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Ska Bar

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Bar, Seafood, Asian, Thai
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186/12, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
+66 81 797 0559
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went especially to visit this bar when we were in Thailand as it promotes itself to be a Ska/reggae bar. I am not sure when Pitbull and J Lo became Ska cause thats the music that was played. Sadly disappointed don't waste your holiday on going here if you think you are going for ska or reggae music as you... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a drink with my partner. Gin and tonic-hardly any gin in and a beer. When we asked for the bill they just quoted a figure. I paid it and it didn't feel right so ran in and looked at the menu with the waiter-he had charged 200 bhat over what it cost! They apologised-but if they do that... More 

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Thank Smudddle
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Bar would not know Ska Music from Prince Buster to Madness, Specials to Selector. Music preference is Club Music or J-lo or Pit Bull Definately NOT for Ska Fans. Only Sits about 25 people. Definitely OverRated as a Name to all Ska Fans

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Thank Tam N
Vancouver, Canada
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378 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. It's just a tiny spot clinging to the rocks at the south end of Kata Beach. Perfect place to hang, listen to some reggae (a little blues, jazz, rock) and have some beers as the sun goes down. Definitely will make you feel you're on Island time.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a nice little corner of the beach. Play some nice chill out music, serve nice cold (if pricey) beer. Seats are tiered up and under a large tree. And can see the whole beach and all the people releasing their incendiary devices, I mean Chinese lanterns. Only two spoilers. The habitual smokers who think it's perfectly acceptable to inflict... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a dinner. I took the most basic dish I could - spaghetti bolognese. In fact that was barely warm, it was not good in taste at all, nor my cocoa shake. I'm just wondering how is it possible to screw up so much that kind of meal...? Maybe this is a good place to have a... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for drinks only here as my Lonely Planet guide book recommended it! There seems to be a lack of places just for a drink in Kata so thought we'd give it a go. Challenging to find the entrance without swimming you have to go through a restaurant. Sitting with the rocks, looking out to sea is nice but... More 

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Thank Em88Lou
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service wasn't great and the food didn't live up to expectation a either. Both chose chicken burgers which came out like cold cardboard. We ate it anyway only to find for the next week we were running to and from the toilet in our hotel room being sick and the other end too! I've since read other reviews online which... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a drink and watching the beach life go by. Must live on its positional reputation. Staff were friendly enough and cocktails averagely priced.

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Thank Howard I
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stopped for a drink on way back to our hotel very relaxing great music super staff right on the beach loved it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Thai
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186/12, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Karon  >  Kata Beach
  • Phone Number: +66 81 797 0559

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