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Souk el Akel: Beit Chabeb, Village of Pottery and Bells
Aug 15, 2018

Souk el Akel in collaboration with the Scouts of Beit Chabeb will be celebrating summer in the village of poetry and bells. Where: Beit Chabab When: 16-17-18…

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Croissant Al Sheikh; Good Value For Money

Bread & Bakeries | Beirut

Beirut

June 04, 2018

Croissant Al Sheikh; Good Value For Money

Bread & Bakeries

June 04, 2018 | Beirut

Famous for its low priced croissants, Al-Sheikh serves a good quality while speaking the local language. Buttery and fluffy at the same time, the croissants have become Beirut's reference when walking the busy streets of Hamra. I got myself a box to…

Al Rayess Men Chtaura: A Kiosk on Hamra Street

Sandwiches | Beirut

Beirut

April 11, 2017

Al Rayess Men Chtaura: A Kiosk on Hamra Street

Sandwiches

April 11, 2017 | Street Food | Beirut

Driving by Hamra street, a kiosk grabbed my attention: yellow and red, beautifully designed with wheels and heavy metal poles, AL RAYESS is all about dairy products and specialities from the Bekaa. I stopped the car and ordered two…

Kaldi: A Coffee Experience on Jeanne D'Arc Street

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

Beirut

December 04, 2016

Kaldi: A Coffee Experience on Jeanne D'Arc Street

Breakfast & Coffee

December 04, 2016 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Beirut

Probably the first coffee bar in Lebanon is now open on Jeanne D'Arc street. It's called KALDI; a speciality coffee shop down a corner street on Bliss.  Coffee beans of different origins are available here and each is used to create a…

The Hot Dog Faktory Beirut: Gourmet Hotdogs

American | Beirut

Beirut

November 02, 2016

The Hot Dog Faktory Beirut: Gourmet Hotdogs

American

November 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

From Geneva to Lausanne and now Beirut, The Hot Dog Faktory is a Lebanese concept that first opened in Switzerland is now open for lunch and dinner on Jeanne D'arc Street. The Hot Dog Faktory’s sausages are something else. It’s a…

Appetito Trattoria Hamra: Trying the Pizza

Italian | Beirut

Beirut

April 08, 2016

Appetito Trattoria Hamra: Trying the Pizza

Italian

April 08, 2016 | Pizza | Beirut

It has taken me sometime to come here but as they say it's better late then never. Appetito is the Italian trattoria down in Hamra, facing The Plaza Hotel and next to Ferdinand. This street restaurant, known in France as a restaurant de Quartier…

Contact Info: Appetito Trattoria

Phone Number: +961 1 347 346

Address: Mhatma Gandhi street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 347 346

Address: Mhatma Gandhi street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Ferdinand Doesn't Cease to Amaze Me

American | Beirut

Beirut

September 26, 2015

Ferdinand Doesn't Cease to Amaze Me

American

September 26, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

Back in November of 2014 the experience started with a smile and ended with one. We were welcomed by the manager who ran to show us around with a huge smile on his face. He even went to get us a San Pellegrino from another restaurant, the one next…

Contact Info: Ferdinand

Phone Number: +961 1 355 955

Address: Mahatma Gandhi, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 355 955

Address: Mahatma Gandhi, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Jai: Can't Get Enough of Exotic Flavors of Asia

Asian/Chinese | Beirut

Beirut

February 23, 2015

Jai: Can't Get Enough of Exotic Flavors of Asia

Asian/Chinese

February 23, 2015 | International Cuisine | Beirut

I’m back, yes back in less than a month to enjoy one of the finest Asian cuisines in Lebanon. Just remembering my last experience makes me drool – awesome flavors, the simplicity of real Asian food... I loved it and wanted…

Contact Info: Jai

Phone Number: +961 1 341 940

Address: Mexico street, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 341 940

Address: Mexico street, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Food Style: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

American | Beirut

Beirut

January 25, 2015

Food Style: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

American

January 25, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

I have passed several times in front of Food Style, but never ever felt that push to step in. It's weird how some places give off the wrong impression, just by looking at its name, logo or colors... The name of the place, to start with, never did…

