The land of hipsters and “I-liked-it-before-it-was-cool” enthusiasts. You’ll find bearded baristas crafting coffee masterpieces, vintage shops selling plaid shirts that have seen more decades than the Queen, and enough tattooed artists to start a living canvas convention.
Don’t be surprised if you’re handed a Polaroid camera upon arrival—it’s the official currency of Hamra.
Just make sure to bring your own portable fan because the coolness factor here is off the charts.
The land of ever-changing trends. One day it’s the hipster capital with mustache wax and vintage bicycles, and the next day it’s transformed into a haven for yoga enthusiasts and smoothie bowls.
Expect to see walls covered in graffiti that would make Picasso jealous and trendy cafes serving drinks with names you can’t pronounce. Remember to bring your own typewriter—you’re not a real Mar Mikhaelian without one.
The playground of the ultra-rich, where people dress better to go grocery shopping than most of us do for weddings. It’s like stepping into a parallel universe where champagne flows from public fountains, and people sneeze gold flakes.
It’s a place where fashionistas roam the streets, casually sipping their lattes while perfectly balancing shopping bags filled with designer labels. Verdun is the ultimate playground for shopaholics with platinum credit cards. But hey, window shopping is free, right?
Just try not to drool on the Gucci displays, or they might ask you to leave.
The intellectual battleground where opinions are louder than car horns. This neighborhood is home to universities, students, and intellectuals trying to solve the world’s problems over a cup of Arabic coffee. Expect heated debates on philosophy, politics, and the meaning of life.
Here, people express their opinions with such passion that you might think they’re auditioning for a reality TV show.
Warning: Entering Ras Beirut may lead to existential crises and a strong desire to wear turtlenecks.
The place where the city meets the sea, where everyone from bodybuilders to rollerbladers come to show off their skills. Get ready to dodge speeding joggers and navigate through the sea of selfie sticks.
Just make sure not to stare too long at the shirtless dudes flexing their muscles, unless you want to be mistaken for a swooning tourist.
The wild west of Beirut. Enter a neighborhood where traffic rules are merely suggestions, and honking is the local language. Cross the street at your own risk, and don’t be surprised if you find a horse-drawn carriage racing alongside a Ferrari.
It’s a place where parallel parking is a mythical art form, and every driver believes they are auditioning for “Fast and Furious 25: Beirut Drift.”
The kingdom of politicians and never-ending debates. Journey into a neighborhood where politics runs through the veins of every resident, and debates can go on for hours if not days.
It’s a place where you’ll find more campaign posters than trees, and every corner café is a meeting point for passionate discussions. Don’t be surprised if you accidentally stumble upon a political rally while looking for a cup of coffee.
The treasure trove of hidden gems. Step into the flea market wonderland where one man’s trash is another man’s vintage treasure. You’ll find everything from retro furniture to forgotten vinyl records, all waiting for a new home.
Just be prepared to dig through piles of ancient artifacts and negotiate like a seasoned diplomat.