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Ska Bar

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186/12, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 8 1797 0559
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for a relaxed drink

Kata beach does lack a few good bars you can get a drink in anyone of the restaurants but they are not bars. The ska bar is perched in the rocks at the end of the beach there is a mix of seating , drinks are reasonable ( beers from 70 baht cocktails 200 baht). The music is great if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Neil R
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great position, cocktails were yum but took a log time to get them and the staff don't seem to be happy to be there at all. Asked for the food menu and even that seemed to be a hassle. Wouldn't go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Fabulous location and atmosphere on the corner of Kata beach next to the rocks. Extensive menu. Fast and friendly service. Delicious food at great prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Kata beach does lack a few good bars you can get a drink in anyone of the restaurants but they are not bars. The ska bar is perched in the rocks at the end of the beach there is a mix of seating , drinks are reasonable ( beers from 70 baht cocktails 200 baht). The music is great if... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely place to relax though staff a bit miserable! Great for the kids to play on the beach so we could enjoy a cocktail or two.

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice location by the rocks at one end of the beach with quirky decorations. Spoiled by the most miserable and rude staff. When asked if I could have wifi code , response was simple, 'No'. Asked where toilet was, got a finger pointed direction, followed it to be screamed at, ' where are you going?'. Cocktails very weak and small... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of our favourite places to chill! right on Kata beach great day or night,cold beer and great food can be ordered from seafood restaurant next door.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Ska Bar is a reasonable restaurant which like most others in Kata Beach caters for every taste with reasonably priced tasting food. However what sets it apart is the little bar on the rocks jutting out into the sea, where it is idyllic to sit on the rock carved seats in the evening with a cocktail listening to the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed here for two nights and payed 1500bht a night,the room itself is incredible as was the view from the ska bar and restaurant. the service was awful, on arrival the Thai lady who seems to run the place needed to know where I was from before giving me a price,she also refused to give me any receipts which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We ate here several times, its right under a huge tree which provides much needed shade. The thai food is delicious. The fries are similar to mcdonalds. The burgers are weird but I enjoyed them. My friend did not. The pad thai is a good price and really and a large portion. All the currys were perfect. I ordered them... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Ska Bar has been a legend for years. It was probably even more cool before the tear-down of the original wood-buildings, but is still the place to be for an evening drink (or two). The restaurant is OK for a lunch, but used to be better before and is not the best choice of the three restaurants lined up in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 186/12, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Kata Beach
  • Phone Number: +66 8 1797 0559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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