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American, Bar, Pub
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Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 355 955
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well this place is just amazing, highly recommended, i got to memorise all the staff's names due to their lovely spirits and crasy crafts. And else you as a person should forget everything you know about a bar, because this is a real bar, not finished yet, all those tasty drinks are accompanied with a great food menu that im... More 

Thank Robin B
Beirut, Lebanon
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ferdinand is a long-time favorite in Hamra. Great range of classic and specialty cocktails, some quite inventive. Service is friendly and helpful, some staff are stronger in English than others. Standouts on the food menu are the burgers, some creative in terms of toppings. I'm still mourning the removal of the veggie platter from the menu - bring it back!... More 

Thank RaBaNaBey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found Ferdinand in one of the small street of Hamra, on our first visit we didn't know what to expect and tried small bites which were very good as well as some Lebanese wines and beers. However we missed out the famous burger...we decided to go back few days later and had the famous Ferdinand Burger with home made... More 

Thank fredhousseau
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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202 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ferdinand is proving to be the top notch of pub-restos in the beirut area. From the bacon wrapped dates and cheese to the juicy steak, to the uniques jam filled burgers to its variety of drinks including unique belgian and german beers. This is the place to go on a first date to impress.

Thank Elie Z
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the most beautiful venues in Beirut. An urban bar serving delicious burgers. I went for their Signature burger a smoking burger with juicy patty served with crunchy fresh french fries. Very friendly staff, ambient music allowing you to have a decent conversation. Must visit

Thank Yara C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent quality food and definitely the best cocktails in a town where the competition is fierce on the subject. The gentlemen who run it are there to make sure that the service and food are above your expectations. Every time I visit Beirut I go back to the place. They have a wide range of exotic spirits that they combine... More 

Thank Oliver H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 October 17, 2016 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 October 16, 2016

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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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
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: +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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