Lonely Beach Nightlife – The Best Bars, Where to Party

lonely-beach-nightlife-koh-chang-nightlife If you want nightlife and parties, then there is only one place to come on Koh Chang and that is Lonely Beach. Over time, with its backpacker reputation and cheap accommodation, it has developed into the centre of all things wild and wonderful once the sun goes down.

Lonely Beach Nightlife – Parties

Different venues hold parties on different nights of the week, many throwing in a free bbq to entice you through the door, there are happy hours, happy moments and happy nights, buckets galore and lots of dancing.

Bands do come down from Bangkok, just keep your ear to the ground for all live music and guest dj’s pop in and out throughout the season. Not much of an excuse is needed for a party, an anniversary of when you opened seems a good start, but half moon, full moon, Christmas Eve, Valentines Day, New Year’s Eve, Thai New Year will see some pretty big bashes, where even the most churlish might find their feet tapping – the music has improved over the years from when the same tape seemed to do the rounds at each place.

Useful provisos for Lonely Beach nightlife are the buckets are strong, swimming when drunk is a worse mix than vodka and red bull and some things are still illegal even if you are only wearing flip flops. Have fun!

Lonely Beach Nightlife – Our Top Bars and Party Venues

North to South

Nature Rocks

On the Beach

After the kitchen closes, bar and party venue with fire shows, resident djs, house music. Sunday night their official party night. Full moon, half moon, New Year’s all big beach affairs. Good sundowner spot.

Siam Huts

On the Beach

Chill-out bar and restaurant that comes alive on party night, Fridays and Tuesdays, with huge stacks of speakers, guest dj’s, house music and techno, dancing on the sand, swimming pool, buckets. Late and loud.

Cancun Bar

By the Sea

Located in the ongoing development at the southern end of the beach, new kid on the block combining beach bar, sunsets, pool table, fire shows with big parties most weeks.

Gu Bay Bar

Roadside, in the Village

Tiny intimate bar by the bridge. Cocktails, cold beers, lots of local knowledge, run by San, a Lonely Beach party veteran. Good place to start the evening off before heading down Soi 1 or the beach for some dancing later.

Himmel Bar

Soi 1, in the Village

Down the first soi in the village, a buzzing bar with cocktails, buckets, fire shows/tricks from the boys behind the bar and numerous party nights throughout the season.

Ting Tong Bar

Soi 1, in the Village

On the opposite side to Himmel a little further down the soi, very popular bar and party spot with resident and guest djs. Live music too with frequent visits from some very good Bangkok bands. Food available 24 hours.

Banana Leaf Bar

Soi 1, in the Village

Intimate bar, just a little further down Soi 1, all the usual drinks and cocktails, live music, lots of reggae and open mic sessions. Busy and popular as an alternative to the larger venues.

Stone Free

Soi 2, in the Village

Down the second soi, ramshackle venue with lots of wooden tables and a hippy bluesy vibe. Live music from the Sticky Blues Band, full bar, nicely different from the others.

Jungle Beach

Main Street

With sale of Q Bar, watch this space for brand new large venue.

Magic Garden

Main Street

Further south from Q Bar, up the slope, large relaxed venue serving cocktails, beer and food. Nightly movies and once a month parties that feature sound systems, dj’s and a free buffet.


Main Street

Tiny bar opposite Magic Garden, with cocktails, Swedish food and snacks. Intimate and friendly atmosphere but lets its hair down once a week with a deephouse and techno night.

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