Nightlife Guide for Ao Nang Thailand
Ao Nang doesn’t have the wildest night scene around, but it does have its fair share of party locales as well as more low-key and laid-back spots. Enjoy your drinks with loud music or mellow tunes, party with strangers or have a great conversation with friends – Ao Nang isn’t Bangkok, but you can have a good time out on the town.
Here are the top 7 picks for nightlife in Ao Nang:
1. Center Point
Ao Nang Center Point is the best place to go when you want a livelier atmosphere. The closest you’ll get to a party spot in Ao Nang, the Center Point is a whole complex centered on entertainment. Three stories tall, the bars vary in style, with some being mellower while others feature pop music and lovely girls. Order a drink and get ready to have a good time if you’re headed here. The Center Point opens at 5 p.m. and continues operating until late into the night.
2. Soi RCA Entertainment
Located on Airport Road in the direction of Krabi, Soi RCA Entertainment is a string of diverse bars that feature girls as well as the entertainers who won’t limit themselves to just one gender. Still quieter than what you’d find in Bangkok and elsewhere, there is plenty of loud music and dancing crowds at Soi RCA. Bars usually open at 5 p.m.
3. Soi Bamboo
Soi Bamboo is the home of six bamboo bars that serve both drinks and many good food options. Some of the bars here have a more lively party atmosphere while others have a more Ao Nang-style mellowness. Plenty of music plays from these bars off Ao Nang Road, which open at 5 p.m. and close late.
4. The Irish Rover
The Irish Rover is a pub that would fit right in in Ireland, but it has some extra global flavor as well. Featuring both live and recorded music, you’ll find both Irish and international dishes here as well as standard draught beers. Thai brands are featured as well, and the air conditioning in the later hours ensures some relief in the hottest season. This bar opens at 10 a.m.
5. Roots Rock Reggae Bar
Roots Rock Reggae Bar is an increasingly popular destination for nights out in Ao Nang. Cheap but good drinks and live music have helped bring more business to this bar, which is located on the road to Krabi Town. A special feature of the Roots Rock Reggae Bar are the special fire shows they have nightly. Doors open at 5 p.m. and close late in the night.
6. The Last Fisherman Bar
The Last Fisherman Bar is located at the end of the beach road filled with various resorts and venues. At Ao Nang Beach, you’ll enjoy your drinks along with music and the stars. It’s a perfect spot for a nice drink at the end of the day – or during the day, although you’ll miss out on the stars. The bar is open from 10 a.m.
7. The Last Café
A Rastafarian-run café that serves up some classic beach fare and drinks, including barbeque and beer as well as mixed drinks, The Last Café offers a relaxed but friendly environment to spend an evening on the beach in Ao Nang. It opens at 10 a.m.