Top 10 Nightlife Experiences In Phuket That You Shouldn’t Miss

by on 30/11/18 at 11:11 am

Known as the party capital of Thailand, there are a million and one ways to stay entertained when the sun goes down in Phuket. Bustling beach bars, crazy pub crawls, and swanky cocktail bars with professional mixologists all burst to life at twilight.

Whether you’re staying in the heart of the action at Patong Beach, or you’re out at Karon or Kata, we’ve got a great selection of the best places to let loose on a night out in Phuket.

1. Seduction Club, Patong

Patong Beach is famous for its out of control nightlife. All along Bangla Road, bass thuds out into the street. Create a night to remember at Seduction Club. World-class DJs often play sets here and the crowds pulse with energy.

Those on a tight budget can take advantage of the THB 500 open bar package and not have to worry about overspending at the bar. Staff are infamously friendly and want you to have the best night of your life.

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Open: Sat-Sun, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

2. After Beach, Kata

Perched at the top of Kata Hill, this laid-back wooden shack style bar boasts on of the best sunset views in Phuket. The walk up the steep hill is worth it. Watch the blood-red sun dip below the horizon as the sky become a tapestry of colour.

The soundtrack is reggae beats and the seats are made for reclining. Let your cares slip away with a cold beer or tasty cocktail. Taste some of the freshest Thai-style seafood as well and don’t forget to admire the view.

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Open:  Daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

3. Catch Beach Club, Bangtao

This is Phuket’s original beach club. During the day, you can laze away the hours in ratan chairs in the shade of brilliant white umbrellas. This stylish establishment is perfect for a day session on the beach, serving fabulous cocktails, cold beer, and small eats made for sharing.

During the weekend, this place kicks into gear with a lively crowd filling every available space, DJ sets, and flowing drinks.

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Open: Daily, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

4. BrewBridge, Choeng Thale and Patong

This one’s for the craft beer enthusiasts. The Patong branch of BrewBridge boasts 12 locally brewed craft beers on tap and over 100 bottles to choose from. The smaller offshoot in Choeng Thale has seven on tap, still a step up from the standard choice of Chang or Singha.

Turn a night out at the pub into a full-blown gastronomic experience with a beer and food pairing. If you’re just popping in for a quiet drink, the incredibly friendly and knowledgeable bar staff can recommend the perfect craft beer for you.

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 Open: Daily, 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Patong and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Choeng Thale

5.   Rockin’ Angels Blues Café, Phuket Town

 This blues bar in the heart of Phuket Town will leave you feeling anything but blue. Exposed brick walls and neon signs make it feel more like Southern USA than Southern Thailand. Music memorabilia covers the walls, a true shrine to live music.

There’s a house band, led by the owner and former professional musician. Live blues music sessions usually starts around 9 p.m. and finish at midnight, so head on down here if you feel like tapping along to some of the best live music in town. Guitars cover the walls around the stage and customers are encouraged to jam with the band, who can play pretty much anything.

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Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Closed on Monday.

6. Jaguar Ice Bar, Patong

Cool off in the heart of Phuket’s biggest party town at the Jaguar Ice Bar in Patong. It can get super hot in Phuket, even in the evening, so what better way to escape the heat than a shot or two at -30 degrees.

The bar itself is made of ice and frozen shot glasses keep your drinks cool. This is probably the only place in Phuket where you’ll need to wear a jacket.

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Open: Monday to Saturday 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays.

7. Baba Nest, Panwa

Baba Nest at the secluded Panwa beach on the quiet east coast of Phuket proves that rooftop bars are not only found in Bangkok. Taking advantage of a rocky outcrop overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baba Nest may not have cityscape views, but looking out at the limestone rocks on the horizon is a pretty cool substitute for sleek skyscrapers.

Part of the Sri Panwa resort, this rooftop bar has an exclusive feel to it. Head up here at sunset for some of the best views on the island. Relax with a drink on a floor cushion and take in 180 degrees ocean views beyond the moat-like infinity pool.

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Open: Daily, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m

8. Simon Cabaret, Kathu

Enjoy an absolutely fabulous night out at Simon Cabaret in Kathu. Stunning ladyboys in sumptuous costumes perform a perfectly choreographed show every evening. Think feather headdresses, glittery bodices, and, most of all, outrageous fun.

The set is like something out of Las Vegas, all bright lights and sparkles. This is full on cabaret and extravagant theatrics at its very best and a must-see in Phuket.

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Open: Daily, 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

9. Slumber Party Pub Crawl, Patong

 If you’ve got limited time in Patong and want to sample every nocturnal delight of Bangla Road, or you just want to hit the highlights of this party town and make new friends, a pub crawl is the ideal way to do this. The crawl hosted by Slumber Party Hostel is infamous.

Hitting every major bar on Bangla Road and ending in a jumping club with a group of party people, you’ll end up with friends, if not memories, for life. You get shots at every bar and spend the night playing drinking games and dancing with fellow travellers.

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Open: Daily, begins at 8 p.m. and ends whenever you finish drinking or dancing.

10. Full Moon Festival, Paradise Beach

Think the best full moon parties are reserved for Koh Samui and Koh Phangan? Think again. Once a month, when the moon is full, the biggest party in Phuket hits Paradise Beach. Famous DJs headline and it feels like everyone in Thailand is on one stretch of sand, partying the night away together.

There’s something happening at Paradise beach nearly every weekend, so you don’t have to wait for a full moon. Foam parties, half-moon parties, DJ sets… This list goes on.

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Open: The shuttle runs from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. from town to Paradise Beach on event days.

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