Northeastern Thailand drinking and nightlife

Coffee in Nakhon Phanom

P Cafe

Coffee, tea, Italian sodas, smoothies, brownies and as much style as you are going to find in Nakhon Phanom. Old photos, big chairs and a piano make this a lovely and relaxing spot.
Craft Beer in Loei

Outlaw Brewing

Loei is the unexpected home of one of Thailand's most serious brewmasters. Stop by this little spot for some of his own craft brews (perhaps a durian IPA) and some from elsewhere.
Juice Bar in Surin

ร. ศ. 235

Pronounced Raw Saw 235, this is a pleasant little juice bar with fresh drinks (juice 35B to 50B) and a gallery for the owner's paintings. There's tea and coffee too.
Club in Khon Kaen


The exuberant anchor of Khon Kaen's nightlife, this is a multifaceted place with live music, DJs, karaoke, a wine bar and 'coyote' dancers. It gets going about 9pm.
Club in Ubon Ratchathani


U-Bar has long remained at the top of the heap for the college crowd, partly because the best bands from Bangkok usually play here when they visit Ubon.
Club in Khon Kaen


U-Bar packs them in with live music, often big-name bands from Bangkok. It's mostly a younger crowd than Rads.
Bar in Surin

Lighthouse Kafe Creation

Half bar, half coffee shop, this attractive, trying-to-be-trendy place serves avocado smoothies, cocktails and a global roster of beers.
Club in Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)


For more than a decade this has been the most popular dance floor for students. It gets hopping around 10pm.