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  • 10 Best Nightlife in Khao Lak

    Best Places to Go at Night in Khao Lak

    Our list of the 10 best nightlife venues in Khao Lak will give you the opportunity to enjoy a drink and meet other vacationers as well as local residents after dark, while on holiday in this increasingly popular destination in southern Thailand. Khao Lak was almost totally undeveloped for tourists some 30 years ago; today it features all that is required to spend a comfortable holiday with a very decent nightlife scene, although not comparable to the bright lights of Phuket or Bangkok.

    The best places to go at night in Khao Lak are, for most of them, located along Phetkasem Road, the highway that links Phuket to Ranong along the Burmese border. The best bars and clubs on display below provide vacationers with excellent options to spend the evening in good company – some of them featuring live music in high season. Check them out!

    Please note that many venues are closed during low season (May-November) in Khao Lak.

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    Happy Snapper La On Village
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    Opened in 2002, Happy Snapper is a central attraction after nightfall in La On Village. Located on Phetkasem Road, this lively place was established by Pitak Srisang, a renowned Thai bassist who has played in many bands in Bangkok, before settling in Khao Lak. Happy Snapper is a colourful venue dedicated to all types of music (Rock, Funk, Soul) that features a large stage which often welcomes the Snapper Brothers Band, as well as other ensembles in high season. A good choice of reasonably priced drinks (cocktails, beers, and mixed drinks) and snacks (burgers, French fries, fried chicken and spring-rolls) are available here. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:00-02:00
    • Location: On Phetkasem Road, towards the northern end of La On Village.
    • Tel: +66 (0)76 485 500
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    Khao Lak Monkey Bar La On Village
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    Located in the heart of La On Village, Khao Lak Monkey Bar is a rather small venue by size but a big one by popularity. The atmosphere of this colourful bar is extremely friendly, and the live music played every night in high season (mostly Reggae and Rock) of excellent quality. With table football, fire shows, potent cocktails, and great ambiance, Khao Lak Monkey Bar is a great place to party until late in Khao Lak. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00
    • Location: On Phetkasem Road, in the centre of La On Village
    • Tel: +66 (0)84 846 2635
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    Memories Beach Bar is the perfect place to spend a lazy evening with toes in the sand, chatting with friends while sipping a cocktail. Located to the northern end of Khuk Khak Beach, this unpretentious laid-back venue has all that is required for everyone to spend a good time, and this, not only in the evening. Featuring bungalow accommodation, restaurant, Thai cooking classes, surf shop and school, tour desk, and more – Memories Beach Bar is really a venue worth a visit. At night, beach parties with a fire show are occasionally organised. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00-00:00 in high season from September to April
    • Location: Toward the northern end of Khuk Khak Beach, before Pakarang Cape
    • Tel: +66 (0)89 729 2251
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    Moo Moo Cabaret Show & Bar Bang Niang
    Moo Moo Cabaret Show & Bar
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    Moo Moo Cabaret Show & Bar brings a bit of quirkiness to the otherwise rather tranquil Khao Lak area. Thai Lady-boys’ cabaret shows are very popular in the most established tourism destinations in Thailand - Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui – and the Khao Lak’s version of these colourful transgender shows offers a cool alternative to the normal bars in the area. Even though Moo Moo’s show is for free, the lady-boys performing it have at heart to please their audience: with little means regarding sound and lighting, they succeed to offer a pleasant moment to the crowd.

    • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 00:00 – Show at 21:45
    • Location: On Phetkasem Road, diagonally opposite Police Boat 813 memorial in Bang Niang
    • Tel: +66 (0)81 084 2335
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    Zantika Pub Bang Niang
    Zantika Pub
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    Opened in 2010, Zantika Pub and discotheque is a Thai club located on Phetkasem Road not far from Moo Moo Cabaret in Bang Niang. The live music and DJ on alternation in the evening offer punters to enjoy different styles of music, Rock and Ska from the live bands, Electro from the DJs. As the largest disco in the area, it attracts a mixed crowd of tourists and locals. Drink rates are affordable, and small restaurants located nearby permit hungry clubbers to fill in their stomach between beers.

    • Opening Hours: 18:00-04:00
    • Location: On Phetkasem Road in Bang Niang
    • Tel: +66 (0)76 486 411
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    Clef Bar La On Village
    Clef Bar
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    Clef Bar is an intimate venue run by Robert, a very talented guitarist/singer, who knows all the classic sing along songs originally performed by bands such as The Beatles, Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, and others from the same era. Assisted by a skilled bar tender (who also play drums), Robert is a friendly entertainer who knows how to please the audience and make it sing. The atmosphere of Clef Bar is really pleasant, and the decent size of the venue permit a great interaction between punters and hosts.

    • Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00
    • Location: Just south of Spinach Restaurant on Phetkasem Road in La On Village
    • Tel: +66 (0)85 299 0410
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    Mr Chay's Bar Bang Niang
    Mr Chay's Bar
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    Mr Chay’s Bar is the right place to take a break when visiting Bang Niang Market. Located on the southern side of this very popular market, the bar is made of various recycled materials and serves an impressive list of cocktails mixed with skill (try their lemongrass Mojito). With cool music, friendly staff, smiling owner with strong personality, Mr Chay’s Bar has almost become a landmark for many returning visitors in Khao Lak.

    • Opening Hours: 17:00-02:00
    • Location: Off Phetkasem Road, on the side of Bang Niang Market
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    Mars Bar/Café Bang Niang
    Mars Bar/Café
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    Mars Bar/Café is a good old English grub located on Phetkasem Road at the entrance of Bang Niang. Famous for their Sunday roasts (reservation mandatory) and for its festive ambiance (Ladies’ night on Thursdays), Mars Bar is a great spot to dine, drink, and gather information about what’s up in Khao Lak. Featuring pool table, darts board, and dance floor, this venue is fun and reasonably priced.

    • Opening Hours: 10:00-00:00
    • Location: On Phetkasem Road, 300m to the right before to reach Bang Niang Market
    • Tel: +66 (0)84 746 5951
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    Degree Bar Bang Niang
    Degree Bar
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    Degree Bar is a typical Thai country style venue. Located on Phetkasem Road, near the entrance of Bang Niang Market, this cool joint is just the right place if you want to experiment local nightlife and mingle with locals. Thai Pop/Rock live music is performed every night by a decent local band, which add to the local touch of the venue. Drinks and snacks are reasonably priced.

    • Opening Hours: 17:00-02:00
    • Location: Right opposite 813 Police Boat memorial on Phetkasem Road in Bang Niang
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    Tarzan Bar La On Village
    Tarzan Bar
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    One of the longest-lasting bars in Khao Lak, Tarzan Bar has good music until late and if it has outlived the rest of the pack it’s got to be for a good reason. Made from terracotta tiles and wood, the two-storey building quietly works its momentum up over the evening until things get rocking later on. Flat-screen TV’s show sporting events upstairs.

    • Opening Hours: 12:00 – Late
    • Location: Central La On
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