What is there to do at night in Krabi, Thailand?

Part 2: Krabi Town

Although Krabi Town is the usual entry point into Krabi Thailand, it is quieter and less developed than nearby Ao Nang. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a thriving nightlife. It does, and it is unique to the atmosphere and the local people of the town. With great drinks, food, and music, there are plenty of places to just sit down, relax, and visit with friends.

Nightlife in Krabi Town

The nightlife in Krabi Town attracts a lot of the local population, although there are several venues for tourists. It is very laid back and is a place where you will find a great deal of musical creativity, as well as karaoke bars.

  • Many tout The Joy Bar as the place to find the best music in all of Krabi. Locals and tourists chat easily, and almost everyone who works there is a musician. Don’t be surprised when the staff puts down their trays, towels, and glasses, and starts playing everything from reggae to soul music.
  • The Rooftop Bar, atop the KR Mansion Hotel, provides a beautiful 360-degree view of Krabi Town and the river. Although it is a bit of a walk up to the sixth floor, the scenery, sea breezes and smells make it well worth the climb. Pulleys bring the food up from the first floor where it is prepared. Strong drinks, good food, music, fire shows, and other performances make it a popular place for locals and tourists alike.
  • Room 69, with its adjacent restaurant the Room Garden, attracts mainly young Thais and very few foreign visitors, although they are certainly welcome. Featuring DJ’s as well as live musical performances, the music offers both Thai and western music. To get a real taste of Thai nightlife, Room 69 is a great place to go.
  • You might think you’re back in the Wild West when you visit the Old West Bar. With plenty of western décor, this bar features predominantly rock music. If that’s too much for you, there is a terrace where you can have a drink and chat.
  • Locals, expats, and tourists alike frequent Chillers, a cocktail bar that opens early and stays up late enough to serve breakfast. With a menu that includes fish and chips and an occasional surprise free BBQ night, you can watch sporting events on one of their three high definition televisions, or play pool at no charge.
  • The Buffalo Bar serves patrons during the day and evening, and has a quirky, intended ramshackle design. In business for quite a long time, the food and drink get rave reviews (including their Buffalo wings, Thai specialties, and mojitos). Customers report feeling really taken care of by the staff, and it’s not uncommon for the owner to sit down for a chat with his clientele.