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“Friendly People, Cosy Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balluta Bar

Balluta Bar
186 Manwel Dimech Street, Sliema, Island of Malta, Malta
9947 5364
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Ranked #54 of 148 Restaurants in Sliema
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Friendly People, Cosy Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Balluta Bar is a lovely spot to pop in and kick back with some friends over drinks. The owner, Brian, is incredibly lovely and treats all his guests like friends. The seats are all comfortable, the beer is cheap, you can watch the game, or just chat with some friends. There is a great sense of community, especially when you stop by for the pub quiz.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Found this bar on trip advisor and I thought the rave reviews it was getting must have been written by friends and family of the owner. Probably right about friends writing them because once you have visited this place you will feel like a friend of the owner and several of the clientele. Brian runs a fun,friendly place here. All football matches are on. Beer, food and prices will please as well.

Visited February 2013
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Il Gzira, Malta
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ballutawesomeness!! :D”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Balluta bar has the friendlies staff and clientele. Brian’s bar is cosy, but the man still manages to serve wide variety of delicious food and beverages – in decent prices and always with a smile! He even has happy hour offers he is happy to inform you about - plus free delicious canapés. It is located neatly just around the corner from the seafront of Balluta Bay (next to BOV bank), so easy to get to when you know the place, but doesn’t get too crowded. Brian shows all the important sporting events on two big TV’s. He posts the information on the games he shows on Balluta Bar Facebook page. The place is always clean, with both men’s and women’s toilets. I am very happy to go to Brian’s to enjoy a drink or two.
The owner of a competing bar down the road seems to have made a review as well and given a score of 2/5 – in an otherwise 100% total. So even he couldn’t give the lowest possible points!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

You will always feel a warm welcome here and make new friends. Just a short stroll off the seafront in a side street and you will find a cosy retreat, perfect anytime of day or night where Brian will greet you with an array of good wines, beers and tasty food and it won't cost you a fortune either. You will meet a variety of interesting and friendly people here too. I personally can't wait to go back to Malta and Brian's bar will be my first port of call that's for sure.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sliema, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Easily the best bar on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Balluta Bar is easily the best bar I have found since moving to Malta in 2005, everything is right about this place! The food tastes fantastic and while the portions are more than generous, the prices are still very reasonable; the music is great; sports fans can watch the top games from around the world; the atmosphere is nice and friendly and the owner Brian brings the whole thing together with consummate ease. Spending an evening at the Balluta makes life in Malta even more beautiful than it already was!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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