Bedivere has been open for over a year now in Hamra and is a great pub. I’ve been there a couple of times already and their food and drinks are quite good. The ambiance is really nice too and the owner always tries to encourage people to actually socialize instead of spending the night with their phones. He’s quite the social guy himself and always around. I am glad they made it to the Huffington Post, Reddit, E!Online and created a positive vibe online; it’s a nice restaurant policy that should be encouraged in other pubs in Lebanon.
The place opens at 11am and serves lunch as well, including a Plat Du Jour, Moules-frites on Mondays, great steaks specially the Steak on A Lava Stone platter which I had in Vienna once.
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Bedivere Eatery & Tavern in Beirut, Lebanon, wants people to actually talk to each other. A Reddit post spread the news of their newest discount around the globe: 10 percent off for any customer willing to give up their phone just one meal.
PS: This policy is not new as it was already adopted in the US but it’s a first in Lebanon.
ummm, this thing is like 8 months old, but yeah it’s a great place.
It went viral few days ago and got mentioned in the HuffPost two days ago only.
but… but… how will you instagram your food?
Great point! It would appear it’s a lose-lose for Bedivere financially–diminished revenues and diminished publicity. Sure, they are reviving etiquette, and that’s rather altruistic–but maybe there’s a hidden tactic at play here? More socializing leads to more social drinking leads to more revenue. And notice that the 10% discount applies exclusively to food. So alcohol gets billed at menu price. Far-fetched?
10 % is too little, I’ll do it for 20!
10% is not worth it
exactly! thk u!
for 10% I’m not gna give u my phone people & stop my real busy virtual life(fb, bbm, what’s app) lol… now 20% I might consider provided the place has hot girls and or interesting people to mingle with in order to compensate for taking my phone… now 40%, uv got me right there, with or no girls / cool people in the place! hope my insight is clear