Clubs, bars, go go, Phuket
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.
Dress Code: Stylish..
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.
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
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.
A great English pub with huge servings of food and live music every night except Tuesdays and Thursdays. They have different drink specials depending on the day.
The Texas Megaburger needs to be seen to be believed, it's massive with two meat patties. I could only eat half of one. It is served with mushrooms, coleslaw, onion rings and chips as well! Our second visit had us try some other types of food and it was all pretty good. All the serves are huge!
The Thai rock band are great, even if they're not 100% sure of all the words. They really get the crowd participating and in a good mood.
There is so much going on at this pub every day and night of the week. There is a huge area for kids activities, quiz nights, roasts on Sundays etc. It really is well worth a visit.
Check the website for current details.
Dress Code: Dress is casual. No requirements.
My wife and I had read susu77's tip about the "Bing Bong Show" in Patong. We had thought it was quite intriguing, but probably just something usual.
Last night on Bangla Road, this little guy came up to my wife and I and said "Do you want to see a Ping Pong show?" He had a big card with all sorts of things that would be featured there, with no cover charge, and he quite enthusiastically reviewed this with us. My new friend, the truth is you had us at "Ping."
We followed him past a bunch of bars, and were finally led into the place. It was fairly small, with a stage running the length of the room. We were sat at a table in front, and given the drink card. The cheapest drinks were 400 baht, which is about $13 USD! Must see the Ping Pong Show, so we got two beers. The waitress tried to get me to buy her a Heineken also, I declined. Change was brought, instead of two 100 baht bills, two 20 baht bills. Thanks, there's half your Heineken.
The establishment's patrons were entirely tourist couples. We seem to be the target audience.
The women in the center of the stage then blew out a candle through a big straw, and shot a blowgun trying to pop a balloon. But her aim was quite bad, so watch your eyes. You do know where that dart has been. This was of course followed by some solo ping-pong play. All the while more couples came and went, everybody sort of laughing or saying "Eww."
The lack of a cover charge is certainly compensated for by the drink prices. Definitely a tourist trap. You've got to go once, but you'll never go again.
Dress Code: Can't be one.
The Irish Bar on Beach Road ( before Soi Bangla) is an oasis for me cos they sell Strongbow Cider and is also a great place to people watch.
They have the usual array of TV's to watch the regular sporting events on and the staff are just great, and greet the weary travellers with a lovely cold towel.
The Thai food available here is simply awesome, excellent value, I recommend the deep fried prawns, 250 Baht for a whole platefull!
Dress Code: Come as you are!
THERE IS NO SIGN OF THIS AREA BEING A BORING OR NOTHING TO DO KIND OF PLACE !!!!! HEHEHE!!!!
IT IS WILD AND CRAZY PLACE.. .EVEN STEVE MARTIN PROBABLY WOULD SAY THAT !! !THERE WAS A BAND PLAYING SOME 70'S ROCK MUSIC.....
Dress Code: c CASUAL..ALL THE AREA CLUBS..... I BELIEVE WOULD BE CASUAL!!!!
Rock city is probably the best place for all the rock fans with live music from 11:00 and with 3 or 4 bands every night (Tribute bands Mettalica U2 OASIS BON JOVI and many more depending on the night)
Not sure where to go at night? Head down to Bangla Road even if you are not a night life person. Many tourists will flock here at night to chill out at the bars. Many restaurants and bars are located here and the adult night spot is located in the heart of Bangla Road.
Just stand on the street and you can see all the lady boys parading on stage with their sexy poses and exposing themselves. They will allow you to take pictures if you give them tips.
We were walking along Rat-U-Chit road shopping along the night market near Royal Paradise when we heard this really good music from across the road. We went over to check it out, and we went into this watering hole called Two Black Sheep. It's an Aussie-owned bar, and well, the people were mostly foreigners. I guess my friend and I were the only Asians there. The band played really good music, and happy hour meant that all drinks were 100baht each, so we thought it was a good deal. Nice place to chill.
Dress Code: casual.
RAGING BULL BAR is located in SOI SEADRAGON.It is the last bar there with a mechanical bull for riding.Great bar and owner 100 baht to try and if anyone can stay on the bull can earn 1000 baht in drinks
SOI TIGER is separated in two levels.
The first level is full with beer- bars
with SHARKY’S to be one of the most famous bar
( girls wear schoolgirl clothes and dance on the bar)
On the second floor there is tiger disco.Located in bangle rd
Beer Bars usually have a few stools around a bar. You can have a beer and play games popular games include connect four, dice games and “hit the nail with the hammer" this was my favourite games but it wasnt easy.
You take it in turns to it the nail once with the small side of the hammer, the first one to hit the nail all the way in won, i was lucky if i hit it at all. John seemed a bit better then me but only becasue he waited untill i looked away and then used the large side of the hammer, checky!!
Bangla Road was amazing, theres just so much going on, its not as bad as people make out. Of course there are men picking up tai girls, and yes at first i was a bit shocked as it was unlike any where we have been, but not all the bars allow working girls in, and theres so much more going on.
There are a number of different types of bars in Patong, Go-go Bar, Beer Bar and Sports Bars are a few.