Nong Khai is a small border city north in Isaan along the Mekong River. Any person who have been on a VISA run to Laos have went thought this place, maybe even stayed here one night before entering Laos.
However, most people prefer to take a night in Udon Thani, just one hour away from the border, as the nightlife and energy is much higher.
Nightlife in Nong Khai
I stayed at this hotel, Nong Khai City Hotel. Superb standard, guest friendly and just next to the fun beer bars. The WIFI was super fast and the bed super comfy. For only 400 baht per night that is a great deal!
Beer bars with working girls
Nong Khai had a small beer bar scene with working girls, but it was nothing like in Udon Thani. There was also a lot of expats here, mostly old guys sitting in the bars.
A couple of the bars almost worked as daycare centers for the old expats living here. The same guys sat in the bars all fucking day. Unbelievable.
The beer bars was located at two different places in town. Walking between them took roughly 10 minutes.
The bars opened early daytime, and was open until late. Some bars was still going strong at 3 am.
Beer: 80 baht
Whisky: 100 baht
Barfine: 300 baht
Short-time: 1000 baht
Long-time: 1500-2000 baht