A rainy day brings joy for those who love the refreshing season, even if the weather conditions are not exactly idyllic for an outing. They opt to stay home and enjoy it with a book in bed.
However, rain or no rain, we Lebanese need to go out and enjoy life the best possible. And let’s admit it, there is a subtle thrill that comes with cozying up in a coffee shop or gathering for a drink or a meal at a restaurant at the sound of the rain outside.
Some places in Lebanon are just perfect as a rainy day “hideaway” with friends. From warm and cozy to tranquil and lovely, these are places to try out while mother nature hums her soothing rainy tunes.
The Wooden Cellar – Broummana
The Wooden Cellar offers a wide choice of alcoholic drinks in a comfy setting that allows you to cozy up and chill with your date or friends.
Contact: 76 808 392.
L’appartement – Ashrafieh
L’appartement is a lovely bistro and garden in the heart of Beirut, with a winter terrace where you can enjoy a nice rainy day sipping wine and chatting with your loved ones.
Open from Monday to Saturday, 5 pm until 12:30 am.
Contact: 03 343 076
Long Yin – Adma
If you are a fan of Chinese cuisine, you can head to Long yin, a fancy and warm restaurant where you can fully immerse yourself in a Chinese ambiance at Regency Palace Hotel in Adma.
Contact: 09 854 000.
Flint – Daher El Sawan
Flint is a friendly restaurant and pub located in Daher El Sawan, Matn, where you can relax and enjoy a wide and delicious food and cocktail menu and live music in a rustic ambiance.
The place welcomes adults only. For more info, contact 71 864 375.
East Village Cuisine – Badaro
Situated in Badaro, East Village Cuisine is an American restaurant with an open kitchen serving dips, juicy burgers, steaks, coffee, and a mixology bar. It offers both delivery and dine-in, from 12:00 pm until 12:30 am.
Contact: 01 327 375
Kohi Coffee Company – Beirut
If you want to cozy up while reading a good book and enjoy a nice cup of coffee, you can do so at Kohi Coffee Company, a coffee shop serving handmade coffee-infused drinks from Monday to Saturday (8 am until 8 pm).
Contact: 81 888 187.
Ixsir By Montagnou – Batroun
Go on a trip to Batroun and head to Ixsir By Montagnou to have an amazing romantic date on a rainy day, as you will get the chance to taste the finest Lebanese wines and eat Lebanese and French cuisine.
The place opens from Tuesday until Sunday, from 12 pm until 5 pm.
Contact: 71 631 613
Kissproof – Badaro
Kissproof is an all-day cafe and bar situated in the Badaro neighborhood, serving sophisticated food and elegant cocktails in a laid-back setting.
Contact: 01 382 992.
Locanda A La Granda – Byblos
Locanda A La Granda is a delightful international fusion restaurant located in the heart of Byblos where you and your partner can enjoy a nice candlelit dinner!
For booking, contact 03 808 640, 09 944 333, or 09 946 333.
The Jerry Thomas Experience – Badaro
The Jerry Thomas Experience is a Beirut-based cocktail joint named after the American Mixology Jeremiah “Jerry” Thomas.
The bar is featured by its dark and cozy mood, perfect for people who want to spend a good time on a rainy day.
Contact: 70 151 328.
Bonavida – Beirut
Opening every day at 4 pm, Bonavida offers Spanish vibes with a delicious menu offering Hispanic food, signature cocktail, and an exotic ambiance.
Contact: 03 086 222.
Even – Byblos
Nestled in a 300-year-old house, Even in Byblos offers a chilling area where people can get together and enjoy Saj items, breakfast, wraps, salads, desserts, as well as hot and cold drinks.
Contact: 09 737 666.
Les Caves – Roum
Located in Roum, Jezzine District, Les Caves is a cozy and casual Lebanese restaurant offering authentic Lebanese food and other International food items besides a lovely chimney!
Contact: 07 810 292