Clubs, bars, go go, Phuket
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.
After everything in Bangla starts to wind down we found a place to dance in relative comfort into the early hours. The Wave nightclub had no covercharge in mid January when we were there. (how they stay open and serving drinks after 3am is a mystery).
Loud techno music.
There is a fellow with refreshing hot and cold towels working in the toilets.
Dress Code: Neat and tidy unles you are an attractive female and then almost anything goes.
Saxafone bar is located on the Beach Road, Patong down the quiter end of the beach. The bar is from the original Saxafone Bar which is located in Bangkok. The bar is set up for blues and jazz and has indoor and outdoor seating. The Bar also has food but I have not tried it. Each night the bar has at least two different bands doing jazz and blues music. We had one of the best nights out in Phuket here. The drinks are strong and reasonably prices and the service is pretty good. The bar is popular with tourists and Thai's.
Dress Code: Casual
Excellent live music venue situated along the beach road before you get to busiest part of Patong.
Live bands come on stage at 10pm, before that, it's big screens with either rock videos or live sports.
Happy hour cocktails are 2 for 1 from 9 to 10pm and they sell Strongbow Cider!
They have a selection of souvenir goodies for sale inside, t shirts, glasses hats etc.
If the music is too loud for you inside, there is an outside bar available.
They have an awesome sculpture guarding the door, check it out!
Dress Code: HaHa, it's Patong.. are you kidding??
When other bars closes down at 2am, you can always take a tuk tuk to Safari. It will be open til 4am..or not. Twice we have been there, police has come and closed the place cause alcoholselling is not allowed after 2am. Safari is very dark, stange and funny openair club with no entrance fee.
The biggest nightclub is Tiger and you can get free drink with the entrance ticket so practically the entrance is free. Music is dancemusic and place is very crowded. It has two floors, a pooltable and a terrace. Like in meny bars and clubs in patong, there are cool figures and shapes on walls.
These kind of bars you may want to visit once out of curiacity but then you have seen it all. I have a hint that all the bars have the same show. For somebody who dont know I can tell that in bing bong-shows women use their genitals to do all kind if wierd stuff. You also need to be aware that there is always some kind of trick and con to get you to drink more their expencive drinks while wateing for the show to start. And you really may need to wait..
PAtong beach there is a trip of bars on either side of a street that is blocked off for traffic.....music pumping, people dancing and drinking.....a great spot to have a good time and people watch.....some interesting couples (ie expats and thais) hanging about....and lots of opportunity to turn down the offeres of the friendly thia dancing boys and girls (a weird bit of an ego boost..hahaha).....party into all hours of the evening....
We only went one evening (late) and I think that is all you really need...unless this is your thing.
RA RA RA!
Dress Code: Anything.
Friday nights are pretty good at the Watermark Restaurant/Bar/Lounge. Happy Hour(s) are 5.00pm - 7.00pm where you get 50 baht Heinekin Beer and two for one cocktails or mixed drinks. There is a Friday night tapas menu, which is great for snacks or a whole meal. Prices are around 125 baht per dish/serve.
If you wish to have a table for the evening, then be sure to arrive early (around 5.00pm). Tables will not be held in reserve on a Friday evening as people can get annoyed that there is an empty table when they want to sit down. There are lounges there, but I prefer to sit at a table as it's easier to eat.
The music is lively and enjoyable. A 10% service charge has been introduced, so be aware of that. I also advise that you check your bill as we've found many errors over the months.
You should also refer to my restaurant tip on Watermark for further information about the food.
Dress Code: Casual to dressy, depending on your mood.
If you are looking for nightlife in Phuket then Patong is the number one choice.Patong has a lot of bars, discos, karaokes massages and a gogo bars with beautiful thai girls (bar girls).
Although there is a heavy nightlife in Patong, I think it suitable for families with kids anyway because the nightlife is centralised to just a small part of Patong; Bangla Road and Soi Sunset and if you avoid these streets on evenings and nights you will never noticed it.
Dress Code: Casual
I always sit and have a drink at irish bar which located at patong beach road, the reason why is that, there are not much crowd as at bangla road, i just sit there and watching people play pool. It was so nice and relaxing. The location it just opposite of cabana hotel of patong beach road. Sorry i dont have the picture of that.
Dress Code: I like to wear short, small T and sandles... simple and confirtable. People dont really care what you are wearing, coz some people, guy expacially, they prefer to wear shorts only, and their shirt hanging on their shoulder... nice huh
When i first went to this club, its very dark inside because they have a blue light, i wasn't with my sandles, and been advice by a waitress to becareful for a peaces of glass, that is very nice of her. I like this club and i just dancing all over places, and after awhile, i realised that i am the only person who are dancing at the place which i was standing, but i dont care, i like parties. just dancin and get myself dizzy.. hehehe... i like this live band club couse they place house music and full of crowd.
Safari is on the hill just out of Patong on the way to Karon. It is a great outside Disco/Pub that is open all night. It has 5 bars, music, dancing, and lots of people, especially after 2 am when the places on Bangla may close (closing hours only sometimes enforced). So if you are up all night (yeah....due to the time change....that's it) this is the place you will end up!
Dress Code: anything
Tiger is a great place to dance, dance and keep dancing. Mixed crowd of tourists, expats, and locals. The place really gets going after midnite, and has great ventalation (doesn't get smoky) Really fun place. Skip the Banana Club, unless you like loud Techno and cigarette smoke.
Walk down the street and there is countless Soi's. Take your pic. Down Soi Eric was Boom Boom bar owned by a Sweed. Good guy go stop by and have a drink. Has that fun game of wacking a nail into a tree chunk. good drinking fun, just watchout for your fingers... and dont get huslted the first few times by the girls, loser buys drinks....
Dress Code: Once again come as you are