Hg2 : The Hedonist

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
Hole In the Wall
Diminutive pub-style bar rammed with young Lebanese and students.
Bar Louie
Low key bar hosting jazz soul and bluegrass from international and local talent.
Time Out (La Closerie)
A tranquil sophisticated Achrafieh outpost Time Out is one of those charming bars which should always remain a secret.
37 Degrees
This friendly little bar off Monnot Street is the perfect starting point for a night out.
Shah Lounge
Arabic themed music lounge-cum-restaurant popular with a well-heeled crowd.
Dragonfly
Hole-in-the-wall style bar responsible for bringing late night drinking back to Gemayzeh.
Celtic
Irish boozer with a continually buzzing vibe.
Manara Palace
Popular with families Manara Palace has a large open terrace right by the sea.
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.
Sydney’s
Suit up, gents.
Barometre
Small dark and smokey; an intellectually hip hangout in once glamorous Hamra.
Centrale
With excellent food trumped by impressive design Centrale is a must-visit for all.
Torino Express
A tiny cellar bar which has succeeded in drawing in an achingly hip crowd.
Club Social
One of the hippest clubs in town Club Social is the social hub of Gemayzeh's stylish scene.
Art Lounge
Fabulously trendy loft-style bar with an intellectual art scene.
Moloko
Busy bar set back off Achrafieh's main night life drag that always pulls in the punters.
Vin comme Vin
Wine connoisseurs need no other option…
Domaine des Tourelles
Boutique wine store from the venerable heads of Lebanese wine…
Burgundy
Quantity here has been saved for the wine. An extensive list paired with delectable French fancies makes the trip out to Saifi Village worthwhile.
Ginette concept store caters to Beirut scenesters
A welcome addition to Beirut's hip social scene, Ginette is part restaurant, part shop, part art gallery, and caters to the city's discerning fashionistas.

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