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[*] posted on 1-1-2018 at 05:41 PM
Beirut "To-Do" List Suggestions?


Greeting Fellow Udis,

A friend of mine will soon be visiting Beirut, Lebanon for the 1st time (for a friend's wedding) for about a week. Are there any experiences not to be missed? Traditional music concerts? Museums? Restaurants? Shopping? My friend is quite cultured, but is not a musician, and doesn't speak Arabic.

Shukran in for any ideas, suggestions or leads.

Best,
"Udi" John
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[*] posted on 1-8-2018 at 02:58 PM


pls check this place. they have sometime traditional concerts and sometime alterntive concerts. https://www.facebook.com/onohub/
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[*] posted on 1-8-2018 at 05:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Onglon  
pls check this place. they have sometime traditional concerts and sometime alterntive concerts. https://www.facebook.com/onohub/


Thanks! Yours is the only constructive response I've gotten so far, on this Forum or on FB.

Peace out,
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 10:33 AM


Quick recommendations:

Metro Al Madina - Cabaret Pub at Hamra
https://www.facebook.com/MetroAlMadina/
They have very good shows and events.
Not to be missed “Hishik Bishik Show”, an homage to the Egyptian old cabaret, a 4 years old show still going strong, no need to understand Arabic to enjoy it.

The Sursok Museum of modern Art is a nice place to visit
https://www.facebook.com/sursockmuseum/

Histoire Geo brocante is a nice place where your friend can get you a gift
https://www.facebook.com/groups/histoiregeooutlet/

Restaurants: Em Sherif - Lebanese
https://www.zomato.com/beirut/em-sherif-restaurant-ashrafieh-beirut-...

Liza - Lebanese (great brunch on Sundays)
https://www.zomato.com/beirut/liza-ashrafieh

Mayass and/or Mayrig (delicious Armenian)

But in general in Lebanon poplar eateries can be excellent


And for general cultural infos he can check what’s going on on:
https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAgendaLB/

For night life he can just walk the Gemmaizeh/Mar Mkhayel area in Beirut Achrafieh and choose what he likes.

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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 10:27 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ALAMI  
Quick recommendations:

Metro Al Madina - Cabaret Pub at Hamra
https://www.facebook.com/MetroAlMadina/
They have very good shows and events.
Not to be missed “Hishik Bishik Show”, an homage to the Egyptian old cabaret, a 4 years old show still going strong, no need to understand Arabic to enjoy it.

The Sursok Museum of modern Art is a nice place to visit
https://www.facebook.com/sursockmuseum/

Histoire Geo brocante is a nice place where your friend can get you a gift
https://www.facebook.com/groups/histoiregeooutlet/

Restaurants: Em Sherif - Lebanese
https://www.zomato.com/beirut/em-sherif-restaurant-ashrafieh-beirut-...

Liza - Lebanese (great brunch on Sundays)
https://www.zomato.com/beirut/liza-ashrafieh

Mayass and/or Mayrig (delicious Armenian)

But in general in Lebanon poplar eateries can be excellent


And for general cultural infos he can check what’s going on on:
https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAgendaLB/

For night life he can just walk the Gemmaizeh/Mar Mkhayel area in Beirut Achrafieh and choose what he likes.



Alf shukran, Alami!!!!!! I will pass these to my friend!
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[*] posted on 1-10-2018 at 06:45 AM


There is Afif Merhej and his band playing at the bluenote café. I think he is playing this Saturday and every other Saturdays.



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[*] posted on 1-10-2018 at 04:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SamirCanada  
There is Afif Merhej and his band playing at the bluenote café. I think he is playing this Saturday and every other Saturdays.


Thanks for the suggestion, Samir. Unfortunately, my friend has already returned from his trip. He really enjoyed Beirut, especially the food.
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