Location: Tattoo Bar has a prime location directly on Mae Haad Bay, towards the south end of the beach just past Coconut Monkey.
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm
With a dream location right on the beachfront, Tattoo Bar is a lovely spot from which to take in the panorama of the bay, indulge in a bit of beach life, or watch the ferries and dive boats come and go. The bar is large and spacious, and thanks to its western facing position the open-air dining area is the perfect spot to watch the sun fade over the horizon at the end of another hot, tropical day. Indeed, many a Koh Tao Facebook post or Instagram pic has been taken from the vantage point of Tattoo Bar over the years!
Tattoo Bar is often recommended by local residents for its friendly atmosphere as whether you go at a busy or quiet time, it always feels homely and welcoming. The bar normally plays music throughout the day and evening, but it’s less of a party style bar and more a place you’d go to relax, grab a drink or some food, and take in the ambience and scenery. The bar serves a range of drinks including healthy options like fruit shakes, smoothies and kombucha. Soft drinks are also available, along with a variety of spirits, beers, and shots.
The food at Tattoo Bar is highly regarded and is popular for breakfast, lunch, and evening meals alike. The menu is extensive and includes western and Thai favourites, as well as some international cuisine. In terms of western food, the steak at Tattoo Bar is particularly well-liked, as are the pizzas, breakfast muffins, and Mexican food options. All food is made in-house by experienced and talented Thai cooks, so the Asian food options also exceed expectations. All in all, if you are looking for a lot of different choices while maintaining high quality in a relaxed setting, then Tattoo Bar is a great choice.