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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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For the Trendy people

Busy bar and restaurant area near the Beirut Souks which really comes alive after dark. By walking right to the end it will bring you to another bar area called Mar Michal

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Damien S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Busy bar and restaurant area near the Beirut Souks which really comes alive after dark. By walking right to the end it will bring you to another bar area called Mar Michal

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting area to walk around, ..interesting architecture, lots of food places, some holes in the wall, other more elaborate and some very fancy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a place you can stay all evening.. walk along this street , restaurants, stores, pubs all around.. nice area but hard to find parking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a quite street during the day. When night falls it comes to life. Visitors come for many reasons, either to eat, dance or meet. Even when power is out lights burst from all diners and night clubs around. Gemmayzeh is a lovely place to visit at night, but it needs organization like everything else in Beirut. It is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the lively part of Beirut, plenty of bars and hang out places. You can pass by for an after work drink, it's casual, relaxed and has lots of options for drinks.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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 8 February 2017

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 6 February 2017

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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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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