Bars & Pubs

EN: Bamboo Bar, a Pai Original

The Bamboo Bar is Pai’s original late night bar going strong for god knows how many years, but believe me, it’s a lot.

Not a lot has changed over the years, it’s still pretty much the same as it ever was. 3 fire-pits, wonky bamboo floor, shit music, great food (love the late night food at Bamboo) & plenty of pussy, can I say that?

The 3 late night bars (Bamboo, Rasta & Don’t Cry) are all within 50m of each other so the ebb & flow of what’s hot and what’s not fluctuates around the type of crowd in town & who’s got the crowd that evening.

Many local expatriates rarely venture out this late anymore, except the occasional weekend, so the bars are patronized by the shifting sands of Thai locals whose allegiance to bar & owner fluctuates with the value of their stock.


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Galletto is a surprisingly accurate yet indolent journalist that volunteers as a part time guest writer for the Pai Explorer Map & Blog.