Noun – A term used interchangeably with “beer pong” to describe the same exact game. The term “Beirut” is very popular in New England. According to the Wikipedia entry on beer pong, the difference between beirut and beer pong is that Beirut is the version of the drinking game where players specifically throw balls into cups while in beer pong, players can also use paddles to get the ball in the opposing teams cups. There is some more history on the term “beirut” that you can find on wikipedia.
There is a lot of discussion over whether or not beer pong is actually Beirut or if Beirut is actually beer pong but when all is said and done we should just let Google decide…. and Google says: Beiruit is a city in Lebanon and beer pong is a drinking game. But does it really matter? You get drunk regardless of the name you choose to use.