Bophut Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Bophut & Fisherman's Village

The centre of Bophut is called Fisherman's Village and yes, you can still see a few old salts around the pier but make no mistake about it, the whole centre of town is now dominated by upmarket boutiques and restaurants. It's simple to explore nightlife in Bophut; either take a right or a left at the pier. A left-hand turn will take you to the heart of the action whereas going right leads to a few pretty good restaurants and select guesthouses and eventually to the road to Bangrak. 

There are no Go-Go's, girlie bars or dodgy massage parlours here and as a result the atmosphere is much more laid back and friendly.


Most Popular Nightlife Venues in Bophut

Billabong Surf Club Billabong Surf Club

For a cheerful, friendly bar in downtown Bophut it’s hard to beat Billabong Surf Club. Billabong has outstanding views out over to Koh Phangan and sea breezes that pretty much render useless the bar’s wall fans. Read More...

 
Karma Sutra Karma Sutra

Karma Sutra in Bophut is unreservedly all-out retro hippy chic. Flanking both sides of the entrance to Fisherman’s Village by the pier, Karma Sutra has chunky Indonesian wooden furniture, cool sounds, and muted lights. Read More...

The Emerald Irish Pub The Emerald Irish Pub

Irish-owned The Emerald offers draft Guinness and Kilkenny as well as local beers. Fan cooled, the pub has live sports on three screens and occasional live music. Read More...

 
The Frog and Gecko Pub The Frog and Gecko Pub

Open since 2000 and owned and managed by long-term expats who work hard to ensure everyone enjoys themselves, the Frog and Gecko is busy most nights, but packed on Wednesdays for their pub quiz. Read More...

 

Other Nightlife Venues in Bophut

Billabong Surf Club

For a cheerful, friendly bar in downtown Bophut it’s hard to beat Billabong Surf Club. Opened in 2002 and located just above the beach along Bohput’s shopping street, Billabong has outstanding views out over to Koh Phangan and sea breezes that pretty much render useless the bar’s wall fans. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
Location: Central location in Fisherman's Village's main street
Remarks: Free Wi-Fi

Gecko Village

Gecko Village

A very pleasant Bali-style beachside setting enhances one of Samui's most musically astute bars. Resident DJ Gary G plays a range of house and ambient tunes throughout the week and hosts the Gecko's weekly Sunday Session party, which kicks off at 14:00 and regularly features big name guest DJ's and live percussionists. There's also a Full Moon Warm Up Party and the resort has its own speedboat to get revelers over to Koh Pha Ngan afterwards. The Gecko has bungalows for rent but they can get very noisy on party nights.

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 02:00
Location: Route 4169, just east of Bophut
Tel: 077 245 554

Karma Sutra

Karma Sutra in Bophut is unreservedly all-out retro hippy chic. Flanking both sides of the entrance to Fisherman’s Village by the pier, Karma Sutra has chunky Indonesian wooden furniture (thankfully with soft cushions to make things a little more comfortable), cool sounds, Buddha images and muted lights. Read More...

Opening Hours: 07:00 – 01:00
Location: Opposite the pier at the entrance to Fisherman’s Village
Tel: 077 425 198

Sirocco

Located in an old teak converted Chinese shop-house, close to the pier, this bar takes one back to the 60's era. Background Beatles or jazz music played at just the right level so as not to disturb any conversation helps one relax as you sip cocktails or dine on good snack food. The staff members here are friendly and the atmosphere perfect for a little time out from the beach.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – late. Closed Tuesdays
Location: Bophut Centre

The Crow's Nest

Another beachfront pub with great views out over the Gulf of Thailand to Koh Phangan. The Crow's Nest has sports coverage, draft beers, cocktails and a welcoming staff along with delicious sea breezes.

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 02:00
Location: Central Bophut

The Emerald Irish Bar

Irish-owned The Emerald offers draft Guinness and Kilkenny as well as local beers. Fan cooled, the pub has live sports on three screens and occasional live music. Décor wise, The Emerald has genuine Irish pub fittings and on the walls hang historic photos of old Dublin Guinness barges and whiskey ads while some of the bricks are stripped, lending the place a suitable rough-and-ready feel. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
Location: Fisherman's Village's main street

The Frog and Gecko Pub

Open since 2000 and owned and managed by long-term expats Graeme and Raphaella, who work hard to ensure everyone enjoys themselves, the Frog and Gecko is busy most nights, but packed on Wednesdays for their pub quiz – so get there around 20:00 to make sure you get a good seat. Musically, expect lots of quality 70s tunes, Brit Pop, rock and punk. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
Location: Fisherman's Village's main street

The Pier

A classy-looking, black-themed restaurant with views out over the Gulf of Thailand. Thai and international dishes with an emphasis on seafood are served up by young, chic-looking staff members. An exterior wooden staircase takes diners up into a comfortable and breezy eating area. Expect to pay more.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
Location: next to Bophut Pier

The Pub

Almost identical to the Crow's Nest next door, The Pub is nevertheless busier most nights. Its simple set up – one long bar, a few tables and a couple of TV's – attracts a lot of regular punters. The British pub grub is high quality and their Sunday roasts are particularly popular. Music is never too loud and the conversation amusing.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
Location: Central Bophut

Nearby Bophut

Bakubung

One of the best sunset-watching venues around Bophut, Bakubung is a café/restaurant/bar in a garden, seaside setting. The absolutely perfect chill-out spot, Bakubung is not necessarily a nightlife spot but is certainly a place to appreciate the evening breezes in stylish comfort.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
Location: On the Bophut-Bang Rak Road
Tel: 084 636 9090

Irish Times

The Irish Times offers a huge number of popular draft beers, including of course Guinness. The bar also has an extensive food menu featuring foreign and Thai food. Run by those clever people from Tropical Murphy's, you can expect quality.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
Location: On the ring road, beside Bandon hospital.

Zazen

 Zazen, an award-winning restaurant, presents traditional Thai regional dishes with fine-dining touches, sprinkled throughout with culinary flair and brio. The extent of the care put into each dish is reflected in the high cost of dining here and subsequently the French chef spares no effort in his quest for perfection, even growing his own herbs. The wine cellar recently received an award. Décor is elaborate but not overdone, with Moroccan touches, Louis XVI-style furniture and a state-of-the-art open kitchen. Part of the Zazen Resort, it's a beachside stroll away from Bophut Centre towards Mae Nam.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa

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Q Bar Samui

If you’ve ever been to Bangkok’s Q Bar then you’ll know of its groovy, chic, hi-so reputation. Samui’s Q Bar may have the same name but most similarities abruptly end there. Set on a hillside above Chaweng with views out over the lake and town, the place is perfect for sunset, even if it is facing the wrong way. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 - 02:00
Location: Above north Chaweng – look out for the huge ‘Q’ sign on the hillside
Remarks: Live Percussion everyday
Tel: 086 940 8667 or 077 962 420

Q Bar Samui

If you’ve ever been to Bangkok’s Q Bar then you’ll know of its groovy, chic, hi-so reputation. Samui’s Q Bar may have the same name but most similarities abruptly end there. Set on a hillside above Chaweng with views out over the lake and town, the place is perfect for sunset, even if it is facing the wrong way. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 - 02:00
Location: Above north Chaweng – look out for the huge ‘Q’ sign on the hillside
Remarks: Live Percussion everyday
Tel: 086 940 8667 or 077 962 420


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