Legends Bar - Chaweng: No fuss, no pretence, just good times & fun!
Legends Bar is located on the main road in Chaweng, and is a great place to hang-out, have a drink, and reminisce about the times before techno, hip-hop and trance. It reminds me of a cross between a British Pub, an American Biker's Bar and a backpackers' cantine or diner.
Regular competitions to test your knowledge on music such as Queen, Aerosmith, Blondie, Def Leppard, etc.
The cocktails are great, and major sports events (past & present) are shown on tv screens around the pub.
Kick back and relax at Legends, especially if your feet are sore from dancing at the Green Mango :-)
Dress Code: Basically walk off the beach and into the bar!
We were here on various nights, and Legends was always busy. This is also the place where I became addicted to playing Jenga (which gets tricky after a few Mai Tai's...)
I found this short advertisement about Legends in a nightlife brochure at our hotel desk:
"No Techno, No Spice Girls, No Boy Bands! That's a promise we make at Legends Bar. From our collection of over 200 Cds and more than 50 music videos, we play only the best from the 60s to the 90s."
Oh yes, music from a time before "X-Factor" and "American Idol"... sounds good to me :-)Related to:
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Star Club Caberet: Lady boys caberet
A must see when coming to Thailand and such a good night out. The Star Club caberet starts around 10-10.30 and is great entertainment. Watch the Lady boys prance up and down and sing to classic camp songs. Absolutely gorgeous figures so ladies try not to get too jealous! ;)
Dress Code: Anything
Half Moon Party: Open air party
Unfortunately we missed the full moon party on Koh Pha-Ngan but we did go to the half moon party in Chaweng. Really good music (house, trance) and a really friendly atmosphere. Of course there's a fair amount of drugs around too which you would expect at these kind of events but it's easy to avoid. They sell buckets of drink (vodka and redbull etc..) and there are a number of stalls to get some food. There are temporary toilets put up for the event but they don't provide loo roll, you have to pay for it, so keep some in your pockets!
It starts getting busy around 1-2 in the morning. Really well organised, plenty of cabs to take you back to your accommodation. Dance til sunrise!!
Sweet Soul: If you love to dance
The Sweet Soul is situated at the top of Soi Geeen Mango at the foot of the Green Mango on the left hand side. A lot of people I spoke to this time Tourists & locals (expat & Thai) actually prefer this spot to the Green Mango.I personally found the music better than the Green Mango. There are 4 bars in Sweet Soul , you can either go to the bar yourself or they have people walking around to serve you so you never have to move far from the dance floor. It does get a bit crowded but they have large fans positioned around the place so it is advisable to position yourself near one of these.
Dress Code: None
Moo Bar: Loud But Fun
The Moo Bar is situated at the very foot of the Green Mango on the right hand side. The Moo Bar is another place to dance, a fairly small partly open air area with 2 bars & people walking around taking orders while your enjoying the beat There are seats on a raised area near the top bar and is not a bad place to watch people letting their hair down.
The music as in all the dance clubs is fairly loud but this is a distinct advantage if you are having a disagreement with your loved one because you cannot hear her telling you what a ba*t*rd you are.
The only thing I didn`t like was very drunk people stumbling in because they either can`t get in to the Green Mango or have been asked to leave it.
Dress Code: none
chaweng beach: walking down the street
there are lotz of shophouses along the walkway selling cheap and local products. you can find ATM, beach wear, thailand painting, beads, handicrafts, paper lamp, load of pubs, clubs, etc... by the way, the tut tut are very annoying, honking to bring them to ur notice when u are WALKING down the road.Related to:
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CHAWENG NIGHT: CHAWENG NIGHT
The most famous places to chaweng beach are Reggae pub and Green mango.
Reggae pub is the oldest disco in chaweng with a very big dance floor and the main road is full of bars .Green mango is a soi also with many bars,go-go and karaoke, very famous places are also the islander (pub and restaurant)tropical murphy’s(with live music)and sound pub (playing hip-hop, r&b and house)
The Ark Bar: Beach Parties
Keep you ears open for various beach parties that happen on Chaweng Beach (normally at the Ark Bar around near there), although you probably won't miss it as the cars drive round constantly announcing when the parties are. There's some good music, lots of drinking and a wicked atmosphere. The Ark Bar is also a restaurant.
Dress Code: Whatever you are comfortable in
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Viking Bar: Place to Relax and Enjoy Yourself
Viking Bar is a Scandinavian themed bar. It is a place where people can come in to meet with friends (old and new) and just have a pleasant time without being hassled by the staff.
Although this happens to be the bar that my husband and I own, we have many testimonies from customers from all walks of life who have enjoyed themselves in our bar. Many actually come back to visit us whenever they are in Samui.
Viking Bar also has the best happy hour deal in this hotspot. And the best thing is that you can choose to listen to your own favourite music from the 3000+ list of songs that are available. But do remember that others would like to listen to their choice as well. So, we would really appreciate consideration in that area.
And if you feel you are a very fast drinker, have a go at our Shots Competition. You can also try our Yard Of Ale competition if you are more of a beer drinker. Or just have half a yard if you do not feel like having one yard.
