The 10 best sports bars in Phuket are ideal for passionate fans visiting Phuket. If the idea of not being able to follow your team while you’re in Thailand concerns you, these are the places for you, with each one having multiple TVs tuned to a wide array of sports. Many of them list their schedules well in advance on their websites, so you can be assured that they will play the games you’re interested in before you go.
A large number of the best places to watch sports in Phuket are Aussie-owned bars, where the amber fluid flows and the sports of the Antipodeans reign supreme, though most also show the major European sports and a few even show US sporting action. They all attract fellow sports fans, creating the same lively team spirit you will find in your local at home, which is what makes many of them popular as bars and restaurants in their own right.
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Among the largest and best-known of the Bangla Road pubs (not to mention being significantly more family-friendly), Aussie Bar stretches over two floors, with seating for up to 250 people. It is true to its name, with a particular focus on all things Australians are most stereotypically known for, particularly beer and sports. There are no less than four bars, three pool tables and dozens of large TV screens showing all manner of sports. The owner is an avid Australian Rules Football fan, but you will also be able to watch rugby, English and European soccer, cricket, motorsport, horse racing, golf, tennis, boxing, American Football, basketball and ice hockey, among others.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
- Location: Soi Gonzo, Bangla Road, Patong
A popular and long-established Irish pub in the busiest part of Karon, Angus O’Tools has a great, friendly atmosphere and serves international cuisine, a wide collection of draught beverages, live music and, most importantly, live sports shown on two 100-inch projector screens and five flat-screen TVs. Being Irish-owned, there is obviously a leaning towards more European sports tastes, including the English football leagues, rugby, cricket, boxing, UFC, horse racing and motorsport, though Australian sports are also common features on the schedule. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00
- Location: 516/19 Patak Road, opposite Centara Karon Resort, Karon
- Tel: +66 (0)93 696 1718
A lively and friendly Aussie pub with a family-friendly atmosphere, Walkabout boasts nine flat-screen TVs and a main 80-inch projector screen for watching the big game while enjoying a cold bottled or draught beer. The schedule puts the priority on Australian sports (naturally), including AFL, NRL, cricket and rugby, but there is also English and European football and rugby, motorsports, golf and tennis. Walkabout also has eight-ball pool and free 6MD Wi-Fi internet and serves international food and snacks.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 02:00
- Location: Soi Karon Whale Resort, Karon
The biggest and best sports bar around the Laguna resorts complex, Peppers has a pretty good English pub feel, with weekly quiz nights, typical pub grub. Naturally, it also has a heavy focus on live sport, particularly those popular with British audiences, including football, rugby, boxing and motorsport. Australian sports like NRL and AFL also appear on the billing. They are shown on one giant screen and five smaller high-definition TVs around the bar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:30 – 01:00
- Location: 16-18 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 5164
Several of the eight flat-screen TVs of this remarkably popular Australian bar close to Patong Beach are visible from the street, which is fortunate because the place gets really packed during major sporting events. An open-sided place with a friendly atmosphere, it is well-known for its high-quality burgers. There is, as you would expect, a general trend towards Australian sports such as AFL and NRL, as well as cricket and motorsport. Legends has free Wi-Fi internet and incorporates the Baan Orchid Guesthouse.
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 24:00
- Location: 15/8 Chalermprakiat Road, Patong
- Tel: +66 (0)81 187 6655
With 12 flat-screen TVs, including five around the circular bar, you will have plenty of choice when it comes to watching sport – assuming that you can keep your eyes on the screen and are not distracted by the waitresses in their famous orange and white uniforms! The world-renowned American brand naturally favours US sports like NFL, NBA and NHL, though you will also be able to see Australian and European games. Hooters has an excellent menu of American-style bar snacks, including great burgers and chicken wings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: dusitD2 Phuket Resort, 48/2 Ruamjai Road, Patong
- Tel: +66 (0)7 634 9850
An affordable Aussie sports bar (yes, another one!) on the quieter outskirts of Kata Beach, AllStar is popular for its five large flat-screen televisions showing a wide range of Australian and European sports, including football (both soccer and Aussie-rules), rugby, motorsport, cricket, snooker, volleyball and any major world events. There is also a games console for the kids to play their own sports on, as well as a good collection of beers, wines, ciders, spirits, liqueurs and cocktails and an international food menu.
- Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 16:00 – 02:00, Sat – Sun 12:00 – 02:00
- Location: 11 Taina Road, Kata
- Tel: +66 (0)80 038 2462, +66 (0)91 159 0122
The main bar of the Novotel Phuket Surin Beach resort, Champions naturally has a very family-friendly atmosphere. It is American-themed, with great burgers and snacks served with novel denim-style napkins. It has a capacity of 60 people, with some of the more comfortable seating options available in any sports bar in Phuket, and its eight flat-screen TVs show a range of American and European sports, including basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer and motorsport, among many others.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
- Location: Novotel Phuket Surin Beach, 106/27 Soi Cherngtalay 3, Surin
- Tel: +66 (0)7 630 3300
Aussie-style sports pubs are certainly popular in Phuket, and this is the most popular in Kamala. Sharing the same laid-back and fun atmosphere which makes the area so popular, Aussie Pub has regular special events, great Australian pub grub and seven large TVs showing AFL, NRL, rugby, cricket, motorsport and English Premier League football. You can also enjoy free use of the pool table and dart board, if you want to create your own sporting action.
- Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 14:00 – 02:00, Sat – Sun 10:00 – 02:00
- Location: 93/49 Moo 3, Main Road, Kamala
- Tel: +66 (0)84 817 9950
As you can tell by the name (written in huge green letters over the entrance), they take their sport seriously at Kamala Sports Club. Being Australian owned, it naturally favours Aussie sports like NRL and AFL, which are shown on their multiple flat-screen TVs. There are also pool tables, live music and a friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy good Thai and western food as well as plenty of cold beer. With prices ranging from just 80 to 350 baht, it is one of the most affordable sports bars in Phuket.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
- Location: 97/30-33 Moo 3, Main Road, Kamala
- Tel: +66 (0)93 925 2891