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Beirut’s traditional Gemmayze quarter is witnessing a hospitality renaissance. A quick walk (or a slow drive) down the newly-paved Rue Gouraud and its less populated cousin, the lower and parallel Rue Pasteur, reveals a changing landscape of restaurants and coffee shops, design and art spaces,…
Gemmayze, and Rue Gouraud specifically, compete with the trendy village-type neighborhood of Badaro, as one of Beirut's bohemian quarters. The district is full of narrow streets and historic buildings from the French era. The neighborhood is well known today for its trendy bars and pubs, cafes,…
Full of narrow streets and historic buildings, Gemmayzeh and Mar Mkhael Areas (Gouraud and Armenia Streets) are popular destinations for visitors, particularly due to the abundant cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as being the favorite place of hang out for Beiruti expats.