The Thirsty Barber
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Malta's first and only Prohibition bar, providing an excellent array of contemporary and era cocktails made by our expert mixologists under the watchful eye of the Barber. With live music on most Wednesday Friday and Saturday nights the Barber is determined to provide a top notch service and excellent ambiance for any group size who appreciate a great night out.
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Tom B
Manchester, UK14 contributions
Feb 2022
Found this place by a random tip off. looking down the street this is a fairly inconspicuous establishment. What a great vibe inside though. A great mixing pot of locals and travellers and some very good cocktails as well.
There was a live band there whilst we were there who really set the mood very well. would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun chilled evening, with some great drinks
Written February 7, 2022
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Mark M
Washington, UK26 contributions
Jun 2022
Has a fantastic night at The Thirsty Barber in Saint Julian's. Cocktails are perfect with fresh ingredients and made by bar staff who know exactly what they are doing. There was also live music from The Marmalades who really rocked. Highly recommended!
Written June 18, 2022
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raynerjosephine
London, UK87 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
So we went for a birthday, we were the first group in there, however we noticed that the service of certain groups was a lot better than ours. We ordered drinks 3 times the first couple of times, great. However the drinks then didn’t come. So we were sat waiting for a very long time.

They were short staffed with one person behind the bar. I want to say this is an excuse but it really shouldn’t be! The service was average tbh. The atmosphere was a great one and we would have stayed a lot longer if we didn’t wait nearly 30 minutes for 3 shots and 4 cocktails.

The cocktails were great though and tasted and looked amazing! Just expect to wait a while for your drinks!
Written August 27, 2021
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Bhuvinder
Island of Malta, Malta4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Awful service. I visited a couple of days ago and even though the pub was more or less empty (inside and out) the bar tender was unsure whether there was room for us or not. Once we sat down, nobody came to take our order for at least 10 minutes until one of us had to go inside to ask for a menu, to which we were told that they don’t provide menus and they made cocktails to suit our tastes and tailor them to our needs. After finally taking our order, the drinks still did not arrive, after at least another 10 minutes one of us went inside to check on them and we’re told that cocktails take time to make and we should not rush them, even though there were hardly any customers inside, we waited another 5 minutes and then decided to leave, the employees were obviously not interested in providing a good service. It’s a shame as the decor etc seems rather nice, doesn’t match the level of service.
Written August 27, 2021
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Ethan C
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Water tasted watery.
Didn't get to taste anything else because the service wasn't up to scratch. Prioritised a bigger group over us even though we were infront of them.
Seemed very protentious. Barman spoke to me with ill manners and little respect. He also lied on the waiting time of drinks when he finally came to us and took our order. From the time we entered to the time we left totalled 24 minutes and which time we didn't sip one alcoholic beverage. Just a measly bottle of water ( which they wanted €3.50 for )
Wouldn't waste your time of day. I know the name is thirsty barber , however I didn't think theyd leave their customers parched.
Written July 5, 2022
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Jan L
11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Amazing 👌👌👌👌👌 place!
Didn’t know what to expect at first because we was just walking by for some drinks. However, we got very positive surprised. The bartender made very tasty cocktails and a the staff was supernice. Fast on the floor and they also took time to talk to us since it was our first time. The night we visited they were playing “rock” music. We asked if we could make some request songs,( club music/ electronic) and was told No at first. But after a while the manager came and asked what we wanted to listen to… that really made our night,

It ended up us staying for 2.5 hours…and we was just going in for 1-2drinks in the beginning.
This is a small and very cozy place and I can really recommend it. Ask for the bartender Sito, he will make the best cocktails 🍸 for you.
Written January 2, 2022
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alan
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
An absolute gem of a place. We had to book in advance but what a wonderful experience. We arrived just before live band”Native” were about to perform. We were delighted to have been reserved a table front row. The music was excellent but the service was exceptional as were the cocktails. The Thirsty Barber is not to be missed. A highlight of our trip.
Written March 12, 2022
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Urs
Hannover, Germany28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The bar was highly recommended so we arrived early at 8.30 pm. In the front of the bar was a sign, which is not my understanding of a speakeasy bar. There are was only one table occupied by a single guest. Without any explanation we were told, that there is no place either at the tables or the bar. Only a small high standing table was offered. Staff was very rude and unfriendly. Left the place completely disappointed.
Written February 27, 2020
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Francesco F
Sliema, Malta17 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Great fun, live music and greats drinks make the place simply a must go to, in Malta. The place looks amazing, with its prohibition style decore and the actually employees know their job inside out. Loved it, Love it and will always love it.
Written January 27, 2021
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Stephen F
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
We went to the bar 3 days ago..it was brilliant. Billy Lee was extremely good as the entertainment.
I was slightly concerned about Social distancing but we had a table away from others and all was adhered to.
However when re-visiting last night, the place was packed. Social distancing was totally ignored, and although sold as table service, many people were visiting the bar.
We had to move tables to keep away from other patrons.
Fab place, but only when good music and sticking to the rules.
Written September 25, 2021
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The Thirsty Barber (Saint Julian's) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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The Thirsty Barber is open:
  • Sun - Sun 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Tue - Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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