Bars

All the best Beirut bars and pubs, including reviews, listings and critics’ picks

20 bars you have to try in Beirut
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20 bars you have to try in Beirut

Whether you’re hopping between trendy watering holes in Mar Mikhael or checking out Hamra’s legendary leftist taverns, a night on the town in Beirut is never boring

Where to drink cocktails in Beirut
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Where to drink cocktails in Beirut

Beer is cheaper and arak offers a shorter path to inebriation, but in this city the discerning drinker walks no further than the nearest cocktail bar

Themed bars to try in Beirut
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Themed bars to try in Beirut

Ever wondered how it would feel to cross the Berlin Wall while slightly tipsy? Well now you can know for sure

Where to drink in Mar Mikhael
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Where to drink in Mar Mikhael

This is where the city’s creative types and hip young things come to quaff cocktails to the strains of on-trend house music

Where to catch Happy Hour in Beirut

Woodstock
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Woodstock

You can leave your wellies and body paint at home: this bar is a music festival in name only

Checkpoint Charlie
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Checkpoint Charlie

Capitalising on Berlin's rep as the nightlife capital of Europe, this quirky  joint goes for an bold Cold War theme

Central Station
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Central Station

A fashionable venue with classy modern designs and some smashing cocktails

New Yorker
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New Yorker

New York, New York, it’s a hell of town – and a corker of a bar, too, with some smashing cocktails

Top bars to try in Hamra

Ram
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Ram

The kind of joint where you settle with a coffee in the afternoon and don't get up until Happy Hour

Captain's Cabin
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Captain's Cabin

This legendary dive boasts ample seating, but leaves plenty of space for milling about and extending your cues at the pool table

Rabbit Hole
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Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole may be dimly lit, but it knows how to brighten up an evening: drinks are cheap and the music is fun

Bedivere Eatery & Tavern
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Bedivere Eatery & Tavern

Since opening in 2012, Bedivere has been consistently popular with a cross section of the city's boozers

Abu Elie
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Abu Elie

This local institution has hosted many of Lebanon’s reddest activists over the years

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