Dance Clubs, Bars & Pubs
Nightspots offerings here vary from a lounge in the bar to disco dancing. You can't expect Pattaya or Bangkok here, but you will certainly not miss excitement if that's what you are looking for.
The open-bars beckon for some lazy talks; for pepping up for the big party later, which most all travelers here revel into. The small bars can be found all around Samui but are concentrated in the main nightlife areas of Chaweng, Lamai, Bophut and Big Buddha. After a drink in the bar it's time to head of to some serious nightlife entertainment.
One of the most popular discos is the Green Mango in Chaweng. Dancing starts 10 p.m. and lasts until the wee hours of the morning. The big dance floor throbs with a crowd sweating it out to the latest disco tunes. But you can also have an open space with tables just a little farther from the main dance floor.
The popular Reggae Pub in Chaweng, noted for its logo which shows the face of Bob Marley. Reggae music (what else) is the fixture here and a live band leads you to wild dancing.
A good view while sipping a cocktail is provided by the Q Bar which sits at the small hill in the North of Chaweng and if the night is getting to hot pay a visit at the Bar Ice where you can sit on a bar or in a TukTuk made entirely from ice.
And at Lamai beach the main party place is the Fusion Club and the clubs around. Don't miss the weekly event of Thai lady boxing at the center bars (free) or one of the beach parties held at Beach Republic, The Club and other venues - there is nothing better than sitting on the beach with a drink and smooth music in the background. Lamai is small compared to Chaweng so it is very easy to stroll around by foot to see all the entertainment there.
Cabaret shows are relatively new in the Samui scene. But slowly, the shows are gaining adherents both locals and foreigners. The show is patterned over the elaborate musicals and features songs and dances (with a mixture of Chinese and American songs and including classical and modern Thai dances) spiced up with gags by popular comedy acts as available on the island.
The glamour of the performers are probably the main attraction, though. These performers excite the audience with their glittering costumes, made to complement the dazing production designs. Bring your whole family and spend a wonderful time with cabaret show. The main stages are Starz Cabaret and Christy's in Chaweng and the Zodiav in Lamai.
The Beach Pub at Secret Garden has become one of South East Asia's leading venues during the last years. Musicians, both pro and semi-pro have the chance to play stress free, on a wonderful beach, with other musicians from all over the world. If you're a musician and are planning a visit to Thailand, come and join us. They have professional equipment, have instruments and professional staff on the engineering side. These sessions take place every Sunday afternoon from 4p.m. until 8p.m. and usually attracts a crowd of 2 to 3 hundred people, all in a party mood.
There are many other venues with daily or weekly live performances with artists from around the world playing everything from rock and blues to Jazz.