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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Berna D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The accommodation is perfect, we stayed in R#931 and the room is so beautiful also the housekeeping staff who clean our room is so helpful and fill all our request, the hotel is wide and near to the airport Also provide us transportation to the airport , the service and cleaning always better
Written 20 June 2023
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Rafael Ricardo
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Been in August 2022, love this animated street with bars and restaurants. Even with the ongoing crisis many things are open and is one the best areas of Beirut.
Written 19 August 2022
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David H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Despite all the trauma that this country and this city has suffered, this street stands witness to the optimistic and fighting spirit of the Lebanese. In the evening there is no street lighting at the moment, so it gives a very strange feeling to the place. But there are a selection of bars and restaurants that are open and are lively.

I loved :

- Cyrano (cocktail bar). Excellent drinks, great atmosphere, awesome music.
- Torino Express. Tiny little bar where time stopped years back. Great for the first drink of the evening and a glass of house red costs just 70'000 pounds (less than 3 dollars! as at time of writing this contribution)
- Lost : Couldn't get in as it was full but so so lively and a beautiful clientele !!

Ate at Swiss Butter which proposes a small selection of mains (grilled meat) Casual dining in here but good quality food. Paid around 730'000 pounds for two with a glass of house red (not great) so that's less than 30 dollars.

Had diner at Mayrig and was disappointed given the good reviews. Chicken with lemon confit was mega dry. When I pointed this out I was offered ketchup! (seriously guys?) The plate was exchanged for a classic shish taouk. The young waitress was understanding and helpful. The young "ketchup" waiter was as dry as my chicken :-) Way too expensive for the experience.

Ate in a Korean (?) restau opposite Torino express. Had a set menu for two for just 1'150'000 pounds (50 USD with wine) Happy find. Would recommend.
Written 6 May 2022
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tasty lebanon
Baabdat, Lebanon36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Everyone should visit this street, with it's old houses, the restaurants and the pubs.
You can have a really good time at one of the best places and enjoy a drink
Written 26 March 2020
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Myles
Jounieh, Lebanon104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 10 March 2020
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Maja R
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
A lot of the food was really tasty especially the green pea thing. Delicious. But it was a really loud and noisy atmosphere. It was hard to communicate. But if you like that, it is totally worth a visit!!
Written 5 February 2020
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Mariam Merebashvili
Tbilisi, Georgia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Definitely, everyone must to visit this street to see the real beirut, with beautiful houses, tiny streets connected with incredible stairs.
Written 3 February 2020
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Joseph
204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Going one year to the school in Gemmayzeh, I recall the street as sad and grim

They transformed it to a major alley full of lights, restaurant and night clubs, just amazing and a must during your visit to Beirut.
Written 4 January 2020
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AmrBadran
Cairo, Egypt332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The street could have been paved better, could have been lit better.

Good for a nice evening, yet very difficult to find a place that does not serve alcohol. Don't think it's suitable for Muslims.
Written 17 November 2019
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Feast and Travel
Muscat, Oman1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 15 November 2019
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