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XL Shisha Lounge
Ranked #453 of 817 Restaurants in Ubud
Cuisines: Dutch, International, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: It’s hard to believe that XL Lounge and Bar is only a year old. Started by a couple of tall, strapping Dutch guys (hence the name) it has a Middle Eastern style, complete with shisha pipes and silky draped ceilings, and a friendly ambiance. Owner Herman often agrees to host a fundraiser for a good local cause, and generously changed XL’s back garden area to accommodate the crazy Friday Karaoke crowd, when their other spot closed down. Herman is one of the most welcoming people in Ubud, and of course this attitude rubs off on his staff, so they have a lot of repeat guests. I’m guessing they’ll also have many more birthdays. Congrats XL! Next to the Ubud Library, behind the football field on Jl Monkey Forest. (copied from Bali Advertiser - Ubud News March 9,2011)Live Music playing in the evening four times a week & open until 3AM.
Reviewed November 21, 2013

It has been one of the best eperiences we made so far on Bali when it comes to a place where the interieur is not only promising something great but the whole experince was just perfect. We got served form very dedicated and friendly people ( which is not that common here,although many people have different opinion) with cool draught beer for a reasonable price , very good indonesian food, super tasty shisha and convenient relaxing music. Life music we could not listen to but reading all the comments i assume it just makes the whole thing even better.
Outside you sit with a veiw over the football field to the other side in a quite nice distance ( no noise from traffic) , inside it feels just like let´s sit down and relax and enjoy for the rest of the night.
Must visit place in ubud

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Although I have to admit the outer decor put us off it is amazing inside. Lovely comfy sofas with huge paintings and quirky little additions makes it interesting just to be there. There is live music every night and they had a brilliant reggae band on when we were there meaning we could have spent the whole night there! Good mix of tourists and locals so you don't feel too much like a sheep. If shisha is you thing then there is a good selection of flavours including cherry (my favourite), cappuccino and mint . The only thing that annoyed me was the service charge for opening 2 bintangs- should have been 46 ended up being 55. Short change I know in terms of dollars but I would have opened it myself to save the hassle! Overall loved it here such a good atmosphere, food looked nice and great music.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

This was a cool little lounge with a good mix of locals and tourist, some live music while eating, drinking and smoking a shisha what could be better!

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Thank Erica T
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

All the staff is nice. There's a lot of tourist every day. You can find live music every day. Take care with the price of alcoholic beverages, cause in Bali most of the places are so cheap but you should pay the same price like in Europe. Of course try the shisha, all of them are good!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We spent several nights here in Aug-Sept. and felt very comfy. Spent many hours whiling away the time with shoes off on large cushions with nice background hum of the local Balinese cover band. Downed a heap of reasonably priced Jaegar and Zambucca shots followed by reasonably priced Bintang, and were made welcome by the staff who rembered our faces with a cheery smile. Recommended for sure. Well be back next year :)
Tip: sit outside as can get a tad warm in harem areas :)

Thank Clara B
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