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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Hamra, grim present, beautiful past!

Hamra street still had a character, but anyone can feel that it is depressed like the whole country. Some me stores have opened, but many are shutdown. The bustling of Hamra... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk around and get a flavour of the city. Something for everyone and at all price points. Try walking as that's the way to find the hidden spots and the charm.

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Ballenita Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lots of history and full of culture and educational buildings/schools and shopping. A very trendy and busy place...but it's the historical aspect that really moves you here.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

To me Hamra is an overview of Lebanon in terms of everything, you can find Muslims, Christians, atheist, burger, hummus and even of course sushi. the bars, the pubs, the best universities in the regional AUB and LAU. shopping, banks, business, churches and mosques: this is Lebanon. enjoy Hamra and make sure you eat a manoushe from Faisal (bliss street)... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Hamra street still had a character, but anyone can feel that it is depressed like the whole country. Some me stores have opened, but many are shutdown. The bustling of Hamra is not there. Led people roam the area, and all the cultural landmarks are gone from the street. The only thing left from the old days is Antoine Library.... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Oddly, there are few visitors at the moment, frightened off unfairly by what is still tearing Syria apart but London or Paris for example are just as open to random attacks. Beirut has a heart, a soul, a living pulse that makes it one of the liveliest of destinations. Hamra is an interesting mix of Lebanese and Western culture with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I would call is the Hamra neighborhood, authentic part of Beirut. great location for restaurants bar, proximity to the beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Hamra st is a very life street with many nightlife options. I will dedicate this post to Firnando bar which is at the end of Hamra st right in front of Plaza Hotel (terrible hotel btw). Firnando bar offers the best cocktails in Beirut. There you will enjoy the fine art of mixing drinks while enjoying a very vibrant atmosphere.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A little of everything exists here - all languages, religions, educational venues, clubs, restautants, shisha and more! Very nice vibe and a view from Bliss or Hamra streets of the mountains beyond and the sea below.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

it is a very lovely area full of life , many restaurants , many cafes , many shopping , very recommended to visit in night

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Lots of shops and restaurants coffee shops plenty to see. the main downside is the traffic it tends to get grid locked.

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