Our list of the best things to do after dinner in Krabi will please all those who like to fully enjoy their vacation even after sundown. While no match for Phuket's Patong or the hustle and bustle of Bangkok in terms of riotous partying, Krabi's after-dark scene does have a friendly, almost harmless feel to it that is tremendously appealing to many visitors, especially those with children.

    Railay is laid-back, Krabi Town charming and Klong Muang rather peaceful, while Ao Nang's variety hosts the liveliest nightlife scene in the whole province of Krabi – but each location's nightlife is enjoyable. Read on to discover the best of Krabi after dark and where to go in Krabi at night.


    Boogie Bar

    Boogie Bar is a '70-style bar curiously separated by the walking street’s lane. The largest side of the bar features tables, chairs, a pool table, and a bar counter. The smaller side on the other side of the lane hosts just a few tables and the stage on which performs a talented cover band. 

    All the classic tunes of pop-rock are played by the live band, which is the real center of attention in this quaint bar. The drink list hosts all the usual suspects from beers to cocktails and from sodas to spirits. Note that prices are comparatively steep, though.

    Location: 459 Route 4203, Ao Nang, Krabi 81180, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 3 pm to 1.30 am


    Bamboo Bar

    Bamboo Bar is a fun bar and a live music venue in Railay with a great beach-style atmosphere and a full cocktail menu. It's located at the backside of Railay Walking Street. 

    Known for being one of the best places to have fun at night in Railay, Bamboo Bar offers a chilled-out environment in the daytime and a fun-loving party atmosphere at night.

    Location: Ao Nang, Krabi 81180, Thailand


    Ao Nang Center Point

    Ao Nang’s nightlife epicenter, Center Point has been refurbished and is now a 3-storey entertainment complex with plenty of bars to choose from, as well as a cabaret named Bluedragon

    Little Longhorn Sedan is a very popular bar and restaurant and Smile Bar has pretty good live music, but there are plenty of other great choices within the complex.

    Location: 423 Ao Nang, Krabi 81180, Thailand


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    Tew Lay Bar

    Tew Lay Bar is a cool venue located off the beaten path on Railay Beach East. To get there, you need to follow the seaside trail for about 350 meters. Made of bamboo and thatch and situated on a small cape, this bar-restaurant-cooking school has the vintage vibe of the first bars that settled in Railay in the '80s. 

    At the bar, you can peacefully enjoy the view of Railay East Bay and its mangrove forest while sipping a cocktail or a cold beer. The atmosphere at Tew Lay Bar is really peaceful, gently rocked by Reggae music.

    Location: Railay Beach East, Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 12 am


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    Sunset Bar

    Sunset Bar is the kind of establishment that made southern Thailand’s reputation for coolness and a worry-free atmosphere. The restaurant is settled right on Klong Muang Beach, between Nakamanda Resort and The Pelican Residence.

    This unpretentious venue may not have cost a lot to build – it's made of driftwood, bamboo and thatch, and other recycled materials – yet offers its punters exactly what they are looking for: an affordable local venue at which they can unwind while watching the sun disappears behind the horizon on the Andaman Sea.

    Location: Klong Muang Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi 81180, Thailand


    Fu Bar

    Fu Bar is a cool joint on Chao Fah Road in Krabi Town that proudly flies the reggae flag. The venue is rather small but features a small courtyard surrounded by vegetation, which offers a pleasant environment to enjoy a cold one with friends. 

    The bar hosts a pool table, board games and a good collection of books in many languages. It's where you can spend cool evenings here being gently rocked by the offbeat Reggae music, often played live by the local musicians who frequent the establishment.

    Location: Chao Fah Rd, Pak Nam, Krabi 81000, Thailand


    The Irish Embassy

    The Irish Embassy is the new name of Paddy’s Pub, a long-established venue located in Klong Muang, in a peaceful area along Krabi's western coast. 

    Situated between 2 world-class resorts – Nakamanda and Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra – The Irish Embassy is one of the only places in Klong Muang offering both dining and a lively nightlife scene.

    Location: 72/4, Nong Thale, Krabi 81180, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 12 am

    Phone: +66 (0)87 893 7738


    Soi RCA Entertainment

    Soi RCA Entertainment is one of the 2 main nightlife spots in Ao Nang (the other is Ao Nang Center Point). It is not clear what RCA stands for. In Bangkok, RCA – Royal City Avenue – is the epicenter of the capital’s clubbing scene, so the meaning must be the same for Ao Nang. 

    There are about 12 joints available in the 100-metre-long street. They mostly lean toward the seedy side of Ao Nang's nightlife, but they are good for a laugh and a few cheap beers.

    Location: 249/2 Route 4203, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000, Thailand


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    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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