Dress Code: Casual.Related to:
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The Reggae Pub is by far the best place to chill after a day of volleyball or playing in the water. It’s a multi-story complex constructed from indigenous hard woods boasting the BEST sound system on the island. It is family owned (a very extended family I might add) and the employees are most friendly and willing to help you plan your daily activities. The music is . . . Yo man, pure natty dread!
I get the feeling that there is an extreme rivalry among the locals for the nighttime tourists as I heard that a rival family torched the Pub several years ago and the current structure is the "new and improved" pub. Whatever the story is the result is very nice. There are two or three bars, a main dance floor on two floors. There is even an outdoor cinema on the grounds.
Please remember to tip. That bartender, waiter or waitress makes less than the cost of a tee shirt for a 10 hour shift! The tee shirt girl, even less.
Lamai nite life
In this island there is a lot’s of place to go. For the clubber like me, we can go to the chaweng coast; there is a lots of entertainment place like pub, disco and shopping center, because I like to shop a lot. But from the place where I stay, the nearest place for entertainment is at lamai, you also can find so many pub, place to shopping. Sorry people I always talk about shopping, to me there in Thailand can me my shopping paradise though.
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RINGSIDE BAR: LONG TIME FRIEND
If you like Thai boxing like I do, then chances are you be near this bar. It is one of two bars that are located right outside the main boxing stadium on Chaweng.
I met one of the owners Emma at a different bar during my first trip, and just by chance ran into "her" again when I went to the boxing on my second trip.
The bar is owned by Emma and her boyfriend and it is a great place to have a few drinks before and/or after the boxing. It is not a very big bar but the staff is very pleasent and you can listen to music or watch TV if you like while drinking.
On my latest trip to Samui this bar was closed for my first few nights, but luckily opened up for my last few. I had a chance to visit with her again, and had a blast here with some other guys I met at the boxing.
Emma has become a good friend and a great person to talk to for me, great for some laughs, and I will keep in contact with her on future trips for sure.
Dress Code: None required, it is an open bar, so the cooler the dress, the better.Related to:
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Tropical Murphy's: Irish Pub
You can't go anywhere in the world without coming across an Irish pub which says a lot for their popularity and Tropical Murphy's certainly attracts a crowd. Situated in central Chaweng Beach Road it has a really great atmosphere and also serves good food especially if you're looking for those dishes that remind you of home.
They have live music every night of the week in the upstairs bar from traditional Irish folk music (which will get you up dancing) to more modern rock/pop. There are also some big screens which show most major sporting events. Great night out, so pop in for a guiness!
Open from 9am-2pm
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THE WAVE BAR: SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
THE WAVE BAR IS A GREAT BAR TO CATCH A BITE TO EAT.. HAVE A DRINK..WATCH A MOVIE..OR READ UP ON SOME OF THEIR HUNDREDS OF LONELY PLANET GUIDES.
IT WAS THE LIBRARY THAT FIRST CAUGHT MY EYE, THEY REALLY DO HAVE HUNDREDS OF LONELY PLANET GUIDE BOOKS AND OTHER BOOKS FOR THAT MATTER, AND FOR A SMALL FEE YOU ARE FREE TO BORROW SOME OF THE BOOKS...THE BAR OWNER TOLD ME ONE OR TWO OF THE BOOKS ARE QUITE RARE AND THAT BAR REALLY PUTS A LOT OF TRUST IN THE FACT THAT THEY WILL BE RETURNED SAFE AND SOUND. THIS REALLY IS A FAB LITTLE BAR WITH SO MUCH GOING ON IN WHAT IS NOT THE BIGGEST BAR IN THE WORLD..BUT THEY REALLY DO PACK A LOT IN.. YOU CAN EVEN BOOK TRIPS FROM HERE PLUS YOU CAN ALSO GET YOUR FULL MOON PARTY TICKETS FOR THAT WILD PARTY TO KO PHA-NGAN. AND IF ALL THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH YOU CAN EVEN GET A ROOM HERE AT THE WAVE..I THINK THEY JUST ABOUT HAVE EVERYTHING COVERED.
MEALS AT THE WAVE START WITH BREAKFAST AND YOU CAN CONTINUE EATING WELL INTO THE EVENING, ALL FOR A VERY GOOD PRICE.
WE FOUND THE WAVE BAR RIGHT AT THE START OF OUR TRIP TO KO SAMUI AND WE'RE SO GLAD WE DID.. IT PROVED TO BE A MINE OF INFORMATION PLUS THE BAR OWNER AND BAR STAFF ARE ALL REALLY FRIENDLY AND HELPFULL.
SO WHEN IN CHAWENG MAKE SURE YOU STOP AT THE WAVE.. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID.
Dress Code: ANYTHING GOES AT THE WAVE..Related to:
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Magic Light Bar: Happy Hour Every Hour
Magic Light Bar is 3 bars next to each other situated towards the southern end of Chaweng if your heading south it`s about 50 metres past Banana Fan Sea Resort on the right & is seriously the cheapest drinks I have found on Samui.
The catchphrase here is "Happy Hour All Day"& you can drink a small bottle of Chang for 30 baht & also they have a basic list of cocktails (screwdrivers,Tequila Sunrise,White & Black Russians etc) for 50 baht all day & night.
Magic Light is staffed by the local lasses so if your a single male entering or walking past expect the normal friendly banter (hello hansum man) from the girls but if your with your girlfriend or wife (as I was) you will be treated courteously & served promptly.
Dress Code: None
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