Our list of the best nightlife in Phuket Town features the most popular of them, from cultural experiences to ladyboy shows, and from live blues and jazz music bars to trendy Thai nightclubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at night in Phuket Town.
Phuket Town offers a more genuine Thai experience compared to some of the popular beach resorts on the island, and although you won't find the buzzing atmosphere of Patong, there's still an ever-growing choice of lively and cool night time venues aimed at both tourists and locals.
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
- Canoeing Excursion in Phang Nga Bay with Thai Buffet Lunch
- Introduction to City Tour
- John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
Siam Niramit is a large entertainment complex located on the Bypass Road in the northwestern area of Phuket Town. It features a large theatre on which 100 performers play a 3-act cultural show every night at 8.30pm. Thai History, Thai mythology, and Thai traditions are presented in a colourful and lively show using some of the latest effects.
The gates of the complex open at 5.30pm allowing visitors the chance to look around the reconstituted typical villages of the 4 main regions of Thailand as well as a floating market, some outdoor performances (traditional music and dances), elephant feeding and rides, and souvenir shops. Before the show, a Thai/international buffet is available at Siam Niramit’s restaurant. The entire complex is a disabled-friendly environment. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wendesday–Monday from 5pm with shows starting at 8.30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
- Location: 55/81 Moo 5, Rassada Road, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7633 5001-2
Aphrodite is a seductive ladyboy cabaret show performed in an original building featuring a large wooden junk above its main entrance. The show is played in a 900-seater theatre and is alike the famous Simon Cabaret show in Patong on a larger scale: with splendid stage décors, hi-tech sound and light systems, dancers and ‘lip-synch singers’ in bright-coloured costumes, this 60-minute show is professionally choreographed and very entertaining. Besides the show, Aphrodite hosts 2 restaurants (Japanese and Chinese) and a brewery at which you can sample different beers.
Find Aphrodite located diagonally opposite Tesco Lotus on the Bypass Road in the western area of Phuket Town. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Showtimes: 18:00, 19:30, 21:00
- Location: 99/100, Moo 1, Chalermprakiat, Ror 9 Rd, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 612 888
Quip Sky Bar, Phuket Town’s first-ever rooftop bar, brings a distinctly artistic touch to the old city, as well as some cool views and a rather unusual line-up of lobster dishes. Located upstairs at Quip Bed & Breakfast, the fifth-floor al fresco space continues the hotel’s quirky and flamboyant style while providing a great spot to enjoy breezy evenings.
Don’t be put off by the 5 flights of stairs up to Quip Sky Bar; one glance at the grinning pink rhino that greets you, not to mention the impressive views of the old city rooftops below, and you’ll soon realise the extra effort was well worth it. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to midnight
- Location: 5th Floor, Quip Bed & Breakfast, 54 Phuket Rd, Talat Yai, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7 635 5052
Simon Star is Simon Cabaret’s (in Patong) little-sister in Phuket Town. Located near Samkong, in the northern area of the city, this lady-boy show is performed in a recently built 600-seater theatre featuring top-of-the-range sound and lighting systems. Professionally choreographed and performed, Simon Star is a fun, colourful and lively cabaret show that can be seen by the whole family. With superb stage-design, outstanding costumes and all-time favourites tunes (‘It’s raining men’ and ‘I will survive’ to name just a few), Simon Star Cabaret is a show that has to be seen to be believed. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily at 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm
- Location: 52/11 Moo6, Rassada, Mueang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)7633 5001-2
Ka Jok See Restaurant is rather inconspicuous from the outside (there’s no sign whatsoever) and you’ll probably never see any advertising for it in any newspaper, magazine or tourism-related publication. Nevertheless, it's packed every night and offers certainly one of the most unusual dining options in Phuket. Located on Takua Pa Road, Ka Jok See is set in a Sino-colonial shop-house featuring a beautiful vintage and colourful décor.
The food served here is Thai and comes in large portions. Be prepared for the owner - Khun Lek – who is a born-entertainer, to get the party started: the cool atmosphere evolves along with the dinner to become a frantic party with dancers on the tables, limbo contest, conga lines and more! It is incredible how contagious the crazy mood can be, with even the shyest of diners eventually joining in with the fun; Ka Jok See is unique. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Saturday from 6.30pm to 2am (closed on Mondays)
- Location: 26 Takua Pa Road, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 217 903
Timber Hut is a long-established venue in Phuket Town. It opened in 1990 and went through the years without changing much of its décor and atmosphere, which may contribute to its constant success. Mostly frequented by Phuket’s hi-so youngsters, it also attracts many foreigners curious to get a glimpse of the local after-dark entertainment scene.
Set in a 2-storey, red-brick building on Yaowarat Road at the northern end of Phuket Old Town, Timber Hut hosts a daily live music shows in which international and Thai classics are performed by talented and skilled musicians. Food and drinks are sold at affordable rates, and from time to time, you might be even able to spot Thai and international celebrities on holiday enjoying a drink there. Read More...
- Location: Tuesday–Sunday from 6pm to 1am (closed on Mondays)
- Tel: +66 (0)76 211 839
Kor Tor Mor
Kor Tor Mor is a fashionable night club located near Nimit Circle (the seahorse circle) 500 metres east from Robinson Department Store in Phuket Town. Kor Tor Mor stands for Krung Thep Mahanakhon, the first 3 words of Bangkok's full name in Thai (Bangkok’s Thai name counts 21 words). This stylish club attracts all the hi-so and hip youngsters of Phuket, and there’s even a formal dress code (no shorts or sandals allowed). Punters can bring their own liquor or spirits and will be just charged for ice and mixing soft drinks.
Thai bands and DJs share the musical entertainment role throughout the evening, and a professional security service assures that things run smoothly for all customers. Kor Tor Mor is a great place if you’d like to mingle and have fun with the local wealthy youth of Phuket.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8pm to 1am
- Location: 41/5 Chanacharoen Road, Muang, Phuket, 83000 Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 232 285
Rockin’ Angels Blues Café is a cool bar located on Yaowarat Road in Phuket Old Town. Live music rules here, but not any music – specifically, blues music.
Every night, the skilful band entertains punters, revisiting Blues classics. Any musician in the audience is welcome to join the band for a jam; additional guitars and basses hang on the wall for this purpose. With its vintage décor and its laid-back yet rocking ambience, Rockin’ Angels Blues Café is a cool venue to spend the evening with friends. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 6pm to midnight (closed on Mondays)
- Location: 55 Yaowarat Road, Talad Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)89 654 9654
Music Matter is the temple of jazz music in Phuket Town. This long-established, unpretentious bar is the ‘baby’ of a passionate talented musician, Jeffrey Sevilla, who opened it in 2000 as a way to offer Phuket Island its first and only venue entirely dedicated to jazz music. In association with UNESCO, Music Matter has been in charge of organising the yearly International Jazz Day in Phuket since 2012. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7.30pm to 2am
- Location: 119 Chana Charoen Road, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)89 588 2347
Z1MPLEX Mixology Laboratory Phuket specialises in serving shots, and the owners have elevated this humble tipple to a fine art. You are given an iPad from which you can order your drinks and they are crafted in front of your eyes. The concept behind the bar is to celebrate the art of mixology, or the blending of different drinks to make colourful final results. You will find a huge amount of thought and technical prowess has gone into the design of each of the shots. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 9pm to midnight
- Location: 48 Phangnga Rd, Talat Yai, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Tel: + 66 (0)84 003 6664