Ko Samui & the Lower Gulf drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Bo Phut & the Northeast


With serious wow factor and 270-degree panoramas, the W Retreat’s signature lobby bar gives the word ‘swish’ a whole new meaning, with cushion-clad pods of seating plonked in the middle of an expansive infinity pool…
Top Choice Bar in Na Thon & the West

Air Bar

Toast the setting sun as it sinks into the golden gulf from this magnificent outside bar perched above a cliff at this swanky resort. There's an excellent menu of tapas and snacks if you simply can't pull yourself a…
Top Choice Bar in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Coco Tam's

Grab a swing at the bar or plop yourself on a beanbag on the sand, order a giant cocktail served in a jar and take a toke on a shisha (water pipe; 500B). It's a bit pricey, but this boho, beach-bum-chic spot oozes r…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Hat Chaweng

Drink Gallery

Part of the Library hotel, this highly stylish bar along Chaweng Beach Rd has top design and some excellent cocktails. It's a place to be seen in and a place to people-watch from, or just admire the interior artwork…
Top Choice Bar in Ko Pha-Ngan

Belgian Beer Bar

Run by the affable Quentin, this enjoyable bar defies Surat Thani's appropriation by yogis and the chakra-balancing crowd with a heady range of Belgian beer, the most potent of which (Amber Bush) delivers a dizzying…
Top Choice Bar in Ko Tao

Lotus Bar

Lotus is the leading late-night hang-out spot along the northern end of Sairee; it also affords front-row seats to some spectacular sunsets. Muscular fire-twirlers toss around flaming batons, and the drinks are so l…
Top Choice Bar in Ko Pha-Ngan

Secret Beach Bar

There are few better ways to unwind at the end of a Ko Pha-Ngan day than watching the sun slide into an azure sea from this bar on the northwest sands of the island. Grab a table, order a mojito and take in the suns…
Top Choice Bar in Ko Samui

Jungle Club

With knockout views from its high-altitude perch, you'll want to head up and back sober if on a scooter as the approach is very steep, otherwise Jungle Club can arrange pick-up from Chaweng for 400B, or you can get …
Top Choice Bar in Ko Tao

Fizz beachlounge

Come sunset, sink into a green beanbag, order up a designer cocktail and let the hypnotic surf roll in amid a symphony of ambient sounds. Fantastic.
Top Choice Beer Garden in Ko Tao

Earth House

This relaxing, secluded and rustic spot serves up a global selection of 40 beers, craft labels and ciders in a dreamy garden setting. With its own relaxing treehouse, there's also a restaurant for bites (open 9am to…