Sama Sama Reggae Bar
Sama Sama Reggae Bar
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Mattye
11 contributions
Music is fun here; the only issue is the instruments were so loud you can barely hear the actual vocals - however it was a good change of pace at night. Came here twice, first night was good - second time around not so much (more below)

Saturdays is where the party is at as they also get a DJ there and it gets nice and lively.

Drinks are very affordable for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, food was reasonable as well.

My biggest reason for only 3/5 points is on one of the saturday nights i came in and had two drinks, wife had 2 non-alcoholic drinks and the menu was in front of me so i calculated how much it should cost. (note: they don't do service charge/tax); however the waiter came up to us and told us to pay for our drinks before we even asked for a bill or were planning to leave.

That is fine overall since you can always order and pay after for the next round, however what wasn't cool is - I calculated the cost and had the money ready - our scammy waiter decided to add on an extra 40k IDR to the price. I questioned him initially into why is it that price? and he increased the prices of the non-alcoholic drinks by an extra 10K IDR each drink; which was a bit stupid because I wasn't drunk or tipsy and remembered the price; then he had the audacity to lie to me and say that's the actual price (note: even with his fake price increases, it wouldn't have cost the amount he asked me to pay).

Since I was exhausted from my snorkelling earlier that day and it was midnight, I gave him the money to get him away from me without wanting to make a scene, he walked to the cashier and we eye balled eachother - cashier cashed in a few bills and gave him a few bills which he pocketed in front of me as he kept staring at me (as i was staring at him knowing what he did to me).

I don't mind tipping people for good service or so - for me it wasn't much about the $$ but the fact that someone had the audacity to lie, scam and cheat people who are trying to be honest just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

So with that being said - If you want a cheap drink, meal with live music - check this place out but PAY immediately as your order comes and question the folk if they are trying to skim some extra cash from you.
Written 4 May 2022
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Syavina Putri Kusumawardhani
Jakarta, Indonesia5 contributions
So every weekend in Gili T, they have a party to held by on each different places. And well they have Sama Sama Reggae Bar on Saturday. Which is its actually mind blowing because its so crowded, and they have also sell cheap drinks that i love and i always ended up buy more and more and eventually get drunk there! Such a perfect place to spend your Saturday night in Gili T especially if you guys love Reggae.
Written 6 April 2021
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Jasmyn M
London, UK14 contributions
Friends
Me and my brother were staying in Gili T for 3 nights and we came to this bar every night.

The music is great, the singers and bands are very talented.

The food and drink was great and at great prices.

The staff were all singing along to music and were very friendly.

We would definitely come back to this bar again.
Written 28 January 2020
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NurAkmar
Singapore, Singapore200 contributions
Went here on the first night I was in Gili Trawangan (4 Dec, 2019) The singers were awesome. The atmosphere was GREAT! Filled with good vibes.

Staff were attentive and friendly and yet not pushy for us to order.

Amazing place to chill out after dinner when you just want to listen to good music.
Written 17 December 2019
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Chris H
Cromer96 contributions
A great place to sit and enjoy a cold one or wait until the music starts and rock along while watching the world go by. Clean amenities and attentive staff. Fine for kids (I have a 11yo daughter) and she enjoyed it as well. Highly recommended.
Written 16 December 2019
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Oh_Vorapak
Bangkok, Thailand83 contributions
Solo
I went there on Saturday night. I really like the band that played around 9:30-10:30pm, they played music like Coldplay, the temper trap, the Killers, Kings of Leon etc. Good vibes, fun atmosphere
Written 1 December 2019
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rubyf
London, UK9 contributions
Couples
This was our favourite bar, we came here every night for drinks. They have lots of seating area inside and on the beach, from all you can enjoy the different live music they have every night. Really recommend coming here after dinner for a few drinks, it gets lively from about 9:30-10pm.
Written 13 November 2019
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Lily
Syracuse, NY230 contributions
Family
Great vibes. Came for dinner and music around 8. My 7 y/o daughter loved it. Two stages and plenty of seating. Bathroom was clean as well.
Written 21 October 2019
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Trinity b
Calgary, Canada236 contributions
Friends
Amazing bands that do covers of all types of music! You will dance, you will sing!! It’s a great place to hang out in the back, or get right into a dance off with some random strangers!!

Drinks can be a bit pricey compared to the rest of the island but service is great and beer is cold!!

Can’t wait until my next night out at Sama Sama!!!
Written 5 October 2019
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Jonesy
Palmerston North, New Zealand119 contributions
This place is a great live music spot on Gili Trawangan.
I visited here a few times and the live music was always great with a range of different bands of different genres, The Regge band I saw was excellent, I'm not a big regge fan but still loved the band.
Written 19 September 2019
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