Nightlife Guide for Bang Niang in Khao Lak
The nightlife on Bang Niang beach of Khao Lak by no way compares to the nightlife of Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket. So if you’re trying to avoid the hawkers and dancing women, this will be a nice relaxing place for you.
Here are 7 places to sample Bang Niang’s nightlife.
Several bars are clustered here, each playing their own brand of party music and offering cocktails of the bargain variety. There are also several boutiques and galleries to duck into.
Khao Lak Boxing Stadium
Muay Thai, Thailand’s popular partial art is an obsession here. While some matches are staged, matches in Khao Lak are the real thing. Bouts take place every Friday, with big money on the line. It’s a great way to pass an evening.
Jovel boasts a large stage and lots of seating, along with a large beer garden, but the place offers Thai folk music concerts and is rarely packed. It’s an airy place to have a mug of Change Beer on tap in the late afternoon.
Drawing both divers and locals, Song’s—one of the oldest bars in Bang Niang—has an expat feel. Low key and open, it’s a good place to go if you want to talk.
My Friends and Reggae Bar
Both bars are open and airy, and feature loud music starting in the early evening.
With Chang Beer on draught and a porch for people watching, Smile Bar offer loud music and a nice atmosphere for an early-evening drink.
A typical Thai bar experience, with live music, heavy wooden furniture and lots of space.