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John Barry Bar

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Sultanate of Oman 133, Muscat, Oman
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great bar with a lovely outside seating area overlooking the Hyatt Gardens and pool area. I would recommend the pizza which is one of the best in Muscat. A little pricey but worth is for a nice relaxing evening. Really good service and free nibbles when you arrive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2014
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Muscat, Oman
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Muscat, Oman
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great bar with a lovely outside seating area overlooking the Hyatt Gardens and pool area. I would recommend the pizza which is one of the best in Muscat. A little pricey but worth is for a nice relaxing evening. Really good service and free nibbles when you arrive.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The John Barry is a luxurious bar - rather than a restaurant - and an elegant one at that. For once in Muscat, the service is up to the five star mark, the drinks are spot on and the finger food quite delectable. This is a deeply comodious place to recline away an evening with friends. The nautical theming, porthole... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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256 reviews 256 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The bar tells a story of a ship that sank in the Arabian sea and was found by an expedition funded by the hotel visionary owner; sheikh Ahmed Farid The first time I have been to the bar was in 2001 and they were still selling some of the coins found in the ship , now a days you can... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Been to the John Barry bar a few times now. The finger food is pretty good and the drinks cold. Atmosphere is good, themed around the American ship - John Barry.

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Muscat
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great music from the saxophone and piano players and not to loud as we where there with friends and wanted to chat. The singer on a few occasions made me laugh with the words of the song. Food nothing special and definitely over priced. Very pleasant interior with plenty of charm. The staff were very helpful. Ladies please talk a... More 

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Salalah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I've been to the place a few times but enjoyed every one. Usually there is a band playing good music to listen or dance to, but not being overbearing to those of us who wished to sit and chat. On a few occasions, held my breath having heard samba songs sung completely wrong int terms of words and pronunciation and... More 

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Muscat
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I definitely recommend John Barry for the drinks and live jazz, but the food is tasteless and overpriced. For example, a tenderloin is 11OMR ($27) and it doesn't come with any sides at all- no potato, no veggies, nothing. Those have to be ordered separately and cost 3OMR each. The fries and calamari which I ordered were soggy and bland,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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166 reviews 166 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Hours are 14:00-01:00, so couldn't try it for lunch. Need to return and see if the glass piano really performs.

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Manama, Bahrain
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great little bar with intimate enclaves to discuss meetings or social plans. Slightly above average prices for drinks, but ladies drink Cosmopolitans for free... everybody wins!

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muscat
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The JBB is definately one of Muscat's more "classy" venues. The service, beverages and snacks are very good (and so they should for the price and being the Grand Hyatt), but unfortunately the whole place REEKS of mold and wet carpet. This ruins the otherwise very pleasant experience.

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  • Address: Sultanate of Oman 133, Muscat, Oman
  • Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Muscat Governorate  >  Muscat

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