An ambitious beachside location, Beach Republic incorporates lazy, poolside dining, chilled-out music, very modern design and pioneering tapas and mains menus. The scene here is decidedly cool and the Republic throws events with international DJ's and also has movie nights. Call for information.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 10.30pm
- Location: 176/34 Moo 4, Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 458 100
Beer Bar Central
Beer Bar Central is the largest concentration of beer bars and nightlife entertainment in Lamai. Located a few hundred metres away from the more renowned Lamai Central Plaza, it consists of dozens of bars along two interconnected streets, all competing for the chance to make your night.
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- Location: 130/3 Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill
Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill is a popular chain restaurant in Thailand (there’s a branch in Chaweng and one at Patong Beach, Phuket). In Lamai, Bondi is situated in the heart of all things, diagonally opposite the busy Lamai Central Plaza and its beer-bars and outdoor Thai Boxing ring. Set in a long one-storey building blending Thai (thatch roof) and contemporary style (modern furnishing and lighting), Bondi is a cool and lively joint at which punters can follow premier league football or other live sports on their flat screen TVs, or listen to energetic live music performed by a local band every Friday from 22:00 ‘til late.
Most of the food is classic pub-grub-style (fish and chips at 299 baht), burgers (cheeseburger at 290 baht) as well as a great choice of western favourites (pasta, pizza, steak). Two Happy Hour periods (Sundowners from 16:00-18:00 and Latenighters from 22:00-00:00) offer buy one get one free Mojito. Bondi is amongst the favourite restaurants in Lamai due to its cool atmosphere but overall for the quality of the food it serves.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm to midnight
- Location: 124/88 Moo 3, Maret, Lamai, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)80 519 3931
- Cuisine: International
Central Lamai Beer Bars Plaza
Right in the centre of Lamai, opposite McDonalds is a 2,000sqm plaza hosting a dozen beer bars (‘bar beers’, as they are called in Thailand) some sporting dancing poles, with names like Sexy Lady, Hollywood, Why Not, The Super Girls Bar, Longhorn Bar (this one is a long-established water hole in a bar scene which is Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm until late
- Location: Lamai Central Area, Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 422 671
Chill In on Lamai Beach is popular with tourists and residents alike due to its relaxed atmosphere, chilled-out music and range of seating areas. You can chose to chill on large comfortable bamboo chairs, swing in a hammock or lie on the beach on a tradition Thai 'mon' – triangular cushion. Chill In also serves food all day at fairly reasonable prices and has a good drinks menu.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 2am
- Location: 438/118, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 423 434
Lava Lounge is not the only bar in Samui sidestepping bar girls and loud music but it’s one of the best that does so. Quite simply, Lava Lounge has the ‘it’ factor in spades in that it’s friendly, tasteful and actually brews up some great cocktails with a smile. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to 2am
- Location: Moo 3, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)80 886 5035
Kelly’s Tavern is a rather large venue located diagonally opposite Shamrock Irish Pub in the centre of Lamai town. Blending in style a sports bar, a cosy lounge, and even a guesthouse (they have a few rooms for rent at reasonable prices in their backyard), this cool venue is stylish yet unpretentious. Punters can enjoy an all-day Happy Hour (70 baht for local beers) and every Friday is Cocktail Night (all cocktails priced at 99 baht). Apart from the many televisions broadcasting international sports events, customers can rejoice in playing darts or playing pool on the professional Brunswick pool table available at the back of the bar. All in all, Kelly’s Tavern is the perfect place to spend a nice evening chatting and drinking with friends, checking email (free Wi-Fi) or watching people strolling along Lamai main road in a nice setting without breaking the purse.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 3am
- Location: 124/494, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Styled like an outback saloon without walls, lots of bar stools and Australian and Thai beer make this the perfect place to perch and watch the world go by. Live sports shown and allegedly this is the place for the best English breakfast around.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 1am
- Location: 124/149, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)92 824 9982
Samui Rock Bar
Samui Rock Bar is the image of a typical beach bar in South Thailand: built from bamboo and thatch, driftwood and other recovered materials, this cool venue is set right next to the famous Grandpa and Grandma Rocks (Hin Ta and Hin Yai) at the southern tip of Lamai Bay. The bar features a small terrace built between huge granite boulders and has great sea views, Thai triangle pillows and low tables and its atmosphere could not be more laid-back if it tried.
Samui Rock Bar has a rather misleading name as the venue is more a Rastafarian temple than a rocking place. Hosting occasional live Reggae performances, nightly fire shows (in high season), and a tattoo studio (Samui Bamboo Tattoo Studio), it is a great place to chill out and get back to the roots. Samui Rock Bar also serves food (Thai and international) at very reasonable prices.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 2pm until late
- Location: 126/92 Moo 3, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Shamrock Irish Pub
Downtown Lamai you’ll find this sizeable Irish pub that has dominated the local night scene since 2005. For sports lovers Shamrock provides four separate satellite feeds on six large-screen TVs and the place is big enough to absorb them all without descending into audio mayhem. Shamrock also has pretty feisty live music five times a week Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 2am
- Location: 124/144 Moo3, Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Remarks: Free Wi-Fi
- Tel: +66 (0)84 818 1266
Soi McDonalds is the common nickname for a short and fairly wide side-street off the main road running through the middle of Lamai (Haad Lamai Road). Unsurprisingly, it takes its name from the McDonald’s burger restaurant on the corner, but the 60m soi is mostly known for its modest collection of beer bars, making it one Read More...
- Location: Moo 3, Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Kon Tiki Beach Restaurant & Bar
No, Kon Tiki Beach Restaurant & Bar is not a wife-swapping venue, as the name suggests. Rather, it’s a big beachside affair with rope-suspended swing chairs facing a well-frequented buffed-concrete-and-wood bar right on the beach itself at Lamai. Here, you can enjoy a whole raft of cocktails or even a Sang Som or vodka ‘bucket’ while Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 11pm
- Location: 109/12 Moo 3, Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)61 324 4410
Tawann Bar & Terrace
Situated within the Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, the TawaNN Bar & Terrace is one of the island's best cocktail lounges. The bar seats about 30 and has a small but concise cocktail list as well as a fine wines and spirits menu. The decor is an impressive mixture of Thai and contemporary design and the bar looks out towards the beach with spectacular sunset and sea views. There are also delicious light snacks and a good range of afternoon teas and coffees available.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm to 11pm
- Location: 208/1 Moo 4, Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 429 300
Lamai Boxing Stadium
Thailand's most famous sport and a must-see for any visitor Muay Thai is hosted by two different venues in Lamai. Lamai Stadium runs fights on Monday nights starting at 20:30. Expect to see lots of hopping around, the occasional bit of action and a lot of male (sometimes female) pride getting pounded.
- Location: 124/62 Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand