This bar, Tenno, once hosted a dog's birthday party, vinyl record nights and stand-up comedians.
Those days are gone.
Its doors collapsed and glass shattered in the huge August port explosion that killed at least 180 people and turned one of Beirut's most popular pub streets into a disaster zone.
Owner Mohamed Soliman won't give up.
"We owe it to our employees, we have staff, about 13 people, we owe it to the neighbourhood, we owe it to our community, we owe it to ourselves, to not let things end this way."
It's a cliche that the Lebanese have always partied through wars and violence, their resilience fabled.
But in the past year, they've endured financial meltdown, lockdowns and now this.
Some, like the owners of Cafe Em Nazih, can no longer bear to invest in a country where years of work can turn to rubble in seconds.
Nazih Dirani, who dislocated his shoulder when the blast hit his cafe, says he's decided not to rebuild, because he doesn't trust the government.
Nightlife is a pillar of the economy, but venues were already struggling, as middle class purchasing power fell away.
With more than 2,000 premises now in tatters, tens of thousands more jobs are at risk.
The owner of this destroyed beachfront nightclub fears if there is assistance, it could be a long time coming.
"We need help and we need that help to come in a very transparent and clear manner and come to the people that are really part of the community and were really helping our youth to have outlets like these where they can express themselves."
"We could be looking at a situation were we don't get the money that is deserved from the insurance because legally they are obliged not to pay before a verdict is out."