Bang Bao Beach Nightlife – Top Bars

bang-bao-beach-nightlife-koh-changAfter the lack of action around Bang Bao village, happily, you will find a handful of terrific bars in and around Bang Bao Beach (Klong Koi).

Coming along the road from the pier and about a km before the beach itself, the tiny strip of sand known as Hat Sai Noi regularly hosts parties and drum-a-thons at Djembe House. Run by proper old school Thai beach hippies in a fug of contentment, these can be great evenings, so watch out for their flyers or as they like to say ‘follow the flowers‘. From time to time, Indie Beach and Ido Ido, Djembe House’s neighbours, also pitch in with their own special nights.

Incidentally, there are now two reggae bars just after the Tranquillity Bay condo development. Rasta Beach is the more popular stop, not surprising really, given its picture-postcard views down over Bang Bao Bay, but you can also head down to Karma Bar for a quiet time hidden away on the rocks.

On the actual Bang Bao Beach, Mr T, formerly of Koh Mak and a bit of a local name, plays most evenings at the back of his tiny venue. He can also call on some big names in the Thailand reggae scene to join him and so puts on the odd mini-festival during the season. BB Beach, an offshoot of the dive company, is a nice new chillout spot next door, which serves cockatials and Belgian beers.

From time to time, Yu Yu Golden Beach throws more mainstream parties, bringing in sound systems from Lonely Beach.

Bang Bao Beach Nightlife – Our Favourite Bars

Djembe House

Hat Sai Noi

On the small beach before Bang Bao Beach, long established (11 years and counting), very low key bar, artist and musician’s hang out. Parties most Fridays with live music sessions featuring bongo drums and didgeridoos, all welcome, a hypnotic beat.

Mr T-Bar

Bang Bao Beach

Reggae bar set-up with beers, cocktails and shakes hosted by the unique and irrepressible Mr T. Live music, lots of fun and you’ll be humming the signature tune, ‘Chop, Chop, Chop’ for many days to come.


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