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  • 10 Best Nightlife in Ao Nang

    Most Popular Places to Go at Night in Ao Nang

    Check out our list of the 10 best nightlife in Ao Nang, and you will discover an eclectic choice of places with surely something for your tastes: from Ao Nang Center Point’s girlie and ladyboys scene to Soi Bamboo and its easy-going rustic atmosphere to The Last Café and its bucolic and hippie ambience, there’s no doubt that you’ll find a venue at which you can enjoy a drink at night in Ao Nang.

    Ao Nang’s nightlife scene is not as earth shattering as Pattaya’s, Phuket’s or Bangkok’s but it offers enough options to satisfy most partygoers and night owls. Ao Nang may be the prime holiday destination in Krabi Province but it still retains a certain laid-back and relaxed atmosphere that its fast and continuous development has not changed much; although Buddhist philosophy states that ‘nothing is permanent’, Ao Nang’s coolness has not totally disappeared yet.

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    Ao Nang Center Point has been the heart of nightlife entertainment since 1999 in the most popular resort town in Krabi Province. Ao Nang Center Point is a modern three-storey entertainment complex featuring a great choice of dining, shopping and entertainment options. It is the equivalent on a smaller scale of places such as Bangla Road in Phuket, or Soi Cowboy in Bangkok: places at which punters can either quench their thirst as well as finding some intimate company. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 18:00 – late
    • Location: Central Beach Road near Burger King – look for the girls with flyers
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    The Last Café
    The Last Café right on Ao Nang Beach

    The Last Café owes its name to its location toward the southern end of Ao Nang Beach: there’s nothing but the cliff after it (well, it’s not exactly true as the next bay - Pai Plong Bay – is nowadays reachable by a man-made wooden lane fixed on the side of the cliff). Its remote location makes The Last Café a chill-out place far from the crowds. Serving Thai, seafood and western fare from 10:00 ‘til late, The Last Café is mostly famous for its laid-back, cool and entertaining atmosphere at night: beachside barbecues, cold beer, cool cocktails and cool music, Thai boxing matches, DJ performances, and fire shows, The Last Café offers its punters an original tropical escape at the end of Ao Nang Beach.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 10:00 – late
    • Location: Past the massage huts at the end of Ao Nang Beach
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    Soi RCA Entertainment is one of the three main nightlife spots in Ao Nang (the two others are Ao Nang Center Point and Soi Bamboo). It is located on Krabi Town Road in the southern part of Ao Nang some 250m from the beach. True to Ao Nang form, Soi RCA Entertainment is more laid back than its bigger-city equivalents and even though there are girlie bars galore and a few glamorous individuals of questionable sexual proclivity there’s almost none of the raunchiness that’s associated with Bangla Road in Patong and Soi Cowboy in Bangkok. Brightly neon lit, Soi RCA host 12 bars, most of them with monikers leaving no doubt about the kind of entertainment to be found there. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
    • Location: Ao Nang Road heading out to Krabi Town – diagonally opposite McDonald’s
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    Roots Rock Reggae Bar
    Roots Rock Reggae Bar in Ao Nang, Krabi

