Located in the Southern part of Thailand, Krabi is a well-known beach-holiday destination to many travelers in the world. Apart from the beautiful beaches and the wide variety of cheap good food available there, tourists also visit Krabi for its decent yet still happening nightlife.
Krabi Nightlife Scene
Unlike Phuket, Krabi’s nightlife scene is slightly on the lower key and is not as wild as the one at Phuket’s Patong Beach. However, you can still expect a fair amount of up beat and exciting nightlife in a number of beach bars that are popular with tourists, expatriates and the locals alike. The main nightlife scene and tourist hub in Krabi is mainly located at Ao Nang Beach and Railay Beach where there are various bars and restaurants lining the entire stretch of beach.
These two places are always filled with tourists from all over the world who are there to party, have fun or just to relax and enjoy the evening breeze. As most bars and restaurants open past midnight, you can expect some jolly great time with your friends or new friends that you will (definitely) meet there. Below are five beach bars that are worth popping in for a drink:
1. The Last Fisherman Bar (Ao Nang)
This little beach bar is nicely tucked at the far end of Ao Nang beach so the crowd is not as bad as those in the centre of the beach. It plays soft music at the background and people usually go there for a quiet night out. The Last Fisherman Bar do not have live music so do not expect loud and blaring music. They serve great Thai food, energy drinks, smoothies and a great selection of cocktails, which are not very expensive.
2. Planet Ao Nang (Ao Nang)
Considerably one of the most happening place on the beach, Planet Ao Nang plays some great mix of music from Bob Dylan, Arctic Monkey and even Foo Fighters. With a lively atmosphere, this beach bar is constantly packed with people from all over the world who are there to chill out and make friends. They serve great cocktails that are reasonably priced and delicious, crunchy peanuts are placed on every table for free.
3. Full Moon Bar (Ao Nang)
Despite its name, Full Moon Bar has a relaxed and quiet atmosphere to it. The people who visit the bar are mostly tourists or the bar’s resort’s guests. Speaking of which, yes, Full Moon Bar has its own fully operated resort and its guests are all entitled a 10% discount in the bar. The bar has a huge array of delicious cocktails whipped up professionally and stylishly by its bartenders. The bar, which is opened till late, have free WIFI services and also a massive pool table. Enjoy the company of the bar’s friendly staffs and the many people who visit it.
4. Viewpoint Bar (Railay Beach)
This is the one bar which hosts considerably the best parties on Railay Beach. They have their own performers to put on edge-cutting shows just for you so you can enjoy the night out with a drink or two. They perform ferocious stunts involving fire and broken glasses that should not otherwise be tried at home. Most often, tourists visit the bar just to see these performances.
5. Last Bar (Railay Beach)
Last Bar is really literally the last bar, on the beach, that is. With live acoustic music, you can expect some relaxing and quality music rather than the upbeat and blaring kinds. Just like Viewpoint Bar (above), Last Bar also has live fire performances for its guests. At this bar, you can expect yourself to just hang around with friends or even by yourself, under the stars with a good drink.
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