“You might call it GIRL’S NIGHT, I call it THERAPY”
There can’t be a better way to unwind after a hard day at work. And specially when a place like John Barry Bar is having MADEMOISELLE NIGHTS every Wednesday, just before you hit the weekend. Last week I landed at JBB to create some awesome fun memories with my bloggers gang.
Location : Grand Hyatt, Muscat
Cuisine : Intercontinental.
Ideal for : Post work drinks and quick bites.
Something about John Barry Bar
The lounge has been recently renovated. I was greatly surprised with the splendour interiors of the lounge, which is contemporary and modern. The bar is located on the ground level of the hotel, it can be accessed directly from the lobby. The lounge has its own private terrace. With the weather taking turn from hot to pleasant , it’s definitely a nice spot over looking the hotel gardens, Hajar mountains and Arabian Sea. They serve a variety of Tapas with the handcrafted innovative cocktails. The seating is comfortable and the place is always buzzing around with classy crowd.
So guys, this was my drink of the evening. It consist of Vodka, Pomegranate molasses, Raspberry puree, Hibiscus tea and Sugar syrup. Vodka being my favorite alcohol, I absolutely enjoyed it. The Hibiscus tea was a secret ingredient which gave the perfect twist to the drink. Its worth giving a try.
This was another attractive, well presented drink. It consists of Oolong tea, Ginger , Lychee Juice, Passion fruit Syrup. This is a non- alcoholic drink.
Now She’s Talking
Oh I love this name, it’s all about ladies night. And we all know how much we ladies love to talk. And that’s what we all did the entire evening. The drink consists of Gin, Cointreau, Lemon juice, Aquafaba, Blood orange marmalade and Sugar syrup. I usually like the citrus in my drinks. And this was another perfect blend.
Olives served at JBB were large in size and very juicy. They were served with nuts as complimentary with all our drink orders.
The cheese was amazingly fresh and yummy. It was served on a sliced tomato with a Basil leaf on top. Any cheese goes well with the drinks and this one for perfect as a starter.
Me and my friends were skeptical to try on eating raw fish. But we gave it a try. Tuna was well marinated and it did not taste like a raw fish. This was another great salad options and healthy too.
This one is for all you sushi lovers. It was a seafood sushi which was relished by all of us. I have recently started liking sushi and absolutely loved it with the wasabi.
Fried Calamari was nice and crispy. Its was served with a very flavorful sauce. This was another dish which was enjoyed by all of us.
Flat bread with vegetables (sun-dried tomatoes and rockets)
I love flat breads, as they are as good as pizza. This one was thin crust with vegetable topping. A perfect option for all the vegetarians.
My Experience :
I was really impressed with the grandeur of the place. I loved the open seating area too. But it’s still not very pleasant in this part of the world to enjoy outdoors. I would definitely like to sit in the open terrace on my next visit. I was mesmerized with the extensive drinks menu. Even I liked the finger food options. Which was perfect if you want to eat it all as a dinner option. It’s a perfect place to hang out post work. I absolutely enjoyed the company of the fellow bloggers. And I am definitely looking forward to go back soon.
Staff was good at explaining the drink menu. As I could see so many new names on the menu to select from. Even the food was served in the reasonable time.
Open everyday from 4pm to 2 am.
Current Offers :
Unlimited selection of handcrafted cocktails and wine for 4 hours for just OMR 9 per lady.