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Mars Bar

Main Road Bangniang | Ban Bang Niang, Khao Lak, Thailand
+66 84 746 5951
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Ranked #8 of 173 restaurants in Khao Lak
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: English
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.
Restaurant details
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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English first
Poulton-le-Fylde, UK
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A unique menu of owner Mars' own creations, wide selection of drinks including specialities, the widest range of music imaginable and Ladies Night on Thursdays when ladies (or men dressed as ladies) pay half price for drinks makes this restaurant/bar one of the fun places to visit in Khao Lak.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Mars bar was located near our resort when staying in Khao Lak. We ended up in this place with some of the crew from our last liveboard to the Similans. The atmosphere was great, we had lots of drinks and shots. That evening, women paid half the price for their drinks, so someone came up with the idea to... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a well known eatery run by an english ex-pat. The bar is adorned with pictures drawn by its customers. A book case sits at the back of the room and guests can borrow books. Food is very good with burgers being a specialty. They even serve up marmite-love it or hate it you gotter give them credit for... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Good morning ,i hope your flight back home was ok and thanks for your brilliant review, it was good to meet you and your party and i'm really pleased you all enjoyed your burgers. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Checked this place out following a feature in the local magazine. Marcel is a true character, full of life and stories and passionate about his customers having a good time. If he was to be transported into a struggling UK pub I can guarantee he would turn it around in days! His family is a delight and the music and... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your wonderful review ,your comment about the struggling UK pub almost made me blush ,thank you for the marvelous compliment from all of us. See you next time and thanks again . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Patong, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Mars Bar is definately "out of this world". If your fancy is excellent pub grub, whether it be fish, chips and mushy peas !, English breakfast to pizzas, pasties, jacket potatos, lovely sandwiches made with their own bread ( or Sunday lunch, you Must book in advance to avoid dissapointment!), all very resonably priced, i doubt you will find... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hello again, thanks for the great review we all look forward to your next visit but don't come for dinner this coming Sunday as we're fully booked.. I'm happy that you enjoyed the music , food and ambience ,see you soon. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stopped here for lunch one day after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. The welcome was friendly and the beers reasonably priced and nice and cold. The food however wasn't as good. I had a pasty and my girlfriend had a jacket potato. Both seemed to be heated up in a microwave and were dry and tasteless. We both ended up... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Oh what a shame you didn't enjoy your food at Mars Bar,i am sorry but usually people rave about our Cornish pasties and jacket potatoes.You should have told me there was a problem and i would have sorted something out for you , never mind but thanks anyway for the review i hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Its our last night of a 3 wks hols to khao lak and Lanta and we're just writing reviews of the best places and undoubtedly Mars is top. Pretty much echoing what others have said great fun atmosphere, amazing thai and western food and great music. Local bars like this can be cliquey for expats and locals but we found... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your fantastic review, what a great day it was at Christmas i'm so pleased you both enjoyed your times here and i can safely say from me and all our staff it was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your next visit.Thanks again see you soon . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Been visiting this bar for 3 yrs now it's a must, really warm and inviting atmosphere fab food, fab people great music If you want a great night then head on down there you can't miss it. Sunday roast and home made chip buttes are to die for they open early for fab breakfast also so come on guys give... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hello there ,firstly a very happy new year to you both and secondly thanks for your great review and continuing support over the last 3 years , it's always a pleasure to welcome you to Mars bar and we may have a few new additions to our menu next time you're here. Thanks again and see you next trip. Cheers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you want a welcoming down to earth bar with great hospitality, great food, whether that be traditional Thai or good old English then Mars Bar ticks all the boxes. the wife and I had an absolute blast on Ladies Night (Thursdays) 1/2 price drinks for all the women and any man brave enough to pop a dress on and... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your super review,it came up so quickly that i will be able to thank you in person when you join us for the MARS BAR Christmas special roast turkey dinner. Thanks again and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Recently returned from Khao Lak and didn't find Mars bar until the last few days of our holiday, highly recommend a visit, great hosts, great atmosphere, great food and we were even given a ride back to hotel on each occasion...now were else do you get that service.. Thanks Mars, Jake & Meam ( sorry if spelt incorrectly) by the... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hello there and a Merry Christmas to you too, thanks for your brilliant review it was a pleasure to meet both of you ,i'm so pleased you enjoyed your time and the food here and we all look forward to seeing you again next year . Roy and Sandy have been in a few times since you left and they're... More

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