Bangtao Beach Nightlife
What to Do at Night in Bang Tao
The nightlife is Bangtao is very much on the 'chilled-out' end of the party spectrum, with several of the best beach clubs in Phuket to be found right by the sand here. While not as lively as the more famous Patong Beach nightlife, they still attract a big and fun-loving crowd and provide a more sophisticated atmosphere. The party scene here is generally more family-friendly, too.
The best of the beach clubs can generally be found towards the southern end of the beach, while a number of popular reggae bars can be found further north. Tinlay Place and the Boat Avenue shopping complex, both at the Phuket Laguna entrance, have clusters of bars and restaurants that have a faithful long-term expatriate following. You will also find a modest selection of low-cost beer bars around town, meaning that Bangtao Beach provides something for most tastes and budgets.Read More
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Bars in Bangtao are ready to serve customers from late afternoon (around 17:00), but they become lively much later. All of them lie along the main (small) road passing through various accommodations in the village, including Arinara Beach Resort, Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort and Blue Garden. If you are looking for some low-key bars to have some inexpensive drinks every night while on holiday, Bangtao bars will not let you down, with friendly prices and hostesses at such places as Aussie Bar, Green Mango, Yellow Bar and Mama Bar.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - late
- Location: In Bangtao Village, mostly near Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort and Blue Garden
Another local pub at the entrance of the Laguna Phuket resort complex. It offers pub food and live bands every Friday.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - late
- Location: Tinlay Place
- Type: Pub
Following the latest trends, Blue Siam provides a breezy escape from the cares of life with seaside lounging, cocktails and all-day dining/snacking. With extremely attractive al fresco and inside air-conditioned dining/partying, Blue Siam also caters for private parties and weddings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Southern part of Bangtao Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)7 638 6595, +66 (0)87 263 0474
Catch Beach Club is a high-quality bar, restaurant and lounge spot right on the beautiful Bangtao Beach. With a superb beachfront location, excellent food and drinks and great music, it is one of the top chill-out spots throughout the day and a popular party venue at night. Belonging to the same brand as Palm Seaside, HQ Beach Lounge and Twinpalms Phuket, quality and class are absolutely assured.
A well-established name in Phuket, Catch gained its notoriety on Surin Beach, but moved to the southern end of Bangtao, taking over the premises of Bliss Beach Club. After extensive refurbishment, they reopened on Christmas Eve 2016 and rapidly reaffirmed their Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
- Address: 202/88 Moo 2, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)65 348 2017
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/catchbeachclub
CUT Grill & Lounge Phuket is an exceptionally high-quality steak restaurant on the lake at the back of Boat Avenue in Bangtao. The fact that it is also quite a classy lounge bar is an added bonus as the star of the show, as the name suggests, is undoubtedly the finest cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken, served with skill in a beautiful setting. There’s also an impressive cocktail, champagne and wine list, with many of the cocktails served in fancy metal pineapples. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
- Location: Behind Villa Supermarket, Boat Avenue, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)93 638 8921
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/CUTPhuket
Dream Beach Club is a stylish, laid-back place to relax and party right on Layan Beach. Part of the world-renowned Dream brand from New York City, it is one of very few clubs in Phuket which is right by the sand and is one of the largest clubs of its kind in the whole of Thailand, featuring two swimming pools, four bars and over 100 comfortable sun loungers.
Replacing the once famous Nikki Beach Club at the very northern extreme of Bangtao Beach, Dream opened in December 2015 after the site had undergone quite significant renovations. While it still targets the party crowd, the atmosphere is much more relaxed. The Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Layan Beach Soi 2, Bang Tao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 660 9888
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/dreambeachphuket
Heavenly Bar & Massage
Heavenly is the only bar in Bangtao Village that opens as early as 10:00 in the morning. The owner is
very approachable, friendly and chatty. You will find him on the spot from the early hours, too.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - late
- Location: Behind Blue Garden Resort in Bangtao Village
- Tel: +66 (0)83 639 5744
LUX Beach Club Phuket is located on Bangtao Beach and is actually part of the wider Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort. As the name suggests, this is an upscale club that serves cocktails and food as you relax next to the azure sea.
