Bangla road: The sights of the Night
You just cannot go to Phuket without visiting BANGLA ROAD.
The night life is unbelievable.
Music from every Bar, entertainment, shopping, girlie-boy watching (dont make eye-contact) they will want you to picture them and then ask a fee.
We took my 82 year old Mom for an eye-opener.
We also did lots of shopping here.
Dress Code: No dress code required. You could go in your bikini, costume and sarong. The heat is unbearable. But you soon forget and just enjoy the atmosphere.
The police close the road off from 6 pm until 6am to allow people to walk freely.
The police station is situated at the top of the road for an easy view of the happenings.Related to:
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Bangla Road: Nightlife in Phuket
A lot of tourists flocked to this famous street called Bangla Road . Many restaurants and ago-go bars are located in the area. This is also an adult spot ...so never allow your kids go on their own..You can find lots of Gay impersonators here who will asked you to take pictures of them and then they will ask for payment.
Some of the clubs/bars have a huge white screen/ tv for the football fanatics who do not want to miss the game.
The Shipwreck: No hastle beer bar
The Shipwreck is on Soi Bangla in the heart of Patong?s busy nightlife area. It is also one of the few bars in the area where the girls are there to serve drinks and not hastle the customers so it is a good place for couples. The bar is basically open fronted and most of the customers sit at the front to watch the street life on Soi Bangla. It is opposite the main area for Katoeys (lady boys) but these are just part of the entertainment. People watching is a key activity here, but there is also the music and satellite TV for sports (including the English Premier League for the soccer mad amongst us). The music played is rock and roll in all its many guises, but if you have requests then you can either select from the bar?s collection or bring your own CDs. John, the American owner is often there to act as the genial host and no doubt keep an eye on the staff ? not that they need watching. Service is quick and pleasant.
Dress Code: No nudityRelated to:
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Phuket's Biggest Thai Massage Centre: Phuket's Biggest Thai Massage Centre
Christine Massgae is simply Patong's and Phuket's largest Thai massage centre. It consists of 2 levels. First level is the traditional Thai massage which includes, body massage, foot reflexology and facial massage. The second level is more for adults. To be imprudent a little, second level is the brothel.Related to:
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Bob's Bar: Quietness at Kamala Beach
My favourite evening spot was situated at Kamala Beach. On this beach, you can find a small walkway with some great pubs. Sitting there you can listen to the music or enjoying the waves of the sea. My favourite place is called Bob's Bar, a reggae bar. The name of the owner is Nong. He's a very friendly person who can give you nice information about Phuket or any other destination in Thailand.
There are some other reggae bars on Kamala Beach, but you can recognize this one at the big painting of Bob Marley.
If you go there, you should absolutely taste "Bob's smile", a very delicious cocktail!
Bob's Bar has been severely damaged during the tsunami. I can just hope that Nong is still okRelated to:
Ratri Jazztaurant: Jazz Music
I have revisited the Ratri Jazztaurant and this is the updated review.
The Ratri Jazztaurant is definitely one of the best places to enjoy an evening on the whole island. The views over Kata are impressive, as is the design and decor of the place. The live jazz really tops it all off. The band is fantastic.
Great for a romantic evening or for fun with friends, I'm sure that once you've visited, you'll return.
The food is more expensive than average, but is still reasonably priced and varies between quite good and very good. Service has improved, but still needs work.
My advice is not to sit near the toilets when dining downstairs, as you will get a slight waft from the toilets each time they're flushed. We usually eat upstairs, unless we're ordering a substantial meal.
Dress Code: Dressy casual
Rock City: for those who want to rock!
Rock City is an impressive bar at the northern end of Beach Road on Patong that has live rock music every night. They have 3 great bands every night starting at 9PM. The first band covered a lot of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs, second band played a lot of the more modern rock songs like stuff from Green Day, Maroon 5 and such. The last band is always their U2/Oasis tribute band. Being musicians, naturally, my husband and I wanted to see this! What got us a little disappointed was that we were half-expecting local Thai rock bands to be performing and instead the bands were made up mostly of Europeans, i think, if not Australians. I think there were only 2 Thais I saw who played. But nonetheless, they played all the U2 and Oasis favorites. It gets pretty crowded here too and the crowd can get really rowdy especially when the crowd favorites are played. My husband loves U2 and asked if he could jam a song with the band but the band didn't want to, i guess, because they don't usually take any jammers up. But all in all, it was a pretty cool way to spend the night. But we left pretty early as we wanted to see some real local Thai bands. Rock City isn't exactly a very Thai experience since most of the people there were foreigners including the band.
They do serve up a really mean chocolate martini.. You can smell the alcohol even from afar!! Watch out for their occasional International Party nights where you get as much booze as you want for only 350Baht, if i remember correctly.
