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Changes Bar, Sliema, Malta

Joe Cassar, proprietor of the Changes bar in SliemaChanges
Joe Cassar
28 Tigne St
Sliema

+356 21342184
+356 99847935

changesbar(AT)hotmail.com

While on holiday in Malta we were driving through Sliema on the way home after eating dinner at the Concept Cafe in Marsaxlokk, when I spotted what looked like a nice bar. I’ve been temporarily in a wheelchair since I had a wee bit of an accident, so the bar also appealed because it looked like it had easy access. “Stop the car!” We reversed up for a closer look, decided it was worth a try and so parked a little bit up the hill and ventured in to the bar.

Joe Cassar was very welcoming and we felt at home straight away. The first thing you notice about the bar is that it’s bedecked with football scarves from around the world – not just the big teams like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal (Joe is an Arsenal fan, by the way) but also some of the smaller Scottish teams and various other lesser known ones from various countries.

Football scarves on a bar ceilingThe bar shows live matches and serves original brands of alcohol and beers. They also serve snacks and supply free appetisers with drinks. On Saturday evenings they have a mix of live sports, good music and pre-party drinks and, most of all, a good atmosphere. They can also serve traditional Maltese food on order or organise staff and birthday parties.

Joe is hoping to get in the Guinness Book of Records one of these days for his collection of football scarves. If you’d like to help him achieve his goal, please send him your local team’s scarf – the more unusual or exotic the better.

As for the wheelchair access – it’s very easy to get into the bar itself (which as I say is part of the reason it appealed in the first place) and both ladies’ and gents’ toilets are wide enough to get a wheelchair into.

6 Responses to “Changes Bar, Sliema, Malta”

  1. David andd Angela

    Hi
    We also found the bar and what a difference it made to our holiday. Joe and Mary are fantastic, warm and friendly people. Mary has so much energy and certainly keeps Joe on his toes. As yu say, the bar is decked with scarves and Celia was doing an inventry while we were there last week. We are going to send a Bridlinton Town football scarf(a farely obscure one I would think) LOL. The drinks range is phenominal and as my husband likes John Smiths he was pleased as punch that Joe was advertising it. We are certainly going back to Malta and Sliema to see Joe and Mary.

  2. Regina & Dave

    26 April 2011
    We also found Changes as we were in Malta on Honeymoon. Mary and Joe are the nicest people I know. We decided to investigate as the bar looked so strange with all the scarves and thought we would take a look and have one drink. We had so much fun we didnt get out until 11.30pm Its a shame we do not see more bars like this. We are going back at the end of the year to see them again, we also will be getting them a better Coventry City scarf to
    the one he has. I hope to see Joe in the Guiness Book of Records. Its a shame he supports Arsenal but nobodys perfect. Thanks Joe & Mary and God Bless you both.

  3. Steven

    Love changes bar !! Am going back to Sliema in a week !! Cant wait to go back and see Joe and Mary!! The best bar easily I visited !! Will remember the place forever as I watched my fav team Newcastle Utd hammer our local rivals Sunderland 5 – 1 in there !! We had a massive Newcastle Utd flag up !! lol !! Everyone is so friendly and will be off there as soon as ive checked in my hotel a week on tuesday !! lol !!

  4. Dave

    Me and my wife popped in the bar after not being able to get a table at any near by restarunts after a few beers and a lenthy chat with joe
    he phoned around his pals and got us a blinding place to eat
    and were looked after like celbs
    Joe was top Bloke

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