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“great choice!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hub Island Sports Cafe

Hub Island Sports Cafe
Ranked #63 of 354 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: European, British, Bar, Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Island Sports Cafe very conveniently located at the end of Thong Sala ferry pier in Koh Phangan. After the ferry trip why not plan your stay on the island at the HUB while you enjoy a warm welcome, free WiFi and free pool. Ask our friendly staff for free advice and the must see attractions on the island. We go above and beyond to send you away ready to really enjoy the island. Please read our reviews. We're the only bar on the island with a BIG SCREEN PROJECTOR to satisfy all your live sporting needs from every country. If it's not advertised just ask at the bar and we'll put it on - Free Advice - Free WiFi - Free Pool - Big screen projector showing all live sports - Reliable, honest motorbike hire - Outdoor seating - We are told, best fried breakfast on the island - Fresh fruit smoothies and premium bean to cup coffee - Full wine list selection available - Fantastic Sunday roast dinners Motorbike rental - We pride ourselves on providing a honest rental service, check our reviews. Please, please check repair costs before hiring a motorbike from any rental shop. Sadly accidents do happen. The Hub, Island sports cafe - "A place to kick back and enjoy"
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
1 review
“great choice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stopped by after a horrible journey to the island and it turned out i chose the right place! I really enjoyed the rich breakfast, service was fast, good selection of beers and there is a very friendly english girl who pours your pint! really nice bar :)

Visited July 2014
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Thank nomad85891
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Jamie S, General Manager at Hub Island Sports Cafe, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Thank you very much for your recent review on your trip to Harp Bar. It's great to hear such positive comments and we hope you had a safe trip home. Take care and spread the word.

The Harp Bar Team
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Okay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

An okay restaurant. The service wasn't all that great. We ordered two lasagna, but got only one.
The drinks later in the evening were also a bit problematic. We got an extra beer every order, which we didn't order.
The owner was nice and made sure the check was in order.
They do have great screens to watch the games form the World cup.

Visited June 2014
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Thank mich_chello
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Jamie S, General Manager at Hub Island Sports Cafe, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you for your comments about Harp Bar. even though it is always disappointing when we get a review that is not so great, it helps us to improve in certain areas.

We do apologize about the food issue, we have a service team here and for some reason one of our runners had taken your order, we have now sorted this situation and we hope to prove we are better than that one evening in the future.

Thank you

The Harp Bar Team
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Xi'an, China
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Perfect drinks and free pool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

A large and clean looking bar with lots of offers and seemingly 24 hour wall to wall football - what's not to like? The pool table is good quality unlike many in Thai bars and the service is efficient without being particularly enthusiastic if truth be told.
We had morning shakes - lemon and watermelon and my wife said they were the best ones she'd had on our holiday, high praise indeed believe me!
Would love to go back again but it was our last act on the island, so nice to end on a high note!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LiJames77
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Jamie S, General Manager at Hub Island Sports Cafe, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
First of all I would like to say thank you for your kind comments about your trip to us here at Harp Bar, and thank you for uploading the picture of the best smoothies on the island, it's greatly appreciated.

We also hope to see you again, so if you do pop back to Koh Phangan make sure you pop in and see us again, it would be great to see you both.

Thank you,

The Harp Bar Team
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Sydney, Australia
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“Best bar on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

Harp Bar is the first place I saw after getting off the ferry at Thongsala and walking down the jetty. This is a great place to kick off your Koh Phangan holiday. After the trip over we wanted to grab a great meal and plan our trip. Harp Bar is perfect as there's free wifi, a cold towel on arrival, fantastic food, friendly staff (with great tips on things to do) and of course Guinness!

Harp Bar is the place for sport on the island. As an Aussie I was glad to see they have the NRL, AFL and Super Rugby as well as all premier league and other football. While I was there the manager was arranging a projector & screen for the World Cup - so if you are there in June/July then this is place to watch all the games.

The bar is 10 mins or so from the full moon party beach, which is perfect as it's a great escape from the madness.

All in all a great place to base yourself and thoroughly recommended. The best bar on the island.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Supernova6
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Jamie S, General Manager at Hub Island Sports Cafe, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments about Harp Bar, Thongsala. Our main aim is to provide a home away from home, so sports, good food, great company and obviously ice cold beers. We are glad you enjoyed all aspects of the venue and we hope to see you again in the future.

Thank you from all of the team here at The Harp Bar
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“Amazing fry up!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Would highly recommend the English fry up, the sausages are by far the best I've ever had!!! After falling bored of Thai good the fry up was exactly what I needed!! My friend also had a pasta dish and loved it!!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lash2lashes
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Jamie S, General Manager at Hub Island Sports Cafe, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
The Lashes2Lashes girls, how are you? Thank you for the review, and we were very happy about what you said about the food when you visited us. We agree that we have the best fry up here on the island, and was happy to hear your friend enjoyed her spaghetti carbonara. Hope you had a safe trip that day, and hope everything is well with you both.

Take care and maybe we might catch you again in the future.

Thanks,

Jamie
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