Chaplin

Bars and pubs, Bars Mar Mikhael
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Chaplin
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With a hop, a skip and a twirl of the cane, Chaplin transports its crowd of hip young things back to the era when its namesake ruled the silver screen. With its two-tone beige and olive walls, dark wood furniture and carefully selected vintage photos and curios dotted about the place, this kooky venue does an impressive job of replicating the atmosphere of the silent era – but, needless to say, without the silence. It's a warm, convivial space, where the cocktails are cheap and the conversation flows as freely as the imported beer. Snacks are strictly functional – the nachos and dubious "Turkey cheese" are there to line your stomach, nothing more – but in all other respects Chaplin stands out from the crowded Mar Mikhael scene.

By: James Haines-Young

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Venue name: Chaplin
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Address: Alexander Fleming Street
Mar Mikhael
Beirut

Opening hours: Sun-Thu 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat 6pm-3am
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