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The Whole of Chez Andre - Beirut

The Whole of Chez Andre

Lebanese Culture & History at Chez Andre

Favorite thing: If you want to have an experience of the old Beirut...of a place that still holds the memories and the smiles and the faces of Beirut's 60's and 70's till this day..go and visit Chez Andre in Hamra.

I was wondering whether to place this tip under the Restaurant tip/Nightlife tip..but I decided that this was a place that anyone with a little curiosity as to what a bar looked like 20-30 years ago should go and visit Chez Andre.

Try out the soujok and maqaniq or have a drink, listen to Fairuz and talk to the owner over the counter..or simply look around at the pictures hung up on the wall of this tiny place..I believe that you will enjoy the experience..i know i did ;-)

Unfortunately, this place has been relocated. Rumour has it, that the owner of Chez Andre had a disagreement with the owner of the building in which this place is in...It is now located in a building on the main Hamra Street, right above Starbucks. I do not know if it still holds the charm of the old place..but it seems to be attracting a good crowd.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 10, 2006
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Get Any Phone Number

Favorite thing: If you do not have internet access, or which to obtain any phone number (restaurant, company, gym, etc.), all you have to do is dial 1515 from any phone (landline or mobile). You will then be prompted to click 1, 2, 3 to be redirected to an operator that speaks (Arabic, English or French). At that point, you can ask the operator what you wish to know.

Most of the times, it only requires them a minute to come out with the number. If it is a small place, then sometimes you'd have to mention the location (ex: in Hamra or Verdun) and will most probably help you out with this information.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 10, 2006
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Lebanon's Phone Directory

Favorite thing: This is for everyone out there that's looking for a phone number or website about a company, restaurant, shop or place in Beirut and Lebanon..It is Lebanon's yellow pages.

If you have internet access, this will be the place to find all the contact information that you might need. If you prefer to use the phone, then from any land line dial 1515 and you will be connected to OGERO - the local phone company. You will have to dial (1 arabic, 2 english, 3 french) then you will have to dial (2 to reach the phone directory services). Then simply ask them about the information you desire.

English site:
French site:

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2006
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