The Geography of Soi Green Mango
Soi Green Mango forms a loop heading inland off the northern end of Chaweng Beach Road. The entrance is lit by bright signs and banners and is between the Mambo Club (which is really more of a restaurant than a club) on the left and a currency exchange booth on the right, with a line of small stalls in a fixed structure in between. At the other entrance to the loop, you’ll find the Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill.
Here are some of the best bars you might spot on Samui’s Soi Green Mango!
Opening in September 2015 in the building which used to be the well-established GB Lounge & Bar, Cubos became a fast favourite, particularly with the locals, for its Mexican theme and funky style. Great local DJs play house and hip-hop beats well into the early morning, with a funky and colourful ground floor tequila bar for enjoying the cheap drinks and the main club in the upstairs section.
The only Thai-style go-go bar in the whole of Soi Green Mango, Dream Girls is quite small and simple. It features comfortable tiered seating around the outside of the room and a ring of bar stools right by the revolving stage. That’s about as racy as it gets because there are no raunchy shows or special acts. The girls are quite shy about coming to sit with punters, but are nice and friendly once they do. With a local beer costing 130 baht and a drink for your female companion costing 190 baht, it is one of the priciest places on the street.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00
- Location: Near the entrance to Soi Green Mango, Chaweng
No night out is complete without some horrifically unhealthy food to help soak up some of the alcohol. Fortunately, Food Point is ready to serve you all the traditional late-night treats. Technically a collection of outlets, prices start at 170 baht for the customary kebab, 90 baht for a slice of pizza and 105 baht for a sandwich, with hot dogs, ice cream and more also available.
- Location: Opposite Green Mango Club, Soi Green Mango, Chaweng
Styling itself as a “world class erotic cabaret club”, it is effectively a high-end go-go bar with Russian and eastern European dancers. Significantly more expensive than Thai-style bars like Dream Girls, you do at least get what you pay for, with bottle service and exciting special dances and performances, as well as private rooms for individual performances (that’s not an innuendo). Located in one of the darker sections of the street, opposite Hush bar, the interior is very plush and swanky.
The Green Mango Club
The iconic Green Mango Club is almost impossible to miss; it's in a huge, brightly lit warehouse building at the end of the road. It has two main areas with the entrance space playing hip-hop and mainstream tunes, while the main room pumps out some banging house and techno music. One of the few places in Read More...
Happy Bar is the largest of the beer bars on the darker side of Soi Green Mango and is pretty much archetypal. It has a couple of neon-lit bars serving cheap drinks (including vodka buckets from 150 baht), with TVs showing international sports, two football tables, four good pool tables and young ladies calling out to passing punters. In fairness, the people are very friendly – arguably too much so – and it helps to create quite a fun atmosphere.
- Location: Opposite Sound Club, Soi Green Mango, Chaweng
- Tel: +66 (0)81 978 0586
Henry Africa's Bar
Henry Africa’s Bar started life as just a single unit backpackers’ bar. It now five times that size and is the largest, most popular beer bar on the whole street. Its runaway success is attributed to a great party atmosphere, with a good selection of current pop and dance music. You will also find a few pool tables and widescreen TVs showing international sports. Drinks prices start from a mere 70 baht for a local beer, with buckets and great offers on shots also available. The service is good and the notorious “ladies of the night” are the exception rather than the rule.
Hush is one of the smaller bars on Soi Green Mango, yet also one of the most popular. It features live DJs playing the best hip-hop, creating a fantastic party atmosphere. Drinks are reasonably priced, with buy-one-get-one-free on buckets during happy hour (from 21:00 to 02:00) as well as great deals on shots, such as 200 baht for four of tequila. They have their own signature shots, with names too fruity to write here. To some extent, that is the tone of the bar, which has scantily-clad staff and its fair share of bar girls.
Our Bar Irish Pub
No nightlife hub in Thailand is complete without an Irish bar, it seems, and Soi Green Mango is no exception. Our Bar is one of the best examples, with more focus on creating the fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere (the “craic”) than the theme pub-style décor. A simple sort of place, its enduring popularity comes from friendly staff and great service, as well as good prices and a good selection of drinks – naturally including draught Guinness.
Sound is a great outdoor venue. The front bar plays hip-hop and R&B to a packed house, while the dance floor at the back has DJ's spinning harder house, and there's a big swimming pool separating the two dance floors, which sets the scene for some late-night water fights. This is a really popular venue for the late-night crowd, and doesn't really get going until after 01:00 when it becomes crammed with high-energy revellers.
Sweet Soul Café
Sweet Soul Café is an institution on Samui and is located in the epicentre of Soi Green Mango. It's popular with both locals and tourists alike and is probably the liveliest place in town. A full range of cocktails, shooters and beers are available and the staff members are all very friendly. Music tends to be Read More...
With a name like Viking Bar and a distinctive yellow and blue colour scheme, the Swedish association is a strong one. The popular Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English music also attracts the Scandinavian travellers, though all are welcome to this friendly little establishment. It has a fun atmosphere, created in part by the various drinking contests, including the yard of ale challenge. Drinks prices are pretty competitive, with a bottle of Chang costing 69 baht (one baht cheaper than Henry Africa’s) and buckets starting from 140 baht.
- Opening Hours: 19:30 – 03:00
- Address: 91/6 Moo 2, Soi Green Mango, Chaweng
- Tel: +66 (0)81 956 5482