Bangtao is one of most popular holiday destinations on Phuket Island’s west coast, and for good reason: from its affordable southern end, luxurious central part to its rather undeveloped northern end, it offers an eclectic choice of venues apt to satisfy any type of visitor. Its nightlife scene is in the same vein and has successfully kept off (until now) go-go bars and other naughty beer bars so popular in Patong Beach.
Our Bangtao’s top 10 night spots’ list reflects the image of this beach’s atmosphere – from stylish beach clubs to popular and friendly pubs to unpretentious local venues, nightlife in Bangtao is always fun and hassle-free.
Dream Beach Club is a stylish, laid-back place to relax and party right on Layan Beach. Part of the world-renowned Dream brand from New York City, it is one of very few clubs in Phuket which is right by the sand and is one of the largest clubs of its kind in the whole of Thailand, featuring two swimming pools, four bars and over 100 comfortable sun loungers.
Replacing the once famous Nikki Beach Club at the very northern extreme of Bangtao Beach, Dream opened in December 2015 after the site had undergone quite significant renovations. While it still targets the party crowd, the atmosphere is much more relaxed. The music selection played by the resident DJ – who is positioned above the swim-up bar in one of the pools – is mostly smooth R&B, jazz and chill-out tracks. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Layan Beach Soi 2, Bang Tao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 660 9888
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/dreambeachphuket
Catch Beach Club is a high-quality bar, restaurant and lounge spot right on the beautiful Bangtao Beach. With a superb beachfront location, excellent food and drinks and great music, it is one of the top chill-out spots throughout the day and a popular party venue at night. Belonging to the same brand as Palm Seaside, HQ Beach Lounge and Twinpalms Phuket, quality and class are absolutely assured.
A well-established name in Phuket, Catch gained its notoriety on Surin Beach, but moved to the southern end of Bangtao, taking over the premises of Bliss Beach Club. After extensive refurbishment, they reopened on Christmas Eve 2016 and rapidly reaffirmed their reputation as one of the best beach clubs on the island. Now boasting the unmistakable Catch style, you will find indoor and outdoor dining areas, a large canopy-covered bar, sun loungers, a small splash pool and a selection of poolside salas. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
- Address: 202/88 Moo 2, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)65 348 2017
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/catchbeachclub
Peppers Sports Bar is a cool English pub located on Tinlay Place at the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort Complex. Themed around a red and white colour scheme, with red brick walls and columns, beige tile-flooring and furnished with tables & chairs made from durable ersatz water hyacinth, the venue is warm and friendly.
Early evening, Peppers is busy with families and punters coming to enjoy the excellent pub-grub served here, and later on, it is the right place to taste a Guinness with friends while watching major sport events broadcast on the two large flat-screen televisions displayed on the sides of the bar counter. The venue reaches a climax on Wednesday nights with its extremely popular pub quiz. Run by Claire Cookson - a charming ‘Scouser’ - Peppers Sports Bar feels like a home away from home even for non-British punters. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:30 – 01:00
- Location: Tinlay Place, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 5112
Xana Beach Club is a class act on Bangtao’s night entertainment scene. Xana is set on Bangtao beachfront and is part of Angsana Laguna Phuket, one of the seven high-end resorts featured in the Laguna Phuket compound. Xana is indeed a stylish place: white and beige furnishing, top-of-the-range sound system, cosy salas dotted around the area (they can be booked in advance), white or red umbrellas. Décor-wise, it is clear venue has been well-thought out.
Food-wise, Xana is under the direction of Italian Executive Chef Mirko Cappa, therefore has a certain Mediterranean touch. The nightly musical entertainment is assured by talented house DJs with, on special occasions, participation of internationally famous DJs like Paul Harris or Ministry of Sound’s Tim Cullen. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00
- Location: Angsana Laguna Phuket on Bangtao Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 4101
Bluesiam Beach Club offers a very quiet and laidback place to chill out on Bangtao Beach. You'll find shaded cabanas, sun loungers and sofas to lay on, with the soft sand just a few steps away. A menu of well-made Thai cuisine and skilfully crafted cocktails makes this a great spot for those who like their beach days to be calm and comfortable.
