While it cannot be debated that Phuket is known for it's nightlife, you may be hard pressed to find a venue that's known to throw a good party AND also offer a delicious food and drink selection with staff who know how to join in the fun and get everyone involved in an unforgettable evening.
Sure, it's a must to experience the madness of Bangla Rd (Phuket's walking street) at least once during your stay, and the electric energy at clubs such as Illuzion is undeniable. But after one or two crazy nights in the middle of it all, it's nice to take it down a notch and spend some time sipping cocktails next to an infinity pool in a large cushy bean bag chair.
Lucky for you, at the newly opened Lub d in Patong, it's possible to do precisely that... and more! Although Lub d Patong operates as a hostel / hotel, it's restaurant and facilities (such as a Muay Thai boxing ring, a state-of-the-art co-working space, and an incredible Travel Desk) are open to both guests and non-guests alike.
At their open-air Splash Bar and Bite Restaurant, it's possible to join them for breakfast, lunch or dinner where ingredients are locally sourced and dishes range from traditional Thai to international fusion. It would be an injustice not to mention that their fruit smoothies are some of the best in Thailand as well. In terms of meals, favorites include dishes such as Wagyu Beef Burger with a Squid Ink bun, Pineapple Fried Rice (served in an actual pineapple!), Pad Se-Iew Chicken Noodle Dish, Nachos, a variety of Pizzas, BBQ Pork Ribs, and Squid Croquettes with a black ink sauce.
In addition to their extensive menu, the restaurant transforms into a trendy bar in the evenings with happy hour specials, 'hangover buckets', and weekly pool parties.
Here are a few Splash Bar and Bite specials and events that you won't want to miss:
All Day Breakfast
Breakfast is served throughout the entire day at Lub d Patong, so no need to worry about getting up early to get in your daily serving of scrambled eggs and bacon.
Specialties include: Salmon and Avocado on Toast, Scrambled Egg and Bacon on Toast, a Hearty Bacon and Egg Breakfast with Grilled Mushrooms and Tomato, and a traditional Mhoo-ing Skewer served with Sticky rice. Hangover, be gone!
Great happy hour specials take place at the Splash Bar and Bite every night of the week between 5 and 7pm. Classic Cocktails are discounted to just 100 TBT ($2.85) and Locals Beers are discounted to just 65 TBT ($1.85). If you're in the mood for shots, house spirits are marked down to 90 TBT ($2.50). Grab your drink and sit poolside next to the open-air infinity pool while you ease into the night ahead. If you'd rather not ease right into anything and rather want to go big, opt for one of their 'Hangover Buckets' starting at just 299 TBT ($8.50).
Saturday Pool Parties
Every Saturday, Lub d Patong hosts an epic pool party from 5 - 8pm. Get ready for hit after hit from the House DJ, Cocktail Specials, and Pool and Drinking Games galore. It's the perfect way to meet people and get your Saturday night started before hitting the mega-clubs of Bangla Rd while having a ridiculous amount of fun. You even get a free drink upon arrival!
The Splash Bar and Bite Restaurant is located at Lub d Patong on Sawatdirak Rd in Phuket and is open daily from 6:30am - 11:00pm. Lub d Patong also offers high quality accommodation at extremely affordable rates with Dorms starting at just $14 per night and Private En-suite rooms starting at just $35 per night. Visit their website for more information.
Travel Tip shared by Jenna Becker for Travel Dudes.