Ao Nang Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Ao Nang

Ao Nang is not necessarily the best place to head to if you’re looking for a mad night scene that encompasses partying until dawn but if a mid-range, mellow groove is your thing then you’ve come exactly to the right place.

The heart of Ao Nang nightlife entertainment scene is aptly named Ao Nang Center Point; it is located off the beachfront road otherwise dominated by shops and restaurants. The other main nightlife complexes – Soi RCA Entertainment and Soi Bamboo - are located off Ao Nang Road (in the continuity of the beach road) but on its southern branch.

The southern end of the beach also features some cool places to look for if you would like to spend a laid-back evening on the beach under the stars.

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Soi RCA Entertainment in Ao Nang Soi RCA Entertainment

Soi RCA Entertainment is one of the three main nightlife spots in Ao Nang. Located on Krabi Town Road in the southern part of Ao Nang some 250m from the beach, Soi RCA is a smaller version of the sois featured off Bangla Road in Patong Beach, Phuket. Read More...

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Other Nightlife Venues in Ao Nang


Ao Nang Center Point

Newly rebuilt and covering a much wider area, Center Point is now a three-storey entertainment complex with plenty of bars to choose from. Some of which to to grab your attention with fancy design such as Sabina or The Airport Bar, some others just with pretty girls.  So called because it is at the centre of the main Esplanade, follow an alley down into this warren of noisy bars – each blasting out its particular music. Yes, it can get annoying but it’s all sort of fun with flirty girls, cheap beer and lots of laughs. Probably the best bar here is Rocky Bar – a venue that features live music, generally in the form of a lead guitarist and bassist accompanied by backing tapes and a drum machine. Expect the usual Sultans of Swing and the never-say-die Hotel California… Smile Bar near the entrance is also a good place to celebrate the 365 ‘birthdays’ a year that feature there. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
Location: Central Beach Road near Burger King – look for the girls with flyers


O’Malley’s Irish Pub

An institution in Ao Nang, Sally O’Malley’s has been at it for years and is popular with local expats. 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: +66 (0) 75 695 689

Roots Rock Reggae Bar

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).

Opening Hours: daily from 17:00 – late
Location: 50m after Bombay Palace on Ao Nang Road
Tel: 082-8131565


Soi Bamboo

Further up the Airport Road you will notice six bamboo and thatch restaurant/bars on a corner of a soi containing more bamboo and thatch venues that were erected in late 2009. Again, this is mellow territory compared to its Phuket and Bangkok counterparts and again, you can party and eat here or vice versa. All open sided, there are plenty of breezes to keep things cool and a lot of confusion regarding which bar plays what music to remind you that you’re in Thailand and out for the night. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
Location: Off Ao Nang Road in the southern part of the resort town

Soi RCA Entertainment

With a reggae bar at the end and loads of bars lining the street, Soi RCA Entertainment is a raucous, colourful and sometimes earsplitting version of Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy or Phuket’s Soi Bangla but without the extremes. 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 identity there’s none of the raunchiness that’s associated with Bangla in Patong and Cowboy in Bangkok. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
Location: Airport Road heading out to Krabi – diagonally opposite McDonald’s

The Deck – Cocktail Bar & Beyond

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

The Irish Rover

A cozy-looking pub with a regular clientele and resourceful management, The Irish Rover is the genuine stuff, with lots of beer on draught, a pool table, rocking music (international artists playing week nights), good food (even Mexican, kitchen open until midnight), free wifi, a/c at night and crateloads of imported beer as well as the usual Thai suspects. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
Location: Ao Nang Road, in the Soi facing the Police Box


The Last Café

The Last Café is a long-established venue run by dreadlocked Rastafarians who have a hard time saying ‘we’re closing, goodnight’. Nightly beachside barbecues, cool cocktails and beer, beachside breezes and a friendly ambiance make this a great al fresco nightlife venue. The Last Café owes its name to its location at the southern end of Ao Nang Beach, offering its punters a peacefull and laid-back place far from the crowd.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
Location: Past the massage huts at the end of the beach

The Last Fisherman

If you follow the beach path past the Golden Beach Resort towards Railey you’ll come to the Last Fisherman Bar. The bar employs a tried and proven formula – beach, stars, good music and a few drinks – and why not? It works beautifully. You can also eat well here. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
Location: Next to the many massage huts at the southern end of Ao Nang Beach

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