3aj2a 3al fade, kilo nawar bi nawar kal 3ade

    • Anonymous April 25, 2013 / 3:20 pm

      Nice statement

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