Rat U Thit Road Nightlife
Where to Go at Night in Rat U Thit Road
Rat-U-Thit Road is one of the main arteries through Patong, running north to south from one end of the famous party city to the other. While the main attractions along it are doubtlessly the entrance to Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Mall, there are plenty of other exciting nightlife options along its 2.6 km length, including a number of beer bar areas, night markets, discotheques, karaoke bars and much more.
If Soi Bangla is a little too high-energy and in-your-face for your liking, you might find the Rat-U-Thit Road nightlife more to your liking. It is generally much more easy-going, with a calmer pace and generally quieter music. The choice of places to sit and enjoy a drink is very varied, ranging from biker bars to rock music venues, with plenty of alternatives in between.
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Rat-U-Thit Road (Northern Part)
This bar, as the name suggests, features Harley Davidson's. It is of course a favourite hangout out for bikers but many none-bikers like this place for its good food and friendly staff. At Nicky’s, you can enjoy pool, bar games and good music as well as book motorcycle tours or rent motorcycles. Talk about convenience... Read More...
- Location: Near the Deli Shop.
Significantly quieter than any of the other major nightlife destinations in Patong, Sainamyen Centerpoint attracts a somewhat older crowd to its modest selection of beer bars, restaurants and shops. While there is still loud music blasting from each of the palm-roofed bars, it is not the high-energy dance music of the city’s nightclubs, but generally pop and rock classics. This, and the friendly, easy-going nature of the bar staff make it a good place for a relaxed evening. Read More...
- Location: By the intersection of Sainamyen Road and Rat-U-Thit Road
Bangla Road / Rat-U-Thit Road Junction
Rat-U-Thit’s middle part houses many good entertainment spots, including a few of the hottest bars and nightclubs on the island; Rock City, Tai Pan, Margarita Bar and the well-run gay bars in the Royal Paradise Complex. Many of the bars here are so popular that it's hard to get a seat in them on weekend nights. Expect to pay a little more for drinks at some of these venues.
Baya Beach Night Club
Baya Beach is popular because it is a nicely set up, smallish club. It is a mellower sort of place with both outdoor and indoor sitting areas. The club usually gets busy after midnight and stays open till late. More than just a simple pickup joint, drinks are a bit pricey.
- Location: Next to Tai Pan, opposite Soi Bangla.
Red Hot (Formerly Margarita Bar)
Red Hot Bar (Formerly Margarita's) is a level higher than the usual Bangla bar brashness and is a perfect place to people-watch and listen to the live bands playing every evening. Also offers food, TV and a pool table.
- Location: Corner of Soi Bangla
Rock City is the High Temple of live heavy metal and hard rock music in Patong Beach. First opened in 2005 along the Beach Road, it moved to its present location (facing Bangla Road on Rat-U-Thit road) in 2008 and has been a success story ever since. Its central location, in the same area as Tai Pan Disco, Rock Hard a Go-Go and Jungceylon makes it difficult to miss. Rock City’s main door is guarded by two Predator-like statues made of recycled engine spare parts and is overhung by a big screen advertising the place. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
- Location: On Rat-U-Thit Road, opposite Bangla Road
- Remarks: No entrance fee: you can watch a real rock concert for the price of a beer
Another soi filled with bars and pubs but less crazy than Bangla is Soi Sansabai. It used to be rather sad and dull but it seems that they are cleaning up very nicely. There are many longtime venues here and if you're a newcomer in town here's the place to get clued in with some Patong survival tips. Good watering holes here include the Siam House (with a trio playing easy listening music), the good looking Yorkshire Inn & Sports Club, a Scottish bar Fiddy's, Lek Murphy's Irish Bar, Power Bar, Blarney Stone Bar, Patrick’s Bar, Gonzo Bar and Billabong Sports Bar. Most of them have pool tables.
