Gemmayzeh Street
Gemmayzeh Street
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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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Myles
Jounieh, Lebanon68 contributions
Nov 2019
Gemmayzeh Street is a hub of activity and very popular with younger people. I find it a bit disappointing. I'd like shops and cultural richness rather than pubs and places of nighttime entertainment. It is not Soho, but it is worth a wander. Of course, if you want life after 10.00 p.m., it is amazing.
Written March 10, 2020
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Feast and Travel
Muscat, Oman305 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Honestly the best place to get lost in the streets and discover the real and raw and fun side of beirut! I saw a lot of great cafes and restaurants and it’s really a great place to visit whenever you go to Beirut!
Written November 15, 2019
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Independent T
London, UK210 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
During the day it's time to get your hipster on, with cool cafe and shops. At night all the bars open up, just as hip. Just walk around enjoy the different bars, people are not drunk so it feels safe. The bars can get very busy but still easy to find a spot to get in and order drinks.

Most of the bars close at 2 pm.
Written November 19, 2017
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Sameh S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates583 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
It doesn't matter if you like loud music, classic ambiance, modern couches or standing up in a bar, Gemmayzeh has it all.
It is a street full of bars, pubs and restaurants where it is FULLY LOADED all weekdays and weekends.
Written August 20, 2012
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CarOla
Dubai, United Arab Emirates49 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Nice place to explore bars in Beirut . You’ll find many little pubs to have a drink. Unsure about the parties here I didn’t see any clubs or parties but we walked past many little street pubs which looked cute and cozy
Written August 18, 2019
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Joseph G
Lille, France478 contributions
well i lived in beyrouth achrafieh for 22 years before leaving lebanon, so i really know the place.
i highly recommand this street, a little bit crowded on week ends so if you like a peacefull night try comming in the middle of the week. i'm going to recomand 2 bars: spoon and lock stock (try the mosco mule there it 's great)
cheers ^^
Written November 5, 2014
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,684 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
In Beirut there is one main street called Gemmayzeh Street and is a neighborhood that is described by some as the "Greenwich Village" or "Soho" areas of Beirut. This Gemmayzeh Street is both a residential and commercial neighborhood that has become as one of Beirut's trendiest districts. It is in the Achrafieh district of Beirut it is considered by some as: Beirut's artistic bohemian quarter. This old district is full of narrow streets; alleyways; long staircases and beautiful historic buildings.
I think on our last vacation to Beirut we walked and strolled along Gemmayzeh Street and the other smaller streets at least six times during our nine day vacation. We enjoyed two exceptional lunches during our time exploring this special neighborhood of Beirut!
When you are in Beirut you must visit this Gemmayzeh Street you will not be disappointed.
Finally, in my humble opinion there is only one downside in visiting this trendy district…there is very limited street side parking! So during most of our visits we simple took a taxi to Gemmayzeh Street from our hotel. It really saved a lot of headaches!
Written May 7, 2019
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Ayah
15 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Stayed in a hostel in this area, very chic neighborhood filled with many restaurants and bars. Walking distance from the new large mosque built in Lebanon. Highly recommend spending a night here with friends
Written November 10, 2019
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Beirut73
Lebanon163 contributions
Dec 2018
daytime , this is a busy street with many restaurants and cafes , great for business lunch.
at evening it is a must-see street in Beirut for night life although it is less crowded then the neighboring street of Mr Mikhail
Written September 15, 2019
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mondani78
Kuwait City, Kuwait222 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I found a good restaurants on this area , I recommend this area if you are not far away and definitely you will enjoy.
Written May 23, 2019
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