Sports Bars in Koh Samui 2024 – The Best Pubs For Sports Fans

If you’ve landed on the island and want to find the best sports pubs to watch the match, I’ve got you covered. Whether you’re heading to Chaweng Beach, Bangrak or Lamai Beach, I’ve got the best pubs for you to watch football, NRL, AFL, F1 or any other sport. So let’s get to it, here are the best sports bars in Koh Samui. 

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Quick Guide to The Best Sports Bars in Koh Samui

If you can’t be bothered to read all about the best sports pubs on the island, here’s my super-short guide to the best ones in the three main areas of Koh Samui.

Koh Samui’s Best Sports Bars – Ultimate Guide in 2024

If you want to know why these three are the best and discover some other great sports bars in Koh Samui, read on, it won’t take long. 

Best Sports Bars Near Chaweng Beach

Most people head to the lively Chaweng beach area of Koh Samui for all things bar-related. So let’s start our list of the best sports bars in Koh Samui there.

Black Duck Sports Bar – Wall-to-wall live sport

Located in the ever-popular Chaweng area of Koh Samui, is Black Duck Sports Bar. It’s my favourite sports bar in Koh Samui. Here’s why:

There are more screens than you can count. Seriously, I tried but gave up.

They show every sport you can imagine. And if what you want isn’t on, just ask and they’ll find a screen for you and put it on. English Football and Aussie sports take priority, but with so many screens you can watch whatever you want here.

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A great sports bar for Aussie sports

Hungry? There’s a huge menu; pizzas, burgers, local Thai food, Irish stew, and sausage sandwiches with HP sauce, are just some delights on offer for you to munch on while watching the live sport. 

As with any decent sports bar in Thailand, there’s a free pool table, so you can play a bit of sport here too. If it’s busy you can just add your name to the list of a ‘winner-stays-on’ tournament. Which is always a great way to make friends.

The beer selection is great here too. Guinness is on tap and there are loads of bottles of cider available too, along with the local classics like Chang and Leo. 

If you’re looking for the best sports bar in Koh Samui to watch the Rugby Six Nations, this is my recommendation. 

If Formula One is your sport of choice this is the best sports bar in Koh Samui to watch the race. They show all the practice rounds and qualifying here too. So if you’re an F1 superfan, this is the sports bar for you.  

Opening times: 10:00 – 02:00

Address: Chaweng Yai Soi 4 Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, 84320, Thailand

The Islander – More of a sports restaurant than a sports bar

Next up on my list of the best sports bars in Koh Samui is The Islander. This is more of a restaurant than a sports bar but it’s still a great place to watch live sport on the island.

There are still plenty of screens dotted around, giving you a great view of the actions. The main difference is that the tables are set out in a restaurant-style rather than what you’re likely to see in a busy bar.

There are heaps of food options available, with both Western and local tastes catered for. And as they open at 8 am, this is the best sports bar in Koh Samui to watch sport while having breakfast.

If you prefer a liquid lunch, that’s cool, it’s not like they’ll only let you in if you have a three-course meal. Most cocktails are priced at 100 THB all day every day, and the beer is the cheapest of all of the sports bars I visited in Koh Samui.

So if you want to relax in a restaurant setting but still be able to watch multiple sports on big screens around you, this is the sports bar in Koh Samui for you.

Opening times: 08:00 – 02:00

Address: 166, 79 ถนน หาดเฉวง, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Hooters Samui – American restaurant & sports bar

Hooters is what you’d expect. An American-themed sports bar with pretty waitresses who all seem to have shrunk their uniform in the tumble dryer.

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Darts, F1 and pizza is poaaible here

As well as having some of the finest-looking staff, this is also the most modern sports bar in Koh Samui, and you’ll find it in the heart of Chaweng. There are loads of shiny new big screens all over the bar, so you can be confident that they take sport seriously here.

But all this modernity and attractiveness comes at a price, as it’s also the most expensive sports bar on the island. But they do have some of the cleanest toilets I’ve seen anywhere in Thailand.

