We had a very kind, friendly and helpful tourguide in Krabi. He's Thai and he willing to show us around at Krabi town for free. He drove us to the Krabi town which takes 20minutes away by car from our resort. It's just a small down indeed and we do shopping and we went to the local night market having our dinner. We ate the Pak-thai, it's really good price costing TBT 25 and delicious food. After this he brought us to the a place to have some drinks who you can enjoy the live mini concert. We really appreciate that he do such a favour to us.
Even though Ao Nang possesses plenty of bars, the nightlife here is rather dull (might be different in high season, though). There are, however, a couple of very nice places to check out.
The @rt Café is a comfy cocktail bar with Happy Hour from 7-11pm. The 85 B cocktails are good and strong; fun music from Abba to All Saints.
The most atmospheric place on the beach is called 'The last cafe' and it's indeed the last cafe at the southern end of the beach. It's a totally relaxed place run by young Rasta Thais. A small Chang is 40B, and they play the usual suspects : Marley, Chili Peppers, R.E.M....
Krabi has two night markets. Some stall open on Chao Fan pier, but the real market is just off Thanon Sukhon opposite the city hotel.
It's populated by locals and tourist alike - and so avoids the worst excesses of place like the Patpong night market in Bangkok.
We were especially impressed by the range of local produce and cooking. Stalls were displayed with a real sense of pride.
By taking a little from a stall you can enjoy a good paradial grazing session.
As i mentioned my friend and i met this french couple in Krabi, we happend to meet again after the Kayaking trip. Since we leaving after that nigth so we decided to catch a drink at a bar along the Krabi street. It's nice bar with nice music. We had a great night to share our travel experience :)
AO NANG is possibly the 'spot' of KRABI - at least for the moment.
It is the smaller version of Patong in Phuket, Chaweng on Samui, or the Night Bazaar od Chiangmai.
I, personally like it and hope that it remains small the same way as it is although there has been an extension to the stretch.
Like any other night spots AO NANG is much more humble and the stores and people there are much more smiley than wanting to make a hard sales like they do in other places.
I didn't do much of a spree or was dazzled by much of the stretch (been travelling in this lovely kingdom for years, one can seem to get more than just the jist)...i enjoyed reading signs - some are a crack up...see photo and go figure!
Dress Code: Casual. Very casual....
Most of the tourists / travelers are in flip flops, sarongs, tanks, and simple t shirts and shorts...
East Railay beach has plenty of places to get a beer or 17, but we found this place to be one of our favorites.
CliffsMan is one of the local rock climbing operations here and so as you might guess CliffsMan Bar is their expansion into getting the rock climbing officianados drunk at the end of the day. Plus the guys working the bar seem to be having as much fun as you are and there is a climbing wall set up right next to it so you can watch speed races while enjoying your Beer Chang.
Dress Code: You probably can't be naked, but everything else is fine!
We used to go on walks at night in the town. The strret has the beach on one side and stores on the other. Behind the stores seem to be another strret, so we decided to check it out. Well what we found was like 20 something bars all together with what we were sure were prostitutes. It was kinda weird and we just walked though and got right back out. But if your looking for a place to sit and have a drinka nd play some pool head behind the front stores and have fun.
Ton Sai beach offers a fantastic view of the sunset. A great way to enjoy this is from one of the many bars along the beach. Drinks and food are cheap, the view is great, and the atmosphere superb. Two of the bigger bars are the Freedom Bar, at the Rai Lay end of the beach, and the Dream bar, at the other end. All the ones in between have something to offer too. At peak time it's not uncommon to have a beach party, the location of which alternate each night. Keep an eye out for signs and specials. You may also be invited to happy hour, which is this case usually refers to pot and not alcohol. I suspect this is largely why many of the bar staff (and some of the punters) are so relaxed.
Dress Code: Anything goes - but generally very casual. Shoes are optional.
Planet Ao Nang was about the most happening place in the area. The music here is a good mix, from Bob Dylan, The Doors to Foo Fighters, the Chili's, Arctic Monkies. So if you're into that music you'll be tapping you foot all night and saying 'we'll go after this song' all night until the bar closes!
The cocktails were good and cheap here too, the Margarita's were the best I've had anywhere. Oh and the nuts they leave on the tables are yummy, I wish I'd brought a stash of them back with me.
The atmosphere is lively with a good mix of people, we went back here night after night.
There are a few bars concentrated at the northern end of Ao Nang (just at the point where the road heads inland). Laid back and easy going with bottled beer and cocktails the order of the day. Most have outside drinking areas on the street - big comfy bamboo and cushioned chairs, music playing (loud but too intrusive). The @rt bar was our preferred choice (good cocktails) but the Reggae Bar across the road was always busy too.
There is the occasional rave organised, but this tends to be away from the main centre on a secluded beach and entails a boat trip.
Dress Code: Shorts and T-shirts the norm.
Luna Bar is fantastic it is just on Noppharat Thara beach slightly outside of Krabi which is actually 16KM away. We spent New Years eve here 2006. The vibe from everyone was fantastic there was a mix of ages and social groups from traveller to older people with children. The drinks are very reasonably priced a cocktail for abot £2.50 which is great value in my opinion.
The music was great a bit of a mix of dance to chart pop but the DJ kept everyone either dancing or aleast tapping along to the music whilst looking out to the Andaman Sea.
Great spot highly recommend.
Dress Code: No dress code
The most beautiful thing to do in the evening on Railey Beach is to watch the sunset. You can sit right on the beach in the sand with your sundowner in one hand or in one of the restaurants nearby having dinner.
There are also some nice bars around but no disco or dancing.
Dress Code: very casual
Irie ,.. I still enjoy when I think back .
Koh Lanta is a small island close to Krabi, its a relaxed island and they have the coolest chilling reggae bar in the south .
The first time we came in the bar was in the daytime, because we wanted to buy some nice jewelery to take home . Somebody told us to go to Irie , because they make everything by themself and my god ,....I wanted everything I saw! Really , they make real special jewelery and leather bags all my style!!!But even better. You can design something by yourself and they make it for you.
After staying around there for a while and talking to the owners (.they are so sweet and funny)we decided to go back in the evening ,..chilling and relaxing with a drink .
After that we went back every evening and even saw a thai concert over there . Great ! We really love this place and hope we will be back for more one day .
Thanks Koh Lanta . We love you !
and Irie, we love you even more!!!
Dress Code: No dresscode ,..just wear something;-)
If you find yourself wanting to stay out a little later try the Fu Bar 11. Yes, it's another Reggae bar.
It was busy when we went and was still going at 4.30am when we left. They have a pool table, darts and connect 4. Drinks are of average price. It is relaxed with plenty of cushions on the floor for you to sit on as well as traditional chairs!
It is tucked away, but the large sign outside means that you cannot miss it.
Dress Code: No dress code
This pub is great for going for a few drinks, listening to classic music like Jack Johnson or Ben Harper, playing cards or Jenga (for shooters or not), people watching, or anything else...anything goes...Heck, you might even get to be bartender for the night!
Dress Code: Right off the beach or after supper, no worries!