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All 185 Khao Lak Restaurants

Mars Bar

Main Road Bangniang | Ban Bang Niang, Khao Lak, Thailand
+66 84 746 5951
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Ranked #8 of 185 Restaurants in Khao Lak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: You can't miss Mars Bar it's the bright orange building with the masssive smiley face sign on the edge of the main road 200 meters down from the 7-11 at Bang- Niang market just past the TMB bank.You will always find a warm welcome cold beer and delicious home made English style pub grub.
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Simply the best bar in Thailand.great food cold beers,with Marc and meam to look after you go see them I loved it.

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Great review great recommendation thanks very much ,hope you'll come and visit us again. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Ko Samui, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

When in Khaolak or Bang Niang make ssure you visit Mars and the gang at the great restaurant bar. You feek so welcome and always have a lot of fun,

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi there thanks for your review, short sweet and straight to the point, it was great to meet you two and you now you're always welcome here. Thanks again . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Little gem of a place, we stopped by for a meal and a few beers and the charm of the place just captured me, even though it wasn't busy it just had a lovely atmosphere. The owner mars was an absolute gent, Couldn't be more welcoming and the girls were lovely! Just a shame we're going home tomorrow because I... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hello; Yes it was a shame you only discovered us on your last night , but you know where we are now so hopefully it will be the first place you visit on your next trip to Thailand. Thanks for your review and we'll see you next time . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Once again we returned to our favourite places in Khao Lak. You cant go past Mars Bar for a lovely meal and wonderful people. Not only are the staff just gorgeous but the patrons you meet there become life long friends. You will find yourself going back there time and time again, you will be made to feel at home... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Great review ,thanks and now my staff have sorted out your house for your next visit we;re going to be seeing a lot more of you which can only be a good thing. We look forward to seeing again you early next year. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went to this place 3 or 4 time during our stay in Khao Lak. Great little bar with a friendly atmosphere. Mars and the locals are great value. Ladys' night is compulsory (half price drinks!) - so dress up as a babe and play FISU darts. FISUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Cheers Mars (The drunk Aussies that were there in August)

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Ha ha ha yes i remember the drunken Aussies in August , what a brilliant few nights we had whilst you were here , the FISU darts is getting to be quite a popular game these days. Thanks for your excellent review and we'll see you ext time . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We landed in here during a walk around Khoa Lak, we were made to feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door. The guy who owns it is an ex-pat and is lovely, went for a holiday and stayed!!! We only went for a drink, however, the menu was good, so we had dinner and were not disappointed,... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi there thanks for your review, i'm so pleased you enjoyed your time here and that you liked the quiet lounge area at the rear of the bar. A lot of people use the lounge area to just chill out, read a book or use the free Wi fi. Thanks again and hope to see you again . Cheers Mars... More

Grovedale, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The guy who owns this bar came for 2 weeks and is still there 7 years later. The music is good and he serves English Meals including Fish and Chips and all sorts of pies. I had a superb steak and Kidney.

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hello there, Thanks for the brilliant review , if an Aussie complements me on our pies then i'm a happy man, there are really only us Brits and you Aussies who know what a good pie is. Thanks again . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

NZer in Oz
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Sadly, we heard about The Mars Bar quite late into our stay in Khaolak. Had we known about it sooner they would have seen a lot more of us! Such a friendly welcome every time, good people on both sides of the bar, cold beer and good food. Mars makes you feel right at home quickly and is justifiably proud... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi i'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Mars bar ,as you say it's quite quiet in low season but when people like yourselves come in the bar and enter into the spirit of things then it's always a good night. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My first visit since Sept 2013 and the welcome from Mars was just as friendly as on previous occasions. I tried a Cornish Pasty with chips and gravy for dinner. Great home-made pasty … fabulous chips (the best). It’s not fancy, but the service is good, and the food is great. Check their non-Thai menu at: http://marsbarcafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/food-main-menu.jpg

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hello mate your review was fantastic , thanks ,we try to everyone feel welcome and we're always making new additions to our menu so i'm really pleased you enjoyed your second visit to Mars bar.Thanks again for the review and i'm sure we'll see you again next year . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Bowral, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Came here twice during a recent holiday and both times, we were hugely impressed. First time we came for drinks but couldn't resist a plate of home made onion rings which were amazing. We were so delighted also by the owner and how welcoming he was. The bar is clearly a local expat hang, which we usually avoid but we... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

What a lovely review , thanks very much.I always try to treat every body the same be they tourists or locals and i know what you mean about some ex- pat bars and how unfriendly the staff and patrons are. In my book every one is the same and everybody is our friend. I am very passionate about my food... More

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