We spend an evening at swanky Gulf Hotel bar Reviews

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Downstairs from the Royal Thai at the Gulf Hotel, this bar benefits from some of the island’s swankiest bar food – we recommend trying the Vietnamese chicken, seriously yummy and the portions are really generous.
The atmosphere’s relaxed with staff who are attentive but at the same time unobtrusive.

During the hotter months it’s nice to sit inside, where the décor’s contemporary and welcoming, and listen to the live band, But Typhoon will really come into its own now as the weather cools.

The outside terrace is bordered by a running fish stream with lots of brightly coloured koi that make for a really relaxing atmosphere – there’s just something about fish and we’re clearly not the only ones who think so, the terrace is always busy and everyone comments on the pond life.

You’re also surrounded by the hotel’s extensive gardens so this outside space gives a real feeling of being in some tropical paradise rather than down-town Adliya.

The drinks menu’s not the cheapest you will find but this is a premium venue so it’s about what we would expect and the choice of mixes is extensive.

You’re also close to the Gulf Hotel’s impressive number of dining outlets so this is the ideal spot for after work sundowners or an early evening pre-dinner drink.

By Time Out Bahrain staff
Time Out Bahrain,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Gulf Hotel Bahrain, Gudaibiya, Manama
  • Tel: 17 746 434
  • Travel: Al Juffair Street
  • Website | Send mail
  • Experiences: Live music
  • Times: Open daily 5pm–2am
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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User reviews:

Posted by: Ola on 22 Jan ' 11 at 13:59
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

service is absurd, my boyfriend went to the bar after waiting outside for sometime to get drinks, and one of the waitress there askd him to SIT back at the table and that she will attend to us shortly, it wasn't at all crowded and her attitude was very bad and revolting, I did not want to stay one more second after that kind of service, not to mention the whole atmosphere and music caused by the life band, a place like that does not need a LIVE BAND.

In my opinion, the decor is very nice but the service and music which are affecting the Ambience are actually chasing customers out.

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