Stay for a drink and spend the whole night out

Nightlife on Koh Phi Phi can be wild! Although lacking in the full moon madness of some of Thailand’s other isles, Koh Phi Phi nightlife is a must for those who are traveling with the party circuit. One good thing about this island is that it’s pretty small. Party-goers can likely hit up every bar on Phi Phi if they want. They will experience a variety of nightlife scenes.

The obvious place to start when looking for the best nightlife on Koh Phi Phi is the beach. With an iconic party strip lined with bars, Koh Phi Phi’s Loh Dalum bay is the place to be if you’re looking to party. This is where you’ll find the backpacker scene. Expect party hostels, loud music and a lot of shenanigans. Bars on this part of Phi Phi compete with each other for the best, loudest music and most buckets served. The usual demographic here are millenials. However, you’ll see people from all walks of life joining the party, or even doing the limbo!

But because not everyone is looking to get wild on the water, there is another side to Phi Phi’s nightlife. Bars on Phi Phi Don’s interior feature an eclectic mix of entertainment. From Krabi’s signature acoustic jams to packed sports pubs, Phi Phi’s nightlife has pretty much got it all. Raging nightclubs mimic the beach parties to draw in crowds on rainy nights. Resto-bars and chic pool halls line the sandy pathways. In fact, Phi Phi is such a popular destination that you’re not likely to see an empty bar on the island, especially during the high season.

Because the island is small enough, you could easily do a tour of Phi Phi’s nightlife just by walking around. But if you’re short on time and want to hit up the party that’s best for you, check out our list. We’ve detailed some of the best nightlife spots on Koh Phi Phi, so let’s get the party started!

Carlito’s Bar

fire show at Carlito's Bar, Koh Phi Phi
A breathe of fresh air in the midst of booze heavy, nightlife scene Carlito's Bar, on the east side of Tonsai beach, is a popular spot away from the busy strip of Koh Phi Phi Don. Instead of heavy bass music, you'll find acoustic jams. The sweet sound of the waves crashing on the shore accompanies the perfect volume of the performer. The bar encourages patrons to get up on stage, and there's often some talent in the house. This bar is the perfect respite for those who wish to avoid the party scene of Loh Dalum bay. Chill vibes are accompanied by a spectacular view of the beach. Because of Carlito's sand access, you can get your toes wet while you relax with a beverage. All of the standard adult beverages are here. Along with the buckets that are a staple of the island, you can find cocktails advertised as...

Stockholm Syndrome

stockholm syndrome, koh phi phi nightlife
Dance, sing and dink until the sun comes up You'll find Stockholm Syndrome in the heart of Phi Phi's entertainment district. It's one of the only dance clubs that's not on the beach. As such, it is often a flurry of activity. While neighboring bars feature pool tables and rock n' roll, Stockholm Syndrome pumps loud electronic music. A popular pit-stop before the beach parties, this club specializes in shots and beer pong. With not much seating, it's all about the action here. A large dance floor complements the fast beats, and you won't often find party-goers standing still. The assertive staff will lure you in with free shots and cheap buckets. There's a primarily young feel to this bar, and it's a great place to mingle with other travelers. You'll likely get challenged to a round of beer pong or another bar game. Though there is a projection screen...

Visit Loh Dalum beach

Loh Dalum Beach koh phi phi
If you're looking for the place to party like you've seen in the movies, this is where you need to go If you're looking for the wild side of Phi Phi's nightlife, head straight for the east side of Loh Dalum beach. After dark, this shore lights up with the sights and sounds that make the island's party scene so famous. Because this strip is almost exclusively for the night owls, you won't find much open during the day. But it's one of the best places to watch the sun go down, and once it does, the party lights go up. There's not just one place to get wild on this strip. Late-night thrill seekers can party the night away at a handful of outrageous beach clubs. Slinky Bar, Apache, Blanco and Stones specialize in getting freaky. Black light paint, wild fire shows and limbo contests characterize these beach side...

The Dubliner Irish Pub

koh phi phi the dubliner
A little Ireland in tropical paradise, why not?! The Dubliner Irish Pub is almost impossible to miss. Set within the bustling alleys of Phi Phi Don's entertainment district, it stands out with its unmistakably Irish exterior. Green and wood-tones invite you into the most authentic pub experience on the island. Because The Dubliner offers an alternative to the beach party scene, you'll often find it packed. It's a great option for those who aren't on a gap year, and they open early and stay up late. Although for a pub the beer selection is not that big, they have what you need, and just about anything else you could imagine. Shooters and cocktails are popular, and buy-one-get-one-free buckets are available all day and night. Many flat screen TVs dot the walls, making sure that everyone gets the chance to catch their favorite game. Besides that, a pool table is available...