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#18 of 55 Bar in Ubud
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Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
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Restaurant, Tapas Bar, Cocktail Lounge and Music Venue, the Laughing Buddha is a happening place!There’s something for everyone on our ‘Buddhalicious’ Asian & Mediterranean menu, from famous noodles soups and authentic local fare to tasty tapas and sweet treats.The little sister of Jazz Café, the music is great, with playlists to get you in a happy mood, regular live gigs and special events featuring talented musicians from around the world. Come and mingle with the crowd while sipping an inspired cocktail…or 2 (buy 2 get 1 FREE from 4 to 7pm and 11pm to 1am). Or stop by for lunch and a cool fresh pressed sugar cane juice while taking a stroll along Monkey Forest Road. Open all day, every day
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Asian, Pub, Indonesian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the bar! The ambience was lovely, food and drinks were yummy and the live music just enhanced it all! Had a great time listening to the band!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

We had a few drinks in this bar last night (Thursday) and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Had a really good vibe and was pretty busy. Good acoustic set by the three piece band. Played some good up to date music as well as some old...classics. A bit of something for everyone.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

The singer has an amazing voice and the guys are excellent musos. they played a lot blues tracks but then as the crowd thinned they did some requests of Beatles number and some rod Stewart sailing which they said they had never done before but...it sounded great. they did some pink floyd too amazingMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Quite near to the top of the main restaurant Road this is a great bar with an excellent atmosphere. We wouldn’t choose to eat there as there are so many other great places around but it is certainly good for a drink. They have a...great happy hour and, unusually for this place, they have cold beer! The prices are very reasonable and it is great to get a drink and then sit at the front overlooking the street and all its action. The staff are fun and friendly and they bring you snacks free of charge. They play great music as well and often have live bands on.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I walked by last night and was drawn in by the live music. We each got a cocktail from the happy hour menu. The drinks were terrible. I got a lychee martini and my husband got watermelon mojito. The cocktails were basically...juice. We finished our two drinks and walked away feeling healthy from all the fruit juice.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

Great atmosphere and a fun night out in ubud with really good performers every night. The drinks and food is really good and it has always been my preferred entertainment venue in ubud

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

We came here for happy hour (two for one mojitos) and stayed for some of the live music that started at 8pm. The band was quite quirky and enjoyable to listen to. We enjoyed the atmosphere and it was something a bit different to try...on a Sunday evening.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Lovely chilled bar with fantastic food and live music, great vibes and lovely staff... Whiskey sour is a must try

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

With 100s of dead flys and insects on the floor we had realised just before our food came that it wasn’t going to be a very nice evening. The moment our food arrived it was clear that this was by far the worst food we...have came across in the whole of Bali. And that’s after having a good few 2/10 meals on our travels. It was put in front of us and after two bites it was clear this was not going in mine or my friends stomachs. We asked for the bill with all the untouched food still on the table. When the bill came it was extortionate considering the absolute shambles of a meal we had been served. I wouldn’t of gave this to a homeless dog on the street, it would of definitely turned it’s nose up at it. So I asked to speak to the manager. I made it clear that we had the money to pay for the food as I showed her more than enough to cover the bill, but told her that I don’t know how she could serve this food to anybody... she automatically got very rude and aggressive. I made it clear we had not even touched the food which made her increasingly aggressive and she begun to shout in my face... as I do not take kindly to being spoken to in this manner with a smile on my face I took the money out and gave it to the 100s of dead insects on the floor beneath her. DO NOT F***KING EAT HERE. Wish I had taken some pictures to show you all.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Great bar and band for an after dinner drink. Felt too busy to probably have a full meal in because of the dancing and great band but for some people this may suit.

Date of visit: January 2020
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