The 4 Best Sports Bars in Koh Phangan – 2023 Update
Sports bars aren’t what spring to mind when you think about Koh Phangan, but this Thai island is much more than full moon parties and mushroom shakes. If you want to watch a match there are plenty of options. After much enjoyable research, here are the four best sports bars in Kho Phangan. Enjoy.
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Quick Guide to the Best Sports Bars in Koh Phangan
If you don’t fancy reading my whole post about sports bars in Koh Phangan, here’s a super-quick guide to the best sports pubs to watch a match in 2023.
- SOHO Bar Phangan is my favourite sports bar on the island.
- If you want a local chilled-out sports bar, head to Out Back Bar & Restaurant
There you have the simple version. If you want to know why they’re the best and learn about the other two, read on, it’ll only take a minute.
- Quick Guide to the Best Sports Bars in Koh Phangan
- Ultimate guide to the best bars to watch live sport in Koh Phangan
Ultimate guide to the best bars to watch live sport in Koh Phangan
Here’s all the info you need to know about the best sports bars in Koh Phangan. Enjoy.
1. SOHO Bar Phangan – My favourite sports bar on the island
It makes sense to start with my favourite sports bar in Koh Phangan: SOHO Bar. If you’re looking for a modern, hipster sports bar experience, SOHO Bar is the place to be.
This is by far the biggest sports bar in Koh Phangan. There are loads of HD screens spread over two floors, ensuring you won’t miss any action no matter where you sit. And as you’d expect from the biggest sports bar on the island, you can watch pretty much any sport you can think of. Along with the standard European football, especially the English Premier League, you can also watch all of the boxing, UFC and F1 events. It’s also the best place to watch Aussie sports like NRL and AFL.
In addition to being able to watch loads of sport, you can play some too. There are pool tables and even shuffleboard tables for added entertainment.
It offers a range of craft beers, one of the best pints of Guinness on the island and good old Magners on tap. Before you get too excited about the the thought of sinking loads of fancy pints while watching the match, beware, they do come at quite a cost.
Finally, what more do you need to add to the drinks and live sport? Food of course. This sports bar in Koh Phangan has a huge modern menu that will feed you for hours if you plan a sports-watching binge. Burgers, pizzas, Mexican, Thai and even traditional roast dinners are available here,
Opening Hours: 09:30 – 01:00
2. Hub Sports Cafe – A sports bar next to the pier
Located conveniently near the pier, Hub Sports Cafe Koh Phangan is an ideal spot to unwind and catch a game.
This isn’t a busy sports bar, so don’t go expecting a buzzing atmosphere. It deserves its place on my list of the best sports bars in Kho Phangan because it has three screens that can show different sports events. If they’re not showing what you want to watch you can simply ask a member of staff to put it on.
While it may not be the liveliest bar on the island, it’s a great spot to grab some food before getting a ferry from the pier. The menu is huge, and as it opens at 8 am, there are loads of breakfast options.
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 00:00
3. Out Back Bar & Restaurant – A laid-back sports bar in Koh Phangan
If you prefer a chilled-out hippie vibe to watch the match in, Out Back Bar & Restaurant is an excellent choice.
There’s only one big screen inside, but there are still plenty of seats with a great view of the action. The downside is that only one sporting event can be shown at once. That said, this is still a great option when looking for a sports bar in Koh Phangan.
The food on offer here is top-notch. There are plenty of Western options but it’s all about the local Thai food here!
You can also enjoy a game of pool or darts while watching the sport on TV. It’s the perfect place to unwind and soak in the local atmosphere while watching the match.
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 00:00
4. Hooligan Sports Bar Koh Phangan – A swanky place to watch the match
Last on my list (and deservedly so) is Hooligan Sports Bar. With a name like that, I was expecting a spit-and-sawdust kinda pub. I couldn’t be more wrong. If you prefer a more pretentious sports bar experience in Koh Phangan, head to Hooligan Sports Bar.
This bar offers swanky drinks and a high-end food menu, perfect for those who enjoy the finer things in life while watching the match. While it may not suit everyone’s taste, it’s worth a visit if you’re in the mood for a touch of luxury with your game.
It’s not my kind of bar, let alone a sports bar, but different strokes for different folks.
So there you have them, the four best sports bars in Koh Phangan in 2023. Whether you want to watch the EPL, UCL, F1, UFC, NRL, AFL or any other kind of sport, one of these sports pubs will be a great match for you. Enjoy.
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