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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is amazing, the ambiance is great, everyone is so nice and friendly. From the owner, to the bartenders, to the waiters. And, let's not forget about the food, which is totally delicious to a point where you start craving their burgers on practically a daily basis! You enjoy your stay and you would want to go there more... More 

Thank Alexandra I
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here because friends who live here basically live at this place. Had a pisco sour and just kept on ordering them. I'm Peruvian and have had many Pisco sours in different countries and I can say without a doubt this is on par with what they would make in Peru. Waiter was very knowledgeable and took care of us.... More 

Thank Lisa R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether you are visitng Beirut or live in Lebanon and You want to enjoy a good meal, you better go to Ferdinand, this place is a sinner. Perfect in every aspect; food, drinks, cocktails, music, and ambiance. Everyone is so friendly, starting with the owner who mingles and talks to each and every client, to the Bartenders who can define... More 

Thank Hayfa D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food and amazing very cozy ambience. Nothing to argue on the menu and very friendly staff. The experience gets better each time! Must visit !

Thank Micheleaboumrad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place with very delicious food! Recommend taking your date there!! The appetizers were really delicious especially the nachos and the ny strips.

Thank Omar M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Ferdinand at about 11 am with some friends , this is not my first visit but I would give this place a 5/5 every time. Great staff great cook and great food. Not forgetting the cocktails they serve I would recommend this place to anyone planning to have some good time in beirut !

Thank Daniel J
Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've tried all the 'best' burgers in Beirut, but this for sure is the best. I've had almost all the burgers at Ferdinands, and they are all superb. (The Ferdinand burger is the best)

Thank jad2000
Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, appetizers, deserts, and cocktails. The Ferdinand burger is not to be missed. Ambience is nice.

1 Thank mahdikabbani
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"the neighborhood pub" ... if you want to experience the real cosmopolitan feeling of Hamra while having the best drinks in town, just come to Ferdinand and write a similar review here 😉

1 Thank Āly H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been visiting this place over and over again. This charming place is always full of positive vibes and the attention to details is always perfect. Waiters are always friendly. Drinks always amaze me and have I said anything about the burgers?? Well you have to come and try the Ferdinand burger. I guess you will never have better... 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
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, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?