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Blu Bar

Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Ranked #17 of 38 restaurants in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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77% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great place to come to for cocktails.. Highly recommend the Santa Maria.. Would love to find out how to make this back at home.. Good service, outdoor seating very comfortable and romantic with candles. Was here during a blackout, met some lovely people here on both occasions, both locals and fellow holiday makers.. 2 words.. NO STRESS!!

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Went here a couple of times and found it to be a nice relaxing bar with a good view over the main square.. Great place to people watch. Seems to be very quiet with only a couple of people drinking in it at any one time. The cocktails were great.. Would recommend the 'Santa Maria'. There is occasionally live music... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

1. Hendrick's Gin 2. Reasonably priced Hendrick's Gin served with cucumber :) 3. Duvel when they have it in stock Good place to meet locals and ex-pats. Love the outdoor seating, very romantic in a blackout by candlelight!

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

food was really nice. Good price for drinks. Nice place to have few drinks. Live music every week. European cusine.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The best of this bar is the happy hour. Unlike other places, blu bar's happy hours are longer than usual. The problem is that only a few drinks are included in the happy hour. The drinks are good, but the music is not so good. I recommend this place if you fancy a drink, but don't expect it to be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Happy hour excellent value. Very friendly staff. Good service. Nice to sit outside and watch the world go by. Visited a few times. Would definitely go again.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

So small....and the same in santa maria...all was too expensive...we are tourist not stupid, 6 euro for one whisky with a lot of ice.....Sorry guys but I don't pay for the ice.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

BLU Bar dont do food! drinks are ok on happy hour, but once this is over they are expensive and dont usually get the same price for the same drinks each time? so many other bars to choose from now, they dont have the monopoly anymore. Quite early evening, then locals arrive for late drinks, not my type of bar.

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Faro, Portugal
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I had heard great reviews about the Blu Bar but it was a little empty every time I passed. A new bar has recently opened a few doors away, Ocean Cafe, which seems to be grabbing all the trade. Only went into Blu Bar once, a Thursday night and it was great - live music but with musicians jamming. it... More

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Krakow, Poland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

It's a very nice small restaurant/bar. We were there at very nice jazz concert and we had very nice drinks. I reccomend this place :)

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