    Roots Rock Reggae Bar is a middle-sized open-air bar located on the main road to Krabi Town in Ao Nang’s southern part, diagonally opposite Mac Donald’s, some 50m after Bombay Palace Indian Restaurant when coming from the beach. The place is fast becoming one of the most frequented and lively venues after sunset, offering a great mix of affordable drinks (small bottle of beer at 90 baht and cocktails at 150 baht), excellent live music (the Thai band performing here has a great singer), friendly staff, and fire shows at 20:30 (right on the pavement in front of the bar). Due to the lack of place inside, a dozen of tables are set roadside, and Roots Rock Reggae Bar is packed every night. The atmosphere is rather laid-back and unpretentious, making this bar a must-visit to people in search of a cool and decent place at which they can have a drink in peace. They also serve good quality Thai and western food.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 17:00 – late
    • Location: 50m after Bombay Palace on Ao Nang Road
    • Tel: 082-8131565
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    Soi Bamboo is located off Krabi Town Road in the southern part of Ao Nang some 300m from the sea. Named after the principal material used for the construction and furnishing of the venues it hosts, Soi Bamboo also includes four Thai seafood restaurants located on the main road. Its entrance is flanked by the lively Coconut Bar on its right, and by the tiny Eagle Bar on its left. Soi Bamboo hosts eight venues including Coconut (which features a good live band every night) and Eagle bars which flank its entrance: Chili Bar 1 and 2, Ting Tong Bar, AS Bar, Banana Bar, and Mr. Long Bar & Restaurant. It is an interesting place which gives a taste of the bucolic atmosphere of genuine South Thailand, a perfect environment to relax and chill-out with friends around a fresh local beer. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 - late
    • Location: Off Ao Nang Road in the southern part of the resort town
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    The Irish Rover is a charming and typical Irish pub located just off the road to Krabi Town in Ao Nang’s southern part. Under Irish management, this long-established venue has gathered all the usual and necessary elements of an Emerald Isle traditional ale house: elegant rustic décor, a good selection of draught beers and ciders, and footie on the television. Its pub grub is also an important part in the success and longevity of The Irish Rover and the food served up here is up to scratch for any Irish or Brit holidaymaker, or, for that matter anyone who wants to discover the real McCoy of Irish cuisine and the mixture of Gaelic, Thai, and international clientele is the proof of the pudding. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
    • Location: just off the road to Krabi Town in Ao Nang’s southern part, a mere 100m from the beach.
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    The Deck – Cocktail Bar & Beyond
    The Deck – Cocktail Bar & Beyond in Ao Nang

    The Deck – Cocktail Bar & Beyond is a recent addition to Ao Nang’s nightlife scene (it opened in November 2013) and could be considered as the first (and only) rooftop bar in the most popular resort town in Krabi province. Located off the road to Krabi Town in the southern part of Ao Nang, its entrance isn’t that easy to find as it is down a small alleyway starting on the right side of Taj Mahal Restaurant; at the end of the alleyway you will find the stairs to The Deck. The main asset of The Deck is its position offering a cool view overlooking Ao Nang Road. Cool sea breezes, fair-priced drinks, friendly staff and laid-back atmosphere above the bustling street, The Deck – Cocktail Bar & Beyond has all the ingredients for a successful evening in Ao Nang.

    • Opening Hours: daily from 17:00 - 23:00
    • Location: right after Soi RCA Entertainment off Ao Nang Road to Krabi Town
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    The Last Fisherman is a tropical restaurant dream come true: set right on Ao Nang Beach – on its southern part – this bar and restaurant made of recovered materials, thatch and bamboo and driftwood (the only modern material used is the white plastic chairs), offers its punters a chill-out place at which they can dine with their toes in the sand under the shade of coconut and tropical almond trees. The Last Fisherman is certainly not a fine-dining venue, but it serves pretty decent food – western snacks, Thai favourites, and daily barbecue in the evening – as well as a great choice of excellent cocktails that are highly appreciated while things are cooling down at sunset time. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: daily from 11:30 – midnight
    • Location: toward the southern end of Ao Nang Beach
    • Tel: 075-637968
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    O’Malley’s Irish Pub
    O’Malley’s Irish Pub

    O’Malley’s Irish Pub is some kind of an institution in Ao Nang due to its longevity and for the quality of its service and food. Featuring an upstairs pool table plus balcony, several draught beers, pub and Thai food (including breakfast), four large-screen televisions and loud rock on the box, it’s got all the ingredients to make a good night out. The rest is up to you.

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00
    • Location: Just off the main Beach Road, central part
    • Tel: 075-695-689
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    Luna Beach Bar
    Luna Beach Bar

    Luna Beach Bar is a long-established nightlife entertainment venue at Nopparat Thara. Featuring a very large covered wooden terrace allowing dancers to 'shake their booties', Luna Beach is the only place in Nopparat Thara offering this type of late night fun. Its location allows early punters to enjoy a cocktail at sunset before dining at the right next door Luna Beach Restaurant, before coming back to 'party till they drop'. Featuring local and international DJs, fire shows, full/half/black moon parties, this is the place to go if you want to have fun at night in Nopparat Thara.

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
    • Location: Southern end of Nopparat Thara beach toward Ao Nang
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