Kamphaeng Phet is much more than just another usual province capital city. Located about 300km north of Bangkok, halfway to Chiang Mai, the city is mainly known for the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns”. So if you come here you won’t be disappointed and that’s not different with activities after sunset, I was surprised how much is going on here – a lot more than in Sukhothai and even Phitsanulok.
Most of the bars and clubs in Kamphaeng Phet can be found in downtown on the eastern side of the Ping River just north of the little island called Koh Klang. There are no Farang oriented places like you find them in tourist hubs like Bangkok or Phuket. It’s mostly Thai joints that don’t see any Farangs most of the nights – after all Kamphaeng Phet in general doesn’t see a lot of Farangs. Don’t worry though the locals are pretty cool and easy to talk to, after all Kamphaeng Phet is also an university city means lots of cute student girls all over the place.
Below is the list of the best bars and clubs in Kamphaeng Phet. At the end of the article you’ll find a detailed map with the exact locations of all the mentioned places.
Kamphaeng Phet Café
The recently opened “Kamphaeng Phet Café” is so neat and friendly, you may feel so happy and relaxed here and almost forget to head to the town’s real nightlife spots. Run by a very nice Thai couple they don’t just serve some of the best coffee in town but also a wide range of international beers including Hoegaarden, Erdinger and Paulaner as well as the typical local favorites for surprisingly fair prices given the hip and modern furnishing.
Bars in Kamphaeng Phet
Across the street from Kamphaeng Phet Café and 100 m down the road are a couple of outdoor bars, one of it is called Z Through. This place has live music at most nights, beer towers (and girls), decent food and makes a great option to sit down and watch the scene not just in the bar but on the town’s happening main road, Tesa 1 Road.
Booze Up is another cool outdoor bar located next to Z Through. They’ve got a huge screen where you can watch live sports and if there isn’t something interesting on you can play Pro Evolution Soccer on PlayStation with the local boys.
Night Clubs in Kamphaeng Phet
3 Time Pub
3 Time Pub is one of the most popular night clubs in town, especially for the young and hip student crowd. There’s live music every night and since they leave the big door open it’s quite popular to sit outside. 3 Time Pub is a lot more busy on Friday & Saturday nights, at weekdays most of the large interior is almost empty while the people hang out in the outdoor area chatting and sipping Chang Export or whiskey with ice and soda.
189 After Six
189 After Six is for sure the most popular night club in Kamphaeng Phet. It’s packed every night with young local Thais partying and dancing to the live band playing Thai rock and pop songs. If you have only one night in Kamphaeng Phet, you should definitely check out 189 After Six. And well guys, if you’re out for hunting something other than temples in Kamphaeng Phet, this is the place to go from 11pm till late.
Map of Nightlife in Kamphaeng Phet: