Phuket Bangla Road comes alive after sunset when the road is closed to traffic and becomes a 400-meter-long festival of neon lights, loud music and cheap beer. A place to stroll, with dozens of bars and nightclubs competing for customers.
Patong’s vibrant nightlife draws inquisitive visitors nightly. It’s hard to resist strolling down Soi Bangla, the heart of the bar scene, where neon lights and blaring music vie for your attention. More than 100 bars — including beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs and pubs — crowd the action-packed little neighbourhood affectionately known as “Bangla,” where entertainment takes centre stage. Apart from Bangla Road, Patong Beach offers other interesting nightclubs along its two main streets: Rat-U-Thit Road and Thaweewong Road (the beach road). The former is home to the Paradise Complex, Phuket’s gay nightlife hub, and international brand haunts such as Hard Rock Café and Hooters. The latter has some great pubs, restaurants with live music, and Patong’s first dance club, which opened in 1993: Banana Disco.
Bangla Road comes alive as soon as the sun goes down. The street is closed to vehicular traffic and becomes a 400-metre festival of neon lights, loud music and cheap beer. Crowded most nights of the year, it’s amicable and lively. The place to stroll while bars and clubs compete for customers. If you’re looking for a fun night out in Phuket, Bangla Road should be your first (and often only) stop. Sometimes everything seems possible. Bangla Road, with an incredible variety of things to see and do.
In addition to world-class nightclubs, there are hundreds of beer halls, dozens of go-go bars, street performances, vendors, lounge bars, gaming, live music and more. Recorded with the right attitude, it’s a barrel of laughs.
Tiger Disco cannot be overlooked: the imposing complex covers around 5,000 square meters on three floors. The building features a cement decoration with giant concrete tigers overlooking the street from the second floor. The ground floor consists entirely of beer bars, while the upper floors house the nightclub. Tiger Disco is a well-designed entertainment complex for those who want fun in a safe environment. You can spend a whole night there: dinner and a game of billiards at the Tiger Pool Club, a few drinks at one of the bars on the first floor and then dancing the night away on the second floor.
Live music Bars:
Patong, the nightlife hub of the island and southern Thailand is the ideal place for live music. For a city of this size, there are many options for living music. Folk, Heavy Rock, House or Hip-Hop is available every night. Top picks include Monsoon, Redhot, and Hard Rock Café.
Soi Sea Dragon:
Soi Sea Dragon is the central place in Phuket to find go-go bars. The most notorious of these is Suzy Wong, which despite being the farthest from Bangla Road, is still the most popular by a wide margin. Other notable street names include Harem, Club Lover, and Devil’s Playground. These are not family-friendly spots and can come as quite a shock if you don’t have a keen sense of adventure. Note that the drink prices in these places are higher than in beer bars, which puts them on a similar scale to Bangla Road’s nightclubs.
Paradise beach Club:
Paradise Beach Club Phuket is a large, well-developed party resort on Paradise Beach, a secluded cove just a short drive from Patong Beach. With shops, restaurants, activities and great beach parties, it has an air of exclusivity without being prohibitively expensive. Particular beach raves are held three times a month at Paradise Beach on the nights of the full moon, half moon and new moon. They offer EDM melodies, neon paintings and a carefree atmosphere. Paradise Beach Club is virtually unique among Phuket’s beach clubs as it celebrates the moon’s phases.