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Bassel Obeid 07 Jul 2022

Iconic “Beirut Cellar” Closes Its Doors After 44 Years

After being open for over four decades and serving countless generations of Beirut foodies, the iconic Achrafieh spot The Beirut Cellar sadly closed its doors two months ago.

On a post shared on their social media accounts, the restaurant revealed that they were closing their doors because they “don’t know how to survive this situation”. The Beirut Cellar joins the ever-increasing list of restaurants and businesses who have found themselves crushed by the excruciating economic crisis, most notably Hamra’s iconic Le Bristol Hotel and Hotel Alexandre.

Tucked away on a corner of the stunning Tabaris restaurant, the French fusion spot had been operating since 1978, serving up a selection of meats, pastas, and other beloved dishes.

Quite possibly most noteworthy was the crowd of dedicated patrons who made the spot part of their weekly routine. We will really miss seeing that small yellow lantern all lit up, in the hopes that we’ll be writing about their reopening sometime in the near future.