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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 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Frank H
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed May 17, 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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Thank Nour8682
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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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Thank Baher R
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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 stars Reviewed February 9, 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 stars Reviewed January 5, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My friend insisted we go to this shopping street. There are children beggars, okay shops, no character. This is the last lace for a tourist to visit. If you're curious, have a car drive you down the street. It will cure you of the desire to get out and walk the street. I am very adventurous and love shopping, even... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

It's located in the west side of Beirut...it's a cosmopolitan area...people from all around Lebanon and from abroad too because there are many universities including AUB (American University of Beirut)...you can walk there...it's a shopping area...there are many restaurants and coffee shops...

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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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