The strip of beer bars off Lamai Beach Road is locally referred to as Soi McDonald's. Unsurprisingly, it takes its name from the McDonald’s burger restaurant on the corner, but the 60-metre soi is mostly known for its collection of cheap and lively beer bars, making it one of the go-to streets for those seeking a lively night in Lamai.

This short and fairly wide side street cuts off the main road running through the middle of Lamai (Haad Lamai Road) and provides access to beachfront restaurants, bars and hotels like Swing Bar and Chill In.

Beer Bars off Haad Lamai Road - one of the highlights of 13 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Lamai (Read all about Koh Samui here)

What are the highlights of Soi McDonald's in Lamai Beach?

Down this small street, you'll find a handful of beer bars. These establishments follow the same general pattern as the bars in Lamai Central Plaza – a roughly round, roofed structure with neon lights, loud music, a couple of chrome poles and cheap drinks.

Bar names include Winner Serene Bar, Naree Bar and the Mermaid Bar. The other side of the road is home to a spa and a couple of small restaurants.

Beer Bars off Haad Lamai Road

Location: Moo 3, Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Ben Reeves | Compulsive Traveller