Koh Samui is the island where you go to party in style. With plenty of beach clubs, discos, lounge bars and beer bars, there is a lot to do once the sun has set. Some of these places have even earned a reputation for being some of the best party venues in the world.

So want to know which are the best places to have a bash or kick back with a drink? Check out our list of the 12 best places for partying in Koh Samui.

Best Bars in Koh Samui

1. Bar Ice Samui

After a day of action in Thailand’s scorching weather, how about ending it in the coolest way possible? And we mean quite literally. Walking into Bar Ice Samui is like entering a winter wonderland. Everything from the wall, the bar, to drinking glasses are made of ice.

Bar Ice Samui

Exquisitely carved ice statues adorn the tables and artic-style coats and hats are provided to withstand the -7 degree temperatures. Guess bottoms up won’t just be a game here, rather a necessity.

If the cold gets too much for you, there is a garden nearby where you can just relax with a cocktail.

How to reach: It can be reached by Cab/ Songthaew. It’s a 10 minute drive from Chaweng Beach.
Cost : Entry free INR 690/USD 11 ( Includes one drink). There are higher priced packages too.

2. Q Bar

Nestled on a hill, the bar offers a commanding view of Chaweng Lake. It’s built in two levels, where upstairs is the lounge bar for you to enjoy a pleasant conversation while downing some cocktails.

Q Bar Samui

Downstairs lies the electro bar with its ultra-modern décor, where fast paced music picks up as the night wears on.

How to reach: It can be reached by Cab/ Songthaew. Located near Wat Khao Hua Jook, it’s a 15 minute drive from Chaweng Beach.
Cost: A cocktail costs INR 600/USD 10

3. Woobar

Woobar is an elegant bar styled with plush seating areas, glass mirages and a large outdoor deck with a swimming pool. That’s not all, it has a panoramic view over the sea.

Woobar Samui

Pick out a spot from where you can enjoy the views while sipping on divine sundowners. Try the candy floss cocktail, it’s pretty awesome. They also have a nice selection of local beers and wines.

Note:  Friday night (7.30 to 9.30) is ‘girl’s night’, which means ladies, you get a free glass of Champagne.

How to reach: It can be reached by Cab/ Songthaew. It’s inside the W Retreat Resort, Mae Nam. It’s a 10 minute drive from Bophut Beach.

4. Legends Bar

If there is one reason why you must visit Legends Bar – they run happy hours all day, every day. Imagine downing a beer costing under INR 100 / USD 2.

Legends Bar Samui

It’s a no brainer why it’s one of the most popular bars in Samui. The tunes span across genres and cover everything from the last 5 decades, so avid music lovers will have a gala time here.

How to reach: It’s a 2 minute walk from Chaweng Beach

Best Beach Bars in Koh Samui 

5. Ark Bar

Anybody walking into Ark Bar has only one motive – party till you drop.  Located right on the beachfront with three swimming pools, two swim-up bars and with world-class DJ’s spinning popular tunes, it’s made for the party animals.

Ark Bar

Thousands of fairy lights add to the electrifying vibe and as if that was not enough, fire dancers daringly twirl in the night air on platforms erected in the sea. The bar has all your favourite drinks and the infamous bucket cocktails. Drink a few of those and you would be kissing the sand even before you know it.

How to reach: It’s a 2 minute walk from Chaweng Beach


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6. Beach Republic Ocean Club

With a beachfront location, superb views, dreamy infinity pools and an array of sun loungers, this looks more like a resort than a club. You can enjoy cocktails lounging about in the pool, dance to live music or shake a leg to DJ’s rolling out thumping music.

Beach Republic Ocean Club

The unique thing about this club is that it serves fine single malt Scotch whisky along with hand rolled cigars.

How to reach: It’s a 10 minute drive from Lamai Beach
Cost: Its part of a resort, so non-residents have to pay INR 2000/ USD 32 per person or spend the same amount on refreshments.

7. Cha Cha moon beach club

Party lovers swear by this club, often considered to be one of the best beach clubs in Koh Samui.  It’s a multi-level club with separate areas, so you can choose what you want to do.

Cha Cha moon beach club

If you are in the mood for partying, you can hit the dance floor, grooving to some of the best underground beats from international DJ’s.  Or you could chill with a drink or smoke shisha on beach beds by the pool. The icing on the cake are the full moon and half-moon parties that keep happening all the time.

How to reach: It’s a 2 minute walk from Chaweng Beach
Cost: A beer costs INR 300/USD 5. Entrance cost is INR 600/ USD 10

8. Nikki Beach Club

Nikki beach club is the ultimate night time indulgence for the well-heeled.  Luxurious poolside sun loungers and cabanas act as viewpoints for stunning sunsets. You get the choicest of drinks, right from welcome drinks to bubbly sparkling wine to top-of-the-range champagne.

Nikki Beach Club

Don’t forget to try the Mango Bellini – a fitting combination of tropical fruit and sparkling wine. It’s just lip smacking delicious. This experience costs a bomb though.

How to reach: It can be reached by Cab/ Songthaew. It’s a 25 minute drive from Bophut Beach.
Cost: It costs INR 22000/ USD 345 for a pool side cabana and even the cheapest of sun beds cost INR 8000/ USD 125.

9. Coco Tams

With bean bags on the beach, swing seats at the bar, cabanas, shisha and a large projector screen, Coco Tams is one of the coolest bars in Samui.

Coco Tams Samui

It’s an easy going beach bar with people sipping on their cocktails listening to mellow tunes. Don’t forget to try the “Dark Passion”, which Coco Tam’s claims to be the best cocktail on the island.

How to reach: It’s on Bophut Beach
Cost: Drinks cost around INR 500/USD

10. Swing Bar

Despite what the name suggests, it has got nothing to do with swapping partners. It’s a cool bar with rope suspended swing chairs facing the beach.

Swing Bar Samui

It’s a great place to watch fire dances while slowly getting sloshed on a vodka bucket.  And if smoking a shisha pipe is on your mind, then this is where you head to.

How to reach: It’s on Lamai Beach

Best Clubs in Koh Samui

11. Bar Solo

If you want to let your hair down and dance to some great music, Bar Solo is a good bet. It’s said the resident DJ here learnt the tricks of the trade in Ibiza – the party hub of Europe.

Bar Solo Samui

The DJ is also joined by a live percussionist every night to add an extra kick to the beat. No guesses why the dance floor is packed with trendy youngsters looking to dance the night away.

How to reach: It’s a 2 minute walk from Chaweng Beach
Cost: At happy hours Vodka Buckets cost INR 720/USD 11, Cocktails cost INR 360/USD 6 , Beer costs INR 160/USD

12. Sound Club Samui

It’s one of the most happening bars in Koh Samui with neon lights, flitting green lasers and a modern décor giving it a chic feel. The dance floor is always packed with party hungry travelers.

Sound Club Samui

Sound Club also features a back bar with DJ’s playing hard music for late-night party-goers.  If you ever get tired of dancing on the floor, you can take the party to the pool.

How to reach: It’s a 10 minute walk from Chaweng Beach

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