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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Bars (rue Makdisi) and trendy restaurants (everywhere)

Most parts of Hamra are now rebuilt after the war and do host dozens of cafes, bars (rue Makdisi) and restaurants. We went for the Main Str. (little rooftop bar) and the Cru (wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is pretty much the coolest location I visited in Beirut. Each restaurant I ate at was amazing and every person I interacted with was fun to speak to, bright, charming, and interesting. The bars each had their own awesome and interesting atmosphere and there were eclectic collections of restaurants. The area is modern and there are countless choices in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Al Hamra street is really a nice place to walk at any time of the day. I prefer evening because I can sit and watch the city go by while I'm enjoying a shisha.

Thank gingalala
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

very good for shopping, u can find brands & non brands Bargain for street shopping the sale season is good over all a nice place to hangout they have good cafes

Thank Neha V
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Although too busy and full of slow moving traffic during the day Hamra turns into a city of youth at night. Located between 2 main universities (AUB LAU) Hamra is rich in pubs, restaurants and nightlife. Hamra has whatever you need for a lovely evening from cozy cheap to fancy expensive pubs. It receives people from all ages and you... More 

Thank Elie Z
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Most parts of Hamra are now rebuilt after the war and do host dozens of cafes, bars (rue Makdisi) and restaurants. We went for the Main Str. (little rooftop bar) and the Cru (wine restaurant). The nightlife is bustling and there is everyday party beyond 0200am. Cannot comment on daytime happenings.

Thank aaeberli
Paris, France
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

the photo does not show Hamra. Anyway Hamra now resembles to a rundown area with terrible shops and and cafes. It is not anymore the chic quarter of west Beirut. One feels as being in a dangerous area to walk around.

Thank edouard b
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Hamra enjoys a unique reputation for the energy in its streets and the variety of attractions day and night.

Thank Ghada K
Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Shopping District ,busy street ,boys can sit around for good coffee or tea ,girls can shop all day .

Thank Lubbock54
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hamra street in the city of Beirut , well known long time ago to Bering the Street to go to for shopping , theatre , cafes and much much more. During the civil war in the seventies Hamra street was virtually deserted from patrons , fear of unrest and the division of the city into two blocks , kept ppl... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beirut is full of surprises and Hamra is part of that package. Very busy street/area with loads of cafes and eateries and shopping places. Lane itself is styled based on walk of fame, LA with stars tiled on the pathway but the hustle does't allow you to have a look anywhere. Parking is another issue which you need to deal... More 

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