Contact Info: Food Style

Phone Number: +961 1 740 999

Address: Hamra Main Street, Facing Fransabank, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 740 999

Address: Hamra Main Street, Facing Fransabank, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Jai: Succulent Flavors of Asia in Lebanon

International Cuisine | Beirut

Beirut

January 22, 2015

Jai: Succulent Flavors of Asia in Lebanon

International Cuisine

January 22, 2015 | Japanese & Sushi | Beirut

Finally, yes, I did it! I'm trying Jai because honestly, to date, I didn't hear a single negative review about the place. To start with, Jai is a delivery kitchen down on Hamra Street cooking Asian cuisine, south Asian food, a mix of Thai, Indian…

Contact Info: Jai

Phone Number: +961 1 341 940

Address: Mexico street, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 341 940

Address: Mexico street, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Ferdinand: A Gastropub and Tasty Food

Burgers | Beirut

Beirut

November 09, 2014

Ferdinand: A Gastropub and Tasty Food

Burgers

November 09, 2014 | International Cuisine | Beirut

The experience started with a smile and hopefully will end with one. We were welcomed by the manager who ran to show us around with a big huge smile on his face. He even went to get us a San Pellegrino from another restaurant, a sister restaurant…

Contact Info: Ferdinand

Phone Number: +961 1 355 955

Address: Mahatma Gandhi, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 355 955

Address: Mahatma Gandhi, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Lina's Rabieh: The Region Needed it Badly

Spotted Stories | Lebanon

Lebanon

February 06, 2014

Lina's Rabieh: The Region Needed it Badly

Spotted Stories

February 06, 2014 | Lebanon

We, residents of the upper Metn region have been waiting for a coffee place to open in our area. With such a booming economy in the villages of Rabieh, Mtayleb, Mazraat Yachouh and Kornet Chehwan where more than 17 banks have opened recently, Burger…

Contact Info: Lina's Lebanon

Phone Number: +961 1 499 099

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 499 099

Address: [ view ]

CNN: 10 Best Bars in Beirut

News

April 11, 2013

CNN: 10 Best Bars in Beirut

News

April 11, 2013 | Popular

As reported on CNN, here's the top 10 Bars in Beirut, what's your favorite place or suggested choice...? Summer is around the corner and we want to know about all the best places out there... As partners go, "bar-hopping" and "Middle East" might…

Casper & Gambini's AUB: A Stand-Alone Restaurant

International Cuisine | Beirut

Beirut

February 28, 2013

Casper & Gambini's AUB: A Stand-Alone Restaurant

International Cuisine

February 28, 2013 | Pizza | Beirut

Casper & Gambini’s opened its latest branch facing the American University Hospital, in the heart of Beirut busiest districts. This renowned concept specializes in serving gourmet meals and specialty espresso-based drinks, with an emphasis…

Contact Info: Casper & Gambini's

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Casper & Gambini's Verdun... Calling For Attention

International Cuisine | Beirut

Beirut

February 22, 2013

Casper & Gambini's Verdun... Calling For Attention

International Cuisine

February 22, 2013 | Pizza | Beirut

How about having some Sushi on a Friday to welcome the week-end? Why not...  I drove down to Verdun to taste the latest creations by Casper&Gambini's. Sushi at Casper&Gambini's. Yes, Casper&Gambini's, our favorite cafe/restaurant…

Cafe Hamra: History Meets Modernism

International Cuisine | Beirut

Beirut

February 07, 2013

Cafe Hamra: History Meets Modernism

International Cuisine

February 07, 2013 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

Walking along Hamra street is a treat on its own. A well known bubbling street, where locals and foreigners alike have enjoyed and still do for generations.... The street boasts so many cafes and restaurants, one that caught my attention today is…

Contact Info: Hamra Cafe

Phone Number: +961 1 348 999

Address: Hamra main street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 348 999

Address: Hamra main street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

T-Marbouta in Hamra: More Than An Arabic Letter

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

Beirut

January 10, 2013

T-Marbouta in Hamra: More Than An Arabic Letter

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 10, 2013 | Restaurants | Beirut

