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John Barry Bar

Bar, European, Pub
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133 Sultanate of Oman, Muscat 113, Oman
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you want music and a drink just to chill out after a long day, then this bar is for you.The ambiance is outstanding and you'll like the DJ as well.

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Thank missiontravel2016
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been coming here for years and the new revamp has lost some of the old charm of the previous bar. The staff are friendly and attentive, the drink is average price for a middle eastern hotel and they occasionally have a mixologist attend and do cocktails and experimenting which is great.

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Thank Brian M
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I've only been there once, and I really liked it. It was quiet, I'm not sure that's good for a bar, but it might have been too early and the wrong day of the week.. The service was nice.

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Thank UmDubai
Muscat, Oman
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227 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere, good ambience and courteous staff make this place an ideal one for an evening drink. Looking for pub food, this place offers it all. Good crowd turnout.

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Thank Sudeep W
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Note that although this is billed as a cigar bar, there's no smoking! A nice venue for a quiet cocktail, with much memorabilia on display.

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Thank Henrik K
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

An upscale bar, very expensive and completely lacking in character. You are far better off going to Habanas that is also in the Hyatt.

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Thank TheDarkLord65
Manama, Bahrain
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

For that special occasion this is the place the main bar of the 5* Grand Hyatt. Usually open in the evening get there early and you can get a table out on the balcony with views to the hotel pool and the beach. Pricey though. They have a piano playing background music great atmosphere.

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Thank Tonythebedouin
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I love the place before and after their recent rennovation but i feel the name now after they completely changed the design on the inside doesnt match the bar anymore. They have good selection of drinks especially gentleman drinks. Their finger foods are also very tasty.

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Thank Ghassan M
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent ambience for the newly renovated John Barry Bar. The T-Band started around 7.30pm was just amazing. I was there from 7-9.30pm and the time just flew by with a couple of Cognac on the rocks.

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Thank Abhishek R
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We had a some wine and cheese, the service was very good and the whole new change of the interior really amazed us. Very well done job from the interior designer. Also its nice that they have a couple of table outside

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Thank Omar A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Sultanate of Oman, Muscat 113, Oman
  • Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Muscat Governorate  >  Muscat

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?