Krabi is a fun place to visit, offering a variety of activities for all ages and also a bit to do after dark. Although it is no Phuket, there are bars in all areas, including in Ao Nang, Krabi Town and over on Koh Phi Phi. However, for those into a bit of sexy fun, Krabi can be a bit of a bore, with just a few sections of girlie bars here and there.
Most of the fun happens in Ao Nang and on Phi Phi; the latter being most suited to backpackers. Ao Nang has a variety of bars and cafés appealing to all ages, from bamboo and wooden bars over the beach, to live music dens and a collection of beer bars to pick up girls.
The beach road is the main drag for nightlife in Ao Nang along with the two corners where the route from Krabi Town enters and exits. There are open-air cafés and restaurants along here, while just behind is girlie central, Centre Point. There’s a handful of Krabi bars here and a couple of dozen girls to keep single males happy. Another girlie bar area, known as The Soi, is located opposite the Krabi Seaview Resort around the corner. These places remain open after hours and are about as lively as it gets.
Girls in Krabi are similar in price to Phuket. It’ll cost you about 2,000 baht to get her out of the bar and a bit of action at your hotel. That is an average all night price, with ‘short-time’ (a couple of hours) being less. Bar girl drinks are extra, up to 200 baht a hit, so if you plan on whoring it up on a budget, drink elsewhere first to avoid spending all night drinking with bar girls.
Krabi Town doesn’t offer the tourist a whole lot of options. Chao Fa Road, near the town centre of riverfront, is the best bet, although it is strictly chilled out bars with a few massage shops nearby. The Roof Top Bar is one of the best known and is great for sundowners.
For those looking for action in Krabi Town, your only real options are in the myriad massage shops and karaoke joints of Maharat Road – it is one the main roads running into town and is hard to miss. Along here are plenty of decadent karaoke joints that have hostesses in them ready to be taken home for the night. There are also some massage parlours and kinky massage shops in town.