Late Night Spots Overview

Thong Nai Pan Yai:

  • Game Bar
  • Yai Bar
  • Flip Flop Bar
  • Banboo Bar

Thong Nai Pan Noi:

  • Better Than Sex
  • Luna Lounge
  • Handome Sandwich
  • Rasta Baby

Neither Thong Nai Pan Noi nor Thong Nai Pan Yai can be described as 'party' beaches. Yai is a better place to find loud music and a clubbing atmosphere. Noi is more restrained and aimed at the up market guests of the big hotels


Presently there are no real big parties in Noi. Yai still attracts a young backpacker crowd and the bars in high season compete with loud music and happy hours for their trade. However, much of the bar action lacks the feeling of nightclubbing. There are a few places that do create more of a club atmosphere.


If you are keen to experience a big techno and trance party then the Jungle Experience, Half Moon Party, Black Moon Party and Shiva Moon Party are only 20 minutes away by taxi in Bantai. The Full Moon Party in Haad Rin is the biggest outdoor party in Thailand. You can get speed boat taxis and normal taxis to the party from both Thong Nai Pan beaches.


Thai law states bars and restaurants should stop selling alcohol at 1am. In practice this law is only selectively enforced around the country. Most of the bars and restaurants in Thong Nai Pan will close around midnight, but a few stay open.


Talking of the law, there are 4 policemen based in Yai, and none on Noi. There is sometimes a policeman at the top of the hill near the turn off to Thong Nai Pan Noi.

Thong Nai Pan Yai

Funky Buddha


The Funky Buddha is a small nightclub a short distance from the main road in Thong Nai Pan Yai. The night club has some outdoor seating in a small garden. Inside there is a bar, dance floor and raised seating cleverly arranged to create spaces for groups.


Funky Buddha is currently closed. There are no plans to re-open.


Game Bar


Game Bar is on the main Thong Nai Pan Yai road (see m on the Yai map). It is a long-running bar that has a laid back atmosphere. There is a pool table and other games to enjoy.


Game Bar has party nights on Tuesday and Friday. They have DJ music. The music varies depending on the DJ and the mood of the crowd.


Game Bar shuts late if there is a crowd of people drinking.


Nirvana at Paradise Garden Resort


In 2017 Paradise Garden Resort started throwing DJ parties in their bar called 'Nirvana'. The parties sometimes attract a few late night drinkers and dancers. However, this is not a return to the big party nights of the early 2000s.


Yai Bar


Yai Bar is a cool looking beachfront bar in Thong Nai Pan Yai (t on the map). Over the last few years Yai Bar has become a popular spot for late night drinking.


There is seating upstairs as well as on the beach. This isn't a bar with DJ music but it does sometimes organize fire dancing on the beach. It is a good spot for a few night caps.


Flip Flop Pharmacy


Flip Flop Pharmacy is a bar that moved in 2011 from Noi to Yai. The new location is still beach front (see u on the map). Otherwise, the bar remains the same.


Flip Flop has a pool table and offers draught Singha and Tiger beer. It also has bottled beers, spirits and a Jaigermeister dispenser. Flip Flop opens at 10am and stays open late.


Thong Nai Pan Noi

Thong Nai Pan Noi used to be the more happening of the two beaches at night. However, since Rasananda opened the Hideaway Bar has been pulled down and the Jungle Bar closed in 2013. There are a few late night drinking spots in Noi but Yai is the place to go for a party atmosphere.


Better Than Sex and Luna Lounge


These two stylish bars at the back of the village (a and b on the map) often stay open late. They sell good cocktails as well as wine and beer.


Both Luna Lounge and Better Than Sex are more of a sit-around-and-relax type of venues, Luna Lounge has in the past thrown a few parties.


Sand Bar


A new addition to Thong Nai Pan Noi nightlife is the Sand Bar. It's just opposite. It is a small circular bar with a thatched roof. They have a good cocktail menu all costing 100 THB.


Handsome Sandwich


Although Handsome Sandwich may look like a burger stand it is also a late night hangout. It is a great place to grab a tasty sandwich or burger and a cold beer, as well as get in a late night discussion with a smiling stranger.


The hard working sisters will often stay open for you if you want to have a few drinks. Handsome has moved from the corner of the road leading to Tanaporn to the other side of the road.