Bedivere Eatery & Tavern
May 11, 2018
Located in the historic Hamra district of Beirut, Bedivere Eatery and Tavern delivers a bar experience unlike anything else in Beirut – or the world for that matter. Home to an enchanting medieval theme based around the namesake of the bar – Bedivere was one of the legendary King Arthur’s most faithful and courageous knights – the bar has become internationally acclaimed as a meeting place in Beirut for every cross-section of the population and a slayer of a modern day distraction dragon: the cellular phone. Yes, Bedivere has gained hundreds of international headlines in recent years with its policy of providing a discount to all patrons willing to hand over their cell phone to staff upon entering the bar, thus creating a bar overflowing with fun and socializing rather than people staring down at screens. You get the distinct impression that this policy isn’t a gimmick, but the result of management truly wanting to create a unique atmosphere, and that attitude carries through to everything they do at Bedivere. On any given night, a crowd full of every walk of life and nationality gathers at Bedivere to to enjoy the bar’s signature ‘potions’, with the King Arthur – Irish whiskey, honey, fresh lime, and fresh grapefruit – Lady Guinevere – gin, Italian aperitif, fresh basil, fresh orange – and the Lady of the Lake – vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, raspberry syrup – being just a trio of the selections. Delicious beer, wine, and a full bar food menu (from breakfast to late night snacks) is also served, and we’re betting you won’t miss your phone for a minute.