Koh Mak Nightlife and Bars

koh-mak-nightlife-bars Koh Mak nightlife is not going to set too many pulses racing, it’s not that kind of island, but there are a couple of places where you can kick back, have a cocktail and a natter, listen to some music and meet fellow travellers.

In 2016, there is a definite Koh Mak trend for bar restaurants which offer live music. Spots such as Moon Bar and Art House have sprung up in the last few months alongside the The Pirates Bar, another new venue opening in December 2015.

On the major holidays, there will be the odd party on the beach and once a year, normally in March, the island does host a German group of revellers for 10 days or so, who bring their own sound systems and dj’s, setting up shop in a different venue each night.

Our Favourite Bars – Koh Mak Nightlife

Monkey Bar at Monkey Island

Ao Kao

Koh Mak’s beach bar offering live music, parties, dj sets on Saturdays, beers, spirits, cocktails, chill-out decks to lounge about on and an all round holiday atmosphere.

Cafe del Mak

Ao Kao

At the southern end of Ao Kao by Koh Mak Divers, small relaxed bar set back from the road serving cocktails, spirits and cold beers with a nice vibe, good chat and some excellent tunes. Open late.

Banana Sunset

Laem Chan

Very secluded spot on the coast, with sofas and chairs, a chill-out deck great for those sunsets, pool table, jetty and kayaks. Parties, full restaurant, nice music. Also has cute fan rooms with bathrooms in a separate little cove.

Moon Bar

Ao Kao

New bar and diner on the Ao Kao strip offering a unique blend of Japanese food (curries, ramen noodles and much more) with live music and a well tuned laid back vibe.

Art House

Ao Kao

Formerly on the strip, now re-opened on the back road between the beaches. Live music, beer, cocktails, the odd snack, bohemian atmosphere. Open late.


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