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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
History Museum
“Its impressive, magnificently displayed collection of archaeological artefacts offers a great overview of Lebanon’s history and the civilizations that impacted this cultural crossroads.”
  • 19 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
“Great post-war Architecture Great place to shop Part of down-town Beirut that was re-built after the civil war that ended in 1992 Has new department store designed by Zaha Hadid”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lebanese restaurant
“It's authentic traditional, and natural homemade food of the best quality produce. Saturday brunch there is real treat.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Nice coffee shop right around the corner of our street in a little alley. Good selection of food and drinks, beautiful garden and rooftop setting.”
  • 12 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
Shopping Mall
“Shopping mall with many food options, Leila is one of their best Lebanese restaurants!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“A nice beachfront area with many restaurants and coffee shops. Would not recommend thin healed shoes, as the flooring is wooden with gaps in between the tiles.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“An amazing mixed marrocan lebanese food restaurant. Attract cool locals who likes to eat and dance on the weekend on arabic music. Quiet calm during the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“Amazing lebanese food and Marocan. Great for diners over weekend as people do dance there on arabic tunes as of 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday). Quite crowded on Fridays and hard to get a reservation but walk-ins are allowed. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of the last big parks in Beirut that are left over. As so many places in this city, this place has as well a historical story. This park is located on the green line which used to separate the fighting neighbourhoods. After many years of being closed for any citizens, it is finally again open to the public. It is a wonderful place to have a walk or a run. Especially very early in the morning it is magical since you will see the sunrise behind the mountains and the mingling of all kind of different people to do sports. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“ Urbanista serves delicious dishes, fresh-brewed coffee, sandwiches and desserts.”
  • 9 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
“An amazing mixed marrocan lebanese food restaurant. Attract cool locals who likes to eat and dance on the weekend on arabic music. Quiet calm during the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Amazing lebanese food and Marocan. Great for diners over weekend as people do dance there on arabic tunes as of 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday). Quite crowded on Fridays and hard to get a reservation but walk-ins are allowed. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious and special food ! A must try if you are in town, however the price per person is high (average: 70$/person including alcohol) I promise you that you never have tasted something like that before. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Riwaq is a multi-faceted place whose identity transforms depending on time of day. During the day, you'll find cafe regulars, affordable home-style meals for lunch, and a cozy work atmosphere. There is also a crowd-sourced library downstairs and sometimes even yoga events. At night, you'll find drinks, alternative music, an intimate live stage for local and regional alternative live acts, spoken word poetry, movie nights and parties. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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