Most of the nightlife in Karon is centred in the bars off Patak Road near the northern traffic circle or 3 km to the south, around Luang Poh Chuan Road. The latter is appropriately known as Bangla Plaza and is basically a collection of beer bars, but it is a big part of what gives Karon its nickname of "Patong's little sister".
With this minor exception, Karon's nightlife is generally quite family-friendly place, particularly around Patak Road and along Beach Road, where you will find a selection of hotel bars and lounges. The following are the best and most popular nightlife venues across all of Karon Beach.
Karon Beach Square is a dining/nightlife complex hosting four modern outlets, each of them with a specific style, cuisine and ambience. Featuring air-conditioned indoor and al fresco outdoor areas, it is the perfect place to spend an agreeable time with friends or family while sampling delicacies from all around the world.
Located in the grounds of the Moevenpick Resort on Karon Beach (Patak) Road, only 250m from Karon Circle, Karon Beach Square is just the right place to eat, drink, and chill out. The four venues available here are as follows: Mint (international snacks and finger-food); Café Studio (sandwiches, bakery, pastry, and ice creams); El Gaucho (Churrasco and wine); and OrientAsia (all-Asian cuisine). The complex has a contemporary design and features large outdoor spaces, enabling guests to dine and party under the stars in a trendy yet unpretentious atmosphere. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 - 00:00
- Location: On Karon Beach Road, in front of Moevenpick Resort
With its breathtaking seafront views, COAST Beach Club at Centara Grand Beach Resort offers a laidback barefoot vibe, featuring a cocktail bar, bar restaurant and the opportunity to host unique private events. Sample some delicious tapas, pizzas and a varied selection of international and local cheeses accentuated by the perfect glass of wine or cocktail. Plus, enjoy menu items such as the Blue Swimmer Crab and the Three COAST Sliders. Choose to lounge in either the indoor or outdoor section of the club, offering comfortable sofas, the restaurant or simply at the bar. Live music and DJ sets also fill the club on selected evenings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Centara Grand Beach Resort, 683 Patak Road, Karon
- Tel: +66 (0)7 620 1234
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/beachclubcoast
This Irish pub is one of its kind in Karon – serving international ales, bottled beer and all-day quality and value-for-money pub food, there are no over-flattering girls telling you how handsome you are, and there's no ear-splitting music but expect plenty of sports on the huge screens and a genuine pub feel to the place along with an international feel to the place.
There is also occasional live music and when there is, it’s the place to be in the area as the place rocks. The establishment occupies the corner of a contemporary-style building which hosts four rooms for rent (the pub is also a guesthouse). The place is neat and clean without much originality but still interesting for Asian punters who have never visited Ireland. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 - 24:00
- Location: Soi Centara Karon Resort
This set of shop-house sized bars is on the right of the main road, coming away from the beach. The soi is lined with bars. All are open-sided with extra tables outside featuring the occasional pool table and go by the names of Winner Bar, My Way Bar, Nan, Nightflower, Black Cat and Jinda.
There’s more of the same all the way to the end of the alley, the only exception being Montana Music Bar, situated in a sub soi to the right, about halfway down. This is an air-conditioned place specialising in retro music.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
- Location: Off Patak Road
Karon Plaza is an L-shaped location along Lung Phochuan Road in Karon. Made up of guesthouses, bars, restaurants, beauty salons and massage parlours, it’s a setup that is not going to win any travel awards for its beauty but is nevertheless an amusing place to stroll through, especially at night, when the place comes alive and the bars are rocking.
Those after a little racy nightlife (though decidedly pedestrian compared to Patong’s Soi Bangla) can check out Happy Bar and Enjoy Joy’s bar and the next door 75 Cent Reggae Bar and Art with occasional pay-per-entrance live music and large-screen TV showing sporting events. Read More...