Location: The Gold Bar is located on the mountainside with a vantage point looking out over Sairee. To get there take the turn by Monsoon gym, where there are signs for both The Gold Bar and The Gallery.
Opening Hours: 12midday – 10.30pm
The Gold Bar is the drinks provider for diners at The Gallery, so you can expect the same level of attention to detail and top class service as you would there. It’s not mandatory to eat in the restaurant to enjoy the bar though. Guests are welcome to pop up for drinks and enjoy the fantastic view and laid back ambience, although once you smell the tasty aromas coming from the kitchen, you may well end up ordering at least a snack or two!
On the menu at The Gold Bar you’ll find an array of fine wines, spirits, and some excellent cocktails. Drinks specials are available during Golden Hour and Blue Hour in the evenings, and from time to time there is also live music. A welcome break from the busier bars on the beach, The Gold Bar provides entertainment in the form of two large TV screens so you can catch up on your favourite sports in a more relaxed and peaceful environment.
The main drawcard at The Gold Bar, however, is the natural beauty and wildlife that surrounds it. With fantastic views stretching out over the ocean, on clear days it’s possible to see all the way over to the mainland. If you take your eyes off the horizon and look closer into the more immediate surroundings, you can often spot birds of prey hunting. Chris and Chayaphon, the owners of The Gold Bar and The Gallery, are passionate nature lovers. Together they have cleared 7 rai (nearly 3 acres) of land in order to create a sanctuary for the birds of Koh Tao. There is even a large aviary which is used to care for injured birds.