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“Fun place” 4 of 5 stars
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Obama
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 603, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
+34 933016524
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Ranked #2,016 of 6,910 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African, English, Tapas
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a great little pub close to the center of the city, walking distance from everything with a great selection of beers and a decent menu

Visited August 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not Sure...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not sure exactly what this place is. They call it the "Obama bar" but did not really have much to do with Obama except the statue of him out in front of the bar. Drinks are alright, but definietly on the pricier side.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Post-dinner bender at this oddly themed bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We showed up here as two couples following dinner nearby and had an amazingly fun and odd experience here. First off, I have no idea where this name/theme came from, and I'm wondering if it was intended as tongue-in-cheek but the staff also had no real idea about US politics or Obama, not that we went here looking to discuss US politics. There's an odd little statue of Obama on a bench (similar to Ronald McDonald at most McDonald's) and beyond that, this is just a fun bar with some live music that fits traditional pub performers. There was an unexpected international beer selection including some smaller US breweries. Value was respectable. We strolled in decently inebriated after several bottles of wine during dinner, and left blissfully drunk. One of the members of our two couples somehow convinced the musician to let him play harmonica for a song (or two... or five) and that added to the experience. But overall, this is a run of the mill bar that clearly doesn't mind responsible drunkenness.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ruwais, United Arab Emirates
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107 reviews 107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Good Food...Interesting Vibe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I'm not quite sure how to describe Obama's, as the decor was innocent enough, but strangely off-putting and borderline offensive.

The staff was cool and distant and neither accepted nor returned small-talk or flattery.

The food was good, but not great, with small tables that provided inadequate space for drinks, let alone food.

I never felt settled-in or completely comfortable there, and was generally underwhelmed by the entire place.

Thanks for the memories, albeit strange ones...we wont be returning.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Walking around in Barcelona and came up on this place.The meals were great and the beers were cold.Nice cozy atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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