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$$ - $$$American, ,
Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 355 955
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Mahatma Gandhi Street | Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The cocktail making art is taken serious at Ferdinand. Drinks list is huge from classics to very unusual and creative once. We had an enjoyable evening indeed. Happy hour is from 17:00 to 20:00

Thank jafarelli
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with friends for an early Birthday celebration. Outstanding service! Drinks were custom made based on request at happy hour prices. Wait staff was attentive and helpful. Appetizers were really good. Drinks are spot on from a custom blended whiskey sour to a mescal...More

Thank Jody R
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Nice, cozy, value of service, smiles of Ara and Wael We are highly recommendin for a drink or unbelievable test meals.. Thank you..

Thank KanulaTur
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best bars in Hamra. Not trying to be super-original or attempting to reinvent the wheel, Ferdinand sticks to the basics that a bar should have: warm atmosphere , good music , good food ! And it works perfectly

Thank Jadna
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A great place with friendly staff. The burgers are a must try. Excellent cocktails as well. Cool ambiance and good music. Service is good.

Thank Jimmy F
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing cozy place, great collection of drinks, friendly staff spicily Ara, great food and salad.. worth to be visited.

Thank Fuad A
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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