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Address: Gemmayzeh Street, Beirut, Lebanon

Described as the "Greenwich Village" or "Soho" of...

Described as the "Greenwich Village" or "Soho" of Beirut, Gemmayze is a residential neighbourhood that has emerged as one of Beirut's trendiest districts. It is bordered by Saifi Village/Downtown Beirut to the west and Achrafieh to the south and its main thoroughfare, rue Gouraud, contains many popular restaurants and bars. The district has some beautiful traditional as well French-mandate architecture and is charming day and buzzing by night.

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Buzzing street with many restaurants and bars to check out

Great street for bar hopping or just checking out the variety of restaurants available. Visited the street twice during my weekly stay in Beirut and tried a couple of bars, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The famous party street in Beirut. Full of pubs and bars and great ambience. Always fun to be there and great for large group of friends too

Thank Faisal A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited a restaurant in this area and it was very interested at dinner time. People know what and when to do. Fantastic

Thank Bahjat R
Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best street in Lebanon where you can reach the night life and the suspense ,a lots of pup ,various of restaurant ,nice time at night ,

Thank malakh01
Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A narrow street in an old historic area, old buildings and a lot of cozy bars and restaurants, very young vibe. Nice at night

Thank Rannoush26
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily Beirut's most charming neighbourhood. Many hidden gems like old colonial mansions and the like. If possible try and get an organised walking tour.

Thank N S
Nicosia, Cyprus
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great street for bar hopping or just checking out the variety of restaurants available. Visited the street twice during my weekly stay in Beirut and tried a couple of bars, and restaurants. Will certainly return for more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Filled with the historic architecture of the French mandate period, the winding streets are now filled with Kitch eateries and cool coffee shops. The back streets off the main Pasteur and Gouraud thoroughfares are filled with old mansions, many with decaying and crumbling facades. It's nice for an anytime stroll. Good selection of boutiques and independent shops, so lots of... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Largely untouched by the redevelopment that has drained much of the soul from other parts of the city, this street and those surrounding it retain a sense of authenticity, which is good and bad at the same time. Some surprising photo opportunities along the way.

Thank phutty
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This street used to be very crowded and full of pubs and bars. Nowadays pubs are moving to mar mikhael, next to gemmayzeh street. You can still find some good restaurants.

Thank Francois F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Its a great pleasure to discover; all the great places along the streets; restaurants and bars, stores and facades. An amazing place with charm and unforgettable details. A Beirut must see.

Thank Gonçalo L

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