Ayisha Fine Art Fine Wine
Ayisha Fine Art Fine Wine is a classy yet unpretentious bistro located on Phetkasem road in Bang Niang. It sits just a short walk to the south of Bang Niang Market. The sophistication of this venue is a welcomed addition to the otherwise simple dining scene of Bang Niang. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 16:00 – 00:00
- Location: 60 m south of Moo Moo Cabaret on Phetkasem Roadside in Bang Niang
- Tel: +66 (0)87 275 2725
Build Factory is a large bar and dance club on Phetkasem Road, in the north part of Bang Niang. Featuring both indoor and outdoor areas, it’s a stylish place to party until late in Khao Lak. Inside, you can dance ‘til you drop to energetic music played, depending on the night, by DJs or a live band. The outdoor terrace is the place to chill out around a drink and a good selection of snacks and local dishes. Karaoke rooms and TVs showing major sport events are also available.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 18:00 – 02:00
- Location: On Phetkasem Road, 1,200 m north of the Tsunami Memorial Park
- Tel: +66 (0)87 893 9074
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
Viewed from Bang Niang Beach Road, Gecko Bar looks pretty tiny. Fortunately, it’s bigger than it looks and is one of the most popular places to have a drink and play pool after dark in Bang Niang. Frequented by a lively throng of vacationers and expatriates, Gecko Bar is also known as the place to go when everything else has closed in Khao Lak. The owners and the staff are very friendly, the music played is cool (you can even request a song if you want to), the vibe is chilled - in short, Gecko Bar is the place to go if you love meeting people in a festive ambience after dark.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00 - Late
- Location: On Bang Niang Beach Road, some 180 m after the intersection with Phetkasem Road
- Tel: +66 (0)81 415 4167
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: Two kilometres north of the Tsunami Memorial Park, off Phetkasem Road
Mars Bar & Café
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
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
Mr Chay's Bar
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
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