Rue Monnot (Arabic: شارع مونو), is street in Beirut, Lebanon. The street is located east of Beirut Central District in the Sodeco neighborhood of Achrafieh of Beirut. The street is named after Father Ambroise Monnot, a French Jesuit who founded in Beirut the Saint Joseph University in 1875.
The street is a one-way cobblestone street that runs south-north, starting at Avenue de l'Independence and ending at Rue Charles Debbas, although it is intersected by the General Fouad Chehab overpass. Attractions include a multitude of restaurants, shops, bars, and nightlife venues, and the street is alive with music every single night of the week. In 2004, Travel + Leisure named Rue Monnot as the best in the Middle East due to the dozens of bars and moody nightclubs lining both sides of the street. The street is within walking distance to Rue Gouraud, Beirut's other night life street. The area has lost its prominence as the center of Beirut's Western-themed nightlife, due to competition from other areas of Beirut, such as Rue Gouraud-Gemmayzeh, Hamra Street, and Uruguay Street.
- Kassir, Debevoise, and Fisk. Beirut, page 183
- Carter, Dunston, and Thomas. Syria and Lebanon, page 261
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