About Byblos

We offer a diverse menu featuring homemade specialties and exotic Mediterranean cuisine. The kitchen is open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner. There is an excellent selection of authentic appetizers and food can be ordered until 2 AM on Friday and Saturday night.

Come in for happy hour specials, and if you stick around, you will be sure to enjoy the DJ spinning World, Hip-Hop, Middle Eastern, and House beats all night long. The crowd is a diverse mix of professionals, students, local socialites and others from many different cultures. The eccentric design and lighting provide the perfect atmosphere for an intimate dinner or a night of drinks, music, and dancing.

Of course, your visit wouldn’t be complete until you get the chance to enjoy one of our many fine Hookahs which are available every night. Please join us for a unique, exotic taste of the Mediterranean right here in Philadelphia!

History of Byblos

Byblos is the Greek name of the Phoenician city Gebal. It is a Mediterranean city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of present-day Lebanon under the current Arabic name of Jubayl and was also referred to as Gibelet during the Crusades.

It is believed to have been occupied first between 8800 and 7000 BC and according to fragments attributed to the semi-legendary pre-Trojan war Phoenician historian Sanchuniathon, it was built by Cronus as the first city in Phoenicia. Today it is believed by many to be the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world.