Staying on Railay Beach for a day or a week or longer and want to know the best places to maximize time in the Railay Beach nightlife scene. Railay Beach is an area only a small 1.5 Square kilometers in size. In fact most of that space is not inhabitable, so bars, restaurants and resorts are constrained into an even smaller area. Often the bars and restaurants which are fitting to visit for your needs are not the first which you will see when you first come to Railay Beach. 

We have spent time visiting the many bars and restaurants throughout Railay Beach, finding the best ones for cocktails, for ambiance, for all around weirdness and fun. We have compiled this list for you to give you a better idea of what Railay Beach can offer. 

From the stretches of East Railay Beach with a more local thriving nightlife scene to the more scenic West Railay Beach, to the iconic walking street in-between there is something for everyone on Railay Beach. We recommend spreading out your time between the many different locations on Railay Beach in order to better take in the Railay Beach Nightlife and see what it has to offer.

The Bamboo Bar

Chill out in style at The Bamboo Bar The Bamboo Bar is one of the first places you'll encounter as you walk into the open area of the Railay West walking street. Chances are you'll be wide-eyed with wonder at the laid-back vibes of this beach. So when the staff call their welcomes to you it's a little change of pace, it's a good idea to stop here. A small bar topped with a thatched leaf based bamboo roof, it might not look like much from the outside, but this cozy watering hole has good vibes to spare and a few surprises as well. With a musical backdrop, you'll often find the wood here spattered with easy-going travelers, sipping on beers and enjoying the easy life that comes so naturally on Railay beach. You'll find all the standard cocktails here, as well as whiskey and beer and everything in between. High season...

Bang Bang Bar

A side of the road watering hole worth the stop If you're venturing from Railay West to Railay East on foot, you'll pass by this small watering hole. Just a reminder though you might have to look twice before you see it. Set into a small row of businesses with a local feel, the Bang Bang Bar is named after its owner. That owner aptly named Bang Bang had a rather unique vision several years ago. Securing a business space that's smaller than most bedrooms, Bang Bang built his clean  and funky bar with just enough space for a few friendly travelers and rock climbers. The space features a cozy, pleasing vibe and works perfectly for those who enjoy a cold drink and a bit of light conversation. Whats special at Bang Bang Bar? In contrast to some of the other bars in the area, which offer larger spaces, flamboyant entertainment and...

Joy Beach Bar

Joy beach bar, railay thailand
A place you come for a bite and end up staying all night Wandering into the small, waterfront commercial district of Railay East, you'll immediately notice the low tables and cushions of the Joy Beach Bar. One of Railay East's most well-known hangouts, the Joy Beach Bar lets diners lounge on cushions overlooking the mangrove forest and bay beyond. All the while patrons can indulge in a little food, drink and conversation. Originally just the small beachfront bar that you still see today. Now Joy Beach Bar has grown to include a full restaurant with an overhead balcony to accommodate a large capacity of people, making it a good choice for groups and meetups. While the bar remains famous for its cocktails (especially mojitos), the Joy Beach Bar has come to be known for its food as well. Many of the patrons have come to love the pizzas making them...

The Last Bar & Restaurant

The Last bar Railay, Thailand
The Last Bar & Restaurant is worth venturing to the far end of Railay East for, if you're not already staying nearby. There's a lot of action here after the sun goes down, and nobody does it quite like the Last Bar. If you can imagine everything you'd like a party to be, the Last Bar's probably got it, and more. Set right beside the waves of Railay East, the water will lap up beside the pathway at high tide, giving you that island feel that Railay is so famous for. A full restaurant offers delicious Thai food and seafood for the hungry, and the bar stays open late for those who like to party. At The Last Bar & Restaurant, Live DJs grace the stage every single night, along with the coloured lights and ambient candles that make it such a great destination after dark. A second floor offers...