pubs & bars, Bahrain
Best bars in Bahrain are: (1) Sherlock Holmes in Gulf Hotel. This bar was relocated into brand-new premises in 2006. The new bar is more plush than the old one but lacks character. It is jumping at weekends though. It has 3 pool tables and a live band most nights. (2) JJs Irish Bar in the Al Bustan Hotel - ladies drink free six nights a week for only BD2 entry. They also have weekly karaoke and quizes. The bar is always packed as it is next door to Bahrain's hottest nightclub, BJs. They have a happy hour till 8pm and lots of visiting bands on special occasions. This bar is so successful that it gets too busy at weekends (3) Wrangler in the Elite Hotel, Juffair is very popular with Americans on the nearby Navy base. The do a great free buffet on Wed from 8-10pm, at which time all drinks are only 500fils. The ladies nights are also packed - ladies drink free on Sun and Tue. (4) The Warbler - a great sports bar with an excellent menu. They show several sports at once, and also have drinks promotions. Their pub grub is the best on the island.
Try Warbler in Baisan International Hotel (not Baisan Tower). Every Monday, they have a free dinner buffet, you just need to order 1 drink (costing about BD 1.5). Very very reasonable. Food is great... served from 7pm to 930pm. One bad thing though... the bar really gets full. Very difficult to find a vacant table. at 10pm.. a band starts to play. good music from a filipino band. the vocalist is very humorous, giving candid comments on the customers. if you get offended easily, avoid sitting near the dance area.
The Warbler in the Baisan International Hotel is my favourite pub in Bahrain. They have a good selection of beers and the food is cheap and cheerful. Try the Friday buffet.
You can sit at the bar or around one of the tables. The bars is big, so it never feels over-crowded. There is big-screen satellite TV, showing live sports events and there is a pool room at the rear.
This pub is in the Gulf Hotel. It was a pretty nice place to grab a bite to eat (typical pub food and more) and a beer. They had a Filipino band playing nearly perfect covers of good 80s and 90s tunes.
The food was good, the beer was cold, the music was excellent...
Dress Code: Casual, though we saw some folks dressed to the nines...
The majority of the bars are located in hotels throughout Manama; Trader Vic's, Harvesters, J.J.'s, Fiddler's Green and Sherlock Holmes to name a few. If you're looking for a dance club try B.J.'s or Savage Garden.
Dress Code: A collared shirt and long pants is about all you need. A few clubs do not allow sandals.
Trader Vic's is located within yards of the beach. Its bar has 10 foot high plate glass windows looking onto the water. It is a wonderful place to have a Mai Tai and watch the evening set on the Gulf.
Dress Code: Long pants and a nice shirt
The Warbler Club in the Baisan Hotel. Great choice of drinks, fab food, huge tv screens with all the best sport coverage quiz nights, ladies free drinks night, visiting uk bands etc. fab!
great expat mixture of cultures, while watching world sport eating great british or american food & supping great beer
Dress Code: casual, not shorts