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“Good plan for a night out and nice staff!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Babalu Bar and Grill - CLOSED

Babalu Bar and Grill
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good plan for a night out and nice staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went there twice on nights out, Monday night open mic was lovely! Great ambiance and very friendly staff! The place is super original and amazingly decorated, definitely a good one to put on the list for some predrinks on a night out!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Elena P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

85 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“just great..!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

When you enter in Babalu bar, u don't only eat and drink.. u just arrive in a place where people are awesome, friendly, interesting..don't have enough word to describe it...

I actually just want to say that ; if u want to :
-enjoy conversations
-have a lot of fun and crazy stories to tell
-do jam session with a mic, a guitare, or any kind of instrument that u can make with GREAT MUSICIANS
-eat well fresh and very nice food
and for a so CHEAP price ....

come and visit this place, which can very easily become your second family...

Lots of kiss and love guys,

Love u :)
Selma

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Selma D
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Atmosphere and character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Atmosphere, great music and character describe this bar. There is a relaxed feeling and friendly bar staff. I have spent many an afternoon chatting with staff and enjoying the deck over looking the ocean. There is even a large cut out in the floor where you can watch fish and occasionally get treated to seeing large green moray eels or stingrays. I love this bar! Every Monday there is live music in an open mic format...absolutely fantastic!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank R_linda2014
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Average for a restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I could understand if you came here to enjoy the live music and drink but the food was average at best. Service was non existent. After 1hr40mins I went to the bar to enquire and the dude was baked and in the process of rolling another J.
Still a very cool setting and atmosphere but plenty of other places that serve up good grub.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank vagas88 .
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Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cool, funky, awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

This a very cool place. The night we went they had live music which was really nice. We had fresh fish and it was really good. We also ordered a bottle of wine and all was pretty cheap. The setting is also really beautiful, right on the water.
The owner is an Italian guy and when he found out that we were also Italians , he came to sit with us to chat, even though the place was packed. The service is also very good . We loved everything about this place. We surely recommend it.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Roberta B
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