Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


February 30
February 30, a hip resto-pub in Beirut, offers creative cocktails and delicious food in a trendy, yet inviting setting.
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.
Eau de Vie
Sushi Bar
High quality breads cakes and coffee from the Beirut outpost of this global chain.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
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.
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Byblos Sur Mer
A five-day yoga retreat in the ancient port city of Byblos.
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.
The perfect place to kick back with a strong morning coffee a little bit of breakfast and a newspaper.
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
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. 
Al Balad
Cheap and cheerful Lebanese restaurant with fantastic food. A local treat.
Reservation are essential at this fashionable Japanese restaurant.
Hole In the Wall
Diminutive pub-style bar rammed with young Lebanese and students.
The Riviera
Elegant French-style hotel right on the Corniche.
Chi chi club for an upmarket crowd who like to party Lebanese style.
Bar Louie
Low key bar hosting jazz soul and bluegrass from international and local talent.
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 Kahwa
Across the road from the university Al Kahwa attracts a friendly student crowd.
Small American-style diner serving strong black coffee pancakes and eggs.
One Stop has become Spoon with a slick all wooden interior and laid back music.
High design café with seasonal décor changes and a light airy feel.
People Brasserie
Sexy brasserie in the exclusive Aishti department store.
37 Degrees
This friendly little bar off Monnot Street is the perfect starting point for a night out.
MAD Beirut
Welcome to the community of Mad, where 'sanity is overrated'. 
Low key Italian that draws in foodies from near and far.
Fun friendly and hugely popular little fusion restaurant.
Yellow Submarine

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