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Below: Other Andaman Coast Destinations - Best of the Rest
Ao Nang’s late night dance club has a reputation for extortionate drinks prices and fights, this run-down area is to be avoided.
Mr Long's is one of the best little 'beach' bars (though it isn't on the beach) in town. To find it, go to the SCB bank, cross the road and walk into the little lane in front of you.
The tiny little bar just before and opposite Mr Long's, called the Ting Tong (means "crazy' in Thai), is also a good place to hang out - because it's so small it always feels full.
This is Ao Nang’s girly bar street. Music from 10 small bars deafens the visitor, while innumerable women hassle him.
Centerpoint is an area of 10 bars just behind the beach-front road. One of them, the Chang bar, has just been enlarged and renovated and is Ao Nang's most reliabe place to go for a dance - almost every night of the year this place hops. Most of the revellers here are gap year youngsters.
Another good place in Centrepoint to hang out is at the Banboo Tattoo bar, which you will see just as you come into Centrepoint's main plaza - run by a friendly guy called Alex, this is also a good place to come solo, as it is easy to get chatting to other people at this place, due to Alex being such a friendly fellow.
Treetops Bar / Retox Bar
This pair of bars has been built as one, so actually looks like a single place. The owners Nat and Ache are great guys and both speak good English (a lot of it, they are a real pair of chatterboxes). You can get a really good massage in the single-mattress massage 'room' upstairs, where Miss Pussycat (yes, that really is her name, but she is completely respectable) gives excellent massage, way better than the average bored rubbing you get in the massage shops. Her massage room is open-sided and fronts onto the beach, so you can watch the waves roll in while enjoying a massage, maybe with a beer too. The rasta-style music sets the tone for this laid-back and very friendly place. It is located on Nopparat Thara beach, just hop in a tuk tuk and say "Nopparat beach", then keep your eyes pealed untill you see the sign saying "Treetops" on your right. You can get a good value feed here too. One of these bars doubles up as a rock-climbing shop in the day-time. All climbers visiting Ao Nang should come for a beer here, as they will get lots of free climbing information.
The Last Fisherman’s
Ao Nang’s best beach bar also serves tasty but expensive barbeques, and is a great place from which to watch the sunset.
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