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  • 10 Best Gay Bars in Phuket

    Gay Phuket and Nightlife

    The 10 Best Gay Bars in Phuket are a big part of what makes Thailand generally one of the most welcoming holiday spots in the world for gay travellers. When it comes to nightlife, Patong may be best known for Bangla Road’s hostess bars and go-gos, but there is also a mirror-opposite part of the city, where the bar girls are bar boys: the Paradise Complex.

    Connected to the Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa, the complex consists of a couple of streets of gay-centric guesthouses, restaurants, shops, clubs and bars. Among the places listed below - and the many which didn’t make the top 10 - you will find host bars (similar to beer bars or hostess bars, but the friendly bar girls are boys), go-go bars (featuring male dancers, often with a ladyboy cabaret show, too) and clubs (just like a standard nightclub, but attracting a gay crowd).

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    The Boat Bar has been the cornerstone of the gay community in Phuket for decades, staying fresh and exciting with a recent refurbishment to install brand new light and sound systems and funky new furnishings. It features a professional twice-nightly cabaret show as well as a live DJ who keeps the dance floor busy with cool and funky sounds. The quality of the club is so high that it attracts men and women, straight and gay - particularly younger, sophisticated international visitors. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 21:00 – 04:00
    • Location: Paradise Complex, 125/20 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 1237
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    My Way Cabaret
    My Way Cabaret

    One of the oldest establishments in the Paradise Complex, My Way brought the cabaret entertainment of Bangkok’s gay scene to Phuket with three great shows every night. It is also a high-quality go-go bar, with well-toned and muscled young men doing the dancing. The outside terrace is a good place to enjoy a few drinks and cool down between shows, as well as helping to make it one of the more popular venues in the area, attracting a mixed crowd.

    • Opening Hours: 20:00 - late
    • Location: Paradise Complex, 125/15-17 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)81 978 4172
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    ZAG Club

    The most dramatic and the most fun of gay go-go bars in Phuket, ZAG Club features a shower show, nightly happy hours and special events including ‘Topless Tuesdays’, where you can get 50 per cent off the price of your drinks if you keep your shirt off! It is also a dance club, with great music creating a fun and lively atmosphere. Finally, as with many of the places in the Paradise Complex, it has an outdoor terrace for enjoying a quiet drink and watching the free street cabaret performance.

    • Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Paradise Complex, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)81 561 9114, +66 (0)82 535 4466
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    Tangmo Club
    Tangmo Club

    One of the biggest venues in the Paradise Complex, Tangmo Club features a highly professional cabaret act, with performers trained to European standards. There are three nightly shows at 22:30, 23:30 and 01:00, each lasting about 40 mins and featuring some of the most beautiful ladyboys on the island. Between them, you can watch the cute male go-go dancers or slip outside to indulge in some drinks and a bit of people-watching at the cool and chic terrace bar – one of the most stylish on the street.

    • Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Entrance to Paradise Complex, 123/6-7 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 6276
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    James Dean and Friends

    A modest host bar located near to the entrance of Paradise Complex, opposite the Newspaper Restaurant & Boutique Inn, James Dean and Friends is noted for its very friendly hosts. They attract a mixed crowd, making it a fun and lively place, in spite of being one of the smallest venues on the street. It offers a good view of the street entertainments of the larger venues further down the road and, while it doesn’t supply similar shows itself, it justly deserves its place among this list of the 10 Best Gay Bars in Phuket for its unique atmosphere, built over the many years of its existence.

    • Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Paradise Complex, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)92 069 3968
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    Connect Bar & Restaurant

    Already a popular guesthouse for gay visitors to Patong due to its location right in the middle of the Paradise Complex, Connect’s Bar is also a popular place for a chilled-out evening. The restaurant serves inexpensive Thai and western food and is open well into the night, with special buffet nights on Thursdays and Sundays. Run by a long-term Swedish expat, Connect Guesthouse organises ‘Gay Day Tours’ to Kai Island every Saturday, giving you a chance to mingle with new friends in the beautiful surroundings of Phang Nga Bay.

    • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 24:00
    • Location: Connect Guesthouse, Paradise Complex, 125/8-9 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 629 4195
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    Sundowners Bar

    Sundowners is a large complex consisting of a guesthouse and bistro on one side of the road and a two-storey bar on the other. The street-level bar is a lot like the terrace bars of the major clubs it is surrounded by, but with the added bonus of a pool table and an air-conditioned internet café. The upper floor also has a terrace - making it a great people-watching perch – and has flat-screen TVs on which you can enjoy the latest live sporting action in air-conditioned comfort. Sundowners has an especially impressive drinks menu, featuring exotic cocktails, local and imported wines, champagne, bottled and draught beer and fresh fruit shakes. Top-quality bar snacks are available via the bistro.

    • Opening Hours: 15:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Paradise Complex, 125/13-14 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 1555
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    YES! Bar

    Noted for its loud music and lively go-go boys, YES! a large and exotic venue with a cross between art deco and classic Greek décor. It has nightly themed, highly extravagant and erotic shows, including a soapy show right out on the street, with dancers strutting their stuff up on the second-floor balcony. It is among the most flamboyant and ostentatious gay venues in Paradise Complex, which is really saying something!

    • Location: Paradise Complex, 125/20 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)90 706 7622
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    OK Karaoke

    Formerly next door to YES! and now over the road from it, OK Karaoke has the same sort of chic, dusky décor, but a much lighter tone. A karaoke and beer bar, it is particularly popular with Asian visitors and locals, though they welcome any visitors who want to try their hand at some singing. As with most karaoke places, it has a friendly and light-hearted atmosphere and is a good place to hang out with friends and meet new people.

    • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Paradise Complex, Patong
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    Passport Pub

    Quite a modest little gay lounge bar right by the entrance to the Paradise Complex, Passport Pub’s frontage gives it the look of a lost jungle temple. Inside, you will find a couple of small stages with a dancing boy on each, with a few more around the bar, hoping you’ll buy them a drink. Despite its small size and simplicity, its discreet design and friendly service make it an established favourite.

    • Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Paradise Complex 125/13 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 4366
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