Being the second most popular resort town in Koh Samui after Chaweng, Lamai boasts an incredible range of nightlife, featuring energetic vibes and a bustling atmosphere. The most popular bars in Lamai are beer bars clustered in the centre of town, but there are also a number of elegant and relaxed lounges and beach clubs catering to a more mature clientele. Here are our picks for the best bar’s in Lamai.
1. No Stress Beach Bar
No Stress lives up to its name by offering a laid-back atmosphere and calming views of the turquoise sea. The venue features white tables and chairs, umbrellas and sun loungers, allowing guests to choose where to spend their chilled out evening sipping a cold tropical cocktail and watching the sky awash with incredible colours.
2. Beach Republic Ocean Club
Beach Republic Ocean Club is a sophisticated beachfront dining and drinking venue bringing modern relaxed vibes into a beautiful setting. The regular live DJ sets, impressive cocktails along with the innovative tapas menu give the beachfront venue an urban twist and promise a remarkable evening out.
3. The Address Beach
Modern and stylish, The Address Beach is a trendy seafront establishment offering a laid-back atmosphere, cool vibes and exotic cocktails to complete your relaxed outing. Once you work up an appetite, the venue serves a wide selection of local and Western favourites, so you can stretch your pre-dinner cocktail into a great dining experience.
Exuding peace and tranquility, Baobab beach club is a place to spend the whole day, soaking up the sun, treating yourself to delicious local and international dishes and sampling Baobab’s signature cocktails. Catering to all tastes and ages, Baobab offers attentive service and a friendly ambience.
5. Lava Lounge
Lava Lounge is one-of-a-kind bar in Lamai, banning beer bar girls and loud music. Instead, the venue provides relaxed vibes, great tunes and an impressive cocktail menu that includes more than 40 different drinks! The bar also serves an ample array of beers and fine wines appeasing all palates.
6. Swing Bar
Swing Bar is a spacious beachside venue featuring rope-suspended swing chairs, lovely low bamboo tables placed right on the beach and oversized cushions dotting the white sand. The relaxed setting ensures that everyone can relax in a comfort while watching a fascinating fire dance performance and indulging in the delicious inexpensive cocktails.
7. Samui Rock Bar
Samui Rock Bar is a hidden gem built from natural materials and offering an unbeatable view of the famous Grandpa and Grandma Rocks (Hin Ta and Hin Yai). The bar features a small wooden platform built in between two boulders and provides an awesome atmosphere to watch the sunset, sip a cold beer and swap stories with other travellers.
8. Beer Bar Central
Beer Bar Central is a hub made up of girlish bars and other entertainment venues lining tiny sois (alleys) running perpendicular to the main street. Competing for your attention, each bar plays different music with beautiful ladies (and ladyboys) dancing infront of the venues, seducing you to enter in their bar – nothing extraordinary by Thai standards.
9. Shamrock Irish Pub
Shamrock Irish Pub is a spacious Irish pub serving a relaxed and friendly ambience and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Featuring four large TVs with different satellite sport feeds, a couple of pool tables and great live music five days a week, the pub is an excellent hangout if you are searching for a chilled out evening away from hustle-and-bustle of beer bars and frantic nightclubs.