The beach club is difficult to miss from the roadside as it's constructed from old shipping containers, with a bright red, classic pick-up truck parked outside, among the tall palm trees. There's plenty of space to park both motorbikes and cars about 100 metres from the club itself, meaning that there are fewer noisy distractions once you get inside. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
- Location: Southern end of Bangtao Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)7 638 6595
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/bluesiambeachclub
- Cuisine: Thai, International
LUX Beach Club Phuket is located on Bangtao Beach and is actually part of the wider Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort. As the name suggests, this is an upscale club that serves cocktails and food as you relax next to the azure sea.
The club is designed with elegance and luxury in mind, and you will find a range of seating options as well as a comprehensive drinks menu. For an extra 100 baht, you can rent a sun lounger on the sand on Bangtao Beach. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:00
- Location: Next to Catch Beach Club, Bangtao Beach
- Tel: +66 (0)65 037 7385
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/LUXBEACHPHUKET
Skye Lake Club Phuket is a beautiful setting to enjoy a sophisticated dining and lounge experience in Bangtao. Effectively a beach club away from the beach, come for the glow of the sunset and the lights of the nearby restaurants and resorts reflected on the lake, but stay for the easy-listening music, great international cuisine, lively signature cocktails and a fantastic convivial atmosphere.
Located just behind Boat Avenue, not far from the Laguna resorts which make Bangtao such a popular beach, Skye has a classy indoor dining area and a more relaxed outdoor area. Both have choices of tables or sofas, allowing you to either enjoy a tasty meal or relax with friends and a few drinks. There are also large bars and flat-screen TVs in both spaces, as well as speakers so that you can hear the smooth jazz and chill-out tunes played by the resident live DJ. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Behind Boat Avenue, Lagoon Road, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)7 654 0939
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/skyelakeclub
CUT Grill & Lounge Phuket is an exceptionally high-quality steak restaurant on the lake at the back of Boat Avenue in Bangtao. The fact that it is also quite a classy lounge bar is an added bonus as the star of the show, as the name suggests, is undoubtedly the finest cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken, served with skill in a beautiful setting.
CUT is as close to a beach club as you can get without actually being on the beach. They have a selection of sun loungers set out by the lake and an infinity-edge swimming pool right between lake and restaurant, with showers nearby. There’s also an impressive cocktail, champagne and wine list, with many of the cocktails served in fancy metal pineapples. Drinks prices start at 140 baht for a bottle of Heineken and 120 baht for a half pint of draught Chang, with a wide selection of soft drinks, smoothies, coffees and teas also available for less. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
- Location: Behind Villa Supermarket, Boat Avenue, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)93 638 8921
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/CUTPhuket
Ma-Kin Market Phuket is a fun evening shopping experience near to Bangtao Beach, just behind the large Tesco Lotus supermarket and by the side of the road leading to Catch Beach Club. Originally a small local market, it was redeveloped with funky permanent structures and a slightly more tourist-friendly set-up. In spite of this, it hasn’t lost its local atmosphere and, more importantly, the local prices.
Impossible to miss thanks to the giant illuminated sign which looks like something out of Las Vegas, The market itself is hidden behind a row of large established shops. Once through the light-strewn entrance, you will find a barn-like stage ahead of you, with small live acts by local performers. To your left, you will see a more traditional market set-up, similar to the style of the Phuket Weekend Market. To the right are more stalls, but in the Chillva Market style which is a little like a car boot sale. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri – Sun 16:00 – 22:00
- Location: Soi Bangtao 2, Behind Tesco Lotus, Bangtao
- Tel: +66 (0)93 791 9810
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/tinlaymarket
Siam Supper Club is a fine dining restaurant located on Tinlay Place, a pool of looked-after eating houses located toward the entrance of Laguna Phuket property. View from outside, the venue boasts a modern and rather cold appearance with its white, straight-lined architecture and its large, bluish neon-sign, but stepping inside, it gives a total different feeling: warm and cosy décor and furnishing stylishly dim-lit, no wonder why the venue is so long-established and famous in Phuket.
In this luxurious environment, guests can indulge themselves in excellent western and Thai cuisine, expertly mixed cocktails, and cool and soft Jazz music played live by talented musicians. Siam Supper Club has similar design qualities to a Gentleman’s Club, but don’t worry, it is open to all. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00
- Location: Tinlay Place at the entrance of Laguna Phuket in Cherng Talay
- Tel: +66 (0)7 627 0936