Bars in Baan Tai
Baan Tai has a number of bars. Most of them are on the main Thongsala to Haad Rin road. A few others are found in Baan Tai village near the pier. There are small bars, bigger bars that have more of a club feel, bars which are venues for live music, beach bars and a few of 'those' bars where Thai girls pretend to be your girlfriend if you pay what is euphemistically called a 'bar fine'.
It is not hard to find a bar that suits your taste. While the atmosphere in Baan Tai is not as raucous or 'happening' as Haad Rin it can be great fun. And of course there is often an all-night party in Baan Tai to attend for those looking for large crowds and loud music.
Bars with Music
Amnesia Nightclub describes itself as a 'European style' night club that showcases the best house beats. The entry fee comes with a free drink before 10pm.
Amnesia is open from 8pm to late. The nightclub is on the main Thongsala to Baan Tai road. Amnesia Facebook page
Ku Klub is a small nightclub on Baan Tai beach. The front has a dance floor and DJ booth, and the back has a bar and pool table.
Ku Klub serves a wide range of cocktails, spirits and beers. They also do pizza and grilled panini. They have frequent parties and stay open until late. DJs play house, dubstep, DnB and hip hop.
Outlaws Salon Wild West theme bar with indoor and outdoor eating. They often have a new band playing. Live music is every Thursday and Sunday. Outlaws Salon is famous for its Sunday roasts. Happy Hour between 12pm and 7pm on selected brands.
More info: Outlaws Saloon Facebook page
Bangers and Mash
Bangers and Mash is a medium sized bar with plenty of events. They have live bands as well as DJ music. They serve beer, spirits, cocktails, juices and food from 6pm to 2am. Ladies night every Friday when drinks are 99 Thai Baht for th girls
More info: Bangers and Mash Facebook page
Loi Lay Floating Bar
Loi Lay Floating Bar is at Baan Tai Pier. It is not exactly floating but it is over the water. It is a rickety bamboo and wood bar that hosts lots of house DJs
More info: Loi Lay Floating Bar Facebook page
White Rabbit Pub
White Rabbit Pub is on the corner for the turning into Baan Pier. It has drinks deals and promotions. It serves burgers and hot sandwiches and sometimes hosts bands. Also has a pool table.
More info: White Rabbit Pub Facebook page
Infinity Beach Club
Infinity Beach Club opened in October 2015. It is beach front, near Morning Star Resort. Infinity has a large pool, 2 restaurants, 3 bars and serves up DJ music from midday to 2am. Infinity Beach Club is a stylish new chill in the day and party at night venue.
More info: Infinity Beach Club
Recovery Room is the name of the outdoor bar at 2 Rocks Bungalows. It is a basic beachfront bar with wooden decking for seating. They are open until 2am every night except for Full Moon Party nights when they stay open until 6am. Every Friday night they have a DJ event, usually playing dance music.
B52 Beach Resort
B52 Beach Resort has a stylish bar and restaurant with plenty of comfortable seating as well as tables and chairs. The bar has a view of the beach. The bar is under traditional thatch and a great place to retreat from the heat of the day.
Hacienda Resort and Beach Club
Hacienda Resort and Beach Club is a place with a party atmosphere. Lots of young people stay here and at the nearby Hacienda Backpackers. The swimming pool also features a swim up bar that has cocktails and bottled beers.
Other Beach Bars
Yes Bar and Restaurant is on the beach, just down the road from Blue Dream Hostel. It is a cool spot for cocktails on the beach. They also serve some really tasty and good value Thai food. It is a mellow atmosphere here. For more see our blog review of Yes Bar.
Cherry Bar is a small bar that serves up cold beers, bad loud music and girls who have long since lost their cherry. On the main Thongsala to Haad Rin road.
Enjoy Bar is on the main road near other bars of a similar ilk. For a bar fine and a negotiated fee men can enjoy Thai female company.
Funny Bar is another small bar that serves beer and girls. There is plenty of potential to make a joke about this place.
Jini's Bar is another small bar that caters to the needs of men.
Moulin Rouge is a bar typical of the small 'red light district' in Baan Tai.
New Susy Bar
New Susy Bar is another small place that is sometimes referred to as a 'beer bar' establishment.
New Bar is on the main road. It has girls pursuing the oldest profession.
Smash Hits Bar
Smash Hits Bar is on the main road. It is a small place that plays hit music but is more for lovers of nefarious pleasures than aural pleasures.
Other Hostess Bars
Other hostess bars in Baan Tai are Variety Bar, New Bar, Ton Mao Bar and Smile Bar.
Rock Bar is on the main road near Thongsala. It is a small bar serving cheap drinks with a selection of 'rock' CDs to listen to.
The Local Bar
The Local Bar is on the main road. It is a small bar with friendly staff. Beers and cocktails available. Popular hangout for ex-pats.
Blue Dream Hostel
Blue Dream Hostel divides opinions. It is either the best bar in Koh Phangan or pure hell on earth. The young and not so young gather to get pissed in and around the pool. Obviously the busiest times are around the Full Moon Party.
Chill Up Bar
Chill Up Bar is a cool 2 storey building with open sides. Comfortable seating, 'chilled' tunes, quenching drinks and tasty snacks. There is also a pool table. This bar is located about 2/3 of the way to the Thong Nai Pan turning on the main road.