Fishbowl Beach Bar

Fishbowl Beach Bar, Koh Tao: Hours, Address, Fishbowl Beach Bar Reviews: 4/5

Fishbowl Beach Bar
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2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Monday
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Friday
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
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Fishbowl is a thriving hub for fun, party loving people. We are right on the beach, one of the first true beach bars in Koh Tao that still exists!! In our thatched roof wooden bar you'll find everything from local beer on tap, to imported beers. Refreshing, potent or fruity cocktails, a huge selection of spirits of course the infamous Thai bucket and a shot menu that will keep you going all night!!! EVERY NIGHT we have live music from 8pm, our resident musicians play rock and pop covers. This is followed by our exceptional DJs who will take you through til the early hours of the morning. Come down and check our boards as every day we run a special and have great happy hours......If you've come away to relax and kick back, enjoy the sunset on our sumptuous two seater beanbags on the beach sipping cocktails. Here you'll find unusual takes on the classics where we've utilised local tropical fruits and delicate herbs. If that's not hot enough for you we have fire performers every evening. These boys are AMAZING, they start at 9pm, when you can enjoy the show and partake in skipping the huge fire rope or doing the burning limbo, and get free shots for it! It's all about fun....Dance on the tables, skip fire on the beach, drink cocktails, play in the sea, meet like minded people......We are open everyday from midday til 3am!
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Samuel M
Chesterfield, UK1 contribution
Friends
Visited here on my final night in Koh Tao through recommendation. I headed straight to the live music area which offered a very enthusiastic and talented band. I sat at the bar across from the beach which offered enthralling views whilst listening to the ambient music. The selection of music covered a variety of genres, from kings of Leon to Valerie by Amy Winehouse. Once it reaches 10pm the majority of the dining area turns to “beer pong’ tables, which was overwhelmingly entertaining for me and my associates.
The only issues I faced was I continuously had to wait as one of the barmaids struggled to make a selection of cocktails so the other colleague had to make them.
Additionally, the live music finished to early.
Written January 13, 2020
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Mercury R
9 contributions
Terrible band destroyed the vibes. The music the band plays is old and doen't match the vibes or the clientele at all. Feela like a biker's bar music. Otherwise, it is a good chilled place.
Written July 29, 2022
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Dawn H
104 contributions
Visited two nights whilst on island. Great ambience when live music is on. Different bands both nights both great.
After live music they set up beer pong tables which is great fun.
Have to agree with comments that some staff let thus place down. I wasn’t conned out of money but overheard couple people arguing with staff about note they had given them.
Head down steps to beach seats next door and watch the fire show ... amazing.
Written April 14, 2020
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Anonymous
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Solo
One of the greatest places you can go in Koh Tao, love the fact you can play beer pong and meet genuinely awesome people and has great location...
However, I had my night ruined by one horrendous member of staff.
Having worked in bars since I was 18 and running a busy pub for two years I know how the industry works. Never in my life have I been so shocked as to how unprofessional this particular man was. I was at the bar buying cigarettes when another man asked if I was being served, I said no and got the attention of another bar tender who wasn't
serving to assist him. He asked for a beer which he obliged to, when the consumer said he wanted a larger one, he replied 'you have to ask for large' the customer then replied 'that's fine I'll take this one and
the larger one'. Bar tender then proceeded to give him the same size beer and insist
he never asked him for a larger one. Still
at the bar I turned round to clarify he'd asked for the larger one. As I was talking
he grabbed my arm and shouted 'Don't point your effing finger at me.' By this point
the man had lost patience and walked away.
I decided it wasn't worth arguing and
walked away also to join my friends on the
beach. We realised a couple of our friends
were still inside, so went to go find them.
The bar tender was stood in the entrance
as I walked in, got directly into my face
and shouted ' where's your effing boy friend' I turned around and said that I didn't know him I was just backing his statement up that he had got the order wrong, then shouted 'Im the bar tender, im never wrong'(to those who work in customer service know that is the complete opposite to the golden rule, however much we wish it wasn't) and literally throws me onto floor and split my knee open. I did have several very sassy women immediately pipe up and surround him but I got told to leave the venue. I pulled up a security member afterwards and explain how unfair the situation was, to which he responded that his actions were being delt with. I passed the bar later to return home and saw this particular member of staff was sat having drinks with his other work colleagues clearly not being reprimanded at all. Absolutely abysmal.
Written January 22, 2020
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CBKK
Bangkok205 contributions
This place has a great location direct on the water, but service is terrible. Staff is bothered when guests actually come here. They are all on their phones playing music and you Tube videos which creates a poor perception. nobody here is in any way interested to provide any service so we paid and moved elsewhere.
Manager sits in the restaurant smoking and walking around with his coffee completely ignoring customers as well.
We all know Covid times are bad and clearly they are all feeling bad about it, but if a guest comes, then it would be a great opportunity to actually provide service and create a return guest? well we will not be back.
Bad thing the whole place smells like a gas station, heavy smell of gasoline which raises the question as well if its actually safe to be there
Written November 9, 2020
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Celine-bkk
10 contributions
Friends
Came here to enjoy desserts in the evening, got a very weird taste cheesecake that we didnt eat as it tasted rancid like the cream was spoiled.
Mentioned it to the staff who just dismissed our comment.
The ice cream sunday was ok though.
Written August 16, 2020
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Mor S
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Friends
That was really scary! Yesterday and today i orderd a cocktail. I asked for a straw and the bartender refused to give me one. She daid she can't because it is from plastic. The cups was from plastic also but that didn't make her choose a diffrent answer. I axplained really quitely and nicly that i god yesterday a straw and paid 300baht and it's not supposed to be a problem, no big dil right? and she said "talk to the manager, not me" very rudley for no good reason. I explaind once again to the manager very nicly and he screamed at me super hard:"get out of my place if you don't accpet the rules!!! You do not have to be a f**king d!ck about it!!!". Just flipped. I worked as a bartender i a resturant for a long time and never in my life shouted at people. Why would you do that?? I got so scared, just went back to my guesthouse. I liked this place but wont go back. I was nice and didn't make any problem, i was really quite about it and the manager was super violent. It was terrifying ):
Written December 14, 2017
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Aussieadventurer
Melbourne, Australia144 contributions
I walked into here with an open mind and sat up at the bar where we watched some live music while overlooking the beach. Nice relaxed vibe. I ordered a cocktail and the girl behind the bar wasn't overly friendly. She didn't put a straw into my cocktail so I asked for one. I was ignored and eventually ten minutes later when the ice melted through my drink another bar tender provided me with a straw. I thought this was strange.

