I was in Beirut last summer and nope. The city and its beaches can't compete with TA. 1. Beirut doesn't have sand beaches they got rocky ones 2. The only ones worth visiting are private with an entry fee of about 25 euros (the public ones are filthy) 3. The nightlife in Beirut is a far cry from TA.
Netanyahu condemns West Bank arson attack, calling it 'terror' (Haaretz)
from the article: National Geographic ranks Tel Aviv among world's top beach cities