UPDATED June 2018
In keeping with the island vibe, Koh Kood nightlife is very low key and laid back, so don’t expect late nights, buckets and dancing on the beach till dawn.
The nightlife that does go off is centred around Klong Chao on the west coast. Here you’ll find some live music at Tawan Eco Bar and its identikit neighbour Jah Thoom, whilst Sunset Bar opposite has some decent tunes for the end of the day and occasionally does throw parties. Heading north out of Klong Chao, The Fisherman Hut also has live music most nights at its restaurant in Ao Noi.
Bartist inland towards the waterfall is popular with the travellers crowd and not so very far to walk from the guesthouses and bungalows on the river at Klong Chao Beach itself. Back the other side of the bridge by High Season, Sea Dog offers a good cocktail at its roadside venue. High Season also has its own happy hour from 17.00 onwards in their beachside bar.
Bang Bao Beach has its own beach bars at Siam Beach Resort and Siam Huts Resort. If you are staying at Cham’s House and feel like venturing out, Taleh at Eve House, the backpacker bungalows by the road, is also worth a look, but remember to take a torch.
Recommended Bars – Koh Kood Nightlife
A couple of kilometres inland by PD Guesthouse at the turning to Klong Chao waterfall, bohemian little bar and hang-out spot. A pleasant moonlit stroll from the guesthouses back on the river at Klong Chao.
Tawan Eco Bar
Past the bridge, round the corner and on the right hand side, a small venue with live music and a great atmosphere. Food from the blackboard menu.
Jah Thoom Bar
A few doors down from Tawan, also up on the hillside in a building on stilts, another bar in very similar style with live music, jamming, beers and cocktails. Food available.
Next door to High Season, roadside in the centre of the village, chic outdoor bar with a Bangkok feel offering cocktails, wine and cold beers. Short menu also available.