Live music venues on Koh Phangan
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Many of the bars also play live music, because Koh Phangan residents, like their brothers and sisters all over Thailand, believe in mixing their pleasure with other pleasures.
The Full Moon, Black Moon, Set Moon, and pre-Full Moon parties also attract musicians. Try any of the clubs, bars, and restaurants mentioned above as well as the ones listed in this section.
Don't be afraid to explore and find your own cool club-the best experiences are the ones you weren't expecting.
On the west coast, at Ao Hat Yao. When the live music isn't playing, this is a good place to hear house.
The Pirate's Bar
This, in our humble opinion, is the coolest bar in Koh Phangan. It's located on the west coast, at Ao Chaophao. You have to go through the Seatanu Bungalows to get to it.
This bar is set in a tiny cove, and shaped like a ship. You get to it via a wooden bridge that winds through and around a series of boulders. Definitely worth a visit at any time, it also hosts a Moon Set party, 3 days before Full Moon.
In Hat Rin West. Ask your hotel for directions and a schedule, because the show doesn't always go on.
If you wish to sample some of Thailand's famed cabaret, this is the place to go. For those not in the know, Thai-style cabaret shows feature beautiful men dressed as even more beautiful women. Ladies, we challenge you to try and find women who look as beautiful as these talented men do in their makeup and costumes.