Chaweng is the undeniable party hub of Samui, boasting an incredible range of bars, pubs, clubs and full-on entertainment complexes catering to young travellers and avid party-goers. Among the best bars in Chaweng, there are some truly outstanding establishments such as an ice bar, scenic Mexican-themed venue and the vibrant gogo clubs lining the party street. Check out our picks for the best bars in Chaweng!
1. Coast Beach Club and Bistro
Coast Beach Club sits right in the centre of Chaweng Beach, seducing beachgoers over for a tropical cocktail or three. You can spend hours lazeing around on the comfy sun loungers, relishing a stunning sunset and nodding to the trendy tunes playing in the background.
2. Bondi Aussie Bar and Grill
Bondi Aussie Bar and Grill is a casual sports bar featuring a laid-back atmosphere, cool vibes, an attractive drinks menu and inexpensive food (specialising mainly in BBQ), making this a real one-stop venue. The bar also provides a couple of pool tables and a shuffleboard and offers live music five nights a week.
3. Dr. Frogs Bar and Grill
Perched on top of the hill between Chaweng and Lamai, Dr. Frogs Bar and Grill offers dramatic views of the coastline, especially during sunset. Elegant and stylish, the venue offers craft cocktails and exquisite Italian and Thai cuisine to savour in case you want to stretch your sunset cocktails into sophisticated dinner.
4. Soi Green Mango
Resembling the infamous Bangla Road in Patong, Soi Green Mango is the centre of nightlife in Chaweng. The compact area is lavishly dotted with frantic and vibrant gogo and girlish bars, nightclubs, cabarets and pubs, exuding energetic vibes and pouring a musical cacophony onto the streets. Especially popular among young travellers and party-lovers, the venues lining Soi Green Mango differ in terms of music, but most have quite similar setting and interior.
5. Ark Bar
Located within Ark Beach resort, Ark Bar is one of the most long-established beachfront bars in Chaweng, occupying a whopping 120 metres of the shoreline, and catering to travellers of all ages. That being said, Ark is definitely family-oriented, offering exciting fire shows, ambient music and attractive menus (including a list for the kids), ensuring the whole family will enjoy their evening out in Chaweng.
6. Soi Reggae
Soi Reggae is another soi (alley) crammed full of small beer bars featuring the usual cast of friendly ladies, an incredible range of music, pool tables and lots of cold beer. Soi Reggae houses one particular nightlife spot, namely Reggae Pub, with a large dance floor, amazing mix of trendy and classic dance hits played by the resident DJ. This place provides a great atmosphere to party whole night long.
7. Bar Ice Samui
The coldest and the coolest hangout in Samui, Bar Ice Samui is a permanent ice structure made completely from Canadian ice. Inside you will find ice furnishing, bar and seats and beautiful ice sculptures decorating the spacious indoor area. Before entering the venue, you will be offered an oversized coat and a hat, as the permanent temperature inside is kept at -7 degrees Celsius. Bar Ice Samui is one of the most unique bars in Chaweng, and definitely the coolest.
8. Zico’s Dinner Show
Zico’s Dinner is one of the most beautiful and long-established bars in Chaweng. Exuding sophistication and glam, this elegant hangout offers fantastic live performances, amazing signature cocktails and mouth-watering finger foods and delicious meat and fish skewers, keeping you fed and entertained until the mall wee hours of the night.
9. Legends Bar
A pioneer on Chaweng’s nightlife scene, atmospheric Legends Bar sits at the centre of the prime resort town and caters to a more mature clientele, offering a relaxed atmosphere with their “no techno, no Spice Girls, no boy bands” moto. Indulge in the original hits of the 1960’s-90’s, sip a cold beer or a glass of wine and admire the beautiful interior featuring unique vintage memorabilia.
10. Green Mango Club
Green Mango Club is one of the most popular and well-known nightclubs not only in Samui but also in Thailand. Hosting world-famous DJs, this trendy and spacious establishment features a smart setting too, with a spacious lounge and vast dance floor. Generous happy hours is another trick to attract crowds – and boy, do they!
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