Xin City Sports Bar & Grill is the signature restaurant of Xin City Samui Hotel, which was entirely redesigned and renovated in 2014, located a short stroll-away from all that Chaweng has to offer in terms of nightlife (Soi Green Mango is right behind the hotel). The restaurant’s large dining room is stylish, featuring modern design and furnishings, and is exposed fully to the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach Road, making it a great people-watching spot.
Xin City Sports Bar & Grill is far more than a classic Thai and western food restaurant; it's also an extremely popular shisha bar, nightclub with live music, and the perfect place to watch all major international sport events on one of numerous flat-screens hanging around the venue; just the right place to start a long night of fun in the most frequented resort town in Koh Samui.
Xin City Sports Bar & Grill serves breakfast and lunch yet is pretty quiet during the day. The venue suddenly starts to become busy after 18:00, when most people come back from the beach and want to relax with some nicely flavoured shisha and a drink at discounted rates (Happy Hour from 18:30 – 20:00) at the front of the bar terrace. The décor of the dining room blends Thai influences in a very modern style, making the place warm and cosy despite its rather large size.
The dining time – 19:00-22:30 - is softly rocked by the sound of fashionable tunes played at decent volume through large speakers. After 22:30, the atmosphere changes drastically, with Xin City Sports Bar & Grill turning into more of a nightclub. A talented local band take the stage playing everything from the Rolling Stones to Bon Jovi and Dire Straits - all the classics of the last 50 years are performed until around 01:00.
Xin City Sports Bar & Grill has a thick menu in which the choosiest dinners could surely find a dish for their taste; in a welcomed anti-segregation spirit, Thai and European dishes are all mixed together and only categorised by type in the menu; here are a few examples of available dishes: appetisers - beef carpaccio (with rocket salad and parmesan) at 300 baht or chicken satay (with peanut sauce) at 150 baht; salads - shrimps cocktail at 160 baht or yam talay (mixed seafood salad and Thai herbs) at 220 baht; burgers and sandwiches – cheese burger at 220 baht or club sandwich at 260 baht (both served with French fries); woo-fired pizzas from 190 to 530 baht; fried rice, noodle and curry dishes – chicken massaman at 120 baht or phad Thai shrimp at 140 baht; a very long list of barbecued meat and seafood types – chicken breast or shark steak at 299 baht; and a short yet interesting list of sorbets, ice-creams, and pastries for dessert.
The drink-list features all the classics regarding cocktails (220 baht), spirits, long-drinks and shooters (180 baht), beers (from 90 baht for a small Chang to 220 baht for a Corona), and soft drinks. Summing up, even though Xin City Sports Bar & Grill is probably not the best place for a fine-dining romantic date, it delivers the goods in style and is the right place to enjoy a hearty meal before starting a night on the town around Chaweng Beach.
Xin City Sports Bar & Grill
- Opening Hours: daily from 07:30 – 01:00
- Location: On Chaweng Beach Road, right next to the entrance of Soi Green Mango
- Remarks: Free Wi-Fi available