Clubs, bars, go go, Phuket
Go to the string of bars ... like 50 of them off of Bangla Road in Patong. It's insane what you see here... Disneyland on Acid. Every bar has its own flavor ... And freaks everywhere. Animals everywhere .... Tranvestites everywhere ... Entertainment to the max .... just bring a lotta film....
Dress Code: Anything .... or nothing at all
well coming from the sleaze capital of the world aka pattaya, this place was a much more sedated affair though still typical thai, the bars full of girls hanging about and whistling after the males, it stopped the loud music earlier that pattaya and did not adopt an all night policy like pattaya did in some of the phuket bars and go go's closed about 2am as the thai 'norm'. a drink in a bar would range from 40B (0.80 cent) for local whiskey to 150B (3 euro) for a generously topped up with alcohol cocktail. Beer,local 50/80 B latter applies to go go bar, foreign 70/100B. girls drink aka a coke about 80B. A toned down affair here, plusses and minuses to pattaya
Dress Code: casual, anything really as you are looked upon as a semi god RICH foreigner
This street has always been the centre of attraction in Patong and maybe in whole of Phuket and one could compare it to Patpong in Bangkok. When Tsunami strike, thought it would have taken all the pub away but its not true and they are back in full action even those with their outlet swap away, they are still operating under the stars...!!!!
Dress Code: What ever you please
Situated on the beach road and staffed by the friendliest hosts, who just want to serve you a drink and not marry you!
They sit knitting when they're not too busy and presented her indoors with a scarf on our last night.
A great starting and finishing point, we managed to have a sit down here just about every night.Best bit for me was they sold Strongbow!
Dress Code: any
Our fun was to go in a small bar (often less than 20 seats) facing the big night clubs and look at the locals and having fun to observe tourist's reaction to ladyboys....
Dress Code: As you wish, sexy, sports, casual, etc.
The central party place in Phuket. All the bars look very similar, playing the same old music. They're either having bar top dancing sexy Thai girls (prostitutions) or soccer bars (I was there during Eoru Cup). I can say the partying is far less attractive than Bangkok & Ko Phangan. Sort of boring here! Not my type of places.
This is the place to go to if you like heavy metal and heavy rock.
It's not my kind of music, but I don't mind listen to it now and then. And I always feel safe at these kind of places. Nobody tryes to get nasty - there are way too many big guys in black and leather there:-))
The bands playing while I was there was good, not too extreem for me. "Smily" the singer was partying togeter with us at some discos and "normal" bars too.
Even some sweeds, rockers on vacation, was allowed to play there.
(I was there -97)
Dress Code: Black, black, black, leather, leather..... nah!
Come as you are. But think if you are too dressed up you will feel a bit out.
Jammin became my fave bar ever when I first time visited there. It's located in Phuket town, thou not in the centre but easy to find.
I went there only during the weekends, but I believe that the bands play during the week days, too. The idea is that there's a band and few singers, that all perfom either alone or together. They were mostly young Thais and they really surprised me with their skills!! The songs they play are the lates hits from Rock to Rn'b - I highly recommend everyone to go to Jammin if you're around :)
Phukets most famous Soi is Soi Bangla with a lot of nightlife to suit everyone. The amount of bars and women everywhere is pretty amazing. Never experienced this anywhere before. However its not as seedy as it seems. But those who want to see the seedier side can find it. We did not have any problems as a family. Infact my 8 year old had a great time and the girls at the bars loved her and had a lot of respect for families that were around the place. Drinks are comparatively cheap but more expensive than normal places in Thailand. However its a great experience and should not be missed
Dress Code: Bermudas, Shorts, Jeans, T shirts are fine.
However looking at the way the girls dress will give any of the top models a complex. Some are very beautiful.
Pattong is biggest place to be if you wanna have party on the island but unfortunatly it is hard to find a spot where you can chill and sip a Redbull Vodka without being surrounded by very friendly Thai girls. They did not disturbed us at all but it is not a pleasant situation to find ourselves among all that. Anyway, we were able to get drunk for less than nothing.
Dress Code: Whatever you want, girls are waiting for men who got money.
Better make sure you are single, and knows the meaning of safe sex..
If you are married, get your wife to dine in your room and then go to sleep without leaving it - otherwise any outdoor activities will be hazardous to your marriage!
Phuket is so much fun. I stayed in the Patong Beach area where there is so much to do, shop and people watch. This is a very touristy area where you can meet tons of fun travelers to hang out with. At night, the place turns into an asian Las Vegas Strip where there are a lot of dancing clubs and bars all next door to each other. Definitely recommend if you love to be an international partier!!
With the combination of many small bar counters and music at the ground storey, and dancing floor on the second storey, Tiger Entertainment Bar Beer is simply the biggest bar in Patong or perhaps Phuket.
From good liqours, dance floor, music, live band with DJ to sexy local girls, one can see Caucasians, Asians and Blacks all flocking to this bar.
Tiger Entertainment Bar Beer
49 Bangla Road, Patong Beach
Kathu, Phuket Thailand 83150
Phone: (66) 076.345.112
Fax: (66) 076.292.888
Mobile: (66) 09.724.4840
Contact person: Khun Piya Isaramalai
all around patong beach there are hundreds of little bars. dont be put off by the girls trying to grab you and get you in. once you sit down at a table they generally leave you alone,( unless you are a bunch of guys out for that sort of thing.)get a table outside and you can sit for hours and be entertained by the goings on of the place. try molly malones for something different. on patong beach road. great food and beer and spirits didn't seem to be watered down.
Dress Code: whatever you want, boardies and a singlet, bikini and sarong.
Whilst in Phuket, a fun thing to do is have apub crawl around the bars, we found this was a great way of seeing and meeting loads of people. At many of the bars they have games for the punters to play, one fun game was head the nail into the block of wood, it looks easy, but belive me after you have had a few beers, its not so easy, but have ago and have some fun, i know we did
Dress Code: Anything goes