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“The best pub in Hamra”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ferdinand

Ferdinand
Ranked #6 of 803 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: 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 !
Beirut, Lebanon
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The best pub in Hamra”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

My Favorite place in Hamra and one of the best pubs in Lebanon. I've been a regular for quite sometime now. I even took my soul mate on our first night out there.
- Excellent music and doesn't get loud like the other pubs in Hamra (pubs with mixed identities , the burst your eardrum thinking they are a NightClub)
- Lovely crowd, the age range is over 25. so you don't expect to see kids indoor.
- Great and friendly staff.
- The food is awesome especially the burgers. not to miss out on.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank RamiSarieddine
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“best burger in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

The best pub in Beirut: great service, very welcoming waiters and definitely the best cocktails you can ever try. I highly recommend Lynchburg lemonade. I am usually not a fan of Jack Daniels or any other kind of whiskey, but you must try this one. Also, the blueberry jam burger is mouthgasmic.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Elcymez
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Special place with good music, good food and good atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Very cosi place where you can enjoy nice music savouring the best burger in town. I really recommend the place to people who are visiting Beirut.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank mat g
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beirut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best bar in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Since it's opening Ferdie has been one of my favorite bars in town. The staff is friendly and remembers your face and your favorite drink. The food is great, specially the mouth-watering burger. And the music is amazing. Head down there in March to taste their fondue during weekdays. So cheesy you'll die of happiness!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank tinkeyeh
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Beirut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A fun place to have a drink after work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is probably the better option amongst those in Hamra. Drinks arent the best, and they dont have a sophisticated wine list, but if you want a beer or simple G&T, and perhaps a snack right after work, then this would do.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Fadwa G
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