Those holiday makers looking for a full range of dining and nightlife options will have to venture out to Kata and beyond, but there are a fair selection of restaurants and pubs along the road. A short walk up the hill towards Kata will bring you to the world famous and celebrated Mom Tri's Kitchen, which offers world class cuisine in a romantic setting overlooking the sea. For accommodation in Kata Noi, there are the Kata Thani Resort and Spa and a few low key hotels and bungalows that are ideal spots for families or couples seeking a quiet holiday.
Taina road in Kata Centre has the highest concentration of pubs, restaurants and shops. A long-running spot that's very popular with both locals and visitors is the Easyriders bar, featuring a live band playing hard rockin' tunes. Bluefin Tavern is a no-nonsense place famous for its tasty Tex-Mex food. The bar near it is a great place to spend a laid-back evening in the sparkle of its disco balls and fun design features such as see-through bar counters with fish swimming inside - attracts many from the dive community. Good variety of music too.
Cafe del Mar is a small and friendly bar that's been tastefully designed by its Swedish owner. The Good Earth Bookshop is a nice place to pop into in the early evening to browse its secondhand book selection and sip some tea. On the road leading to Karon, one of the favoured spots is Dino Bar, part of the Dino Park mini-golf complex, a great spot to watch all the action on the street while enjoying a drink in its jungle-themed setting.
The best spots for evening cocktails or wine at sunset are the Mom Tri's Boathouse lounge with its award-winning wine cellar, the pleasant Gung Cafe, the lovely Kata Beach Resort beachfront bar-restaurant and the little Reggae bar, all on the beach at the south end of Kata.
There are a few beer bars along Patak Rd (at the north end of the road that runs behind Club Med), with names like Up To You, Rose Bar or Happy Nite. These very rarely show much sign of life and seem a bit morbid compared with their lively counterparts in Patong.