Clubs, bars, go go, Phuket
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
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.
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.
If you choose to get away from the over-touristy activities in Patong Beach, then Phuket Town has a few places that are good nights out. Timber Hut and Jammin' are two such places.
The clientele is mostly locals. There is live music and a lively atmosphere.
Dress Code: casual.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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