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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“ABC Mall is the busiest mall in Beirut. If you would like to have a coffee there you can go to Starbucks or Lina's. There is a variety of restaurants which you can try specially Leila a Lebanese food with a twist. You can shop the best brands within this mall. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A fine collection of Arab and Lebanese art from the last 150 years housed in an old aristocratic mansion gifted by its original owner to the city of Beirut with the goal of turning it into a museum.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“All you need for amazing lebanese restaurants, lebanese bakeries, coffee shops and more...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Place not to be missed in downtown Beirut for its historical and beautiful buildings and for its big choice of local and international shopping brands. 15 min away from Antelias highway.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Mar Mikhael street offers a wide range of touristic experiences night and day, during the day is more of an artistic street with galeries, designer shops, fashion, accessories... during the nights is the pub life you should try ascending the colorful stairs during the day. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Government Building
“Beirut Central District is the financial center of Lebanon, as well as the historical and geographical center of its capital. Severely damaged during the 15 year long civil war (1975-1990), it’s reconstruction constitutes one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment projects anywhere in the world. Now nearing its completion and successfully enjoying a vibrant second lease of life, here are 10 sights and activities to pursue in unique juxtapositions of old and new Beirut.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“ Urbanista serves delicious dishes, fresh-brewed coffee, sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Looking to be on a rooftop, this rooftop is probably the cheapest and most marginal one of them all. Great ambiance, friendly staff... Just beware, there is 4 floors to reach the top ! No elevator for the lazy ones.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Beirut’s traditional Gemmayze quarter is witnessing a hospitality renaissance. A quick walk (or a slow drive) down the newly-paved Rue Gouraud and its less populated cousin, the lower and parallel Rue Pasteur, reveals a changing landscape of restaurants and coffee shops, design and art spaces, modern boutiques, and offices—almost all of them new faces, save for a handful of Beirut institutions. Named after the lush gemmayze (sycamore) trees that once flourished there, the charming streets are lined with the traditional, low-rise architecture that now serves these new establishments.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the oldest bar in town. An icon for all locals who started doing the bars since a long time.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Independent movies and movie festivals often in partnership with cultural institutions and embassies.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice terrace with great international cuisine, mainly for breakfast and brunches”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Em Sherif is a fine-dining Oriental restaurant that offers unique, authentic Oriental cuisine which brings back forgotten traditional flavors. Very good food, you eat a lot but expensive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family-owned home-cooked food restaurant serving affordable authentic Lebanese food since two generations.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Middle Eastern Restaurant
“All you need for amazing lebanese restaurants, lebanese bakeries, coffee shops and more...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice terrace with great international cuisine, mainly for breakfast and brunches”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Em Sherif is a fine-dining Oriental restaurant that offers unique, authentic Oriental cuisine which brings back forgotten traditional flavors. Very good food, you eat a lot but expensive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family-owned home-cooked food restaurant serving affordable authentic Lebanese food since two generations.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Some delights are made in heaven. One of Oslo's specialty is the Lemon angel food cake and the crème brulée ice cream.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place and wine bar with big selection of wines and some yummy bites&light food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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