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 Maipai. 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 has a loyal following amongst the locals – cocktails, coffee and interestingly, a side-line as a tattoo studio. It’s been joined now by Green Bar.
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.
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 Fin, 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.
Also at this end, Squid Story, on the corner of the little inland road, is a new addition for 2022. Finally, Sea Breeze, the bungalow resort, also has a nightly live band in its street side bar.
Beach Bars – Kai Bae Beach Nightlife
Kai Bae beach has two beach bars at the northern end – The Beach Club and See the Sea. The former, down a track just after Cliff Beach Resort, also offers beach tennis, with an annual tournament in April/May. See the Sea, meanwhile, itself accessed down another track just the other side of Chang Park, offers food as well as hosting Sunday flea markets, complete with DJs. You can walk one bar to the other in matter of steps.
Porn’s, at the other end of the village and accessed by the same mountain road as Seaview, is still one of the island’s best sundowner locations. Watching how light changes on the offshore islands as the sun dips below the horizon, still remains one of those special holiday moments.
Cabana, seafront rather than on the sand, is another ideal venue for that early evening session, with DJs often on hand to provide the Ibiza style soundtrack.
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 come restaurant with Flaming Lamborginis its tour de force. Pub style menu of western and Thai food, Belgium specialities and snacks available. Look out for nightly drink deals, theme nights and live music most nights. A relaxed, well run spot.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 22 for 22/23 Season
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