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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I got to Beirut 4 times a year and each visit I got to Ferdinand at least 4 times The cocktails are world class, comparable to Nyc and London The food is brilliant, burgers and so much more The service is exceptional, the friendliest and most Knowledgeable and passionate staff Visiting Ferdinand is a must

Thank Moe R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ferdinand is one of the best places to try in Lebanon. It has the best cocktails best burgers. Amazinggggg soul food its a must to visit it each time you are here. From me its another place as i visit it so frequently like each dayyy!!!! You really must try with Riyad and Walid it worth itttt

1 Thank Pascale M
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are lots of bars in Beirut but the best of all is a small bar in Hamra that exists away from all the loud bar clusters like Mar Mikhael. Watching the barmen mixing cocktails is amazing in itself but when they have a moment they engage with the customers discussing drinks, where you came from ….. they are a... More 

1 Thank Ken N
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must when you are visiting here, the ambiance is perfect for a relaxing night. I have never seen so much passion and care being taken over the preparation of drinks, every one had a different twist, different ice, different garnish, they use a smoking machine to scent some of the cocktails with cinnamon. The barman is... More 

1 Thank EBenf
Beirut, Lebanon
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358 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all this is a bar so you have a wide variety of beers and cocktails...I had a Paulaner German beer dunkel and a Erdinger German beer dunkel too...I loved them...then I ordered the famous Ferdinand burger...caramelised onions, beef meat, bacon and a lovely sauce...then a pulled pork sandwich offered in 2 ways...I tried both ways and they were... More 

1 Thank Issa M
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this bar one night in Beirut and wanted to go back every night after. Food is amazing! Atmosphere is so lively and the bartenders really know their stuff. It's worth it to sit at the bar and watch the bar masters make drinks. I would suggest to go for at least one drink. Their burgers are supposed to... More 

1 Thank Jenn L
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I went to Ferdinad a few times. The waiters are always nice and the burgers are always tasty. My favorite burger is the smoking gun's burger. Overall, a cool place to visit with a nice ambiance and tasty burgers (not to mention sauces)!

1 Thank Samar Jade T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Go in here and just trust the bartenders - they know their stuff and produce some amazing cocktails. Tell them you like whisky based smokey cocktails and they'll give you something to blow your mind. On the food front their pulled pork sandwich and port & Stilton burgers are fantastic. Again, an interesting take on them that you never saw... More 

1 Thank bdc001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Best bar in the world!!! love the crew!!! ........................ <3............................... Amazing ambiance....amazing ppl....amazing food... Crave the burgers only hours after ive eaten it!!!

1 Thank Mahmoud E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Ferdinand over and over again. The BURGERS are absolutely amazing (though I take the same every time because I just can't get enough to of it). Ambiance is cozy and the attention of the waiters is admirable. If you are in town then make sure to visit this place and have the FERDINAND BURGER: the best... More 

1 Thank Salwa B

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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
$20 - $45
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 9611355955
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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