Badaro is a largely residential neighborhood that was planned in the mid 1950s along the eastern border of Beirut's Pine Forest, which Emir Fakhreddine had planted in the 17th century to stop the desertification of the city.


A predominantly Christian neighborhood, Badaro has recently seen a fledgling renaissance of trendy bars, restaurants and cafes among its quiet streets and sidewalks lined with stately pine trees. As such, it makes for a lovely alternative to the more lively nightlife hotspots of Hamra, Gemmaze and Mar Mkhail, and you can find excellent beers, whiskeys and wines while relaxing in the relative tranquility of this charming little area.


The main street takes its name from Habib Badaro, a wealthy businessman who ocne established textile factories in the area.

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