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Charming bar with tiny balcony overlooks Makdisi Street
Taking its name from the popular Fairouz and Rahbani Brothers song, Li Beirut is a charming dive bar on the end of Makdisi street, appropriately featuring a tiny veranda overlooking a busy Beirut street, candle-lit tables (for when the electricity goes out), and plentiful cheap whisky and Arak.
On the ground floor, you will find a classic wooden bar and ample high tables. Upstairs, comfortable and modern oriental style couches and tables, and a wall lined with books that you can read over your happy hour drink, and even sometimes borrow. Two highly coveted tables perch on the tiny veranda that overlooks Makdisi street, a perfect location for a sunset or a hot summer night's drink.
On a weeknight, expect to find this place pretty full, due to their half off happy hour that runs Monday-Sunday from 6-9pm. Li Beirut also serves very reasonably priced Lebanese finger food and sandwiches, making it ideal for a late night meal. Enjoy Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Labne (all 5,000LL) and Hot Mezze offerings like Soujok, with tomatoes for 6,500 and crispy fries (4,000LL). Main dishes are also served.