Hole in the Wall

Bars and Pubs
The Hole in the Wall pub has been around for over 90 years. It was originally used as stables owned by Miss Antoinette Ganado who sold it as a pub to its very first owner, Manuel Scicluna. At the time, it was literally a hole in the wall with no seating space selling take-away wine from huge vats.

70 years later Spiro Micallef had taken over the pub. Hole in the Wall was frequented by pilots & cabin staff of British Airways who would stay over-night between flights in the nearby Imperial Hotel. They used to say “I’ll see you down The Hole”. Eventually Spiro, a seaman in the Royal Navy who had served in both World Wars sold it in 1959 to Freddie & Charlie’s father, Anthony Bartolo.

After 45 hard, long years of running the bar, Freddie sold the bar in 2012 to Ian Camilleri. He had ambitious plans but sadly, after 2 years of running the bar he passed away.

The bar went on to, and is currently owned, by the Schranz brothers.

Today, Hole in the Wall in Sliema, continues to be a popular  hang-out for an alternative crowd who enjoy a mix of crazy and laid-back nights depending on the mood of the evening. There are also regular live music gigs happening. Their facebook feed is a great way to keep up to date with the latest.

Click Here for a Google virtual tour of Hole in the Wall pub

See also:
- Nightlife in Sliema
- Bars and Pubs in Malta


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