Kata Beach has plenty of options in the way of nightlife. Less hectic than Patong, more compact than Karon, Kata is the ideal compromise between the two. Most evening venues here are geared towards families and couples with outdoor cafés and restaurants.
The best nightlife in Kata Beach features an eclectic choice of venues apt to satisfy mostly everyone; from the stylish atmosphere of a trendy beach club to the laid-back ambience of a cool Reggae bar on the beach, there’s surely something for your taste in Kata Beach.
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After Beach Bar is just a short drive up the steep hill out of south Kata by Boathouse – you’ll see a group of parked cars outside three rather ad hoc restaurant/bars precariously clinging to the hill. These are After Beach Bar, Small Viewpoint and Baan Chom View. After Beach Bar itself is the establishment in the middle. Here, the sun setting into the Andaman is accompanied by the almost non-stop flow of Bob Marley tunes on the stereo and the staff is made up of dreadlocked Rastafarians. Décor consists of wagon wheels, raw plank shelving with Thai and (of course) Jamaican flags.
The handwritten photo menu is in Thai, Russian and English, and features a good long list of cocktails at just about reasonable prices (the elevated location means elevated prices but you get what you pay for), a bottled beer selection, Thai and international dishes with even a few dishes coming from Thailand’s distinctive northeastern cuisine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 10pm
- Location: 44 Kata Road, Karon, Mueang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)84 745 9365
Heaven Restaurant & Bar Phuket is a delightful bar and restaurant with views of the breathtaking Andaman Sea from the rooftop deck and main dining area. Heaven Restaurant & Bar Phuket allows you to enjoy a host of local seafood delicacies made in the traditional, local way at reasonable prices.
Tuck into the extensive menu and delicious offerings while you stare out over the 3 bays of Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach – the perfect place to view the sunset in the distance on an evening in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Thursday–Tuesday from 3pm to 11.30pm (closed Wednesday)
- Location: 6 Soi Leammumnai, Karon, Mueang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: 66 (0)93 140 0113
Dino Park is a mini-golf course and restaurant located right in between Karon and Kata beaches on the Beach Road itself. The course brings players back to the prehistoric era, they will pass a primaeval swamp, go through a lava cave, flank a moving and roaring T-Rex, pass under a 12-metre waterfall and beneath an erupting volcano – all with impressive lighting and sound effects.
After a typical round of 40 minutes to an hour, the restaurant is a great place to cool off with a cold drink or burger. Popular with both adults and kids, Dino Park is an ideal family outing destination. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 11pm
- Location: 47 Karon Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 330 625
This iconic Ska Bar is tucked away among the huge granite boulders at the southern end of Kata Beach. As the name implies, it's run by dreadlocked Rastafarians with a keen sense of business as this place is hopping most nights – many making the sunset hour a priority. The sounds here are mostly reggae with a touch of hip-hop and R&B and the drink of choice a cold Chang Beer.
Ska Bar is set on different levels linked between them by wooden terraces and passages; it's quite compact so it can easily feel crowded, but that’s an advantage as there's a marked sense of camaraderie with lots of friendly drinkers and there are even fire dancers on the beach to keep things interesting. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 2am
- Location: 186/12 Kata Beach, Karon, Meaung. Phuket 83100, Thailand
Surf House Phuket is every surfer’s dream: a place where you can ride the waves every day no matter what the weather conditions. With an adjacent bar and restaurant, Surf House Phuket is a world to itself and, as a result, it's tremendously popular. Located by the Kata/Karon administrative offices at Kata Beach, Surf House features the only surf machine in the Kata area.
Apart from the pool area, there’s a trendy and busy café/restaurant to the side with cool sounds, bamboo trimmings, buffed concrete floors, heavy wooden furniture and wall-mounted mini surfboards as a decorative theme. A larger rooftop restaurant with vistas out over the beach offers a perfect sundowner spot and a cool place to spend an evening at. If you’re looking for a California-style challenging aqua-adventure in the company of a young international crowd, then Surf House Phuket is just the right place to be. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: 4 Pakbang Road, Karon, Mueang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
‘Sabai’ means ‘comfortable’ in Thai and never was a place so aptly named as this bar/restaurant in a ‘secret’ location in the jungle between Nai Harn and Kata. Every new arrival is made to feel welcome by the chirpy girls behind the large central bar. Sabai Corner has been built on a bluff overlooking some of the best beach views on the island. The background music is like an auditory Hall of Fame from the 60s: The Band, The Beach Boys, CCR, The Byrds, The Moody Blues are all on regular rotation.
Sabai Corner is a good place for a romantic moment but most of all it’s the absolute epitome of tranquility with unbeatable views and a friendly and welcoming team. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 9.30pm
- Location: Karon, Mueang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)89 875 5525