Rue Monnot

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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.[1]

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.[2][3] 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.[4] 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.


  1. ^ Kassir, Debevoise, and Fisk. Beirut, page 183
  2. ^ Carter, Dunston, and Thomas. Syria and Lebanon, page 261
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