The food all comes from a classic Tex-Mex-themed menu, so if that’s your thing and you don’t mind getting distracted from the sport by orange hotpants and jiggling owls, get yourself to Hooters and enjoy what’s on offer.

Opening times: 14:00 – 01:00

Address: 168/59 M.2, T, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Duke Pub & Restaurant – An English sports pub

Last up on the list of the best sports bars in Chaweng is the Duke Pub & Restaurant. This is an English-themed sports pub located on one of the busiest streets in Koh Samui. 

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There a great pint of Guinness available here

There aren’t many TVs in this pub, but I’m still classing it as a sports bar because it does have a huge projector screen that comes down for all of the big sporting events. So you might not be able to watch loads of different sports simultaneously here but if there’s a big match, race or fight going on, you can be sure that they’ll have it on the big screen.

As you’d expect from an English pub, the food is mostly based around potatoes, pies, steaks and burgers. This is without doubt the best sports bar in Koh Samui for a traditional English breakfast.

Opening times: 09:00 – 02:00

Address: 12 Chaweng Beach Rd, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Best Sports Bars in Bangrak

Another popular area of Koh Samui is Bangrak. So let’s check out the best places to watch sport up near the pier.

The Doghouse Sports Bar & Grill – The biggest menu I’ve ever seen

This is my favourite sports bar in the Nabgrak arena of Koh Samui. There are four big-screen TVs inside, along with a free-to-use pool table.

As with most sports bars in Koh Samui, it has a Western-themed food menu. You can get anything you’d expect to get from your local back home. There are a whopping 137 dishes on their menu, so you’ll find something that takes your fancy while watching the match.

Their four screens will often show different sports simultaneously, but EPL, NRL and AFL take priority over other sports. If they’re not showing what you went to watch, just ask them and they’ll probably have no problem accommodating you. 

Opening times: 13:00 – 00:00

Address: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Premier Sports Bar – Great for English football

Another great pub to watch football in Koh Samui is Premier Sports Bar in Bangrak. 

All EPL football is shown here, but along with English football all other major sporting events are shown here. There are a few TVs dotted around but it’s the giant projector screen that gets the most attention.

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There’s a free pool table so you can play some sport in this sports bar as well as watch it on TV.

One difference about this sports bar in Koh Samui is that there are many low comfy sofas around, which create a chilled-out atmosphere. Another bonus at Premier Sports Bar is the prices. It has some of the cheapest beer and food of any sports pub in Koh Samui.

Opening times: 16:00 – 02:00

Address: 4171 Moo 1 Bangrak, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84130, Thailand

Best Sports Bars in Lamai Beach

The final area of Koh Samui that offers a couple of decent sports bars is Lamai Beach. Here are the best places to watch the match down on the coast of Koh Samui.

Tropical Tony’s Sports Bar & Diner – Yorkshire puddings and sausage rolls

This is a small and cosy bar with three screens that can show different sports at the same time. 

It’s tropical by name, but not by menu. Some of the best English food in Koh Samui can be found here. Yorkshire puddings, sausage rolls and baked beans are the kind of things you can tuck into when you’re watching sport on TV.

The only downside to this sports bar in Lamai Beach is its limited opening hours. It’s only open for a few hours in the afternoon and evening.

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It is, though, one of the cheapest sports bars in Koh Samui.

Opening times: 16:00 – 21:30

Address: 124 Holiday Park Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

Woody’s Bar – Free to play pool table and darts board

Last but by no means least on my list of the best sports bars in Koh Samui is Woody’s Bar. This is one of the best English pubs in the Lamai area of the island and one of the few pubs that also show sport on multiple TVs.

There’s a pool table and a darts table to entertain you. Both are free to use.

Unlike the other sports bars on this list, Woody’s doesn’t sell food, it’s an old-school bar that just serves booze and shows sport on TV.

Opening times: 13:00 – 02:00

Address: 124/85 Moo3, Maret, KOH Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

So there you have them, the best sports bars in Koh Samui to watch the match in 2024. Enjoy, I know I did.

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The best sports bars all over Thailand.

I’m a bit of a sports bar addict. So if you’re looking for some more tips on where to go to watch the match all over Thailand, check out these links:

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