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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

February 30
February 30, a hip resto-pub in Beirut, offers creative cocktails and delicious food in a trendy, yet inviting setting.
Ferdinand
A warm and welcoming bar and restaurant, Ferdinand, named after the friendly bull, does great burgers and even better drinks...
Bar ThreeSixty
Open from October to April, Bar ThreeSixty is a chic, sophisticated spot for drinking and dancing in Downtown Beirut.
Stereo Kitchen
With a name that sounds like an 80s mash up, Stereo Kitchen is downtown Beirut’s exquisitely designed destination for great food, cocktails and dancing.
Iris
Eau de Vie
Sushi Bar
Paul
High quality breads cakes and coffee from the Beirut outpost of this global chain.
Casablanca
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Achrafieh
Tucked away on the picturesque streets of Achrafieh are independent antique stores furniture and design galleries craft stalls jewellers and clothes shops selling everything from locally-made accessories to international designer labels.
Byblos Sur Mer
A five-day yoga retreat in the ancient port city of Byblos.
Ksara Winery
Oenophilecognoscenti will be familiar with vintages created by Lebanese producers; Ksara is among the finest.
Pigeon Rocks
The Pigeon Rocks two masses of rock rising from the Mediterranean at the far end of the Corniche are a great source of interest to the Lebanese. 
Mandarine
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Le Coffee
American-style diner serving burgers milkshakes and all things unholy.
Foul, Hommos & Co
With a handful of tables and an open kitchen this is a quintessential Lebanese experience.
Souq al Barghout
Souq al Barghout is every bargain hunter's dream; a mix between a giant flea market and car boot sale those willing to sift through the tat can unearth some real buried treasure.
Mayrig
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Lina’s
The perfect place to kick back with a strong morning coffee a little bit of breakfast and a newspaper.
India
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Centrale
Spa Phoenicia
Modern and utterly complete, Spa Phoenicia offers every type of pampering and relaxation therapy there is all in a luxurious and decadent surroundings.
Time Out (La Closerie)
A tranquil sophisticated Achrafieh outpost Time Out is one of those charming bars which should always remain a secret.
Al Balad
Cheap and cheerful Lebanese restaurant with fantastic food. A local treat.
Bar Louie
Low key bar hosting jazz soul and bluegrass from international and local talent.
Hole In the Wall
Diminutive pub-style bar rammed with young Lebanese and students.
The Riviera
Elegant French-style hotel right on the Corniche.
Yabani
Reservation are essential at this fashionable Japanese restaurant.
Cassino
Chi chi club for an upmarket crowd who like to party Lebanese style.
Karam Beirut
One of Beirut's best Lebanese restaurants.
MAD Beirut
Welcome to the community of Mad, where 'sanity is overrated'. 
Scallywags
Fun friendly and hugely popular little fusion restaurant.
Ristretto
Small American-style diner serving strong black coffee pancakes and eggs.
Spoon
One Stop has become Spoon with a slick all wooden interior and laid back music.
Tamaris
Stylish dessert-focused restaurant from the Ducasse stable.
Fennel
Low key Italian that draws in foodies from near and far.
37 Degrees
This friendly little bar off Monnot Street is the perfect starting point for a night out.
Waterlemon
High design café with seasonal décor changes and a light airy feel.
Al Kahwa
Across the road from the university Al Kahwa attracts a friendly student crowd.

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