Koh Kood Nightlife – Our Recommended Bars

koh kood nightlife

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 Beach on the west coast. Here you’ll find some live music at Tawan Eco Bar and its identikit neighbour Jah Thoom, whilst opposite, Sunset Bar has some decent tunes for the end of the day and occasionally does throw parties.

Inland towards the waterfall, Bartist stands tall as the island’s hippest spot, popular with the travellers’crowd – it’s about a ten minute walk from the guesthouses and bungalows on the river.

Heading over to Bang Bao Beach, opposite the turning to Koh Kood Resort and Natural Beach Resort, Fisherman Hut Music Station offers up a live band most nights of the week. Meanwhile, down on the sand itself, Monkey Bar at Siam Beach Resort is a chilled out spot, perfect for sunset watching.

Further down the coast, in and around the main road at Ao Takian Beach, Taleh at Eve House and Kuba Lounge both make for relaxing spots to enjoy a drink and a chat, the latter known for its craft beers and ciders.

Wave-F Homestay in Klong Mad gives you another option up in the north west of the island, with beers and cocktails served at its small in-house diner.

Many of the resorts also offer excellent value happy hours in their beach bars and restaurants, with Klong Chao Beach’s Sea Bar at Peter Pan Resort, in particular, one to hunt out.

For New Year, most resorts will lay on some sort of party, but the island itself normally organises one large celebration for the locals and tourists alike, complete with fireworks, local music and food stalls.

Recommended Bars – Koh Kood Nightlife

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Bartist

Klong Chao Beach

A couple of kilometres inland by PD Guesthouse at the turning to Klong Chao waterfall, bohemian little bar made from reclaimed wood, which offers a full bar and mellow tunes. Look out too for their snorkeling trips. Open late.

Their Facebook page is here.

Tawan Eco Bar

Klong Chao Beach

In the centre of Klong Chao, past the bridge, round the corner and on the right hand side, a small venue perched high up against the hillside on stilts. Live music, open sessions, great atmosphere. Food from the blackboard menu.

Sunset Bar

Klong Chao Beach

Same area as Tawan and Jah Thoom, bar approached by a wooden walkway which then opens out onto the river behind. Cocktails, dj music and occasional parties, a terrific spot to watch the sunset funnily enough. They have a few basic rooms too.

Jah Thoom Bar

Klong Chao Beach

A few doors down from Tawan and very similar in look (hillside building on stilts), feel (live music, reggae and jamming), but still well worth a visit. Beers, cocktails, food available.

Fisherman Hut Music Station

Bang Bao Beach

On the main road near Bang Bao Beach, sister venue to the very popular restaurant in the Ao Tapao central area. Here, the emphasis is on live music, usually with a rock and reggae slant. Full bar, but coffee, cake also available during the day.