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.

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Karma Sutra

Karma Sutra

Karma Sutra in Bophut is unreservedly all-out retro hippy chic. Flanking both sides of the entrance to Fisherman’s 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 Read More...

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Other Nightlife Venues in Bophut

Coco Tams

Coco Tams is a fun and extremely popular beach bar located just outside of The Wharf Samui. With beanbags on the beach, swing seats at the bar, cabanas, shisha and even a large projector screen, it is the ideal tropical relaxation spot and one of the top nightlife attractions in Fisherman’s Village.

The venue is very

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 01:00
  • Location: 99/1 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, in front of The Wharf Samui, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 592 7900
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Gecko Bar

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 Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Route 4169, just West of Bophut
  • Tel: 077 245 554
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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
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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
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Son F Beach Bar

Son F Beach is a popular hipster-style bar and is probably the favourite night spot in Bophut. The special party nights (and most Fridays) often see the rustic-style building packed and the young and fun crowd spilling out onto the street in front. A good selection of signature cocktails priced between 150 to 250 baht (with buy-one-get-one-free available during the 18:00 – 22:00 happy hour) is joined by a choice of homemade cakes (starting from 89 baht) and organic ice cream (from 60 baht).

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Sweeney Todd’s Café Bar

Sweeney Todd’s Café Bar is popular amongst local expats and British tourists. A great place for a beer or two, for many Sweeney Todd’s is also the best place on the island for a traditional English breakfast and traditional pub grubs.

Located diagonally opposite the entrance of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village on the road to Big Buddha, Sweeney Todd’s is an unpretentious, rather small venue at full of interesting and entertaining conversations about local life and it’s a great place to gather precious information about what to see and do in Koh Samui as the venue also hosts a tour desk.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Diagonally opposite the entrance to Fisherman’s Village
  • Remarks: Live Percussion everyday
  • Tel: 087-0037022
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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
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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 Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Fisherman's Village's main street
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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 Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Fisherman's Village's main street
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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
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Wine Not

Wine Not is French owned and operated, so you know they’re going to take their grape-based beverages seriously! Sure enough, they have an extensive choice – starting from 150 baht per glass – served in a classy yet casual environment. The restaurant has an entirely open front, making it a cool place to chill out and indulge in some people-watching. A choice of snacks and finger food is available, including tapas, crepes and ice cream.

  • Location: 55 Bophut Beach Road, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 895 1980
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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
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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, 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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