Much less hip (in fact more T-Bone) is the new kid on the block, Rocklands. Located in the Ramee Guestline Hotel, this live rock venue doubles as a steak bar.
Nightlife in Muscat tends to refer more to a picnic under the streetlamps of the coast road or a few kebabs with friends at one of the ubiquitous coffee shops. That said, all the hotels have lively bars (with a licence for alcohol) and a few local dance venues are beginning to gather momentum. All are obliged to double as restaurants.
Most of Muscat's cultural activities are arranged on an ad hoc basis. To find out what's on, buy a copy of Oman Today (Muscat's monthly What's On listing) or check the English daily newspapers, such as the Oman Observer (www.omanobserver.com).