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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“ABC Mall is the busiest mall in Beirut. If you would like to have a coffee there you can go to Starbucks or Lina's. There is a variety of restaurants which you can try specially Leila a Lebanese food with a twist. You can shop the best brands within this mall. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A beautiful architectural and historic space housing art exhibitions by well acclaimed Lebanese and Arab fine artists. A must visit. The museum’s design store is very well curated and the cafe is lovely. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“Its impressive, magnificently displayed collection of archaeological artefacts offers a great overview of Lebanon’s history and the civilizations that impacted this cultural crossroads.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lying at the outskirts of Downtown, Mar Mikhael is a quaint area dominated by art spaces and artisanal shops by day and restaurants and bars by night. It is home to Beirut’s favorite architectural relics, to its unoccupied train station and some of the the best night experiences in the Middle East.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Lebanese restaurant
“It's authentic traditional, and natural homemade food of the best quality produce. Saturday brunch there is real treat.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Tree-filled courtyard and great cold brews. I love this place, it feels like a little retreat. Good for working remotely. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“All you need for amazing lebanese restaurants, lebanese bakeries, coffee shops and more...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Place not to be missed in downtown Beirut for its historical and beautiful buildings and for its big choice of local and international shopping brands. 15 min away from Antelias highway.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
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“Cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic, with the American University here attracting a wide range of nationalities, ethnicities and minds. Cafes and pubs, shopping and restaurants, you name it Hamra has it, all in one village-like neighbourhood, though it's the heart of Beirut's cultural wealth. From the vintage to the ultra-modern, with coffees so superb, you'd want to come back.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Government Building
“Beirut Central District is the financial center of Lebanon, as well as the historical and geographical center of its capital. Severely damaged during the 15 year long civil war (1975-1990), it’s reconstruction constitutes one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment projects anywhere in the world. Now nearing its completion and successfully enjoying a vibrant second lease of life, here are 10 sights and activities to pursue in unique juxtapositions of old and new Beirut.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The most charming of them all. Gemmayzeh and Mar Mkhael is the heart of the young and modern locals. It’s the nightly hang out place. And a buzzing creative neighborhood in the day time. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Great place to visit and spend time, day or evening. A verity of restaurants and cafes right on the Marina, overlooking the boats and the Mediterranean. On the rooftop of the yacht there is The park: a park like setting with a pub good music and amazing scenery ( cover photo)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“An amazing mixed marrocan lebanese food restaurant. Attract cool locals who likes to eat and dance on the weekend on arabic music. Quiet calm during the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping mall with many food options, Leila is one of their best Lebanese restaurants!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Amazing lebanese food and Marocan. Great for diners over weekend as people do dance there on arabic tunes as of 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday). Quite crowded on Fridays and hard to get a reservation but walk-ins are allowed. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Middle Eastern Restaurant
“All you need for amazing lebanese restaurants, lebanese bakeries, coffee shops and more...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“An amazing mixed marrocan lebanese food restaurant. Attract cool locals who likes to eat and dance on the weekend on arabic music. Quiet calm during the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Amazing lebanese food and Marocan. Great for diners over weekend as people do dance there on arabic tunes as of 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday). Quite crowded on Fridays and hard to get a reservation but walk-ins are allowed. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious and special food ! A must try if you are in town, however the price per person is high (average: 70$/person including alcohol) I promise you that you never have tasted something like that before. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seza serves amazing armenian food and the atmosphere they created with the deco is very very charming. its perfect to have dinner there before drinks because it's so close to the main streets where you find bars etc.. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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