Time went by and we enjoyed the music and decided to have another round.
We were not able to get the attention of the bar staff for fifteen minutes ( a guy and a girl who were serving) as they were too deep in conversation over the other side of the bar where they were loudly talking with their own friends. That's cool but if you can't do your job and talk to your friends that's a bit of an issue for me as a customer.
Ordered the same drink from the same girl. Nice cocktail, no straw.
Asked for a straw. Then got some spiel about the turtles. Well I'm all for protecting nature but when I've been sitting at the bar for over half an hour and have watched you give out an estimated 15 straws, 4 of those being in the one bucket of mojito for one person who purchased it, I think you might be missing the point and you could provided me with a straw like the rest of your customers. I ended up having to walk into the restaurant and find a waiter, who provided me with the straw for my nice tasting cocktail without hesitation.
Good vibes with the setting, music, drinks. Staff were such a let down we left and probably won't return.
Written April 24, 2017
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Francisca P
Byron Bay, Australia33 contributions
Solo
The worst service I’ve recibe in Thailand , I’ve been here for a month and honestly the staff has their head in other place , had to ask for menu , service , dressing everything, they don’t care about customers at all , on the other hand I arrive at the same time that the people from the diving center BAN’s , everyone was so rude putting their wet stuff on my same table , taking away thing from
It without asking , shouting etc ... it seams people are so used to their routines they don’t remember their manners and that there is other customers eating , totally hated this place
Written June 2, 2019
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Jacholiday
2 contributions
Couples
Don’t trust promotions. They don’t follow through. They add conditions that aren’t written anywhere. Manager rude and arrogant. Don’t go here.
Written May 10, 2019
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