Patong's pulsating nightlife never fails to attract curious visitors every evening. Like a magnet, it's hard to resist a wander down Soi Bangla - the heart of the bar scene where neon lights and deafening music compete for your attention. Over a hundred bars - ranging from beer bars, Go-Go bars, nightclubs and pubs - are condensed into the small, action-packed area fondly known as "Bangla", where the only priority is to have a good time.
Besides Bangla Road, Patong Beach houses other interesting nightspots along its two main strips – Rat-U-Thit Road and Thaweewong Road (the beach road) – the former hosting Paradise Complex, the centre of gay nightlife scene in Phuket, as well as international brand venues such as Hard Rock Café and Hooters, while the latter features some cool live music pubs and restaurants, as well as the first-ever dance club, opened in 1993 in Patong: Banana Disco.
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Bangla Road really comes to life once the sun sets. The road is closed to vehicle traffic and becomes a 400 metre festival of neon lights, loud music and cheap beer. Jammed most nights of the year, it is quite a friendly and lively place to walk around as bars and clubs compete with each other for customers. If you’re looking for a fun night out in Phuket, Bangla Road should be your first (and, often, only) stop.
It sometimes seems like anything goes along Bangla Road, with the incredible variety of things to see and do. Alongside international-standard nightclubs are hundreds of beer bars and dozens of go-go bars, as well as street performances, vendors, lounge bars, games, live music and more. Taken with the right attitude, it is a barrel of laughs. Read More...
Simon Cabaret is all about clever choreography and fabulous costumes, rapid set changes and superb background sets. The transgender and transvestite entertainers are remarkably skilled and easily half of the fun at Simon is to glance around at the audience's entranced faces as they take the spectacle in. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Shows daily at 6pm, 7.45pm and 9.30pm
- Location: 8 Sirirat Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 342 011
Seduction Complex is the largest nightspot in Patong Beach. Located right on the main nightlife entertainment strip of the most popular resort in Phuket, it features no less than 5 stylish, modern and clean venues that can host up to 3,000 guests.
Start the evening at Higher Restaurant & Lounge on the rooftop for a sundowner drink and dinner before enjoying an after-dinner liqueur at the Terrace on the second storey; shake your booty in Seduction Nightclub and then retire for a slightly more relaxing time in one of the hip lounge clubs located on the third and fourth floors. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10pm to 4am
- Location: Bangla Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7 634 3173
You simply can’t miss Tiger Disco: the imposing complex covers some 5,000 sqm on three floors. The building is fitted out with cement décor with large concrete tigers overlooking the street from the second floor. The ground floor is entirely beer bars while the upper floors are home to the nightclub.
Tiger Disco is a well-thought-out entertainment complex for those who want to party in a safe environment. 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 on the second floor. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8pm to 4am
- Location: 49 Bangla, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)85 678 5779
Patong, being the centre of nightlife on the island, and indeed the south of Thailand, is the place to go for live music. For a town of this size there are a surprising amount of choices when it comes to live music: folk, heavy rock, house or hip-hop are all available on a nightly basis. Top choices include Rock City, Molly Malone's, and Hard Rock Café. Read More...
Soi Sea Dragon is the main place in Phuket to find go-go bars. The most notorious of these is Suzy Wong which, despite being the furthest from the Bangla Road, is still the most popular by a significant margin. Other notable names on the street include Harem, Exotica, Club Lover and Devil’s Playground. Note that drinks prices are slightly higher in these venues than in the beer bars. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Times vary
- Location: Bangla, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Paradise Beach Club Phuket is a large, well-developed party spot located on Paradise Beach in an isolated bay a short distance from Patong Beach. Featuring shops, restaurants, activities and fantastic beach parties, it has an air of exclusivity without being prohibitively expensive.
Taking place 3 times a month only, on the evening of the full moon, half moon and new moon, the special beach raves on Paradise Beach, with EDM tunes, neon paints and a carefree vibe. It's practically unique among the beach clubs on Phuket in the way that it celebrates the phases of the moon. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 3 times a month on full moon, half moon and new moon evenings
- Location: Muen-Ngern Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)83 743 9009
Bangla Boxing Stadium is a Muay Thai arena on Patong Beach. Originally built on Bangla Road on a smaller scale, the stadium kept its name after moving to its new location opposite Banzaan Market on Sai Kor Road, the large thoroughfare passing behind Jungceylon Shopping Mall.
The stadium is difficult to miss: it’s a large 2-storey building with a first floor made of beige stone-like sculpted cement and features four beer bars with hostesses, while the second floor is an amphitheatre surrounding the ring. At the front of the building you can spot large statues representing Thai boxers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 9pm to midnight
- Location: 150-155 Sai Kor Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)64 061 5050
Most of the businesses in the Royal Paradise Complex in Patong are run by, or are catering to, gay people. The atmosphere in the Complex during the day is sleepy, but at night the atmosphere is friendly and flamboyant, with cabaret shows sometimes right out on the street. Read More...
- Location: Rat-U-Thit Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Illuzion Show & Discotheque should be on the bucket-list of every reveller visiting Patong Beach for the quality of the entertainment they provide and for the high-standing style of the venue. Featuring three main areas – dance-floor, VIP lounge, and a large balcony – the club is built around a central T-shaped stage back-dropped with a 100sqm LED wall screen projecting colourful videos and graphic images, adding to the futuristic design of the venue. With great EDM and hip-hop music played on a first-class sound system, it is one of the most popular nightclubs in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9pm to late
- Location: 31 Bangla Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)93 583 4766