28 Tigne St
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.
The 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.