Your ultimate guide to Beirut

Discover Beirut’s best things to do, restaurants, bars, hotels and more…

Hotels

Where to stay in Beirut

From hostels to hot tubs, bargains to boutiques, Beirut's hotels cover all bases

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Things to do

The 20 best things to do in Beirut

History, hedonism, and a whole lot of hummus: Beirut’s got a treat in store for you

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Restaurants

Where to eat in Beirut

The Lebanese take their food seriously indeed – and nowhere is this more evident than in the capital

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Bars and pubs

Where to drink in Beirut

Hankering for arak? Pining for fine wines? Here are the best places to wet your whistle in Beirut

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What’s on in Beirut • Events, exhibitions and more

Gregory Porter

The king of jazz makes a hotly anticipated appearance at the Byblos International Festival

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Nightlife

Decks On The Beach

One of Beirut's sweetest summer parties returns to one of its most venerable beach establishments

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Things to do Buy tickets

Color Festival

The technicolour powderfest finally makes it to Lebanon. Don your cheapest white tee and enjoy

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Lebanese restaurants to try in Beirut

Restaurants

Tawlet

There's no menu here – just a daily smorgasbord of traditional Lebanese dishes prepared by farmers from all over the country

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Restaurants

Abu Naim

With its lamb brains and raw beef, Abu Naim prides itself on being a traditional Lebanese restaurant

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Restaurants

Al Falamanki

On a summer evening, dinner among the trees on Al Falamanki's terrace is a blissful experience

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Restaurants

Le Chef

Simplicity is the order of the day here, from the unfussy service down to the handwritten menus

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Restaurants

Kahwet Leila

Striking a curious balance between lounge and restaurant, Kahwet Leila is one of a kind in Beirut

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Where to drink in Mar Mikhael

Bars and pubs

Chaplin

Chaplin transports its crowd of hip young things back to the era when its namesake ruled the silver screen

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Bars and pubs

Perk

One of the newer cocktail bars to hit Mar Mikhael, Perk is a classy joint with an open front, making it a great place to sip a refreshing concoction on a hot summer evening

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Bars and pubs

The Bohemian

This cocktail bar comes into its own in the summer, when the façade opens out and lets in a cool breeze to match the chilled vibes

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Bars and pubs

Wunderbar

With its clean, crisp surfaces, trendy Wunderbar looks as though it has been lifted straight from the pages of a design magazine

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Bars and pubs

Internazionale

Internazionale is hipper than waxed moustaches, craft beer and catalogues of Nordic typography

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Sleep in style in Beirut

Albergo Hotel

The place to stay if you want your luxury with a strong dose of old-school character

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Four Seasons Hotel Beirut

This iconic, resolutely modern hotel is at the vanguard of the city's renaissance

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Mövenpick Hotel Beirut

Searching for luxury but don’t want to miss out on the sparkling seas of the Med? Look no further

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1866 Court & Suites Hotel

Trendy, stylish, comfortable. If it's good enough for Salma Hayek, then it's good enough for us

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