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“Place to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Why Not Bar

Why Not Bar
9 M.5 T.Koh Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
+66 83 644 1333
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Ranked #1 of 9 Nightlife in Ko Lanta
Type: Bars
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Owner description: The best beach bar on south of Koh Lanta. Daily live music and fire dancing shows, cold beer, delicious cocktails, and really friendly staff. Located right on the Kantiang Bay Beach with a spectacular view from the bar.
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“Place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

During our stay on Koh Lanta we spent every evening in why not bar. We enjoyed it very much, live music, great fire show and open minded staff. For sure: one of the places in the world you must have been before you die. Why not?

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Woodside, California, United States
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“More heart and soul than you'll find ANYWHERE in this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have never seen anyone put as much heart, soul and effort into making a good-time happen than at the Why Not Bar in Lanta. The place looks like it's one good storm away from falling into the ocean, its open to the beach, you sit on the floor on mats, the young guys that run the place do a great little fire show every night...and they play live music at around 9 or so every night...it's not great...but it has more passion and heart than I have seen in live music in a long time...quirky and very local. Indy rock songs played by an acoustic guitar, cajon, and a dark and brooding singer who seems to have worked out many popular english songs phonetically.

I am a singer/songwriter myself, they let me borrow their guitar and got me up on stage to play a few songs which was very fun. So if you have an inclination towards performing in Thailand, the Why Not Bar is a great starting place!

Please if you are in Koh Lanta, don't miss an evening at this bar...it will quite possibly be one of the best and most memorable nights you spend in all of Thailand.

Visited September 2013
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great place to call off the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed 2 times (all in all 18 days) in the 5*-Pimalai, which is just a stone's throw away from this hip place directly at the beach . Every night we enjoyed to listen to the bands cover music (please guys, don't try Johnny Cash anymore:-), cool drinks, the fire show and a really perfect service.

To be very honest: Without the Why Not Bar, we would not book the Pimalai again. It's the combination of a luxury resort during the day and this special chill out atmosphere in the night.

Many thanks T & I

Visited October 2012
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“Fun, unique and has the best staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A great bar on the beach in Kantiang Bay. Great live music, delicious cocktails and the perfect chill-out beach atmosphere. The best thing about the place are the two Thsi guys who run it. They are so entertaining, great fun, talk to everyone and work so hard to keep all customers happy! They can also do a pretty good fire show!

Visited August 2013
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“Live music every night.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We spent last night at the Why Not Bar and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The trio took requests. Despite some mangled lyrics the guitar work was great.
Junior-the server/promoter/frustated singer-was the perfect host. He had some great dance moves and sang along with most songs. He even played with some children.
This bar is appropriate for all ages.

Visited August 2013
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