Kai Bae Beach nightlife is by no means the hub of Koh Chang, but it still has some great bars and venues for you to sup a cocktail, listen to some decent tunes or strut your fancy stuff.
Starting at the northern end, there are a cluster of bars on Walking Street, including Sky Bar, @Marks, Yak Yak and Berlin Bar. All are sociable places for drinking into the wee small hours, with food normally available too. You may also find a few girls looking for company but it is nothing on the scale of White Sand Beach. Yak Yak specialises in late night vinyl DJ sessions, so keep an eye out for their flyers.
At the far end, the latest incarnation of Lighthouse is as a Thai nightclub, with Thai live music, DJs and yes, ladies. In a completely different vein, the long running Finnish bar Hell Sinki is a hundred metres further – drinks and food. Bonjour is its accomplice at this end.
Northern and Central Kai Bae Nightlife
On the high street towards the northern end, Jellyfish opened quietly in mid 2020 but already has a loyal following amongst the locals – cocktails, coffee and interestingly, a side-line as a tattoo studio.
Nearby, Wine Gallery, is far and away the best of its type on the island, offering a vast array of decent bottles (wine and beer) from around the world, complimented by its excellent Mediterranean tapas menu.
Just down the little street by Awa heading towards Coral Resort, the Swedish owned Apache Bar (currently closed) makes a nice spot for a chilled beer. Continue on down to the very end though and within Coral itself, you”ll find the ultra hip Cabana Ocean Bistro. You can use the swimming pool, there’s loungers, salas, great for sunsets and of course a full bar and menu.
Back on the main drag opposite the Awa, The Chill and Gajapauri, M & M Guesthouse, similar in style to the Walking Street bars, has been around for many years. Incidentally, The Chill has a very keenly priced happy hour.
Deep Island (currently closed) on the corner of the little food court near the bridge is an under-the-radar hang-out, where the drinks, food and music (including acoustic sets) are all top-notch. They are also involved with the Koh Chang Music Club and Koh Chang radio.
Also in the same area on the other side of that same bridge, make a beeline to Morgan for all your football and sports needs – big screens, very friendly English host, full bar and decent grub, western and Thai.
With the closure of Mojitos, it’s probably fair to say the main Kai Bae bar is now Filou, just along from Morgan. It changed hands in 2020, but continues much as before with the happy hours, themed nights or parties and pub menu style food.
Finally, Sea Breeze, the bungalow resort, has a nightly live band in its street side bar.
Sunset – Kai Bae Beach Nightlife
Kai Bae beach doesn’t really go in for bars and restaurants along the sand, but it still boasts one of the island’s best sundowner locations at Porn’s. Sitting here, watching the light change on the offshore islands, is one of those special holiday moments.
Cabana, as above, is another ideal venue for that early evening session, with DJs often on hand to provide the Ibiza style soundtrack.
Look out too for the frequent day and early evening events including flea markets at The Beach Club on the sand in front of Chang Park. There’s a bar and normally a couple of DJs too.
Recommended Bars and Party Venues – Kai Bae Beach Nightlife
North to South
Small lounge bar on the main street serving up cocktails, spirits and cold beers, Seating at the bar or on old sofas, coffee and cakes often available in the afternoon and a recommended tattoo studio at the rear.
Wine, expertly transported and kept, as well as spirits, sold from this outlet. Great selection of bottles from around the world, with bar and excellent Mediterranean tapas cafe attached so you can buy a vintage, sit back and savour. Also have a shop on Lonely Beach.
By the sea at the back of Coral Resort, chic bar bistro offering cocktails, cold beers, wine and smoothies to the hipster crowd (Lonely Beach Bar, Margaritaville). Seating inside, round the pool or by the sea. Food available too, nice music. Great for sundowns or afternoon hang-outs
By the Sea
2 storey English owned bar and restaurant (Western and Thai) specialising in live sports – all the Premier League football, Champions League till late, F1 and more. Pool Table, friendly and busy, locals and tourists .
Chic cocktail bar with the mojito its tour de force. Pub style menu with western and Thai food, Belgium specialities and snacks available, nightly drink deals, theme nights, ladies nights. A relaxed well run spot.
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