Surin was once a vibrant coastal town, but everything’s changed in mid 2016, when all beachfront bars and restaurants were demolished following a decree by the king. Since then, the bars in Surin have mostly been tucked away from the beach, but you will still find a couple of beachfront venues, offering mesmerising ocean views and incredible sunsets. Here our Team Ministry’s picks for the best bars in Surin.
1. DeDos LeLounge
Surin’s DeDos LeLounge is a sister venue to the renowned DeDos Restaurant located in Bang Tao. Relaxed and sophisticated, this modern establishment offer yummy signature cocktails to indulge on the open-air patio or in the spacious indoor lounge. If you are feeling peckish, you can treat your taste buds to some gorgeous French and Asian fusion cooked by Chef Pablo Blattmann and his talented team.
2. Oriental Spoon Grill and Bar
Oozing class, Oriental Spoon Grill and Bar is a sophisticated dining and drinking venue famous for its craft cocktails and mouth-watering snacks and light bites. Open until late, Oriental Spoon is an elegant lounge where you can celebrate your Samui holiday in style.
3. Champions Bar and Grill
Located within the five-star Novotel hotel resort, Champions Bar is a friendly, American-themed bar serving fantastic burgers, snacks and various light bites to complete your casual evening out. Eight flatscreen TVs show an ample range of American and European live sports including basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey. The drink menu is vast and attractive and includes some of the most delicious signature cocktails you’ll find in any of the bars in Surin.
4. The 9th Glass Wine Bar and Bistro
The 9th Glass of Wine Bar and Bistro is an attractive, modern venue featuring a relaxed atmosphere and trendy setting. Providing a wide selection of wines and rare beers, the venue also offers great tapas to share with your friends and family while swapping stories and practicing the fine art of simply chilling out.
5. Chill House
Enjoy chic ambience and craft cocktails in a trendy setting at Chill House, a newly opened high-end restaurant and bar located in the northern end of Surin town. Modern and stylish, Chill House is an excellent venue to people watch, socialise and savour incredible food once you start feeling hungry. Though a bit pricey, this hipster hangout is worth every penny.
6. Beach Restaurant by The Surin Phuket
Marvel at a breathtaking sunset and magnificent ocean views the Beach Restaurant by The Surin Phuket. The venue’s elegant alfresco dining area and luxurious indoor pavilion offer an idyllic setting for sunset cocktails or an early dinner – the restaurant serves mouth-watering seafood cooked on the grill.