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All across the island are a number of small bars dotted up and down every beach but if you are looking to dance the place to be is Silver Sands, a beachfront open-air nightclub on Ao Phai beach. During the week this place is quiet, however, on weekends the venue becomes as gay and busy as Bangkok’s biggest gay club, DJ Station.
Just a bit further north from Silver Sands is Haad Sai Kaew and Ao Hin Khok beaches, both filled with parties during the weekends. These parties do tend to be straighter and more Thai-style, often hosting karaoke and Thai pop music.
Gay Koh Samet offers a welcome break for the sleazy party atmospheres that are on offer in Phuket and Pattaya.
Beer is big in Thailand the main local brands are Chang, Leo and Sighna. Red Bull’s roots are also in Thailand but note the original/local version is not carbonated (no fizz or bubbles).
For something stronger, the Thai classic has to be SangSom. Confusingly it’s often sold as “Thai whiskey” but is actually rum, distilled from sugarcane. SangSom is also the main component of Thailand’s notorious “buckets of alcohol.”