Dress Code: pretty casual
Patong Beach: Noisy entertainment
Patong Beach is the most developed beach of Phuket. In the evening, the streets are covered with vendors, trying to sell you sarongs, watches, T-shirts, ... They are very pushy and it is not always easy to stay calm. Patong is also the place to be for gogo-bars, cabarets, restaurants and noisy pubs.
Not my cup of tea, but apparently lots of people seem to like it.
Busy Bangla Road: Crazy fun if you are young enough!
Bangla Road kind of reminds me of Kings Cross in Sydney .... two totally different places, whether you are there by day or by night! We only walked down Bangla Road once at night, and that was enough for us. This place is full of bars, nightclubs etc so it is perfect for the young, or simply the young at heart. I felt I was getting a little bit too old for this kind of scene though!!!
Bangla Road is closed to traffic during the night so it turns into one busy and crazy mall!!!
Banana Club: Nice house Music Club
This is the tip for you to get a drinks at the bar, because there is only a small bar for a thousand of people with 3 bar tenders, somehow they will ignore you. You have to be patient to get a drink, all you have to do, when you get to the bar just put down the coupon which you got it from the entrance counter, wait till they come to you, and if you raise you hands up with a coupon in your hands they will ignore you, and you also have to talk with them in thai, at least a little thai ask for a drinks and only then they will serve for you immediately. I got a friend with me who tought me to talk in thai, otherwise i have to wait there for ages, just to get a drink.
If you raise up you hands like that guy in the picture, you have to wait for ages for them to serve you.
Banana Club: patong beach area
The entrance for one person to get into this club when i was there are at THB300 and with 2 free drinks, i also got a gift, a shirt for a songran festival, very nice.
Banans club is the most club i like so far at patong beach road. They play a house music as well, aways pac with people, and they have one small bars for a thousand of people. which you have to be patien to get one drinks. I had fun with their music, much better then Live Band Club.
Phuket Fantasea: Spectacular Show, not-so-spectacular story :(
You come to Fantasea for the show but really, I enjoyed the park more. When you get here, there're so many great things to see, you'll go camera-crazy here! There's also the Hanuman's Lair that will keep the little ones busy with the carnival games and all the cute stuffed animals they can win, not to mention all the fishes lit in black light that is just a sight. :) Shopping and other interesting side shows can also be found here. When it comes to the show that's held at the beautiful Palace of the Elephants, it was a great spectacle! I especially loved the acrobats hanging from the ceiling, that was very beautiful! but aside from that, I kinda slept through much of it. But only because there's not much of a story. It was a fantastic show but I just think it couldve been a lot better if they enrich the story some more. It kinda looked like they just put a story so they can have an excuse to showcase the other scenes. But nonetheless, the dances and scenes that I did get to see were amazing as far as execution.
Picture-taking at the show isn't allowed, by the way, so they will collect your video cameras and cameras at the gate but don't worry, the claiming is very very organized so you won't have to worry about getting it back after the show.
Show starts exactly at 9PM and ends 1030PM.
Dress Code: casual is ok but it does get a bit chilly in the theater so you might want to avoid sleeveless shirts or short dresses.Related to:
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Margarita Bar: All night jamming!
This is such a fun little place to go to! It's just one of Bangla Road's little bars where foreigners go for the Thai girls, some live music and cheap beer. But what sets this place apart from the rest is their friendly band!! A trippy mix of their European guitarist/vocalist, their Filipina singer and keyboardist and their Thai drummer, other guitarist and bassist, they invite you to sit once they see you trying to catch a glimpse of their set. People who want to jam with the band are always welcome!! They play everything from tunes you can dance to to some of the more popular rock classics from The Police, U2 and even some stuff from Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Blur. They're great to watch as they're pretty good and a lot of the foreigners loved them! One guy from Europe jammed with them on Blur's Song 2 and he had such fun that he did it again. My husband also got to jam with them a lot since my husband plays bass so he sang and played bass for Sting's hit Every Breath You Take and played bass for a few mroe songs after that since the bassist wanted to take a break and because the crowd loved him, hehe. Everybody there were all so friendly and all the other guests looked like they were having so much fun especially after the band got everyone dancing!! :-)
Dress Code: very very casual
Patong Boxing Staduim: Thai Boxing
When your in Patong you must go to the boxing, its on Friday and Monday nights. You can book at any of the many travel agents and get picked up and brought back if you wish, we walked as it wans't far from our Hotel.
There are about 8 fights on the card and they start from the youngest through to the eldest, each fight is for real, they want to win.
You can buy a beer right from your seat and you can buy front row seats.
Dress Code: Shorts and shirts are fine
Scruffy Murphy's: Good live Music
We went here a few times and saw the live music last night. It was very good and they take requests. Scruffy Murphy's doesn't do the girly bar thing. They also show sports throughout the day and have a pretty good happy hour. 100B all day every day for a pint of beer, happy hour deals on bottled ber. The staff are friendly and smile alot.
Dress Code: No dress codeRelated to:
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