Location: Leo Bar is located in Mae Haad, behind the Seven Eleven next door to Hacienda Bar and Grill.
Opening Hours: sunset – late
If it’s not your first time on Koh Tao and you’ve partied at Leo Bar before at its old location on Sairee Beach, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to the new Leo Evolution Bar and Club. During the downtime provided by COVID-19 on Koh Tao, the Leo team moved location and opened a brand-new party venue in Mae Haad. Long regarded as one of the premium late-night venues on the Koh Tao nightlife scene, the new version of Leo Bar is still just as pumping, and what it lost in beachfront real estate, it makes up for in party power!
While its main reputation is based on being an ‘end of the night’ party bar, Leo Evolution Bar and Club is also open through the day – although most people don’t make their way over until after sunset and pre-drinks on the beach. There is a limited menu of Thai food and snacks, which is often appreciated later in the evening – as is the convenient stop-off at Seven eleven next door for water and munchies on the way home.
Compared to the original venue, Leo Evolution Bar and Club is huge! There’s indoor and outdoor seating, and live music is a regular occurrence in the spacious open-air courtyard. The indoor space is the only air-conditioned, Bangkok-style club on the island. So, Leo is a particular hit in hot season for those who love to party the night away without risking sweat patches or a make-up faux pas!
Leo Bar serves a selection of local and international beers, spirits, and cocktails. Beers are served either by the glass or by the tower, and spirits and cocktails are available by the bucket as well as by the glass – making them popular for groups of friends wanting to share – and for those who don’t want to queue for drinks at the bar as often!