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Bang Niang Beach Nightlife

Where to Go at Night in Bang Niang Beach

The Bang Niang nightlife scene seems to be light years away from the raunchy equivalents in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. With friendly, innocuous and light-hearted venues, Bang Niang nightlife offers the perfect opportunity to go out and meet fellow holidaymakers without being annoyed by hawkers, tailors and ladies of the night.

Similar to the restaurant scene, Bang Niang nightlife nevertheless features enough choice for vacationers to spend cool evenings in good company. If you want to go local, Degree Bar is a Thai country-style bar located at the entrance of Bang Niang market, and if you prefer a more western atmosphere, the many bars located on Jerung Street will certainly make your day (or night, in this case). There’s even a ladyboy cabaret show on the main road.

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All Bars and Pubs in Bang Niang Beach

Degree Bar

At the last count there were something like two zillion bars in Thailand with faded heavy wooden furniture, open sides and a wagon wheel nonchalantly planted by the doorway. Degree Bar could be the stereotypical example of this genre. Looking out over the highway, there’s plenty of space to park your car/chopper/horse and, with live music every night, it’s the quintessential Thai bar experience – the Nth Degree you might say.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
  • Location: At the entrance of Khao Niau Road, Highway 4

Jerung Street

This is the liveliest nightlife spot in Bang Niang. It consists of five or more bars, each blasting out its particular taste in music and each pretty similar in prices (cocktails are surprisingly cheap) and layout – an ideal location for bar hopping. As is common in holiday destinations, different nationalities choose different bars so suit yourself. You can also mix shopping with partying as there are several fun boutiques and artists’ ateliers down this street.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
  • Location: Halfway down Soi Bang Niang # 1

Khao Lak Boxing Stadium

Muay Thai, fast becoming a worldwide sports sensation, is an obsession in Thailand and its participants train hard and long in between bouts. Fighters tend to stay with their particular training gym and are matched according to ability. Of course, some of the stadiums in extremely tourist areas put on staged fights but for others it’s taken extremely seriously. Khao Lak Boxing Stadium is the Real Thing with fights taking place weekly. The atmosphere at these bouts is electrifying and made no less so because of the amount of money at stake. Prizes are big, risks are high and the result is dramatic. Fights take place every Tuesday and Friday evening, starting at 21:45.

  • Opening Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 21:45 onwards
  • Location: Just off Highway 4 opposite 7-Eleven

Moo Moo’s Cabaret Show and Bar

Phuket has Simon Cabaret, Pattaya has Tiffany, Samui and even Koh Tao has ladyboy shows and now… Khao Lak. Yes, you read it here first, folks: Moo Moo Cabaret Show & Bar is pretty basic, in that it's a converted bar made out to look like mini-theatre. Of course you’re not going to get world-class standard shows but don’t forget that Phuket’s flashy Simon Cabaret started out life in a humble shophouse. Enjoy – and brush up on your sense of humour before going. Moo Moo is really easy going.

  • Opening Hours: Showtime 21:45
  • Location: Highway 4 Bang Niang

Smile Bar

On the corner of Emerald Plaza, Smile Bar affords great people watching. With Chang Beer on tap and light refreshments as well as the regular gamut of cocktails, Smile is a happy early-evening place. The music can be a bit overpowering but this is Thailand and if it doesn’t agree with you feel free to ask to turn it down.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
  • Location: Soi Bang Niang # 1 halfway down

Song’s Bar

One of the more established bars in Bang Niang, Song’s is frequented by locals and the scuba diving crowd, resulting in an expat feel to the place. Basic, open sided and unpretentious, this is the place to come to for a good conversation and warm-hearted company.

  • Location: In Bang Niang Market
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