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Cheers Bar


Up in Nai Harn Village, on Sai Yuan Rd. you can find a few little bars worth checking out. Big Bar has poor signage and is better known as 'The Sauna Bar' because during the day it offers (you guessed it) sauna and massage services. At night it's a nice little place to hang out and play some pool or darts.  Real pool sharks will be better off heading just up the road to Cheers Bar, where many of the best pool players in the area gather for infrequent tournaments. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 14:00 – late
  • Location: On the road to Rawai, not far from Arue Restaurant
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Gig’s Jam Club


Finalist of Thailand’s Got Talents in 2012, Warunee ‘Gig’ Suwannurak opened this cool venue entirely dedicated to music in Nai Harn. Located on the road leading to Kata-Karon Viewpoint, right next to the three-way intersection on Soi Sai Yuan, the venue features a large open-air terrace and an open-sided area housing the bar and the stage on which perform the house band and those who want to join them for a jam. Karaoke is also available when the band doesn’t play. Serving drinks at reasonable prices – Tiger draught at 60 baht, small Guinness at 100 baht - Gig’s Jam Club is really a cool place to share a moment with friends while listening to the superb voice of Gig, who regularly sings here with the band.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 - late
  • Location: Road 4233 toward Kata-Karon Viewpoint, right next to the three-way intersection on Soi Sai Yuan
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 607 9467
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Icon Club


There is one actual nightclub in Nai Harn, Icon, on the road to Kata.  Although it seems a little out of place in this laid-back, beach bum community, it has a snazzy interior and features three DJ’s pumping tracks out of a booming system each night. This nightclub is usually packed during the weekend. At front is the friendly Iconic Bar that has a pool table, free WiFi and pub food from steak & kidney pies and Aussie pies to burgers. 

  • Opening Hours: 23:00 – 05:00, Iconic Bar from 12:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Leaving Nai Harn, on the road to Kata Hill
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Casanova’s is a typical laid-back Nai Harn Restaurant with a simple interior and is full of familiar faces from the village.

  • Opening Hours: Afternoon until 02:00
  • Location: Next to the Garden Restaurant on the way to Kata, Sai Yuan Road
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Nai Harn Sauna


Located just before the junction that leads to Rawai or Nai Harn Beach, Nai Harn Sauna offers bars, pool, extremely friendly girl hostesses and more.  

  • Location: Not far from Nai Harn Boxing Club, Sai Yuan Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76-388038
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Reggae Bar


In front of Yoonique and next to the road is the Reggae Bar, which is pretty much what you'd expect from a place as chilled out as Nai Harn: lots of bleary-eyed Rasta dudes chillin' out and nodding their heads to the constant reggae shuffle. 

  • Opening Hours: Late afternoon till late
  • Location: Opposite Nai Harn Lake
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Nai Harn Boxing Club Sport Bar


Lately this place has improved a lot. It now has an American pool table, a fuss ball table, a ping pong table, a darts set, three large plasma TV’s and ample board games. Food served includes real ABF, salads and grills. The interior of wooden structure and seating with red soft cushions is different from most bars in Nai Harn plus the fact that it sits near by the boxing rings and training equipments make it even cooler! 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Across the road from Nai Harn Sauna, Sai Yuan Road
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Pukky's Bar


The all-girl run Pukky's Bar located on Sai Yuan Road near the junctions where you either turn to Kata view point or to Nai Harn Village. It is a friendly, slightly noisy place with a pool table. 

  • Opening Hours: Afternoon until late
  • Location: Next to the entrance to Nai Harn Green Village Resort and 7-Eleven
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Nancy Bar


The name is deceptive: as tempting it is to anticipate a gay venue, the Nancy in question is a six-foot-tall ladyboy. The welcome combination of friendly staff and laid-back atmosphere with cheap beers on a quiet soi adds up to an attractive place.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
  • Location: By Roxanne

The words ‘orange’ and ‘Irish’ coupled in the same sentence are bound to add up to controversy in many people’s book, so it’s a relief to discover that there are absolutely no politics behind the name or the bright orange façade of the three-storey Orange Irish Pub in Nai Harn down in the south of Phuket. There are three distinct sections to this pub; it comprises a drinking area, an upstairs dancing room and an al-fresco dining courtyard with room for 50 diners. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
  • Location: Nai Harn Village main road 41/8
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Its unusual design and location sets Roxanne apart in that it is set on rocks with a natural rock stage out back. With a pool table and occasional live music and cocktail evenings it’s pretty atmospheric, there are ‘friendly girls’ here if that is your scene.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – late
  • Location: Vichit Road between Nai Harn and Rawai

The Beach Plaza


Opposite Icon lies a group of bars under the name ‘The Beach Plaza’. All are opened as early as 10:00 and serve Thai and western food. The Beach Plaza is Nai Harn’s best-kept secret with its out-of-the-way location and many cheerful and super friendly hostesses (usually in skimpy dresses) dancing out front trying to lure people in; a guarantee that you will get full attention, especially on a quiet night in Phuket’s low season. Give it a try.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 until late
  • Location: Opposite Icon, on the road to Kata
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Da Vinci is a lovely open-air Italian restaurant. You can sit under the stars on a tropical night or play pool or watch a live match at the V Lounge. It's open daily from 08:30 for coffee and croissants and later in the afternoon, people come to enjoy cocktails and wine. V Lounge has large-screen TVs and mellow music and soft seating. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: a Vinci opens daily from 17:30 onward (closed on Sundays during the low season) V Lounge opens daily from 08:30 – 02:00
  • Location: In Nai Harn village in the B Zenter Mall. Park around the back – there's plenty of space.
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Wassana combines the concept of massage outlet with a bar that also serves food. On Saturday nights the place gets busy as the free buffet and live music and a decidedly friendly atmosphere brings punters in and it all goes on until late. Mostly an expatriate watering hole, Wassana is worth checking out.

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Near Icon on the road to Kata
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Yoonique Stone Music Café


Without doubt the most inventive place in the area is Yoonique Stone Music Café, located opposite Nai Harn Lake, behind the Reggae Bar. The name is a slight misnomer since they only serve food on special events, usually held on Friday nights. The rest of the name is entirely accurate. 'Unique' is a perfect word to use for the funky, eclectic décor and arty atmosphere.  It's also sort of logical as the owner's name is Yoon... Music is another focal point of the bar, with regular jam sessions (Tuesday nights and whenever musos want to get together – it's even used as a rehearsal place during the day), occasional performances from regional and international artists and one of the best selections of downloaded music on the island.  

  • Opening Hours: Late afternoon till late
  • Location: Opposite Nai Harn Lake, behind the Reggae Bar
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