Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Ko Chang

Shambhala

Perched at the top of the island, this poolside bar has some excellent, fairly priced cocktails and a magnificent outlook across green lawn to a secluded golden sweep of beach and forested peninsula. It's the perfec…
Bar in Ko Samet

Audi Bar

Sharing an upstairs main-street space with a gym, this bar offers good people-watching from its high vantage point, the Samet-standard Day-Glo graffiti and a couple of pool tables. It's notably welcoming – staff wan…
Craft Beer in Si Racha

Teab Ta

On the long pier, Teab Ta has a fabulous selection of craft beer from around the world and various northern European brewing masterpieces, all at northern European prices. It's a great spot for a sundowner on the de…
Bar in Ko Samet

Talay Bar

Cheerily fronted by burning torches and Thai flags, this is at the eastern end of the island's busiest beach, away from the most crowded parts. It's an upbeat, enthusiastic spot with space to lounge on the sand and …
Bar in Ko Samet

Friendly Bar

On the sand, with tables and lounge mats, this place lives up to its name with welcoming staff and summery hits from the DJ. The cocktails are mainly syrupy and dreadful but the atmosphere and location definitely ma…
Bar in Ko Samet

Naga Bar

This busy beachfront bar is covered in Day-Glo art and run by a friendly bunch of locals who offer good music, lots of whisky and vodka/Red Bull buckets. It gets lively later on, with dance-floor action.
Bar in Si Racha

@U-Bar

This corner spot has a typically Thai indoor-outdoor vibe and an army of staff who will keep your table in beer. There's Premier League, nightly live music and a buzzy Thai crowd every evening.
Bar in Ko Samet

Breeze

On the sunset side of the island, this is a lovely sea-view restaurant perfect for a sundowner. You will need private transport to reach it, or it's a 2.5km walk from Hat Sai Kaew.
Bar in Trat

Cafe Oscar

An eclectic crew of locals and expats gather at this cubbyhole corner bar, with wooden furniture and a retro 1970s and '80s soundtrack. In high season it opens during the day too.
Bar in Pattaya

Gulliver’s

The rather grand neo-colonial facade and mini Statue of Liberty belies the fairly standard sports bar inside this beach-road spot. Decent beer and service, air-conditioning and an absence of bar girls can make it an…