Most of the bars in Karon feature a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere and cater to holiday-makers wanting to get away from the hustle-and-bustle. Though the area is tranquil, there are a couple of beer bars and lively watering holes where night owls might spend a more vibrant evening out. Here are our picks for the best bars in Karon!
1. Angus O’Tool’s
Unique and inviting, Angus O’Tool’s is an Irish pub occupying a corner of a modern building on Soi Islandia. The establishment serves quality ales and international bottled beers and provides amazing whole-day snacks and light bites at a great value. Angus O’Tool’s features a large screen broadcasting sports shows and throws occasional parties with live music and lots of fun; on such nights the pub really is a place to be.
2. Karon Aussie Bar
Karon Aussie bar is a one-of-a-kind venue featuring a hassle-free atmosphere, all-day live sports, live bands playing an ample range of music to suit all tastes and a resident DJ who mixes top dance tunes after midnight. There is a free pool table in the bar, so you could play a game or two, before heading to the dance floor when the DJ starts rocking.
3. Coast Beach Club
If you are seeking a more sophisticated evening, look no further than Coast Beach Club. Chic and stylish, the venue boasts an unbeatable location right on the pristine sands of Karon beach. The club offers an elaborate menu and signature cocktails prepared by venue’s innovative mixologists. If you are feeling a bit peckish, the Coast Beach Club offers mouth-watering grilled meats, seafood, pizza and other Western favourites.
4. Karon Plaza
Karon Plaza is a cluster of bars, restaurants, massage parlours and shops stretching along Lung Prochuan Road in the centre of Karon. You can stroll through the area, choosing which bar to enter for a beer (or three), or you could have dinner at one of the restaurants and stay longer to relish the live music or sports shows broadcasted in the bar.
5. Karon Beach Square
Celebrate a relaxed evening in style at one of the four establishments located within the Moevenpick Resort. The complex features several venues where to hang out and relax: Mint, serving fantastic finger foods and snacks; Cafe Studio, where you can satisfy your hunger with a sandwich, bakery products or other sweet treats; El Gaucho, providing a wide selection of fine wines and churrasco; and finally OrientAsia, which offers authentic Asian cuisine to savour.
6. Andaman Lounge
The Andaman Lounge is a high-end dining and drinking venue located within the Hilton Resort. The lounge overlooks lush tropical gardens and invites visitors to sample a wide range of crafted cocktails as well as international fine wines. Relax on the comfy loungers, sip an amazing signature cocktail and indulge in the live music played by local bands.
7. Bangla Plaza
Bangla Plaza lines the right side of the road running parallel to the beach and is dotted with small bars and pubs featuring a couple of tables and chairs set right on the street. All the bars offer a similar ambience and play the same range of electro music, save for Montana Music Bar. This spacious air-conditioned venue specialises in groovy retro hits.