Every now and then, we all need a little time to disconnect and enjoy the moment. Here are a few places to enjoy some screen-free peace and quiet, whether you choose to color in, play a board game or read a good book.
1- Prana Chilling Space: Zalka
Prana Chilling Space (+961 70 929 679) is a cozy and welcoming getaway. Filled with bright colors, you can indulge in a wide choice of board games and delicious snacks or even get creative in the art section, which boasts a broad selection of mandalas to color in.
2- Chunky Monkey: Baabdat
Chunky Monkey (+961 70 251 228) is an adorable family-run restaurant and coffee shop that features an amazing menu of comfort dishes. Take part in their dreamcatcher-making and painting workshops or play a game of good-old Monopoly with a bunch of friends.
3- Square 51: Dbayeh
From an escape room adventure to single and multiplayer board games, Square 51 (+961 81 317 951) in Dbayeh invites you to unplug from the digital world, meet new people and enjoy the experience.
4- On Board: Naccache
On Board (+961 70 973 242) is a pet-friendly, board-game café, with its own book club, painting section, game nights, storytelling sessions, and chess tournaments.
5- Aura Board Games: Jounieh
Aura Board Games (+961 70 158 058) in Jounieh welcomes you with its homemade food and endless game options. They also have a space called Aura Activities, where you can unleash your creative side.
6- House of Music HQ: Mansourieh
House of Music (+961 3 530 899) is a fantastic place to go for those seeking great food and even greater music. You won’t be disappointed by the huge selection of board games, which will certainly keep you and your friends busy for hours!
7- Cantina Sociale: Achrafieh
Cantina Sociale (+961 1 334 714) is a self-service wine shop and coffee shop in the heart of Achrafieh. It is a great place to work, meet up with your friends and entertain your artistic side.
Barzakh (+961 76 678 856) is a bookshop and cultural space situated in Hamra, right above what used to be the Horseshoe café, an iconic meeting place for intellectuals, artists and writers in the 1970s and 1980s. With film screenings, poetry readings, talks and music events on the agenda, there’s no better place to take your mind off everything!