Soi Reggae is a kilometre long lane found on the Chaweng Lakeside, it’s name derives from the popular Reggae Pub found at its end, one of the oldest and top rated venues for nightlife in Samui. The Reggae Pub is a large, two-story club that usually kicks off the evening with live bands playing a mix of reggae and popular rock ballads until around midnight, from where DJ’s take over and play more modern electronic beats until 2-3AM. Atmosphere is friendly, laid-back and drink prices are quite competitive priced. The freelancers here are generally more aggressively friendly than in other clubs. I’ve noticed over the years that the area has seen a slow and steady decline in popularity with the rise of places like Soi Green Mango and the ARK Bar’s beach parties but it usually still fills up and gets quite busy from 11PM onwards.
Out on the 200 meter long street leading to the Reggae Pub is where you will find the Chaweng’s second largest concentration of beer bars, expect loud music, bargirls on both sides of the street shrieking the usual welcomingly: “hello sexy man” at passers-by while trying to pull you in their bar a few laughs, a game of pool and maybe more, if affinity.
Notable girl bar names include: Position 69, Boom Boom bar, Thairish Bar, Hero Bar and Sexy Bar. Usually opens just around sunset and gets busy from 9 pm to 2 am.