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I will never forget Rabbit Hole, as it was the last stop on my Bachelorette Party
A cute small divy bar that had reasonably priced drinks, and enough bearded boys for the silly party games my friends invented involving a copy of Capital and a hidden bottle of 5,000 LL pink champagne. Actually, I don't remember Rabbit Hold from that evening.
I remember this great neighborhood bar from early evenings and late nights of enjoying the inevitably great DJ, delicious fresh fruit cocktails, and generous, endlessly refilled bar snacks. Rabbit Hole is located towards the end of Makdisi street in an ever-expanding cluster of small storefront pubs. Each seems to have its regular devotees, and Rabbit Hole is no exception. They recently opened a branch in Jounieh as well.
A DJ is present most nights, at times spinning Reggae, other nights Arabic Music, still others experimental pop. On a shelf behind the bar you can find the bar's special fruit infusions, a calculated mix of fruits, herbs and sometimes veggies seeped in spirits (vodka or gin) over several months, with which the skilled bartenders make delicious cocktails. The kiwi and gin infusion, with fresh zaatar is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS (14,000LL). They also serve good, reasonably priced sandwiches, for that after work meal or late night snack.
This bar attracts a mix of university students, lefty bearded dudes and their wives (see above) and dive-bar devotees. It is reasonably priced (an almaza is 7,000LL and a whisky is 10-12,000LL). It's less fancy than the newer pubs to open more recently up the street around Main Street, but the drinks are delicious, the bartenders sweet and attentive, and the music great. Rabbit Hole will always hold a special place in our heart.