A 15-minute stroll through the labyrinth of sois between Damnoenkasem and Dechanuchit roads near the beach reveals all sorts of small places to stop for a beer. If you’re after a cocktail or a glass of wine, or prefer a more sophisticated setting, opt for a hotel bar. HOBS (House of Beers) and Oasis, both at Sceenspace (Hua Hin Soi 35; www.seenspace.com/huahin) offer a perfect combo of music, views, well-made drinks and smartly-curated beer menus. White Lotus Sky Bar (atop the Hilton Hotel) is the place to be when the sun sets. Most of Soi Bintaban is lined with Pattaya-style girlie bars, while Naresdamri Road, which runs north–south parallel to the beach, is home to open-air restaurant-bars for good people watching.

For inspiration and listings of what’s happening tonight, the expat-run Hua Hin Today (www.huahintoday.com) is a good resource.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.