Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

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
Le Coffee
American-style diner serving burgers milkshakes and all things unholy.
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.
Mandarine
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Casablanca
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Byblos Sur Mer
A five-day yoga retreat in the ancient port city of Byblos.
The Riviera
Elegant French-style hotel right on the Corniche.
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.
Cassino
Chi chi club for an upmarket crowd who like to party Lebanese style.
Centrale
Yabani
Reservation are essential at this fashionable Japanese restaurant.
Waterlemon
High design café with seasonal décor changes and a light airy feel.
People Brasserie
Sexy brasserie in the exclusive Aishti department store.
BO18
This legendary club has a decadent crazy debauched vibe.
Aziz
Unassuming yet fabulous French restaurant with an excellent wine list.
Tawlet
Traditional Lebanese with a regional twist – the perfect lunch/brunch stop
Dragonfly
Hole-in-the-wall style bar responsible for bringing late night drinking back to Gemayzeh.
Ginette
Opened late in 2010 in the Lebanese capital, Ginette is a concept store that's part restaurant, part shop and part art gallery. Beirut's sartorial set can't get enough.
La Tabkha
Stylish Lebanese lunch spot in fashionable Gemayzeh.
Sursock Musuem
The Sursock Museum houses an eclectic mix of modern and ancient art within stunning architectural surroundings.
District
Achingly hip District attracts a moneyed crowd with industrial high design and an unabashed party mentality.
Pacifico
Cocktails and atmosphere make this Mexican bar and restaurant a Beirut institution.
Le Gray
Le Gray, owned by hotelier-of-the-moment Gordon Campbell Gray, is arguably the sleekest stay in Beirut.
Julia’s
Elegant romantic French/fusion restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh.
La Posta
Stylish little Italian restaurant set in a beautiful courtyard away from Beirut's bustling streets.
Zaatar Wa Zeit
24-hour café that's busy all day and night. Perfect for a early morning snack before bed.
Memoires de Chine
The best Chinese restaurant in Beirut has good food and a romantic atmosphere.
Barometre
Small dark and smokey; an intellectually hip hangout in once glamorous Hamra.
De Prague
A social hub for the arty Hamra crowd de Prague is café by day and bar by night
Agial Art Gallery
Beirut is at the very heart of a thriving Middle Eastern art scene and the Agial Art Gallery owned by Saleh Barakat is the place to seek if you are looking for Arab art.
Centrale
With excellent food trumped by impressive design Centrale is a must-visit for all.
Le Rouge
Art Lounge
Fabulously trendy loft-style bar with an intellectual art scene.
Torino Express
A tiny cellar bar which has succeeded in drawing in an achingly hip crowd.
Momo at the Souks
Stylish and hip, Momo at the Souks appeals to those looking for a slightly different culinary experience...

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