Phuket’s nightlife is as varied as its topography. From wild go-go bars to quiet little beer bars, to all-out club action to sipping a Mai Thai at a beach bar, it’s all there for those who want it. Of course, Patong is the undisputed nightlife centre of Phuket. From 9pm onwards nightly, the town is buzzing and doesn’t stop until the wee hours (even longer depending on where you look).
Kata and Karon have similar, if not more modest, nightlife scenes while even Phuket Town boasts a few hopping clubs that cater mainly to locals. Surin Beach features classy hotspots as well as a cluster of bars, but other than that this area is quite quiet. Lastly, Rawai, in the south of the island has rapidly developed into a party town.
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Soi BanglaCentral Patong
It sometimes seems like anything goes along Bangla Road, with an incredible variety of things to see and do. Alongside international-standard nightclubs are hundreds of beer bars and dozens of go-go bars, as well as street performances, vendors, lounge bars, games, live music and more. Taken with the right attitude, it is a barrel of laughs for a great night out in Phuket. Read More...
Phuket nightclubsSoi Bangla and Beach Road
Patong as the notorious nightlife heart of Phuket may not compare favourably to Ibiza or even the Thai capital, Bangkok, but the atmosphere is much more relaxed. The fashion police are noticeably absent and, so long as you’re enjoying yourself, no one really cares what you’re wearing or how you’re dancing. Some of the old, well-established names have achieved global acclaim while newer clubs seem to always come up with something different and special to try – you’ll hardly get bored in Patong. Read More...
Beach clubs in PhuketAround the island
Beach clubs are the latest hot trend in Phuket, and a simple yet complex recipe with the right mix of ingredients is required to guarantee success. Phuket’s beach club formula includes: setting up a stylish modern restaurant/bar made from natural elements as near to the sea and sand as possible, organising the occasional party with internationally recognised DJs/artists, mixing it up with some capable barmen who know how to fix cocktails, adding a talented chef who can create delicious tapas and classy snacks to accompany the drinks... the final touch... a beautiful sunset to ensure everyone has the perfect evening at the beach club. Read More...
Phuket sunset barsAround the island
Phuket has a great collection of wonderful sunset bars and restaurants. High on Kata Hill overlooking Kata Noi Beach, you’ll find popular spots that play Marley and all offer fantastic sunset views. At the southern end of Kata Beach, you’ll find a lovely place to spend a starry night sipping on a cool one and listening to the sound of breaking waves and an alternating playlist. Most of these venues open all day, but they're obviously busiest at dusk. Read More...
Simon CabaretSirirat Road, Patong
A Phuket institution, Simon Cabaret started out in a single shophouse and has grown exponentially over the years into its present-day form as the leading transvestite/transgender extravaganza. Regardless of their gender, the performers put on an outstanding show, with excellent song and dance routines. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm
- Location: 8 Sirirat Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 888 6888
Live music venues in PhuketPatong Beach
Patong is the centre of live music on the island with some venues hosting heavy metal tribute bands, cover bands and a mix of sports coverage with live music. In Phuket Town, some of the great places to head to include Rockin’ Angels and Timber Hut – both along Yaowarat Road. Read More...
Gay PhuketPatong Beach
The streets leading to Royal Paradise Phuket are almost all taken over by gay bars, restaurants, and massage parlours. Besides some of the leading gay bars, there are also venues that feature a small cabaret show. Connect Guesthouse is a good place to check out if you’re seeking information on the gay scene in Phuket. Read More...
Thai BoxingPatong Beach
Often exhilarating and always riveting, Muay Thai – or Thai Boxing – is the most intensive body contact sport in the world. You can find 2 Thai boxing venues in Patong, one on Soi Sai Namyen that often has boxing shows every Monday and Thursday and at Bangla Boxing Stadium behind Jungceylon which usually features fights on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Read More...
Dino Park Mini GolfPatong Beach
Dino Park is a minigolf course and restaurant located right in between Karon and Kata beaches on the Beach Road itself. The 18-hole course is themed on dinosaurs and has many large and lifelike cement dinosaur statues, along with an erupting ‘volcano’ as well as a Flintstones-themed restaurant. Read More...
Siam Niramit PhuketPhuket Town
Siam Niramit Phuket is a tastefully done cultural extravaganza that adds variety and vitality to the island’s entertainment scene. Perfectly located just off the Bypass Road in the outskirts of Phuket Town, it is set in prime lakeside land. The show features songs, dance routines and traditional martial arts. Read More...
Phuket go-go barsPatong Beach (Bangla Road)
Patong's go-go bars are obviously a strictly adult entertainment highlight. The bars are mostly found along Soi Seadragon, off Bangla Road, and feature soft, comfortable furnishings and expensive drinks. They offer quite a fun and friendly atmosphere, unlike the image of raunchy circuses they're often associated with. There will be dancing, loud music, and a fun adult party vibe to enjoy. Read More...