A guide to nightlife in Krabi

Nightlife options on Krabi holidays range from the party island of Phi Phi with its young crowd dancing all night, to chilled out bars where you can relax with a drink and watch the sunset. As the sun goes down, beach bars begin lighting up along the sands. Many establishments promote an extended happy hour with their cocktails, and of course the world-famous Singha beer, brewed in Thailand, can be found at almost all bars here.

Beer and permanent souvenirs at Bamboo bar, Railay Beach

This reggae themed bar close to Railay Beach near Krabi Town boasts a fun atmosphere, cheap drinks and a great location, making it popular with locals and tourists. But what makes this bar unusual is that it doubles as a traditional Thai tattoo workshop.

Getting ink-work done is of course optional, but the chilled-out vibes aren’t. Visitors here are invited to grab a cold beer and watch the world go by as they take it easy with Bob Marley serenading through the sound system.

Party all night at Slinky Bar, Phi Phi Island

Located on the famous Phi Phi Island, you’ll need to get a boat to reach Slinky Bar but it promises one of the wildest nights out across the whole of Thailand. Join the young, energetic crowd at the beach and get ready to party on your holidays to Krabi.

The fire show begins as the sun goes down, after which the shots and cocktails come out. There’s a vibrant laser show and pumping music that invites you to dance until the early hours on the sands. The crowd does get rather lively, especially during new moon nights when the party really gets going.

Hammocks and treetop drinks at Tew Lay Bar, Railay Beach

A typical Thai bar right on the shore, the view of the sea through the exotic trees is beautiful. Light food is served alongside cold beers and a good range of cocktails. You may have planned on just going for one drink but many holidaymakers stay to take a doze in one of the comfy hammocks provided.

There are also some platforms in the trees so you can sit with a high-up view. Located to the east of Railay Beach, it’s away from all the action, which only adds to the peace and charm.

Get your dancing shoes on at Boogie Bar, Ao Nang

If you’re looking to enjoy the live music scene, Boogie Bar in Ao Nang is the first spot you should visit. Grab a seat and watch the night unfold with various performers and bands playing each night.

The drinks are a little pricey compared to other nearby venues, but this is subsidised by the fabulous free nightly entertainment. If you fancy stretching your legs there’s a free pool table to get competitive, or you could just boogie on down to the band on the dancefloor.

Games and good times at Rick's Bar, Ao Nang

A laid-back and sociable bar, Rick’s comes equipped with a pool table and darts, and regularly holds tournament in both sports. The new veranda area is a top place for a beer in the evenings in this quiet part of Ao Nang.

It’s attached to the Khow Soy restaurant so you can enjoy a fine traditional meal then head into the bar to relax the night away in good company with both locals and tourists.