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Koh Lanta Nightlife – Best Beach Bars, Party Hostels and Best of Koh Lanta Parties

koh lanta nightlife

Ready for a Fun night in Koh Lanta?

If you are wondering how you will get informed about the best parties in Koh Lanta and where to go for a perfect nightlife experience, you do not need to worry. Just check the notice boards outside the shops, and you will get the details of upcoming events.

Stop by the place where you see the driveway lit up with candles and lanterns, as it is a sign of a party in Koh Lanta, or you can even ask your taxi driver, mostly they are well-aware about the parties.

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However, a planned trip is much better, so my pointers and the details of pubs, clubs, and bars will help you out.

We also made a full guide on how to get to Koh Lanta island from different locations in Thailand.

Also, for a smoother experience please check my travel advice for the best time to visit Thailand.

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Best Clubs and Bars in Koh Lanta

If we compare with Bangkok or Phuket nightlife, Koh Lanta has not a fancy and crazy nightlife, but the bars and clubs in Koh Lanta can be a fun experience for party lovers.

While it may not rival the intensity of larger cities, Koh Lanta offers a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere for nighttime revelry. Some notable spots to explore include:

Funky Monkey

Funky Monkey Koh Lanta
Funky Monkey Koh Lanta

In the past few years, Funky Monkey became very popular in Koh Lanta. Just like many other tourists, I went there to discover why the place is packed every night. Upon visiting, I just realized the bar is popular for all the right reasons.

It has become a karaoke night for the tourists as they offer a free shot for every song you sing, and the two winners get cocktail buckets.

Happy hours at the bar give you some cheap drinks as well. What else do you need? Apart from the music by tourists and participants, they also arrange live music every night from their regular band.

Why Not Bar

Why Not Bar Koh Lanta
Why Not Bar Koh Lanta

The Why Not bar is chilled-out beach bar, located right next to the beachfront, gives a much-relaxed experience.

Sitting on the comfy cushions talking to the friendly staff members, while listening to the mesmerizing music of guitar and enjoying the delicious cocktails, you will not realize how much time has passed.

The dazzling fire shown on the sand at night will leave you astonished. If you are up for a much-relaxed nightlife with some good people to spend your nightlife in Koh Lanta, this place is a big YES for you.

Majestic Bar

Majestic Bar koh lanta
Source: tripadvisor.com

This cozy bar is one of the most famous beach bar in Koh Lanta.

The Majestic bar is one of the high-ranked bars in Thailand with beautiful lanterns and fairy lights, flags for bold splashes of color, plenty of bare wood giving a rusty appeal, and a great ambiance along with delicious, affordable cocktails and live music on specific evenings.

It’s a perfect place to enjoy the fabulous view of the sunset, and a lively atmosphere while enjoying the great playlist.

With live music on specific evenings, The Majestic Bar creates a lively and enjoyable atmosphere for both locals and tourists to relish.

Irish Embassy Pub

Irish Embassy Pub Koh Lanta Thailand
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It is the only authentic pub in Koh Lanta where you can enjoy your night, along with the great people who will not let you feel alone and will treat you like family, including the owners as well.

They serve you with all your pub favorites like fish, chips, burgers, etc. Pub Quiz Night, live music night and open mic night, retro music, playing pool, throwing darts, watching live sports, and enjoying the excellent and wide selection of music, this place is a fun place that will satisfy all your nightlife expectations.

Mushroom Bar Koh Lanta

Fire show performer at the Mushroom bar
Fire show performer at the Mushroom bar. Photo credit: Pui

Mushroom Bar is not just a nightlife venue; it’s a destination in itself and one of the most famous bars of Koh Lanta.

As the sun dips below the horizon, the beachfront seating becomes even more enchanting, offering unobstructed views of the Andaman Sea.

The fire shows, a signature feature of Mushroom Bar, are a mesmerizing spectacle that adds a touch of magic to your night out on Long Beach, making it the perfect place to create lasting memories under the starry skies of Koh Lanta.

This small bar is an excellent place to enjoy cocktails, dance in the sand, and immerse yourself in the island’s laid-back vibe.

Note: Of late there have been instances of visitors complaining of their drinks being spiked at this bar, so be careful and vigilant and do not leave sight of your drink!

Bar reviews

Cheeky Monkey Bar

Live music being played at the Cheeky Monkey Bar
Live music being played at the Cheeky Monkey Bar. Photo credit: Steve C

Rated 5 stars across more than 150 reviews on Tripadvisor, this top rated bar emerges as a beacon for those seeking a vibrant yet warm nightlife experience on Koh Lanta.

The atmosphere at Cheeky Monkey bar is amazing with live music on Friday nights. The drinks are so cheap here that you can buy the whole bar if you wish too

Great cocktails, great bar staff, friendly owner and a free pool table! Can’t ask for more from a bar!

The expansive dance floor beckons party-goers to unleash their inner dance enthusiast, and the music, a mix of genres and hits, keeps the energy high until the early hours of the morning.

It’s the ultimate spot for those who want to immerse themselves in the dynamic and spirited side of Koh Lanta’s nightlife.

Beach Bars in Koh Lanta

If you are living near Long Beach, Klong Khong beach, or Klong Dao beach, you don’t have to worry about the parties and nightlife, just wander around and pick a bar to spend your night. The best bars here are:

Liberty Beach bar

Liberty Beach Bar in Koh Lanta stands out as one of the island’s best beach bars, offering a delightful blend of relaxation and entertainment.

With its prime beachfront location, it provides a perfect setting to unwind and savor the stunning sunsets while enjoying live music performances.

This laid-back yet lively establishment captures the essence of Koh Lanta’s nightlife, making it a must-visit for those in search of a quintessential beach bar experience on this picturesque island.

