After 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, How High and Ido Ido, Djembe House’s neighbours, also pitch in with their own special nights.
Incidentally, there are now two reggae bars either side of 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.
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. Lion Bar next door, is very similar in tone, but still a great spot to wile away a few hours.
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
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.
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