Beach sunsets and cocktails make a perfect vacation combination.
When you’re in Koh Samui, you’re likely going to be searching for the best bars to satisfy your thirst. You will not be disappointed! The island has some incredible bars to hit up with a great variety of drink selections. These are the best 5 places to find a darn good cocktail in Koh Samui.
Hours: Mon to Sun 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Address: 14/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Contact: +077 422 7678
This unique place at The Library Samui is half art gallery and half bar. The incredible interior decor is enough reason to check it out. The place has a funky and artistic–but sophisticated– atmosphere. A great place to sip on some very fancy cocktails and wear your best dresses and suits. The Drink Gallery is also a restaurant offering a classy fine dining experience and great food to match. Although the drink menu is a bit pricey, they carry the best top shelf liquors and really know how to shake it up right.
Must Try: Apple Crumble Martini
Hours: Mon to Sun 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: 176/34 Moo 4,Tambon Maret, Lamai Beach
Contact: +66 77 458 100
If you’re looking for a great poolside bar that is also on the beach, look no further than Beach Republic. Relax with a delicious cocktail and munch on some excellent food while you lay on one of their sun beds. Their drink menu is extensive so it’s perfect for all types of cocktail lovers. They do everything from classic cocktails to blended ice chillers. Beach Republic even has a live DJ playing music throughout the day with a party vibe that really starts up in the evening. Not only do they have great cocktails, but they also have the best Sunday brunch in Koh Samui. If you’re looking for a buffet style brunch, look no further than the Beach Republic Sunday brunch. From traditional Thai breakfast entrees to an international cheese board, Beach Republic brunch is where to eat in Koh Samui.
Must Try: Republic Mojito (artisan rum, sang som, lychee, ginger, sugar, fresh mint, and soda)
Hours: Mon to Sun 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Address: On the Beach in Front of o.P. Bungalow, Koh Samui, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Contact: +086 947 7233
Mini Bar is a casual joint to sip on cocktails on the beach. They offer tropical-themed house cocktails as well as classic ones like Margaritas and Mojitos. It’s a great bar to enjoy day or night. They have bean bags throughout the bar so you can relax a little while you get a little buzzed. Many tourists come here because of the free wifi. If you go during the day, there is definitely a lounge-y feel to the place. At night, the bar is beautifully lit with colorful string lights and has a great fun atmosphere. The place doesn’t get too wild either. Families are welcome.
Must Try: Mini Bar Margarita
Hours: Mon to Sun 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Address: 3/3 Moo 2 – Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut
This is a reggae-themed bar with a chill but exciting vibe. It’s an especially great place to go drink cocktails while you party. Reggae Pub have a fun colorful atmosphere with fun sculptures spread throughout the bar. Plus, their drinks are on point. They don’t have a huge list of cocktails, but the cocktails they do serve are delicious and fun. Get one with a fruit and flower skewer! It’s best to go past 11 p.m. when they have more people and live music playing. The bands usually do covers of soft rock with reggae vibes.
Must Try: Coconut Shake
Hours: Mon to Sun 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Address: 166/80 moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 85420, Thailand
Contact: +081 747 0937
This is a great spot to grab a drink with your friends. Drinks here are very affordable but still creative and delicious. The bar is definitely very casual and welcoming. You can enjoy a nice cold beer and play pool all night long. Many people come to this bar from the island because it is so casual and cool. Plus, their food is surprisingly great for the decent prices. Cocktail lovers will love Legends Bar. Their drink selection is quite extensive, too. If you like sweeter cocktails, this is the place to go. They have a lot of dessert specialty cocktails that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Must Try: Samui Passion Cocktail