Ozone Beach Bar

Situated on Klong Dao Beach, Ozone Beach Bar provides a serene ambiance during the day but transforms into a lively venue at night. Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in hand.

As the evening progresses, the gentle transition from twilight to a starlit night sets the stage for a lively party atmosphere, with the DJ spinning infectious beats that draw visitors and locals alike to dance in the moonlight.

It’s a remarkable destination where one can seamlessly transition from relaxation to revelry in the blink of an eye.

Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Beach Bar in Koh Lanta is undeniably one of the island’s great beach bars.

Nestled in a prime spot along the shoreline, it offers a charming combination of seafront serenity and vibrant entertainment.

Live music sets the perfect backdrop as visitors relax and enjoy the tranquil beachside atmosphere.

With its inviting ambiance and live music performances, the Lighthouse Beach Bar is a shining gem among Koh Lanta’s nice beach bars, providing an ideal setting for memorable evenings by the sea.

Koala bar

Koala Bar and Restaurant in Koh Lanta is undoubtedly one of the island’s great cocktail bars, known for its exquisite libations and captivating atmosphere.

Nestled in a prime location, it offers a delightful blend of beachfront relaxation and top-notch mixology.

As one of Koh Lanta’s must-visit cocktail bars, Koala Bar impresses patrons with its creative concoctions and inviting ambiance.

Whether you’re sipping on a signature cocktail or enjoying the tranquil beachside setting, Koala Bar and Restaurant provides an unforgettable experience for those seeking a blend of great bars and coastal charm on this tropical paradise.

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Party Hostels in Koh Lanta

Most of the party hostels in Koh Lanta are located on the west coast.

Non La Mer Hostel

non la mer hostel koh lanta
Source: booking.com

It’s a nice party hostel that offers many other entertaining activities like horse riding, snorkeling, cycling, diving, etc. It’s near the beach so you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors with some fabulous views.

Chill Out House

CHill out house koh lanta
Source: hostelz.com

This crazy party hostel, which is designed like a treehouse, gives you a rustic but cozy environment and is pocket-friendly as well.

It’s located near the beach and has some fantastic restaurants, massage spots, and a vibrant bar with energetic music and party vibes. You can enjoy cheap beers and cocktails at this hostel.

Blanco Hostel

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It is a beautiful social hostel with a fantastic outdoor area along with other fun-filled activities like walking tours, happy hours, canoeing, and evening entertainment. There is an amazing and lively site bar which is crowded almost every time.

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Koh Lanta Parties

There are some good parties arranged throughout the week in Koh Lanta that gives you some good vibes. Among them are:

Pangea Party

The Pangea Party takes place on the beach and it gives a good vibe with live DJs, switching between deep house and tech-house. The party starts at 9 pm and lasts until very late in the morning.

The Ozone Party

It’s one of the longest-running party nights, and also one of the best to enjoy in Koh Lanta. Live DJs, tech house, deep house music, starts from 10 pm and ends at around 4 am.

Amazing sound system and lights show, making it the first superclub of Koh Lanta. They also provide accommodation to travelers in the Ozone house.

Insomnia Party

The venue of this party is Korner bar. Starts around 9 pm and it plays techno music and tech-house. It has a small bar and a cool dance floor, while the beach area is big and you can sit while watching the beautiful and electric waves at night.

Insomnia Party in Koh Lanta is a renowned nightlife event that has gained popularity among travelers seeking a lively and memorable experience on this tranquil island.

This recurring party is celebrated for its high-energy ambiance and vibrant atmosphere, offering a unique contrast to the island’s typically relaxed vibe.

Insomnia Party typically takes place on Long Beach, where the moonlit shores serve as the dance floor, and the music keeps the crowd grooving well into the early hours.

Insomnia party live

Known for its electric mix of electronic dance music, fire dancers, and captivating light shows, the Insomnia Party is an immersive experience that draws visitors from all over.

Whether you’re a seasoned party-goer or simply looking to let loose and dance under the stars, this event offers a memorable taste of Koh Lanta’s vibrant nightlife

Keep an eye on the local event calendars to catch the next Insomnia Party and join the island’s spirited revelry.

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Summary of Koh Lanta nightlife

Koh Lanta nightlife, while not as wild as some Thai hotspots, offers an enticing blend of experiences that captivate both locals and travelers alike.

With its beach bars along the picturesque Long Beach, where live music and fire shows light up the night, the island sets the stage for lively evenings under the stars.

Koh Lanta’s party nights may be more laid-back, but they exude a magnetic charm that draws visitors into the island’s captivating rhythm.

Whether you’re seeking a serene sunset cocktail or a night of dancing to live music, Koh Lanta’s nightlife promises a memorable and spirited journey through the island’s vibrant after-hours scene.

FAQ

Is Koh Lanta expensive?

Is not the cheapest place in Thailand but it stays on the cheap side. You shouldn’t spend more than $40 – $50 a day, including accommodation in a hostel.

Is Koh Lanta crowded?

Because of its accessibility, Koh Lanta it’s not a crowded island and the beaches are never busy but it still has all the amnesties you need, beach bars, and plenty of other things to do.

How much is a beer in Koh Lanta?

A local beer like Leo or Chang Beer in a bar or restaurant is somewhere between 50-80 baht for a small one (320 ml) and 80-120 (620 ml) baht for a big one.

How long does it take from Krabi to Koh Lanta?

The total jоurnеу time from Krabi Airport tо уоur hоtеl in Koh Lanta is аrоund 90 minutеѕ if уоu аrе staying оn thе Nоrth of Kоh Lаntа, аnd around 2 hours if уоu are ѕtауing оn thе Sоuth оf thе island.

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