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Sultanate of Oman 133, Muscat, Oman
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Muscat, Oman
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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238 reviews 238 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I decided to have my 30th Birthday party at the John Barry bar as I work in shipping so the nautical theme seemed very appropriate. The party had been pre arranged with the hotel's F&B manager Dirk and assistant F&B manager Dushyantha who were both really pleasant to deal with and very helpful. I really like the John Barry bar... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This place doesn't attract the same kind of numbers of people as some other bars and pubs in Muscat but it is still my favorite. As I'm a seafarer I really love the nautical theme inside. My favorite feature is the Ship's portholes with water behind them. (They used to have fish behind apparently!) which give the place a Shipwreck... More 

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

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