The club is designed with elegance and luxury in mind, and you will find a range of seating options as well as a comprehensive drinks menu. For an extra 100 baht, you can rent a sun lounger on the sand on Bangtao Beach. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:00
- Location: Next to Catch Beach Club, Bangtao Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)65 037 7385
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/LUXBEACHPHUKET
Serving great pub food with Classic Rock in the background, Pepper's does good battered prawns with tartar sauce, mescalero-style chili, beef stew and veggies with fresh bread, grilled monster pork chop with apple sauce. The big screen shows major sports like rugby, Formula One and football. Happy Hour from 10:00 -19:00. A nice place to catch up with local gossip. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:30 – 01:00
- Location: Tinlay Place, near the entrance of Laguna Complex
- Type: Bar & Restaurant
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 5112
This gorgeous long bar and well-appointed restaurant serves ‘West Coast Cuisine’; meats, fish and pizzas. It is one of the most popular hang outs of local residents as well as regular guests to the island. Enjoy their jazz and lounge music and check out their long drinks list. Booking in advance is suggested. Ask for the owner Sean Power, one of the liveliest hosts in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00
- Location: Tinlay Place, Bangtao
- Tel: + 66 (0)7 627 0936
Skye Lake Club Phuket is a beautiful setting to enjoy a sophisticated dining and lounge experience in Bangtao. Effectively a beach club away from the beach, come for the glow of the sunset and the lights of the nearby restaurants and resorts reflected on the lake, but stay for the easy-listening music, great international cuisine, lively signature cocktails and a fantastic convivial atmosphere.
Located just behind Boat Avenue, not far from the Laguna resorts which make Bangtao such a popular beach, Skye has a classy indoor dining area and a more relaxed outdoor area. Both have choices of tables or sofas, allowing you to either enjoy a tasty meal or Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Behind Boat Avenue, Lagoon Road, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 654 0939
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/skyelakeclub
Chef/owner Harold Schwarz has been at Tatonka for more than 10 years. The place is well known for its inventive tapas and friendly ambiance. Since opening it has gained a reputation as a place with great prices for great food and the open kitchen makes for a very interesting spectacle. With a casual-smart dress code, try their exotic cocktails or a bottle from the carefully selected ‘Globetrotter’ wine list. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Thu - Tue 18:00 - late (Closed Wed)
- Location: Tinlay Place, Bangtao
- Type: International restaurant
- Tel: + 66 (0)7 632 4349
Tinlay Market Phuket is a fun evening shopping experience near to Bangtao Beach, just behind the large Tesco Lotus supermarket and by the side of the road leading to Catch Beach Club. Originally a small local market, it was redeveloped with funky permanent structures and a slightly more tourist-friendly set-up. In spite of this, it hasn’t lost its local atmosphere and, more importantly, the local prices. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri – Sun 16:00 – 22:00
- Location: Soi Bangtao 2, Behind Tesco Lotus, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)93 791 9810
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/tinlaymarket
The Vu Rooftop Pool & Bar at the Dream Hotel Phuket is the ultimate place to get away from it all, enjoy magical views of the area and listen to some great music.
The main pool at the Vu Rooftop Pool & Bar, and its handy swim-up bar, are set among a near-perfect vision of tropical palms, sun loungers and swim-up cabanas. Towels as well as tables and chairs are also available for guest use. The pool is used for some exclusive entertainment as guest DJ appearances are regularly on the schedule and the sunset cocktail list includes many favourites. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00, Sun 12:00 – 22:00
- Address: Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa, 11/7 Moo 6, Layan Beach, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)98 048 3500
XANA’s expansive, open setting offers views across the sea. The menu focuses on light meals, healthy food and tapas, with creative combinations of Mediterranean and Thai tastes in eye-catching presentations. XANA has lounge seating and private cabanas along the beachfront, Asia’s longest swim-up bar and extensive gardens are perfect for weddings or events. Xana is an inspiring place to be at any time of day but it especially comes to life at sunset, when you can watch the sinking sun paint the sky and sea in fiery shades while sipping a delicious cocktail. As day turns into night, XANA’s festive spirit prevails with DJ music and dancing on the sand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 12:00 – 24:00
- Location: Angsana Laguna Phuket, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 635 8555
Did you know?
Most bars and restaurants in Tinlay Place, at the entrance of the Laguna resorts complex, offer free shuttle services for Laguna guests.