Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Time Out (La Closerie)
A tranquil sophisticated Achrafieh outpost Time Out is one of those charming bars which should always remain a secret.
Karam Beirut
One of Beirut's best Lebanese restaurants.
Shah Lounge
Arabic themed music lounge-cum-restaurant popular with a well-heeled crowd.
Unassuming yet fabulous French restaurant with an excellent wine list.
Upmarket French restaurant with decor paying homage to Jean Cocteau.
This legendary club has a decadent crazy debauched vibe.
The Golf Club
Rather surprisingly, there is only one golf course in Beirut - especially given the high number of ex-pats who live here. The Golf Club of Lebanon is part of a country club-style complex offering argyle-clad golfers more than just gorgeous greens.
Al Mijana
Glamorous Lebanese restaurant in a beautiful Ottoman building.
Crowne Plaza
Laid-back Achrafieh stalwart overlooking Sassine Square.
Grand Cafe
We are a modern French brasserie, merging France's timeless vibrancy with an unmistakable Bay Area flair. But don't let the grandeur fool you. Dress up, dress down this is all of the French with none of the fuss. 
Charming reasonably priced Armenian-Lebanese restaurant set in an old townhouse.
The Beirut Cellar
One of Beirut's oldest restaurants The Beirut Cellar has a loyal local following.
The Magnum Club
You'd think getting hold of some weaponry wouldn't be too tricky in Beirut but you'd be surprised. Besides it's all a lot safer and more controlled to head off to the range and learn how to master a handgun properly.
Music Hall
Cabaret style environment where high-end local acts perform in front of large crowds.
Lebanese Adventure
Gorgeous blue skies, warm Mediterranean waters and awe-inspiring mountain peaks make Lebanon a nature lover's paradise - so grab your hiking boots and get moving!
Place de L’Etoile
A spacious outdoor terrace pretty surroundings and an impressive political clientele.
Suit up, gents.
Elegant romantic French/fusion restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh.
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Sheraton Verdun
Sophisticated and comfortable; an impressive piece of modern design both inside and out.
Relais de l’Entrecôte
Based on a Parisian institution Relais offers the beststeak frites in Beirut.
Classic luxury on the seafront in the heart of the city.
Bay Rock Café
Touristy but popular café with beautiful views over the Med and Pigeon Rocks.
Essential Spa
Beirutis like to look good for the summer months which is why the city is brimming with spas and health clubs. Unfortunately there are no traditional hammams still operating so it's modern spa treatments all the way.
Not just any bike ride Cyclamen will take you into the mountains for a real saddle-borne experience taking in the natural beauty of Lebanon while working those thighs.
Domaine des Tourelles
Boutique wine store from the venerable heads of Lebanese wine…
Coral Beach Hotel
Peaceful and secluded modern hotel by the sea.
One of Beirut's finest party hotels; the vibe is Californian chic.
Gefinor Rotana
Sophisticated hotel with attractive rooms and a wonderful rooftop infinity pool.
Al Ajami
Amazing Lebanese food and deep sofas make the trek to West Beirut worthwhile.
Abdel Wahab el Inglizi
A Beirut institution: fine Lebanese food in elegantly glamorous surroundings.
Le Meridien Commodore
A modern revamp has brought luxury restaurants and a sultry feel to the Commodore.

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