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    Black Cat Bar - Soi Gonzo: Black Cat Bar - Soi Gonzo

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Feb 4, 2014

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    Well what can I say about Black Cat Bar in Soi Gonzo except we have had many fun nights there. Black Cat's has plenty of seating, dart boards, big screen televisions and fantastic friendly staff. They often have a live DJ and put on delicious barbeques.

    This is a very hard place to leave, there is no such thing as popping in for a couple of drinks, we have tried many times. Actually our latest ever night in Phuket was after a night at Black Cats, we arrived back at our hotel at 6.45am!!

    So call in and say hello to Tuk, Ewe and Mhee, they make everyone feel so welcome, I guarantee you will have a fantastic night.

    Black Cat Bar is easy to find, it is just past the Aussie Bar off Bangla Rd down Soi Gonzo on the left side.

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    Blondie's Bar Otop Markets: Blondie's Bar Otop Markets

    by Cathy&Gary Written Jan 9, 2014

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    Blondie's Bar is a great little bar in Otop Markets which is very popular with regular visitors and expats in Phuket. Mick who is Australian born and bred has lived in Phuket for many years, he has a loyal following and it is the perfect spot to call in for a cold drink or to watch one of the many sports shows that are televised. Mick is also a wealth of knowledge for hotels, tours and shopping etc.

    I am not a fan of Otop markets at all and really only go there to have a drink or catch up with friends at Blondie's Bar. There are regular barbeques, birthday parties and for most holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Anzac Day etc Mick always put on something special.

    To find Blondie's Bar, go in the main entrance to Otop markets opposite Hard Rock Cafe, walk down over the first little intersection and Blondie's is the second bar on your right.

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  • Clubs, bars, go go: Bangla Road

    by Wokie Written Aug 14, 2011

    Visited Patong in April 2009 with girlfriend and 13 yo niece. Never had a problem with taking niece out to the nightlife areas at night, Bangla rd etc. Though we didn't take her to any of the go go bars.

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  • Two Black Sheep: The Best Pub/Bar in Phuket

    by neen63 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Being typical Aussies that love people, eating/drinking, music and having a good time, we could not believe our good luck when we discovered the Two Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant in Patong! Without doubt, the best pub/bar we have been to in Phuket on 3 visits to this amazing place.

    Aussie hosts, John & Debra & Rob were so hospitable and friendly and made us feel at home right away. The atmosphere is awesome - great people, great staff and amazing live music every night. Owner John is an accomplished Aussie muso himself, and you can just feel the laid back, good-time friendly vibes in this pub as soon as you walk in. John plays a few sets early in the evening and then the Thai band kicks in from about 10:00pm each night. They were absolutely fantastic, and the female singer (who doesnt start until around 11:00pm or so) is brilliant. The whole place rocks and every night we were there people were just all mingling together, singing, dancing and having a great time.

    The staff were all fantastic - no bar girls or touts - just friendly, hard working Thais who quite obviously have picked up the Aussie humour generated by the management and many of the patrons.

    Food and drink prices were very reasonable and the food was actually really good. Happy "hour" goes from about 10:00am to about 10:00pm (that's Thai time for you!).

    What was also good was that Two Black Sheep isn't just an "Aussie" pub - it struck the right balance between local Thais, Aussies and other Western tourists, with the result being an ecclectic, fun, friendly and comfortable party atmosphere.

    The operators of this bar should be very proud of what they have created. My hubby and I can't wait to get back to Phuket and pay all the great people at the Two Black Sheep another visit.

    Dress Code: Casual - definitely.

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    Clubs, bars, go go: Bangla Rd.

    by luisspamer Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Aussie Bar is a fantastic place to enjoy good drinks, food, pool tables, and of course meet people from all over the world! It has the best selection of TVs for watching all kinds of sport including golf, tennis, motor racing, rugby, aussie football, cricket, soccer/football etc.

    Dress Code: Dress is super casual. Thongs, shorts, t-shirts or tank tops are the norm

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    Clubs, bars, go go: Speedys Bar

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Speedy's Bar is one of the oldest Aussie bars in Phuket and Speedy is very well known among the expat community and also has a large following of both past and present serving Military personnel.
    'Speed' was a Vietnam Veteran serving more than 30 years in the Australian Army as a medic.

    Gary first met 'Speed' in Watsonia Army Barracks before they were both deployed to Cambodia for a year with the Australian Force Communications Unit (FCU) as part of the UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority Cambodia).



    Speedy's Bar is one of the oldest Aussie bars in Phuket and Speedy is very well known among the expat community and also has a large following of both past and present serving Military personnel.
    'Speed' was a Vietnam Veteran serving more than 30 years in the Australian Army as a medic.

    Gary first met 'Speed' in Watsonia Army Barracks before they were both deployed to Cambodia for a year with the Australian Force Communications Unit (FCU) as part of the UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority Cambodia).

    They spent a year living together in a small room and became friends and have stayed in touch ever since they were discharged from the Australian Army.

    'Speed' has always loved SE Asia and it was no surprise to anyone when he retired from the Army and headed to Phuket.
    We have had many good nights at Speedy's Bar over the years and hope to have many more.

    His partner of over 10 years Porn (One of these days he's bound to pop the magic question) who manages the bar is the most lovely lady you could meet.
    The working girls there are great fun and many an hour has been spent playing dice games etc with them and getting thrashed!!

    One of the best nights I have ever had was when we went to Speedy's Bar last year (2006) and Speed and Porn had organized a surprise birthday party for my 50th.
    They had a huge banner made which everyone signed once it was taken down, organized a beautiful cake and invited everyone.

    It was a night I will never forget.

    So call into Speedy's Bar and say hello, the drinks are icy cold and cheap, plus you can also order snacks there if you are feeling hungry.

    It's a very honest bar and you will never have to worry about extra drinks being added to your bill!

    Speedy's Bar has had a few changes.
    The bar area is now bigger and there is also a pool table.

    Dress Code: Absolutely no dress code.

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    Clubs, bars, go go: Bangla road, Patong

    by georeiser Updated Feb 17, 2010

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    Bangla road in Patong centre is a place you should avoid if you're not interested in girlie bars. It's a crazy adult spot and has become the third largest bar-street in Thailand after the Walking street in Pattaya and Patpong in Bangkok. A similar, but smaller place, is also located in Karon Beach, Phuket.

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    Clubs, bars, go go: Bangla Road

    by Willettsworld Written Jan 13, 2010

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    Patong's nightlife spills out in all directions but its epicentre is Thanon Bang La (Bangla Road) and its four sois - Crocodile, Eric, Gonzo and Seadragon. Each one is packed with a frenetic mix of pubs, beer bars, and go-go bars. Soi Crocodile is also known as Soi Katoey, a reference to its many transsexuals which you'll see at the front who pose for photos by inquisitive and generally amazed foreign onlookers. There are also a couple of good nightclubs with dance floors plus some western pubs such as an Ozzie and Irish pub.

    The street is closed off to traffic after 6pm which means you can wander around without fear of getting run over. But this also means that you'll be approached by street vendors and streetwalkers wielding a menagerie of miserable-looking creatures - endangered gibbons, exotic birds and large pythons - to extort money from tourists. The beer bars feature lots of girls who will grab you if you're under a certain age in order to get you into their establishment. Whilst in, you can buy a drink, play pool or play a bar game such as Connect 4 or that wooden puzzle game where you take the wooden pieces out one after another before someone collapses the whole thing down. To sum up, Patong's nightlife is Bangla Rd where, depending on your predilections, you'll either want to spend all of your time here or as little as possible.

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    Clubs, bars, go go: Rock City

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Nov 15, 2009

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    Rock City on the beach Rd has closed down. However their second venue is still open on Rat-u-Thit Rd, near top end of Bangla Rd.

    If you want a night out with loud live bands, this is the place to be.

    We never ventured inside Rock City at night, bit to noisy, but the place was always full no matter what time we walked past.

    Meals are reasonably priced and huge, the full menu is on their website.

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    Sailor Bar: Sailor Bar

    by Cathy&Gary Written Feb 24, 2009

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    The Sailor Bar is located on the beach road just north of Soi Bangla.

    As we normally stay at the northern end of Patong Beach the Sailor Bar is a regular drink stop for us.

    The place is very popular with Aussies, especially during the footy season with all games broadcast live.
    We have watched the AFL grand final here and the place was absolutely packed.

    Drinks are cheap here and all the staff are very friendly and fun to be around.

    Everyone, couples included are made to feel very welcome at the Sailor Bar.

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    Bars in general!: Bars in general!

    by Cathy&Gary Written Feb 24, 2009

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    I'm not going to go much into the nightlife of Phuket as there would just be to much to cover and its more fun to just go and try new places.

    There are nightclubs, hundreds of little bars, Irish Pubs, English Pubs, Live Band Venues, Theatre restaurants, plus much more.

    Some of these places above have already been covered in my Eating Out pages.

    Some people hate Bangla Road and are very worried about the seedy side of things in Phuket.

    You only see what you want to see, nothing is shoved in your face.
    Sure, there are girls and some of our best nights out have been drinking and talking to the girls.

