New Tiger Disco in Phuket
Patong Nightlife Entertainment Complex on Bangla Road
Tiger Disco is a huge entertainment complex located on Patong Beach’s infamous Bangla Road. Opened in 2013, after the previous Tiger Disco situated on the other side of the road burned at the end of 2012, this venue has learned from its mistakes and nowadays offers a perfectly safe environment for partygoers.
You simply can’t miss Tiger Disco: the imposing complex covers some 5,000sqm on three floors. The building is fitted out with stone-like cement décor with large concrete tigers overlooking the street from the second floor. The place offers at least three types of entertainment: girl hunting (or being hunted by girls, according to one’s character and taste), pool, and partying to live music.
The first floor of Tiger Disco could best be described as follows: girls, girls, girls! Imagine a 1,800sqm space in which are set up something like 60 bar counters with charming hostesses everywhere (even above you as some of them dance on top of the bar counters). The place is well lit and has an impressive sound setup. Techno/dance music blasts at high level through speakers installed in the ceiling, turning conversations into shouting matches.
Many bars have explicit names such as Hell Boys bar, Blow Job bar, Pupe Bar, Hungry Tiger Bar, and so on. The bar girls here are certainly not shy as they try to convince you – in a gentle way, with a smile – to sit on one of the stools around the bar they work at. Their job is to keep you as long as possible drinking at the bar, make friends with you, and in some cases, get a lot more intimate with you... But just remember that STDs are a common issue on Bangla Road, so try to use your common sense before you put your life at stake.
Tiger Pool Club, bar and restaurant is located at the back of the complex’s first floor. There, you can dine and play pool in a classier and quieter atmosphere.
You reach the second storey by a staircase located on the left-hand side of the building’s exterior. Security guards check bags before allowing people to get up there. The large room in which you enter at the top of the stairs has two bars, a few pool tables, and even an ATM machine in case you run out of cash. It’s pretty quiet as the music coming from downstairs is muted by the thickness of the cement floors. At the back of the room stands the entrance to the discotheque itself. The disco is opened from 22:00 to 03:00 and the entrance fee is 200 baht (including one free drink).
Tiger Disco itself is a large, rather dark room flanked by bars on each side, and dozens of high round tables with bar stools occupy the central part. Here again, big tiger statues make up the décor. A live band plays on a stage at the back of the room and facing the stage, you’ll see a staircase leading up to a third storey on which stands the DJ booth. Behind the DJ booth are a dozen pool tables and you can observe the second-floor goings on from this floor.
Summing up, Tiger Disco is a well-thought-out entertainment complex for those who want to party in a safe environment with a large number of security guards and well signaled emergency exits. You can spend an entire evening there: dinner and pool game at Tiger Pool Club, a few drinks at one of the first floor’s bars, then dancing the night away at the second floor… Have fun!
New Tiger Disco
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 03:00
- Location: Bangla Road