White Sand Beach Nightlife – Bars, Clubs and Pubs

UPDATED for 2019-20 Season

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.

Clubs – White Sand Beach Nightlife

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.

For a less in your face bar hosted by the girls, check out the long running and popular Zap Bar, now located near to The Erawan.

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

Live Music and Pubs – White Sand Beach Nightlife

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 at the two pubs at the southern end, Paddy’s Palms and The White Elephant. Both also serve pub grub and have their own accommodation. Monkey’s Bar and Restaurant is another option.

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

North to South

Oodie’s Place


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

On the Beach

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.

Zap Bar


In its latest location near to The Erawan, small popular long running girls bar. Fully stocked spirits, cocktails, cold beer. Open till late. Less frenetic than in the beer bars in the strip at the southern end of town.

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.

Rock Bar

In Grand View Plaza

Tucked away behind Pink Restaurant, opposite Grand View Resort, basic large bar with live music most nights, the odd gig and party. Full bar, cocktails, cold beers. Open till late, plays it loud and proud.

Paddy’s Palms


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. Sports.

The White Elephant


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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