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“Beirut at its worst !”
Review of Gemmayzeh Street

Gemmayzeh Street
Ranked #10 of 98 things to do in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Zell am See, Austria
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73 reviews
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“Beirut at its worst !”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Spent New Years eve there! Big mistake - at 10pm went to a bar where all the spirits I tried were watered down by 50%. No problem - its Beirut ! Went onto Purple Moon - had reservations for 250USD a head. Crap food-Watered down drinks - the worst service ever- drug-dealers in the toilets !
So if you want to smoke some weed or do some coke -that's your place to go !
Fortunately we were with good friends so it didn't really matter that the place stank to heaven.
Much better places everywhere else !!!

Visited December 2012
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51 reviews
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“Bit of Soho in Beirut”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is a historic street that has recently become a hub of small and buzzing pubs and restaurants. Charming in its character, you would also see the original stores populate the street many of them used to be mechanic shops and such. If you are in Beirut, Gemayze is a must. I especially like Joe Pena's with its low key character and nice ambience, especially in the indoor patio in the winter

Visited December 2012
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Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
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“lebanon nights”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

if you want to see a good lebanon night you must visit the gemmayzeh street. A lot of restourant and bar here.

Visited February 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great stretch of small bars and restaurants”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Must see part of Beirut. For bars try Godot, and Dragonfly and for restaurants try Paname for great French food.

Visited December 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Heart of Beirut”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

This lively street is full of restaurants, live music clubs, bars, cafes, bistros. On the other hand buildings are classy & reflect the mediterranean culture. I recommend everyone to visit this street and also spend a few hours in a cafe/bistro/restaurant/bar.

Visited December 2011
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