Phi Phi's nightlife has several very positive things going for it. It's compact, entertaining, young and vibrant and - unlike many other tourist destinations in this part of the world - it's not sleazy.
The island's many pubs and bars are centrally located and easy to find. At 2am the music stops but bars generally stay open for as long as they have customers.
One distinctive feature of Phi Phi's nightlife is the many displays of 'buckets' lined up for sale. The ingredients of this one-way ticket to oblivion are: Ice, Red Bull (energy drink), mixer, straws and a half-bottle of spirits. Revelers simply add the Red Bull, mixer and spirits, dig in with their straws and the rest is a rather hazy experience. Prices range from 200 baht for Sang Som (local sugar cane rum) to 500 baht for Jack Daniel's.