Hamra is in Beirut. Prior to 1975, Hamra Street was referred to as Beirut's "Champs Elysées" as it was frequented by tourists all year round.

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Caffe Pasucci Shop

Pascucci Hamra has something for everyone: a lounge area, study area and business center; therefore making it the perfect place for anyone and everyone from students wanting to study, to a group of friends simply wanting a coffee and a chat. The business center is fully equipped with laptops, wifi and printers, and is available for rental. Both the business center and the study area are non-smoking areas. In the evening the lounge area is transported into a chilled out venue where friends can enjoy a cocktail and relaxing music. As well as excellent coffee, Pascucci offers a range of dishes and appetizers from coconut chicken curry to rocket salad. A wide selection of delicious cakes and pastries are also available.


Cribs is a charming merge of old style decor and attitude mixed with modern outlook and approach. Through the day, relax in the calming atmosphere and enjoy a coffee or a beer while listening to lounge music. At night, Cribs is the place to be at, playing a mix of soft, alternative, oldies, hip hop and Rn'b music with a cosy modern ambience. Indulge yourself in the signature cocktails or just have a few drinks with colleagues and friends after work during happy hour. Cribs is your home away from home with its intimate setting and down to earth vibe. A special delicious international food will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


If "Cheers" were an upscale wine bar, it would be Cru. The owners really care and it shows: American-born Karen and her Lebanese husband Wael treat you like family, and you'll immediately feel at home. The dinner selection isn't expansive, but it doesn't need to be. The steak is delicious and goes nicely with the wide selection of Lebanese wines available for you to try. The atmosphere is welcoming but not overwhelming; definitely quiet enough for you to have good conversation. There's occasionally a singer on Tuesdays as well.

Blue Note Café

Blue Note Café is the main live Jazz restaurant in town. For the last 25 years, Blue Note Café has been hosting a selection of local and international jazz musicians every week. Famous musician who have played at Blue Note include Deborah Davis, Muralli Coryell, Steve Potts and Ray Vega among others. In addition to Jazz, its weekly music program includes live Blues, Latin and Oriental music. Reasonably priced, the cuisine is a mix of oriental and international food. The atmosphere is authentic, jazzy and relaxed.

EAT   —  +961 1 743857 —  Makhoul Street


Decorated with bold colors and 50s style furniture, Marqueez is a classic venue offering a varied eating and entertainment experience. Relax indoors or outdoors, sit at the bar, small tables or the bigger dinner tables to chill, work or hang round. The menu offers a fairly priced fused variety of Mediterranean dishes, drinks and wine. An eclectic selection of music and live performance is scheduled weekly.

House On Mars

Body Piercing & Tattoo specialized in Arabic Calligraphy. Ethnic Clothing, Speciality T-shirts (classic & underground music movements), Gifts, Spiritual incense accessories, Fashion accessories, Indian & Asian themes. Affordable custom tailloring and repairs on premises.

Harmony - Holisitc Empowerment for Mind, Body & Soul

"Improve your Health, Strengthen your Mind, and Enrich your Spirit." Reiki, NLP, energy and alternative healing techniques, Life-Coaching, Self-empowerment workshops, Feng Shui, Yoga, etc.

Le Meridien Commodore

Le Méridien Commodore features a range of meeting and banquet facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, and “Lifestyle,” Beirut’s finest health club.


"Lebanese cuisine at decent prices. This is one of two restaurants with the same name.

EAT   —  Hamra Street

AUB Museum

Archeology and History, the Middle East's oldest museum.

Concord Hotel

closed for restoration purposes

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