Holidays and leisure drinks go well together. If you don’t know it yet, Chaweng is Koh Samui’s fun central and if it’s a good beer session and a night of great cocktails are what you want, they are what you’ll get. Stop by these outstanding bars in Chaweng.
Open: 4pm to 1am
Address: 14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone: 077 422 7678
For those who like excellent cocktails, a chic ambience, and an artsy venue, you must stop by Drink Gallery. This is the signature restaurant of The Library Samui. This restaurant/bar oozes with sophistication. Step inside and you won’t be able to make up your mind whether you have set foot in an art gallery or just the most intriguing bar you have ever seen.
Leaning towards the upscale set, items on the Drink Gallery menu are pricier than the usual bar offerings on the island. However, the unique concept, the great cocktail selection, and superb music make it all worth it. A must try from the house is the apple crumble martini. This is an interesting twist to the usual martini and is definitely worth every baht.
Open: 12pm to 12am
Address: On the Beach in Front of o.P. Bungalow, Koh Samui, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone: 086 947 7233
A charming bar that boasts a beach setting is Mini Bar. This is a relaxing place to get delicious cocktails that aren’t so expensive. The tropical themed setting is very appealing. You can sit on one of the bean bags while sipping margarita. At night, the glow of fairy lights will make your bar experience even more amazing. Among the must tries at Mini Bar are the Long Island and Mojito. Both taste great and are presented well. At Mini Bar, you get to chill at a romantic beachfront location where you can simply relax on the sand and watch the sunset. It is a wholesome place so even if you have kids with you, you won’t t have to worry. Mini Bar has a free WiFi and great food selection, making it a popular lounge place among tourists and locals alike.
Open: 2pm to 2am
Address: 166/80 moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 85420, Thailand
Phone: 081 747 0937
One of the best places to get a cold beer and hang out with your favorite drinking buddy is Legends Bar. This is another awesome venue to get your cocktail fix as their prices are easy on the pocket and their creations are unique and tasty. The atmosphere at Legends is friendly and casual. They have comfortable chairs, pool table, and an interesting menu. At 100 baht, you get to enjoy a refreshing drink, which is why this bar has plenty of fans on the island. Among the must tries on the menu are their yummy chips, raspberry mojito, and Samui passion cocktail. A good tropical refreshment with a nice fruity punch is the Lycheeky. Its color and lychee flavor will very much appeal to the ladies for sure. They also have a toblerone flavored cocktail which is also delicious. A must try for chocoholics.
Coast Beach Club & Bistro
Open: 11am to 10pm
Address: 38/2 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Phone: 077 230 586
If you came to Koh Samui looking for the ultimate beach experience, you can get it at Coast Beach Club & Bistro. This is another venue set right at the beach and is a home to some of the best food and cocktails on the island. People come here for the chic tropical ambience and to have a refreshing drink or two as they bask in the beauty of the scenery offered by the bistro. The soothing color scheme at Coast mirrors the beach views. There’s plenty of white and blue, so everything is just pleasant and relaxing, with a wholesome vibe that makes it a hit even for families. Food here is delicious and they also have a buffet, so if you are hungry, you might want to try that. On their menu, we were impressed with their pizzas and the black truffle risotto. As for the drinks, Coast takes pride in its wine cellar that houses over 100 labels. The bar also serves luscious cocktails and non alcoholic beverages. For dessert, you can try any of their sorbets. They are intensely satisfying especially with Koh Samui’s tropical climate.
Open: 6pm to 2pm
Address: 3/3 Moo 2 – Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
Phone: 077 422 3313
For those who are looking for a bar that has excellent live music and one that is spacious, you will love Reggae Pub. This is quite a huge place where you can party with friends and family or just enjoy the live entertainment playing in the background. Reggae Pub also has a spacious dance floor where you can show off your signature moves and groove to the beat. Despite its name, reggae music is no longer played here as much. Hip hop and upbeat tracks that are designed for dancing are now the mainstays at this club. Reggae Pub is among Chaweng’s popular party places. It serves classic cocktails as well as their own signature drinks. Here you can have beer at a reasonable price, making it a nice option if you are looking forward to a long night with friends and your drinking pals.