Ain El Mraisseh is in Beirut, situated along Beirut's coastal Cornish, which stretches for several kilometers, and is only a few minutes away from the renovated city center. This district was famous for its nightlife in the early 70's and is gradually regaining its reputation. It has the highest concentration of luxury hotels in Beirut and hosts internationally recognized coffee shops.
Ain El Mraiseh is located just to the North west of Downtown Beirut, beside the Beirut Marina. Walking is the easiest way to get there as it is not far at all.
Souffleur Museum(Antique Collection), Sinno Street, Ain El Mreisseh 01 365 313. Call for private visits.
Roller Skate along the wide smoothly paved seafront Corniche. At sunset the entire population heads towards the corniche to watch the sunset, so if you'd like some space to skate fast go there in the morning or late evening when the crowds disperse. The Corniche stretches for many kilometers and is absolutely perfect for skating especially because of the stunning view of the sea.
Casablanca, A Beiruti native’s gourmet paradise, this fusion restaurant serves up fresh fish and organic vegetables – so it’s focused on the healthy and delicious. The setting is funky, colourful and the crowd extremely ‘in’. Sunday brunches are good, if a little overrated, especially in summer when the balcony overlooking the Mediterranean is open. Ali Al Hout Building, Graham Street, Ain El Mreisseh. 01 369334. Open Tue-Sun 12noon-4pm, 8pm-12midnight; closed Mon. Meal for two with wine: $70.
Spaghetteria, Transport yourself to a Naples trattoria in this old-timer with fantastic views on the Corniche. Fresh pasta to die for and we can’t recommend the spaghetti alle vongole rosse enough. Try the fish at this Italian classic, which has become the haunt of more than one expat foreign journalist. Graham Street, Ain El Mreisseh. 01 363487. Open daily 12noon-12midnight. Meal for two with wine: around $35.
Hard Rock Café, Ein El Mreisseh, Iben sina st., Bayview Hotel Beirut (look for big red guitar statue), ☎ 961-1-373023/4/5 (fax: 961-1-369079), . 12AM-late.
Abou Sami Rest (Lebanese), Ain El Mreisseh, Choukry Ghanem str., ☎ 961 3 532891.
Café d'Orient (Lebanese), Ain Mreysseh Sea Road, Ain Mreysseh, Beirut, ☎ 961.1.366222.
Capmed (Lebanese), Ain El Mreisseh, Palm Beach Hotel, ☎ 961 1 372000.
Au Premier (French), Ain El Mreisseh, Le Vendôme Inter-Continental, Beirut, ☎ 961 1 365553/961 1 212791.
Le Colonial (French), Ain Mreisseh, Palm Beach Hotel, ☎ 961 1 372000.
Cadmos Hotel Restaurant (Italian), Ain El Mreisseh, Cadmos Hotel, ☎ 961 1 366089.