White Sand Beach Nightlife – Bars, Clubs and Pubs

white-sand-beach-nightlife Whilst it has a very different atmosphere from party centre at Lonely Beach, White Sand Beach has its own buzzing nightlife, with adequate opportunities for next day embarrassment.

White Sand Beach Nightlife – Clubs

Sabay Bar at the northern end on the beach has been throwing open its doors for as long as anyone can remember, with frequent makeovers but probably the same Filipino cover band, lots of Thai girls that might not be what they seem and everyone dancing more and more manically the nearer it gets to closing time.

White Sand Beach Nightlife – Bars

At the southern end, Koh Chang’s own mini Pattaya is still going strong, with girls and more girls wearing very little, offering a simple game of Connect 4 to each passing handsum man, in the hope he may cover a few outstanding veterinary bills run up by a poorly village buffalo somewhere in the north of the country. The pick of the bunch in the zone is Mankeyto on the front, with the more salubrious Zap Bar, just a little further up the hill, also worth a look.

For an early evening cocktail, try the tiny Tapas Bar on the beach, near to Tantawan Resort.

White Sand Beach Nightlife – Live Music and Pubs

For live music, Oodies at the northern end has been providing that country, soft rock vibe for as long as anyone can remember and it’s still packing them in, so it seems to work. The Rock Bar in Grand View Plaza also has a live session most nights, definitely not for the faint hearted at those decibels.

Live sports, everything from Premier League and Bundesliga to tennis, golf and even Super Bowl are shown on big screens at Monkeys Bar and Restaurant in front of Grand View Plaza and the two pubs at the southern end, Paddy’s Palms and The White Elephant. All also serve pub grub.

White Sand Beach Nightlife – Our Favourite Bars, Clubs and Pubs

KC Pub

On the Beach

Modern Bangkok style pub and nightclub, with indoor and outdoor areas, fireshows, dj’s, live music. Maybe start here and move on down the beach later.

Oodie’s Place

On the Street

Long established live music venue and bar, with the house band, Thai/western, turning out a familiar formula of well known blues and reggae covers. Food available, steaks a house speciality. Tends to attract the more senior crowd. Can audition.

Sabay Bar

In the Village

White Sand’s original nightclub still going strong, with an entertaining Filipino house band, fire show on the beach, food, seating outside on cushions, inside a full bar. Busy, lots of mad dancing, open till 2.00am.

Tapas Bar

On the Beach

Small spot between Koh Chang Grand Lagoon and Tantawan, fresh cocktails, beer, nice music and a laid back atmosphere. Bar seating or at funky colourful tables and chairs. Opening and closing hours can be be bit erratic.

Monkeys Bar

On the Street

Roadside at the Grand View Plaza, with bar, pool table, western or Thai food. Usually busy, but particularly so when the football kicks off. Get in early to get a good seat.

Paddy’s Palms

On the Beach

Irish pub on the hill at the southern end. Draught Guinness, Kilkenny, Stowford’s Press on tap, beer Laos, cocktails and good range of spirits. Extensive pub menu too offering Sunday roasts, ploughman’s and pies.

The White Elephant

On the Beach

Bang next door to Paddy’s with a large open front terrace high above the road. Extensive selection of bottled beers from all over Europe, cocktails, wine and spirits. Western and Thai menu. British pies a house favourite. Big Screen Sports.


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