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Gemmayzeh Street

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Address: Gemmayzeh Street, Beirut, Lebanon
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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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Great street for drinks

At first glance, this narrow street heading away from downtown would not seem like a happening place. Truth be told, it is less popular than it was before with many of the hip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paul R
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance, this narrow street heading away from downtown would not seem like a happening place. Truth be told, it is less popular than it was before with many of the hip crowd having fled down the way to Mar Mikhail. In a way, that is nice as Gemmayze is less frenetic. There are a number of bars that... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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338 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gemmayze, and Rue Gouraud specifically, is Beirut's bohemian quarter, full of narrow streets and historic buildings from the French era. The neighborhood has been undergoing gentrification since the end of the civil war, and is well known today for its trendy bars and pubs, cafes, restaurants and lounges, most of which are directly located on Rue Gouraud.

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lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lively crowded street , i love the authentic buildings, a place for a night drink , u can park and walk . It's an older side of beirut where u can join end enjoy dear friends.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gemmayzeh Street is one of most crowded place at night for a drink or a bite. it is hard to find a place to park your car, so would be better to park away and have a walk along the street. people are friendly after midnight!!!!!

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Thank yk05
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lively street, full of character and night life options. While not lacking in its Arab identity, its emphasis is on Western lifestyle.

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Thank EverydayMary
Beirut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What i love about this street is the authentic feeling that it preserved for the heritage with the old buildings and the tight streets. It boosts with life and you find secret gems at every corner

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Thank HARBeirut
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

You can't visit Beirut without enjoying the night walking the streets of Gemmayzeh with all the local bars and clubs. It's the right party experience

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Thank Amro K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Well for the past decade, gemmayze's street was the place to be if you wanted to have a drink or two and enjoy wandering off from a pub to another. Unfortunately the street is slowly having less crowds week after week due to some other places that are flourishing recently.

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Thank Raja N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This street is very busy during the night and it has many bars and clubs to have fun in side for singles it is a must

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Many nice bars and places to hang out. It's a fun and vibrant street and a perfect place for a night out.

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