    Bangla Rd is just like a big carnival zone, its lots of fun and everyone should go there at least once, its what you make it!!

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  • Clubs, bars, go go: Great Music @ Seduction

    by jess64 Written Feb 1, 2009

    Had a Great Time at Seduction in January 2009.

    They had a guest DJ Christian Erickson from Singapore/Los Angeles.AWESOME!

    Excellent House Stuff & wished the nite never ended.

    Good service & affordable beverages.

    Cheers

    Dress Code: Stylish..

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    Soi Bangla-open air bars & clubs: The Iconic Soi Bangla

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Jul 8, 2008

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    Soi Bangla is always a hive of activity in the evenings & late into the night-this is when it is closed off to traffic. At the corner, you'll find Tai Pan, a night spot/disco, nearby, at an establishment on the first floor, you'll find a place to see live Thai-kick boxing. They usually advertise the day's matches using a lorry driving around the streets of Patong beach, which features a make-shift boxing rink, live kick boxers demonstrating their punches/(kicks?) and music blaring through a loud hailer.

    On Soi Bangla, you'll find the famous Tiger Entertainment is where you'll find a soi (small street) filled with small bars and skimpily dressed women gyrating their hips on bar tops. Patrons will usually be seated on bar stools in order get a good view of legs ...and more. Besides young (and older) women, you'll also find katoeys (lady-boys) here, so if you're looking for a girl and not a lady boy, be a bit careful before you bring anyone 'home' with you. (Clue: the taller, prettier girls, with thin thighs who dress in outrageously skimpy sexy outfits, are usually not gals)

    Upstairs at Tiger, amongst the concrete tigers and Flinstone (Yaba dabadoo) style cave, you'll find a disco which is popular with the younger set - the crowds only start from around midnight & goes on till 2 am - any earlier and you'll have the dance floor all to yourself!

    The nearby Banana Disco on Thaweewong road has been around for years. It is always popular with Western tourist and locals from 10 pm till 1 am. Expect some working girls, but not so many that you can't have a good time. Expect to pay around 300 baht cover charge with 2 drinks included. The music can be great-depending on the DJ on for that night. During the early evening hours, there is a live band & large outdoor screen showing ESPN's football and tennis matches.

    Final word on Soi Bangla: Even if you can't dance or don't drink, go there to gawk at people of all ages, in different shapes and sizes & make snide remarks about them to your travel companions.

    Dress Code: T-shirts and shorts or short army print skirts are the order of the day here.

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    Clubs, bars, go go: Patong Beach at Night

    by Snipernurse Updated Jul 6, 2008

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    Night time at Patong beach is more than alive. With streets full of tourists, touts and transvestytes, clubs with live music for all tastes and resteraunts offering local seafood or Pad Thai all taste can be satisfied. Go-Go dancing clubs featuring "lady boys" are popular here as well. You may see these individuals dancing around in costumes and encouraging you to take pictures with them, do this knowing they will expect money in return, and some will expect a lot, like 5$ that was demanded from me by one lady boy, (I refused) There is a muy thai boxing stadium in this area as well, and bouts are often advertised throughout the town. Clubs with live music are everywhere. I spent time in an Irish Pub that played Irish music (really good might I add) and more irish type drinks and food. I also went to a bar that played rock n roll called F.B.I. Thailand (Funnest Bar In Thailand). The first night I went was the first night in Patong, spirits were high and the music was absolutely incredible. I was so satisfied I vowed to myself that I would return the next night. Ironically enough when I returned the next night tired after a day of diving, the band was very average. So I guess my point is you will never know what you'll get ! They may rock your socks off one night and kinda suck the next. Either way you gotta try all the bars out to see which one really puts the wind in your sails.

    If you order one round of drinks and then decide to sit at the table and enjoy music you may be irritated when the waitresses inform you that you must either order another round or leave, this will be the norm wherever bar you go to

    May not be the best environment for kids. People are on the streets constantly harassing you to go to sex shows, suit tailors constantly offer you their thread, and the go go dancers are no well dressed.

    Dress Code: Casual Dress is acceptible

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    Clubs, bars, go go: Patong

    by robertgaz Written Jun 24, 2008

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    Within a few short blocks, close to the beach, you will find heaps of clubs, pubs and bars to suit every taste.

    During one nigh of my stay an USN ship unburdened its cargo of eager sailors looking for some entertainment and every bar went out of its way to oblige.

    The whole area was lit up like a Christmas tree and such was the drain on power that there was a blackout. Luckily my hotel had its own generator so I went back there for a few quiet beers.

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