Ashrafieh is in Beirut, it is one of Beirut's oldest and most charming districts and is considered an important tourist outlet in Beirut where a great number of restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs are located. This, in addition to its important commercial venue, its luxurious apartment buildings combined with renovated traditional houses, makes of Ashrafieh an ideal place for shopping and touring within the city.

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Saifi Urban Gardens

Pasteur Street - Behind "Coral" gas station and "Mandaloon Grill", Gemayze, Beirut, Lebanon, (is arguably the best budget and value for money option in all Beirut, the hostel is a part of an Arabic language school and is involved in a series of artistic and educational activities. Dorm beds 18, 16, $12 (daily rate for a day stay/ for a week stay, for a month stay), single $41, double $45. Internet, breakfast and drinking mineral water are included in the price.

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Park Tower Suites

Ashrafieh, President Elias Sarkis Avenue, Stay in pleasant surroundings with a short stroll from and close to all city services, in the vicinity of shops, restaurants, museums and entertainment needs. ParkTower Suites has excellent facilities, comfortable guest suites and public areas. All suites are nicely equipped to create full comfort and relaxing atmosphere. Modern, clean and spacious all-suite-hotel in the heart of Ashrafieh. Close to Monot Street.

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The Angry Monkey

To some it is the perfect dive-bar, boasting draft beers by the bucket and gourmet dishes like the Monkey Burgers, Soft Shell Crab and Sliced NY Sirloin. To others, it is your unordinary neighborhood watering-hole where aspiring humanoids of all ages come to chat-chew-sip-flirt-repeat whilst the best live entertainment Beirut has to offer spreads magic from the stage.

Maki Beirut

Upscale contemporary Japanese cuisine. Good options include; Salads with raw fish (and some without), five different plates that serve chicken, Black Angus teppanyaki or lobster drowning in creamy sauce. Ichijiku Tori Teriyaki(Fig Birds!) or the rather eccentric selection of maki’s - over 100 different options.

Escalier de Saint Nicolas

The Middle East's Longest staircase, located between Rue Sursock and Rue Gouraud in Achrafieh. Twice a year, open-air exhibitions are held on its 125 steps showcasing local as well as international work. Contact any ''Virgin Megastores'' branch for info about exhibition dates.

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The Union

Created for the love of all things urban, The Union is an independent freethinking store for guys and gals. They carry over 10 international street wear brands exclusive to The Union, and you’ll also find awesome collections from home grown talent.


Serving lunch & dinner during the week and brunch on the weekend, diners can also choose from an extensive wine list and a fully stocked bar, offering a range of house cocktails and freshly brewed coffee available throughout the day.

Camille Allam Workshop

Beirut workshop and gallery of artist Camille Allam, this spot is a realtime artist studio. Camille Allam is known for his painted iron animal sculptures, Silicone paintings and Wood assemblages sculpture.

SEE   —  Sursock Street

ABC department store

Shopping hours: 10AM-10PM, cinemas/restaurants/parking: 10AM-2AM. Enjoy a full day of shopping with over 200 shops, 20 restaurants, 7 movie theaters.

Grand ABC

ABC department stores Ashrafieh, Sasine, Beirut, Tickets: LBP 6,000-9,000

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Hotel Alexandre

L'Atrium piano bar and La Palmeraie restaurant also available.

Empire Sodeco

Sodeco, Sodeco Square, Beirut, Tickets: LBP 6,000-9,000

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Empire Sofil

Achrafieh, Beirut, Tickets: LBP 5,500-7,500

DO   —  +961 1 328 806 —  Map

Pastis Bar

New York Style, Premium Cocktails

SEE   —  +961 1575754 —  Pasteur

Atelier Camille Allam

In Gammayze.

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Le Chef

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Bar Louie

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Bar Louie

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Dragonfly Pub

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