7 Best Nightlife in Rawai Beach

Where to Go at Night in Rawai Beach

Phuket's Rawai Beach is a relatively tight-knit community where a lot of people frequent their 'local' favourites rather than go bar hopping. This doesn't mean there isn't much choice of nightlife though, and the logistics of getting around in Rawai are much easier than most places.

Here, we've gathered some of the most popular haunts and watering holes around this coastal village on the southeast coast of Phuket.

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Coconut Bar & Restaurant

Coconut is a sports bar that you can find at the end of Rawai Beach which serves good food (both Thai and international) with a relaxed expat scene that’s easy to fit into. Take in the sea views of this working beach from the upper floor during the day and the sports by night. Coconut is also a great go-to in the mornings with its breakfast offerings.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 10pm
  • Location: 57/13, Moo 6, Viset Road, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 893 1180

Freedom Bar

Freedom Bar is a large, orange fronted indoor/outdoor watering hole on the right-hand side of the road in Rawai. It's a sometimes raucous sports bar with 2 pool tables, occasional live music and live televised football.

The owner is a real card who loves to keep the place animated with his earthy humour. If big, loud and basic is what you're after, Freedom is the place to go. 

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Location: Highway 4233, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand


If you follow Viset Road round the bend to the right at the sea, immediately to the left of the road is Rawai Beach. Rounding the corner at the bottom of the drag, you'll notice 2 bars diagonally opposite each other, but each with a diametrically different clientele.

On the left (the only bar smack on

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9.30am to 11.30pm
  • Location: 44 Viset Rd, Rawai Beach, Rawai, Phuket, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)95 827 5608
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Sunshine Bar

Sunshine Bar is among the most consistently packed bars in Rawai. The owners are a great laugh and they're always encouraging patrons to join them behind the bar for their impromptu cabarets. The stiff shots they pour ensure that a few people are usually willing to take them up on that offer.

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 7pm to 1am (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: Highway 4233, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 187 6782

North of Rawai Beach

Jasmin Bar

Jasmin Bar is one of the bars in Rawai Beach  With happy hours lasting all afternoon it’s cheap enough to drink there and usually has a pool table for fun. Curry nights and occasional live music are regularly held but the main function of these neighbouring bars is to encourage interaction.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from midday to 1am
  • Location: Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort

Rawai officially begins at Chalong circle and halfway between Rawai and the circle, on a soi leading down to the sea, is Friendship Beach. A long-established location for live music, Friendship underwent a radical transformation some years back when it morphed from a rundown hippy gathering place to a pleasant bungalow complex with a more-than-competent restaurant, a swimming pool and a snug and friendly open-sided bar with a view out across Chalong Bay.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 11pm
  • Location: 27/1 Soi Mittrapap, Friendship Beach, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)76 613 580
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The Laguna Night Club

The biggest, noisiest, most rocking and labyrinth-like night venue in the south of the island, The Laguna Night Club consists of a warren of beer bars with a common sound system and one nightclub that everyone heads to after the bars close at around 2am.

The collection of bars – Laguna Plaza – is a poorly disguised meat market but friendly enough for those who enjoy a little dance, pretty good snacks and socialising. Loud enough to drive the neighbours crazy, the place is surrounded by satellite businesses such as a kebab stand and snack outlets.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 2am to 5am
  • Location: 178/15 Wiset Rd, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 956 6813
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