El Bodeguita Del Medio

El Bodeguita Del Medio, restaurant and cigar lounge Beirut Lebanon. The restaurant is inspired by the famous Bodeguita of Havana, a spot infamous in history as a secret haunt of celebrities, writers, radicals and intellectuals for the last hundred years. The original was patronized by such historical figures as Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Naruda, and is reputedly the birthplace of the mojito. And those years are well documented: the walls of the Beirut Bodeguita are covered, floor to ceiling, with snapshots of famous celebrities, rockers and personalities reclining in the same corner.