Hi, we are just back and sampled the nightlife of Chaweng every night! In Chaweng there are two area that get busy. If you are stayin on the beach (where most hotels are) you are never far from the nightlife!!
From what we saw there were 2 main drinking areas, one off the beach road which we which ran in a U shape, the Green Mango and Sweet Soul Café were both great for people just looking for great music and drinks, mainly straight with a few gay western couples, not to many guys with Thai escorts. The Green Mango corner attracts the lady boys making both the Green Mango and Sweet Soul Café great places to people watch. Further round the bend you find the bars with the female Thai hostess, we spent several hours in these bars just people watching.
In the centre of Chaweng around the lake there is another area which comes alive at night, we nick named this Dusk Til Dawn after the film and it was a real eye opener. Girls heckling and each bar playing different music it is all a bit overwhelming. We had read a things about the Reggae Bar so went to have a look but was deserted and so far out that even if it had been great I would not have gone again.
If you like western music and a good drink head for the Green Mango corner, if you want something quieter and more refined most restaurants on the beach road serve drinks and are much quieter and have a more up market, older clientele.
Note for Guys looking for Thai escorts – from what we saw it looks pretty simple and plenty of girls to chose from.
We went to Cristobles Ladyboy Show which was great. It was quite slap stick and light hearted. It was free to get in and the drinks where cheap, costumes were fantastic and a lot of thought has obviously been put in.
Give me a shout if you want any more info.