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.Read More
- Phi Phi Island Speedboat Excursion
- Rainforest Discovery & Elephant Ride Full-Day Tour
- Phi Phi Islands Excursion by Speedboat
- 4 Islands Day Trip
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- Manorah Performance at Paka Showpark
- 3-Day Krabi Explorer Bike Tour from Phuket
- Ban Bor Thor Kayaking Full-Day Tour
- Sunset Cruise in Catamaran over Andaman Sea
- Ao Thalane Kayaking Adventure
Nightlife Venues in Ao Nang
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 Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
- Location: Central Beach Road near Burger King – look for the girls with flyers
Located in Ao Nang Walking Street, a few steps away from the beach road, Boogie Bar is a 70s-style bar curiously separated in the middle by a walking street. The largest side of the bar features tables, chairs, a pool table, and the bar counter, while on the other side of the lane there’s just a few tables and the stage for the talented cover band to perform on. All the classic tunes of pop-rock are executed with brio by the band. In fact, the live music is the real centre of attraction in this quaint bar. The drink list hosts all the usual suspects from beers to cocktails and from soft drink to spirits. Note that prices are pretty steep compared to other bars in Ao Nang.
- Opening Hours: 15:00 – 02:00
- Location: in Ao Nang Walking Street, on the beach road side
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
Rick's Bar is an unpretentious friendly venue located a short drive from Ao Nang Beach on the main road that leads to Krabi Town. Serving beers, wines and cocktails, it's the perfect place to spend a relaxing evening with friends, playing pool or darts. The charm of the venue is mostly due to its owners, Daniel and his wife, Pim, who do their best to keep their guests at ease and entertained. The clientele is a mix of tourists and expats who enjoy together the convivial atmosphere of this quaint bar.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – midnight
- Location: just off the road to Krabi Town in Ao Nang’s southern part, a mere 3,500m from the beach.
- Tel: +66 (0)87 437 5125
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
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 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
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