Chaweng best nightlife scene has everything to entertain the most enthusiastic partygoers. Chaweng is for Samui Island the equivalent of Patong Beach for Phuket Island – a lively place by day on its superb beach (the longest in Samui), but at night, Chaweng presents another face with a few popping night spots, most of them situated in its central area.
Our Top 10 Night Spots in Chaweng’s list features the most popular venues and areas to party until late in this bustling resort town: from its high-tech discos to chill-out bars to transvestite cabaret shows to Thai boxing stadia to naughty-but-nice districts, most party animals will find something to their taste in Chaweng, a place where the night fun seems endless.
Ark Bar is another Samui institution that has been at it for quite a few years. It is a lively cosmopolitan beach-front venue (almost 150m wide!) that offers its punters food, drinks, a chill-out groove in which to mingle and party to the DJs’ latest live mixes amongst like-minded travellers from all around the world. Even though it's changed hands several times the bar/restaurant still uses the same methods to draw people in with fire dancers, fire shows, dining and dancing on the beach and a relaxed atmosphere that extends to a children-friendly vibe, even late at night. Read More...
- Location: Ark Bar Beach Club, Chaweng Central Beach Road
Soi Green Mango is the equivalent of Phuket’s Soi Bangla or Bangkok’s Patpong. It’s loud, it’s brash, and surprisingly it’s pretty compact, so much so that before you know it you’ve walked through it to the other side. Bar after bar features scantily clad (almost always in black) bar girls sing-a-songing ‘welcome, come inside’ as you drift by. There are several dance joints here, too, where you can get your moves in without bar girls lunging for you. Many of the beer bars are so similar that you’d be forgiven for mixing them up if you head back for a second night of fun here. Read More...
- Opening Hours: most bars open at about 18:00 but the place starts to be lively after 21:00 onward
- Location: opposite Chaweng Garden Beach Resort off Chaweng Beach Road
Soi Reggae is made of an alignment of small beer bars with the usual cast of friendly girls, not very original music, and a pool table here and there. The main attraction of the soi is the huge, two-storey Reggae Pub with a live music stage and pool tables. The large dance floor in front of the stage is usually packed until very late. The band covering Bob Marley’s classics and other pop/rock favourites leaves after midnight to be replaced by DJs playing techno music. Read More...
- Location: Central area of Chaweng Lake
Bar Solo is an ultra-modern two-storey building located on Chaweng Beach Road right next to Starbucks Café’s Chaweng Branch; its Sci-Fi design makes it unmistakable. Solo Bar has a cool, sleek interior, an open-air front terrace and a great music policy as well as a pool table and six plasma screens showing major sporting events.
Bar Solo is a good option to start a night out at, when you can take advantage of the happy hour’s ½ price cocktails from 12:00 – 22:00. From 21:00 onwards a live percussion show performed by Taro Mix (a talented local band - with resident DJ Simon Solo spinning funky, uplifting house and chilled lounge tunes makes the bar even livelier. Special events and parties are also organized on a regular basis. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 03:00
- Location: Central Chaweng Beach Road, next to Starbucks
Petchbuncha Boxing Stadium is the heart of Thai Boxing in Koh Samui. Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is Thailand's National Sport and is one of the world's most demanding contact sports. Located at the entrance of Soi Reggae in the central area of Chaweng, Petchbuncha Stadium is a large building that can host up to 1,500 punters. Fights are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 21:00. A new stadium named Chaweng Boxing Stadium has opened in Soi Green Mango, right behind Solo Bar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 21:00 – 00:00
- Location: at the entrance of Soi Reggae
On Street Bar is certainly the most original venue in Chaweng’s tremendous nightlife scene; this tiny venue set on a small piece of waste ground right next to the entrance of KC Beach Club Hotel is made of corrugated iron and recycled wood painted in bright colours – without them, its one metre wide façade would be totally unnoticed as the stall/shop next door sells vivid paper chandeliers. Made with any old things and featuring recovered furnishing and décor set on the open ground, On Street Bar is a very popular water hole, a proof that the trendiness of a venue is not always related to the amount of money invested to make it shiny and attractive. Read More...
- Opening Hours: daily from 19:00 – late
- Location: on Chaweng Beach Road at the entrance of KC Beach Club & Pool Villas
Cha Cha Moon Beach Club
Opened in 2013, Cha Cha Moon Beach Club is a stylish bar/night club located right on the beach of Chaweng between Ark Bar Beach Club and Montien House. Wide open on the beach and built mostly with natural materials, Cha Cha boasts a modern architecture which successfully integrated the existing coconut and palm trees fringing Chaweng Beach.
- Opening Hours: daily from 18:00 – 02:00
- Location: on Chaweng Beach 50m North of Ark Bar Beach Club
- Tel: 086 007 8850
One of the most spectacular dining options in the south of Thailand, the Brazilian-themed Zico's is an on-fire mixture of entertainment, glam cocktails and skewer after skewer of freshly prepared meat and fish served from sword-like serving knives by strolling waiters. To the side is a salad bar to balance out the all-you-can-eat fixed price meats. Entertainment takes place on a central stage and consists of bottom-wiggling sexy samba and salsa dancing girls in outfits that leave little to the imagination, live percussion and sax players. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Restaurant 18:30 – 22:30 - Bar 17:00 – 01:00
- Location: Opposite Centara Grand Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach Road
- Tel: 077-422008
Paris Follies Cabaret is a popular cabaret show and bar that features three shows nightly at 20:00, 21:30, and 23:00. Some 20 performers bring out their inner female with song, dance and fabulous costumes. Colourful and extravagant costumes, songs dedicated to mostly every nation, excellent lighting and sound system, and great performances from a group of glittering ladyboys dancers whose genuine smiles show that they are happy to show their talents on stage. Modern and vibrant, Paris Follies Cabaret show is a must-visit venue for anyone coming to Chaweng. Read More...
- Location: Central area of Chaweng Beach Road, (down the soi opposite Khao San Restaurant and close to Burger King)
- Tel: 082-8154843
Legends Bar is a long-established water hole on Chaweng Beach Road; located in the heart of Koh Samui’s prime resort town, in proximity with Soi Green Mango, this cool bar has for motto: "no techno, no Spice Girls, no boy bands!” The music played at Legends Bar includes all the classics from the ‘60s to the ‘90s: rock, pop, hard, blues, Legends is the right place for those who love original music played with real instruments. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and the décor of the bar features vintage memorabilia hanged on the walls around the bar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: daily from 14:00 – 02:00
- Location: on Chaweng Beach Road, right next to The Islander
- Tel: +66 (0)81 747 0937