Koh Samui is undoubtedly one of the favorite destinations for tourists and expats in Thailand, and certainly with no lack of places to go out at night.
Chaweng is considered to be the best area to go out party at night. Bars, pubs, restaurants, beach clubs and nightclubs follow one another on the seafront or walking street, enough to satisfy party-goers who like to dance until early hours. Other areas like Lamai, Fisherman’s Village and Maenam also offer great night entertainment.
Each place has its own style: dance, techno, latino, hip hop. The best DJs will make you dance. All you need to do is choose the mood that suits you best.
Bars, Nightclubs, lounges, Clubs, we present here the essential nightlife places on Koh Samui.
♥ ARK BAR IN CHAWENG
Ark Bar is a hotel conveniently located on Chaweng Beach, offering over 300 rooms, two great restaurants, three pools, terraces and especially bars and a nightclub, the most popular among visitors and residents of Koh Samui. DJs make you dance to techno, house or dance music. On Wednesdays and Fridays the nightclub hosts “Beach Parties”.
Several times a year, the Ark Bar invites international DJs, organizing colorful shows with percussionists and saxophonists to enjoy memorable nights out.
♥ SOLO BAR
Very popular among expats and tourists, the Solo Bar will surely make you spend a truly unique evening. Inspired by Ibiza’s biggest clubs, the Solo Bar is spread over two floors and lies at the foot of Chaweng Beach. The club hosts year-round big international DJs in a high-energy atmosphere, and has giant plasma screens, billiard tables and offers cocktails at half price from 2pm to 8pm. It is therefore not surprising that the spot and its dance floor fill up very early!
♥ SOI GREEN MANGO
Very popular among locals and tourists, Soi Mango Street is located north of Chaweng walking street. It is considered the heart of Chaweng’s nightlife. The favorite place for passing visitors who wish to spend an explosive night out. It bears the name of the famous big bar / club Green Mango. Bars, terraces, lounges go-go bars and discotheques, border this street.
♥ GREEN MANGO
This club is one of the largest on the island. It has several bars and 2 large dance floors. In general, party-goers start their night at Ark Bar and then go to Green Mango, closing time being much later. A selection of Hip Hop, R & B and Rock music that will not fail to seduce the expert you are!
♥ THE HUSH BAR
Small club located near the Green Mango, they play Hip Hop and R&B mainly, party people like to step by The Hush Bar for some pre-drinks before finishing their night at Green Mango next door. The atmosphere is however pleasant and festive.
♥ BLACK MOON PARTY AT BEACH BAR
No need to go to Koh Phanghan to experience a “Full Moon” or “Half Full Moon”. The famous The Beach Bar on Chaweng Noi’s main street between Chaweng and Lamai, Sheraton’s neighbor, regularly invites international DJs on full and half moons. A rave kind atmosphere is guaranteed with big sound techno / house. The atmosphere is very festive, and quite similar to the Full Moon Party nights of the neighboring island. The bar is open almost all day, delicious food, BBQ and seafood are their specialty, you can enjoy a nice meal while relaxing on the beach and admiring the beautiful landscape.
♥ SOI REGGEA
Soi Reggae Street is another street full of small bars, where you will find a wide range of music there, you can have fun in the various bars and enjoy some cool beers and cheap cocktails in comparison to Soi Green Mango Street. Its name comes from the big Reggae pub there: where you’ll find a spacious dance floor and a mix of music played by a local DJ. This place offers a very nice atmosphere to party all night long.
♥ LEGENDS BAR
This bar is one of the pioneers of Chaweng’s nightlife. It is aimed at a more mature clientele, offering a rather relaxed atmosphere. Fresh beer, cocktails and wines are offered a la carte while listening to hits of the years 1960-1990, in a rather Vintage decor: a real good night out guaranteed!
♥ BONDI AUSSIE BAR
A well-known restaurant and bar among locals and expats, there is one on Chaweng’s main street and another one on Lamai’s Walking Street. You can enjoy delicious Western dishes there: BBQs are their specialty !! To be enjoyed around a good cocktail or a cold beer. You will also find live local band performing on the stage, playing mainly some classical Rock’N’Roll hits. This place also broadcasts live sports matches.
♥ THE PALMS
The Palms is at the entrance of Soi Green Mango Street. This bar is spread on 2 floors, you will find a small dance floor, a live Rock’n’Roll band and billiards: everything to create a warm atmosphere. It is one of the favorite bars for Rock’N’Roll fans. It also occasionally broadcasts the most popular sports matches.
♥ SHAMROCK IRISH PUB
Located on the walking street of Lamai, just steps away from the Bondi Aussie Bar. The Shamrock offers live music every night from 21:30 as well as a Western and Thai menu. This pub also offers a casual atmosphere, offering a great range of fine Irish whiskeys, Guinness beers and Kilkenny beers. The staff is very friendly, a warm welcome, and good value dishes.
♥ NIKKI BEACH
World renowned, Nikki Beach Koh Samui is the first high-end beach resort on the island. Located on the pristine beach of Lipa Noi, on the west coast, you can admire one of the best sunsets in a rather luxurious atmosphere. Be ready to have a good time, in a very relaxed atmosphere. The resort occasionally organizes exclusive parties inviting internationally renowned musicians and DJs.
♥ CHACHA MOON CLUB
Cha Cha Moon is located on the beautiful Chaweng Beach. This place has established itself as the favorite place on Koh Samui for its house and techno music. This club is divided into different areas: a relaxing cocktail bar, a large dance floor with a DJ and a pool area. During special evenings, this venue occasionally hosts internationally renowned DJs.
♥ COCO TAM’S
Coco Tam’s is a bar and restaurant located on the famous Fisherman’s Village Beach in Bophut. There is a relaxed atmosphere, with swings in the bar and comfortable beanbags on the beach, making it a great place to watch the sunset while sipping a good cocktail. If you come to this bar on a Friday or Saturday, you can also admire fire and tam tam shows on the beach.
♥ ELEPHANT BEACH BAR
Elephant Beach Club Koh Samui is located on Chaweng Beach, between the famous ARK Bar and Cha Cha Moon. Hip-hop and RnB parties are organized around the pool and at the beach. You will also enjoy quality food and drinks: making it a popular place to spend a good time out on the island.
♥ BEACH REPUBLIC
The Beach Republic is a combination of resort, beach and pool club, spa, restaurant and more in a modern and elegant setting. Located at the north end of Lamai Beach, it is relatively isolated, allowing you to relax and enjoy your little private paradise. The resort often hosts theme nights and special events featuring quality musical performances with local and international musicians.