To be honest I didn’t like this city. The city consisted of empty streets and tons of fences everywhere making you feel like an intruder.
Everywhere you went you could see industry and tall chimneys in the horizon pouring out smoke.
I didn’t find any nice city center like I found in Udon Thani with a nice shopping mall, parks and bars all in walking distance. I also had a terrible stomach flu the days I was here so I had to spend a lot of time on my hotel room. Not fun.
When I left the city a tuktuk driver asked me for 600 baht to driving me 5 minutes to the train station.
Anyways. If you ever ended get stranded in this city and you need a nightlife guide. Here you have it.
Nightlife in Khon Kaen
Beer bars with working girls
There is a small strip with farang oriented beer bars just next to The Pullman Hotel. The type you find in Pattaya just more primitive. I found six bars here with what I believe was local expats living in the city having a good time with the ladies. Most ladies in the bars here was well above thirty.
Check out the map at the bottom of this post to see exact location.
Bars / clubs with local people
In the intersection between Ruen Rom Rd (the road that goes from the train station) and Pracha Samran Rd there were a cluster of bars that was filled up with local people.
This place looked pretty upscale for being Isaan so I don’t think the rice farmers are the people who hang out here, but rather more wealthy Thai people who own factories or other businesses.
This are was called Rads. Some bar names here was Street Cafe, Monroe Club and HixOut Club House.
Just next to Rads in Pracha Samran Rd there was a couple of Karaoke bars as you walked inside the street to get to the farang oriented farang bars.
Check the map under.
There were also a couple of nice bars just next to the karaoke bars who seemed to be oriented towards Western people, but without working girls. The names were Blues Bar and Level Up.
Map of Nightlife in Khon Kaen
Hotels in Khon Kaen
I stayed at Sawasdee Hotel right next to the Night Marked. From that hotel you can easily walk to every bar mentioned in this guide.