Patong is definitely a night center of Phuket. Nine o’clock nightly is a lively time in this small town and it only starts to calm down in the early morning or even later (depending on your location).
Bangla Road in Patong is the headquarter with the largest bar, the coziest “bar beer” and the most interesting performances. But Rat-U-Thit Road and Beach Road have lively night venues with good bands.
10 Nightlife Spots in Phuket
1. Simon Cabaret
Entering Simon Cabaret in Patong is like walking into a movie house. There is some Kenny G saxophone music, luxury seats and dim lighting. The show begins as the basso profound voice announces with the curtains rising and live performers debut, you will be shocked by such a scene. Yes, this is a real 'showtime' show, similar to Vegas style except that the 'girls' are actually boys. Since 1991, Simon Cabaret have brought amazing entertainment with its mixed venues, and flash, uninhibited style. Besides, it still is one of the island’s biggest draws.
- Opening Time: Shows start at 18:00, 19:45 and 21:30
- Location: 8 Sirirach Road, Patong Beach
2. Patong Discos and Night Clubs
Discos and nightclubs are an indispensable part in Patong’s nightlife, all exuding infinite charm. The basic rules in the Patong nightlife game are: Free drinks or little gift are provided to girls so more males flock to the clubs. You can find beautiful girls everywhere in Patong. Any club that obeys this rule will be popular by people in Thailand. Clubs in Patong beaches offer a safe gathering environment, a place to play and meet new friends, and you can dance all night with the latest music of local and international DJs. Enjoy yourself!
3. Thai Boxing
Nowadays, well-known in the world and one of the most popular spectator sports in Thailand, Muay Thai has attracted lots of visitors. The Muay Thai program has brought people great excitement but the furious punches, crushing elbow strikes, lethal kicks and artful feints are more for shock value.
When a game is going to begin, visitors will immerse themselves in cheers from beginning to end. For tourists in the Patong Beach area, they can see Thai Boxing displayed on the stadium built on Soi Sai Namyen.
4. Dino Park Mini Golf
Located on the beach road, between the Karon and Kata beaches, Dino Park Mini Golf features a mini-golf course with a restaurant providing delicious food. This course is themed with eighteen caves and many large lively dinosaur cement sculptures, along with a Flintstones-themed restaurant.
Dino Park is an ideal travel destination for families, as it is popular among adults and children. You’d better come there after the heat of the day has abated due to Phuket’s high humidity and heat. There is a dinosaur waiting in the entrance of a cave. Challenges are waiting for visitors inside parts of caves but visitors can handle them easily. The clever light and atmospheric volcano will “erupt” every 30 minutes.
- Opening Time: daily 10:00 – 23:00
- Location: Beach Road, next to Marina Phuket Resort
5. Siam Niramit Phuket
Siam Niramit Phuket is an exquisite cultural feast that enriches the variety of entertainment. Located just off the By-Pass Road in the outskirts of Phuket Town, perfectly connecting singing, dancing and traditional martial arts. As well as its sister theatre in Siam Niramit Bangkok, Siam Niramit Phuket is composed of a professional and inspiring team. Enjoy this 70-minute fantasy show and immerse yourself in this Thai historical and cultural feast.
- Opening Time: The show runs once a day, six days a week, and is closed on Tuesday.
- Showing Time: the show starts at 20:30 and the theatre will open at 20:00; its attractions and facilities open at 17:30
- Location: Just off the By-Pass Road between Tesco-Lotus Supermarket and the Airport Road junction, Phuket Town.
6. Phuket Fantasea
Phuket Fantasea is the biggest show on the island. Hundreds of artists perform thrilling flying trapeze, elephant shows and other animals. This is an exotic scenery blending tradition and fantasy. Here, you will have an unforgettable time.
But such an extravagant event does not stop as Phuket Fantasea also houses one of the biggest buffets in Asia, set in a theme-park with all kinds of carnival-like games and all sorts of shopping choices. It is so spectacular, splendid and impressive for all the visitors.
- Opening Time: 17:00 – 23:30 every day except Thursday – Show starts at 20.30
- Location: Kamala Beach
7. Bangla Road in Patong Beach
When the sun sets, Bangla Road starts to be alive. Cars are not allowed in this 400-long street of neon lights, loud music, cheap beers and sexy beauties. Every night witnesses its busy scene as all of the bars are competing with each other. Actually, if you are looking for fun, Bangla Road is waiting for you!
Almost all bars are situated outdoors so the music from each one blends together into a mass of mixed beats.
Beer bars occupy a big part of the street, but a few taverns, restaurants, discotheques and shops lie on the corners of the street. You can find fun everywhere, but it is difficult to avoid sellers from surrounding shops.
8. Live Music
Patong is the center of night life. Live music is definitely a highlight for bars, and the popularity of a bar is often determined by the quality of the band’s performance. In Phuket, most bars with live music shows are concentrated in Patong Beach or Phuket Town. Phuket’s live music bars are of few quantity and not far away from each other. There are a variety of talented bands and musicians perform for visitors intend to look for music shows. You can experience all sorts of live-mix including music-blues, jazz, rock, and even heavy metal music. The audience can drink, dance and beat with the rhythm of the music.
9. Sunset Beaches
Some of Phuket’s beautiful scenery can be found by the roadside between Kata Beach to Naihan Village, where stands a view with an eccentric name (above Kata Beach and also called “Saam-haad” by locals). Standing in the Kata Mountain, you will overlook the height of the small Kata beach. Besides, it is easy to find three similar bars: After Beach, Small Viewpoint and Baan Chom with music of Bob Marley and amazing sunsets. Ska Bar sits in the southern Kata Beach - a good place for appreciating stars at night, and you can enjoy the music while sipping your drink.
10. Beach Clubs
Beach Clubs are popular in Phuket and the integration of proper ingredients and complex but simple recipes are guarantees of its success. Phuket’s beach clubs include: a stylish modern restaurant with natural elements, close to the sea and beach; internationally renowned DJ or artist organization party; a bartender with a skill of making cocktails; talented chefs that produce delicious Spanish-style or upscale snacks. What’s more, visitors will have a great time with a charming sunset.
Patong, being the nightlife center of Phuket, is a place waiting for you to explore at night. The 10 spots that we mentioned are all worth visiting and will leave you with a deep impression of Phuket.