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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Good place for shopping

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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san diego
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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...

Thank Issa M
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 

Thank BexOber
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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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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

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