This is where it all began, the world renowned Full Moon Party. Full Moon started at the back end of the 80's as a monthly gathering of free-thinking party hungry travelers and locals of the island and has now developed into a world renowned and loved party event which now features in most, if not all Top 10 Global Parties lists; and rightly so ! As the longest running bar on Haad Rin Nok beach, Drop In Bar is the bar in Haad Rin throughout the year and remains one of the focal points during Full Moon.
Here is the story from owner P'Toh...
My Uncle ran the bar solo until 1999 when I returned from Bangkok. I started working at the bar cleaning tables and slowly worked my way up.
I was very fascinated about music and would sit after closing time and listen to different songs for hours. I thought myself to DJ and started DJ'ing in 2000.
We worked together and saw more and more customers coming to Drop In Bar so when the place next to the bar became available I rented it and we made Drop In Bar bigger.
A few years ago my Uncle decided to retire and I took over the whole place my self. I felt it was time for a renovation of the bar and I have spent the past two years upgrading to a more commercial and modern beach bar.
It’s a long process and the customers change all the time but we try and keep up with demands and stay up to date.