T-Marbouta is an original place, or at least it was for me the second I walked into the place where everyone seemed to feel right at home. Although T-marbouta has been around for some time now, I only just discovered this unique spot in Hamra,…

Contact Info: T Marbouta

Phone Number: +961 3 031737

Address: Hamra Square Center, Ground Floor, Left Back Corner (Behind Laziz, Under Regusto), Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 031737

Address: Hamra Square Center, Ground Floor, Left Back Corner (Behind Laziz, Under Regusto), Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Starbucks Hamra: A Home Away from Home

American | Beirut

Beirut

January 05, 2013

Starbucks Hamra: A Home Away from Home

American

January 05, 2013 | Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

The last time I passed by Starbucks Hamra was around eight years ago when my friends and I used to visit this renowned cafe to study for our exams. It wasn't the trend back then to take pictures and I surely was not into writing reviews, so I don't…

Hamra’s Alleyway Welcomes Garage 78 St.

International Cuisine | Beirut

Beirut

October 29, 2012

Hamra’s Alleyway Welcomes Garage 78 St.

International Cuisine

October 29, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

If you’ve visited Hamra’s alleyway in recent months, you’ve probably noticed the slew of bars that have opened up such as Big Shot or February 30. Each of these bars seems to attract a particular clientele, which apart from the…

Contact Info: Garage 78st

Phone Number: +961 1 342 164

Address: Hamra Alleyway 78 St., Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 342 164

Address: Hamra Alleyway 78 St., Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Gino's Gelateria Hamra: A Traditional Italian Taste

Restaurants | Beirut

Beirut

September 04, 2012

Gino's Gelateria Hamra: A Traditional Italian Taste

Restaurants

September 04, 2012 | Reviews | Beirut

At the end of the Hamra street, and just before reaching Kaiten is Gino's. A nice looking funky small ice cream parlor on the corner of the street, Gino's serves freshly prepared Italian ice cream. Check their website and read Gino's story. It's an…

Breakfast At 35 Rooms Hotel, Hamra

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

Beirut

July 25, 2012

Breakfast At 35 Rooms Hotel, Hamra

Breakfast & Coffee

July 25, 2012 | International Cuisine | Beirut

This morning, I left home on a mission to find a nice place to have a calm and decent breakfast in Beirut. Where should I go? I thought of going to try Mandaloun Cafe's breakfast buffet, then Sydney's at the Vendome Hotel came to mind. I also…

Contact Info: 35 Rooms, Hamra

Phone Number: +961-1-345676

Address: 2030-0035, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-345676

Address: 2030-0035, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Lebanon’s Restaurants Hubs 105: Hamra

News

July 16, 2012

Lebanon’s Restaurants Hubs 105: Hamra

News

July 16, 2012

BRISK, Natural Self-Served: Natural Coffee Shop/Canteen located in the heart of Hamra Street serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee. Brisk, Hamra, +961-3-345677   BREAD REPUBLIC: A bakery and more, Bread Republic is a healthy spot…

DRM: Dinner And Live Music, Performances and Shows

International Cuisine | Beirut

Beirut

April 25, 2012

DRM: Dinner And Live Music, Performances and Shows

International Cuisine

April 25, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

Hamra, in Lebanon has truly proved this year to be one of the country's most popular nightlife districts with a variety of clubs, restaurants and lounge bars opening every day, including popular places like February 30 and Big Shot ... but one big…

Contact Info: DRM

Phone Number: +961-1-752 202

Address: Hamra, Makdessi Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-752 202

Address: Hamra, Makdessi Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

February 30: One Of The Funkiest Pubs In Hamra

International Cuisine | Beirut

Beirut

April 14, 2012

February 30: One Of The Funkiest Pubs In Hamra

International Cuisine

April 14, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

Located in Hamra at the entrance of the new Alleyway, February 30 is the funkiest pub-restaurant around the city. If you think you have seen it all... At February 30 there is even more. Architecture at its very best. Trendy, creative and…

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