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Tailor’s bar: A tribute to Badaro’s past worth drinking to.
In the last few years Badaro has transformed from a shot up business and residential district to a promising entertainment hub where enterprising nightlife purveyors are moving to get in on the action. Among the crowd of entrepreneurs drawn to the neighborhood’s popularity are the founders of Tailor’s Bar who are both looking to the future while also reminiscing the past.
Some of the firmly rooted Lebanese may remember the Badaro of the 60’s when the area was swinging in the years of its prime. Fewer still can recall the 1940’s; its image has nearly disappeared from living memory. But now, that scene has been restored in not one or two, but three dimensions (resolution: actual). Tailor’s Bar pays tribute to the days when Badaro Street was bustling textile district where outfitters weaved the fashionable trends of the decade, stitch by stitch.
Today Tailor’s Bar is among the latest venues literally pushing the physical boundaries of Badaro. While the food and drink menu will seem familiar (although under development), the handmade interior décor is certainly unique. Giant wooden spools of thread hang over the bar, jumbo-sized buttons cover the wall in the upstairs seating area and antique sewing machines are suspended next to the tables outside the front entrance. From there you can place your drink order thanks to the addition of a bar-access window that’s also true to the theme’s old school style. Between the down-to-earth atmosphere and the plants along the second floor windowsill you may find yourself thinking you’re stumbled into a tailor’s apartment.
Charbel Nahed, who bartends at Tailor’s, says the theme is all about creating a memorable moment. “You could be meeting people here and see them again10 years down the line. We want to create a moment that sticks in their minds.”