TaiPan Disco combines everything (in)famous about Phuket’s Bangla Road, resulting in a lively all-in-one venue in the centre of all the action. With live music from 9.45 to midnight and a feel-good club vibe created by in-house DJs after, this old-time favourite guarantees a fun night out in Patong.
Calling themselves FBI (Finest Bar In) Thailand, TaiPan Disco attracts a mixed crowd, including young and old party animals, travellers, expats and a few locals. The setup inside lends itself more towards comfort than hardcore partying, with much of the floorspace taken by tables and bar stools. In front of the stage is an underlit dancefloor which, along with the large disco balls and the faux fires on the bars, give the place an almost Saturday Night Fever feel.
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This retro feeling is amplified when the DJ puts on the ‘Macarena’, but they combine old and new dance favourites to appeal to a wide audience. The spinners are not particularly big-name talents, but they’re nonetheless eminently skilled and keep the floor busy throughout their set, as does the dance show up on stage. Before midnight, the live musicians playing classic pop and rock have a similar effect.
With no entry fee, TaiPan Phuket habitually gets busy quickly and stays that way through the night. The floor is patrolled by many waitresses in blue polo shirts and coyote dancers in skimpy black outfits. There are also several security guards keeping watch, making it both a fun and safe place to party.
Sadly, the drinks prices are on the nightclub scale instead of the beer bar scale. Having some similarities with coyote bars and go-go bars, the menu includes the price for lady drinks. On the other hand, Happy Hour runs from 8.30pm to 10pm and the selection of beverages available is quite impressive, including Corona, Magners cider and premium drinks such as Johnny Walker Blue Label.
The fun and games, lively atmosphere and recognisable tunes make getting up and dancing at TaiPan Disco hard to resist. With the pretentiousness and exclusivity of some of Bangla Road’s other nightclubs stripped away, there remains only an approachable party experience which is great for those wanting a light-hearted night out.
Tai Pan Phuket
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30pm until late
- Location: 165 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)83 647 5159