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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 355 955
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I heard a lot about the famous Ferdinand Burger and that's why I decided to visit! This burger is simply amazing, but the place actually all in all is amazing and not only the burger! During my visits, I have tried several appetizers and they are all soooo good! the burgers and sandwiches are amazing and they also have around... More 

Thank Abeer H
Beirut, Lebanon
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my all time favorites. The place is cozy, always full and fun. Their food is delicious (the burger with blueberry sauce is a must!) and the cocktails are great.

Thank Olga H
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we moved to Beirut about 3 months ago, this place has been a staple. We come every week and we've never been disappointed. Do yourself a favor and check out the Ferdinand Burger and the New York Strips (on the appetizer menu). Since we come weekly, we mix it up from time-to-time and literally everything on the menu is... More 

Thank Zach H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Ferdinand twice and for sure i'll visit again. The staff are really friendly with positive vibes,the atmosphere is great, the couches are very comfortable. We had some kick as' burgers, salads, on the menu and some bites and everything was really great with a twist witch we loved, i highly recommend to eat there. The beers was recommended... More 

Thank Jean N
Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best cocktails we've had in Beirut. Great service, nice atmosphere, good music and decor.

Thank JonEdvald
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a whim to have birthday drinks. The place was nice and classy and it had a good crowd. The bartender serving us was very friendly and he introduced us to some of the most interesting cocktails we've ever had. We really enjoyed our time and we look forward to coming back. Try one of their specials... More 

Thank Julie R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique wizard style pub, great and cozy atmospher, tasty and affordable food professional and friendly staff and last but not least great bartender who tries his best to introduce you to the diferent kind of cocktail.

Thank Samer N
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a big pleasure to visit this place! The classic bar which I prefer was harmonizing the acoustic music, and never missed the taste and the smell of amazing cocktails, after been mixed by awesome bartender, while feeling the sound of shaking like he's talking to it, smoked cocktails, chilled cocktails, and perfect way in serving at the end... More 

Thank Hady-Harmanani
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46 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Food is wow . Atmosphere is great . Drinks are heavenly and boutique original provided the owner Walid is there . When he's not around the staff especially the bartenders transform into rude unprofessional individuals who make rude comments about loyal customers.

Thank andrew s
Riad A, Owner at Ferdinand, responded to this review

Hello Andrew , My Name is Riad , a team member at Ferdinand who have been diligently working hard to keep the place as you described with good atmosphere , good cocktails and good food ! On that note , it really matters to me to know exactly what happened there ? I am sure you understand that our business... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Ferdinand is one place I've wanted to go to for quite a while now especially after hearing such great reviews about it from friends and online. I knew it was in Hamra but depended on Google Maps to get there... turns out I'd walked past it so many times when I worked at LAU but since it doesn't have a... More 

Thank Maryam F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 355 955
Inspired by the story of Ferdinand the bull who liked to sit quietly under a cork tree, and smell the flowers rather than fight with the other bulls, Ferdinand, the bar, is conveniently located in Mahatma Ghandi street right in the heart of Hamra. Decorated in a warm and friendly atmosphere, the large leather couch may fool you into thinking that you are in Friends' Central Perk. Crowded with intellectuals, foreigners, artists and students, this place is the dream place for people who are looking for a new scene. Ferdinand the Bull is yet another symbol for peace, simplicity and happiness. Our Place allows admission for 21+yrs ONLY!! we serve craft cocktails and soul food !

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?