- Location: Opposite Soi Bangla
Soi Tiger (Rat U Thit entrance)
The soi is full of affordable seafood/Thai restaurants which are set up in a very simple way, similar to the open-air food courts across the road from the Royal Paradise Complex. Notorious Bangla Road is a few steps away. Soi Tiger can be a convenient stop whenever you are hungry or need a break from the madness of the Bangla bar scene. Food is served from 15:00 to 03:00.
- Location: Next to Soi Bangla
Tai Pan Night Club has been open since 1999 and is a combination of a pub, bar and a disco. Live music (pop/rock) from 21:00 -23:30 then the place turns into a disco (no entry fee). They have games, prizes, girls on the poles and stage. The crowd is a mix between expats and tourists. Read More...
- Highlights: Happy hour is from 20:30 – 22:00 and after that drinks get pretty expensive.
- Location: Opposite Soi Bangla
Rat-U-Thit Road (Southern Part)
The southern part of Rat-U-Thit Road has a rich variety of restaurants and shops. On the road and in the sois leading off there are quite a number of massage shops with girls out front, luring customers inside but the biggest mama of them all is Christin Massage, a huge massage establishment where men with big smiles on their faces come out smelling strongly of soap.
Famous Nightclub & Rooftop Beach Club is located in the Jungceylon Shopping complex in the heart of Patong Beach. With two venues and two distinct atmospheres in a single place, Famous offers you a different approach to Patong nightlife, being slightly more classy and expensive than most venues along nearby Bangla Road. The main attraction at Famous is the glass-bottom swimming pool. Access to the swimming pool is at the rooftop beach club, and the pool’s glass bottom is actually the ceiling of the nightclub right below, lending the place a surreal aspect as bodies float and swim above people dancing below. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 13:00 - late
- Location: Jungceylon Shopping Centre
- Tel: 076 366 717 or 076 366 718
Easily spotted thanks to the 12-metre-tall neon-lit electric guitar right by the side of the road, Hard Rock Café Phuket is a home from home for all those who love rock music and western food in a classy environment. The bar on the outdoor terrace features an extensive selection of beverages and nightly live music while the indoor dining areas have all the great pop culture memorabilia the worldwide restaurant brand is famous for. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 02:00, live band starts at 20:00
- Location: On Rat-U-Thit Road at the Destination Patong Hotel & Spa
- Tel: +66 (0)76 366 381
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/hardrockphuket
Hooters Phuket has all of the elements that made the restaurant chain so popular in the US (over 400 branches) and in the world (over 40 branches), including the famous chicken wings along with hamburgers, seafood, steaks and sandwiches; signature cocktails and shooters; and, last but not least, the Hooters Girls, sexy-dressed pretty waitresses which assure a professional service with a smile. The bar also has a large number of TV screens showing international sports and an impressive selection of drinks deals. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: dusitD2 Phuket Resort, at the corner of Rat-U-Thit and Ruamjai roads
- Tel: +66 (0)7 634 9850
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/hootersphuket
L’Aquarium Chicha Lounge
Combining a rooftop pool bar, sports bar and shisha lounge, L’Aquarium Chicha Lounge is found on the top of the French-owned Hotel Mussee, at the southern end of Patong Beach. It has many of customary attractions of a traditional shisha bar - including numerous large cabana-like beds – and adds a few fun twists, such as using empty liquor bottles and hollowed-out fruit as hookah pipes. Live sports are shown on a big screen at one end of the pool, making it a great social chill-out spot.
- Location: 6th Floor, Hotel Mussee, Patong Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)89 289 6160
OTOP Market is a fun bazaar to explore, a casual place with rows of shops selling a wide and sometimes surprising range of items from traditional arts and crafts, clothes, lacquer ware, bags and ‘made-to-order’ paintings that take a few days to complete. If you find Soi Bangla too over the top, you'll probably like the calmer atmosphere at the open-air beer bars inside the OTOP Market. With small but cozy bars, (close to 30 of them in the middle of the market plus a huge screen showing all major football matches), the OTOP Market has become a new popular nighttime hangout. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - late
- Location: Opposite Hard Rock Café Phuket, Rat-U-Thit Road