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  • Soi Sea Dragon on Bangla Road

    Where all the Go Go Bars are!

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    Soi Sea Dragon is the spiciest street in Patong’s nightlife scene. It was upgraded in 2012 with the addition of a lofty roof – highly welcome in low season – which makes it look like a huge emporium. Soi Sea Dragon is a 100m long lane comprising something like 46 bars (mostly beer bars and go-go bars), a souvenir shop, a guesthouse (good luck getting a decent night’s sleep there…), a tattoo parlour, and a hairdresser.

    The central part of the soi is dedicated to beer bars, which are built in an unusual two-storey design, with the smaller bars located on the upper floor often having nothing to do with the one downstairs. Butterfly Bar, Bangla Sexy 9 Bar, Hangover Bar, Nida’s Bar, Drinks & Dreams Bar are just a few of their names. The Octopus Sports & Pool Bar - a two-storey drinking palace near Bangla Road - also deserves to be mentioned for its amusing ‘Husband Day-Care’ signboard hanging above the entrance door.

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  • You’ll find the usual bar games here – Connect 4, Jenga and Jackpot – as well as some which are less common around the other nightlife hotspots in Thailand. The ‘hammer a nail into the log’ game is something of a Soi Sea Dragon specialty, and requires you to test your strength and accuracy. As with most bar games, the people working there have the advantage of extensive experience. Each bar also has the ubiquitous brass bell - ring it and you’re paying for a round of drinks for at least the staff and possible the other customers, too. Expect to pay around 80-90 baht for a small bottle of local beer.

    Soi Sea Dragon is the main place in Phuket to find go-go bars. The most notorious of these is Suzy Wong which, despite being the furthest from the Bangla Road, is still the most popular by a significant margain. This is partially because of its 99 baht Heineken beer, but mostly because of the great atmosphere. Other notable names on the street include Harem, Exotica, Club Lover and Devil’s Playground. Note that drinks prices are slightly higher in these venues than in the beer bars.

    Soi Sea Dragon is difficult to miss on the northern side of Bangla Road, opposite Soi Patong Resort. You will find a second small entrance right at the back. This leads to a narrow L-shaped road, providing a link between Bangla Road and Thaweewong Road (Beach Road), with the Kee Resort, its rooftop restaurant and conveniently-located underground parking at the corner.

    Most Popular Go Go Bars in Soi Seadragon

    Suzy Wong's has already become an icon in Soi Seadragon, and has been popular for more than a decade. Despite being at the very end on the lane, it has always been more eye-catching than any other bar, with the Chinese red lanterns, the rickshaw and the staff wearing Chinese attire. Read More...

    Devil's Playground is the most creative Go Go Bars in Patong. You will have no problem spotting it, with it's cave-like entrance. Inside, Devil's Playground is a fantasy world - a huge cave, lit by colourful lights well distributed around the room to create just the right ambiance. Not too bright nor too gloomy, it's a good party place. Read More...

    Harem A Go Go is one of the best and most luxurious go-go bars in Patong. Built in what used to be Candy Club, it has been completely redesigned to create a tasteful and really comfortable place. Despite the plush red velvet sofas, fancy decoration and general appearance of a high-price venue, the drinks prices are the same as any other bars around and entrance is free. Read More...

    • Beer bar right in front of Suzy Wong's
    • View from a bar at the second floor
    • Sandwichboard girls

    Soi Sea Dragon

    • Opening Hours: starts to get lively after 22:00
    • Location: off Bangla Road, opposite Soi Patong Resort, Patong
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