The Karon nightlife is mostly fairly sedate and even fairly family-friendly, just like the rest of the area's attractions. For the most part, the choices are warm and welcoming pubs or chic beach clubs. Karon is sometimes described as 'Patong's little sister' and, in some ways, this description is apt: Karon has its own version of Patong's Soi Bangla – only on a significantly smaller scale, and with none of the great nightclubs.
Most of the nightlife is centred in the bars off Patak Road, near the northern traffic circle, and 3 km to the south, around Luang Poh Chuan Road. The latter is known as Bangla Plaza (that should ring a bell in Patong connoisseurs' heads) and is a collection of beer bars and is naturally the least family-friendly part of the local nightlife.