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“Fantastic place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ska Bar

Ska Bar
Ranked #20 of 147 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2011

We spent a few days and a couple of nights a the Ska Bar. The food, drinks and entertainment were outstanding. Make sure you are there on a Friday night when they put on the fire display for you!
Watching a 5-15 year olds fire dance is amazing. The patrons are a good mix off tourists and local........even the common sight of the older white man with the younger Thai 'girlfriend'. Everyone is welcome!!!

  • Visited May 2011
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2 Thank Kiwi72222
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Gray, Maine
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286 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Best Bar in Kata”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2011

First of all, not difficult to find. Go down the street that the Kata Beach Resort is on. Step out on to the beach. Enjoy the view. Turn left. Keep walking a few hundred yards until you bump into the biggest reagge fest in Thailand. Ska bar. Ya mon. Go drink and enjoy the music and the views. Both really beautiful.
Cannot wait to get back. Food next door is awesome and reasonable. Superior owners. Superior service. If you like raegge you have to go.

  • Visited February 2011
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3 Thank mainereale
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Ceres, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Excellent food & location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2011

Slap bang next to Kata BBQ is one of the most popular bars in Kata -- Ska Bar. This rickety wooden Rasta bar stays open to the small hours and churns out the reggae tunes seven day a week. Depending on if they're hung-over or not the bar staff do nightly fire shows on the beach for a diverse clientele. On any given night you can sit down at this bar and talk with locals, ex-pats, families and couples all having a great time.

  • Visited October 2010
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3 Thank DanicavdH
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