Krabi is basically a laidback holiday destination mainly aimed at couples and families, so forget booming streets of go go bars and girls, as with Bangla Road, Patong; there’s none of that here. The most happening place to be on the mainland is Ao Nang, which has a couple of dozen beer bars and around 100 girls in all.
As far as go go bars go, there aren’t any in Krabi as there’s no real call for it. Krabi Town has a half decent selection of karaoke bars and massage shops if you fancy something a bit seedier than Ao Nang, but that’s about it. For proper go go bars and girls, Phuket is just a few hours from Krabi and is one of the best places in all of Thailand for them.
The next best alternative is to hang in the beer bar areas of Ao Nang. Although limited, there are some pretty good looking girls among the hard-faced cows, and you can take them back to your hotel for about 2,000 for all night sex. Located just off the beach road behind the row of tourist shops is Centre Point. It’s well located and off the road so is perfect for a beer and a play.
The bar girls here are pushier than the other main area, though, and it’s tough going to try and sit without buying the girls a drink. This area is not as good as it used to be but there are usually 20 or 30 girls to choose from. More girls can be had in the other main bar area, which is around the corner and up the main road around The Soi. There are more bars here than Centre Point and more choice of women, though the prices are similar.
Short-time sex with Ao Nang bar girls is in the region of 1000-1,500 baht and 2,000 for all night. The bar fine is 300-500 baht. These prices are not that much different to Phuket bars, though less than the go go bars there. If you have a few beers and also buy the girls drinks (up to 200 baht a hit for them), you could be looking at 4,000 baht!
Koh Phi Phi has a very limited girlie bar scene and certainly no Krabi go go bars. You can find girls right in Tonsai for about the same price as in Ao Nang – corner bars that look more in tune with Phi Phi – plus they also like to hang out in the regular bars there to hopefully snag a foreigner.
Krabi Town doesn’t have any Krabi go go bars and girls either; it’s all karaoke bars here. Maharat Road and nearby sois is where most of it is at, especially Soi 2 and Soi 7. These karaoke joints have a stage and tables; there’s no actual bar you sit at. Plonk yourself down at a table and a hostess will sort your drinks out for you and sit by you if you like. They can go home with you, too, but you have to pay upfront, including the price for the girl. It’s about 2,000 baht.