By The Way was established in 2004 just down the road from its current location (established 2021) by Ahmad and his then wife NAME. They would always see their friends «By the way», and decided to make a place where they could all gather. It is a friendly neighborhood bar, which was forced to close for a period due to circumstances beyond their control, however, the soul of By the Way refused to die.

By The Way is now back! Ahmad (“Abu Ali”) – who’s been tending bar in Hamra for over 40 years – welcomes you to Hamra’s original neighborhood pub.
Words from one of the old friends of By the Way:

«Lovely to see Ahmad again after several years, and heartwarming to see a rare effort to revive the good old spirit of Hamra in these times of dramatic decline. By The Way just opened and deserves more customers. Pass by.»