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$$ - $$$American, ,
Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 355 955
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The title says it all. A cosy place well located in the heart of Beirut (as a tourist's point of view). Their cocktails are really amazing. The bartenders are well trained and know their stuff. Staff was really polite. Thumbs up

Thank AndreasvBrunel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My second home ‘ the place where we meet our close friends and where we make new friends and where we laugh like crazy 😊

Thank Rim B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Ferdinand! What a combination of great things put together to keep the people of this place addicted to it! This place is the only bar I have cocktails in as I know it's top quality alcohol which is very rare to find in a place...More

1  Thank Rayan006
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Went in on a Wednesday evening when it was happy hour. My husband and I had a few beers and it was very enjoyable. We had already eaten before going in but someone was tucking into nachos and it looked fantastic. The barstaff and locals...More

1  Thank Brudella
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Ferdinand is a place you would like to go to on a casual date or with friends It's cosy and the people there know what good food is about and how fine wine tastes like. They got a lot of drinks to taste ( discover...More

1  Thank Nadim S
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Ferdinand is a destination in Lebanon for both foreigners and locals. it is a stop I make every time I am in Beirut and honestly, it is is the image we are proud off and which we would like to convey to the rest of...More

1  Thank WahidHalabi
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Was in beirut for a weekend and went there every nite! Great bar mood, great selection of music and real tasty apetizers! And of course the 2 main things: The fantastic selection of cocktails (classics, twisted, aged in different ways.....etc) and the humongous selection of...More

Thank Ghazalmarc
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We read about this place on Both TripAdvisor and Zomato and on both sites, it has high reviews. After eating here, we totally agree! We came on a Saturday night so it very busy but we managed to find a small table with stools for...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

it is mainly a pub with a good food variety...I had as usual my favourite German paulaner dunkel weissbeer...We had brisket that was delicious...we had a medium rare steak that was delicious too...we had French fries topped with cheese that was amazing...and we offered a...More

1  Thank Issa M
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best places in beirut with great food and great ambiance plus the owner is super cool...highly recommend

Thank amin1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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