There is apparently a “Little Beirut” in Seattle, Washington in the US, but don’t hold your breathe, its no “Little Italy“:

After a months-long investigation by the Seattle Police Department, the city is attempting to shut down Lake City bar owned by a former federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officer.

According to documents provided by the city, the Rose Garden—which sits on the edge of the North Seattle neighborhood known to area residents and police as “Little Beirut”—there were ten violent incidents at the bar in the first nine months of 2008.

To the people of Seattle, I bestow on you the “Looks Like Beirut” Award. Congratulations.