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7 Popular and Unique Phuket Nightlife Venues

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When it comes to holiday nightlife options, not many places can match Thailand and especially Phuket Island. The immense amount of Phuket nightlife options to compliment your Thai vacation are jaw-dropping. However, a night out in Phuket is more than nightclubs and discotheques. Here are 7 popular Phuket nightlife venues for your holiday pleasures.

#1 – Taipan Nightclub Phuket

Tai-Pan has been one of Patong’s busiest nightclubs since 1999. It’s a favorite late-night hangout for many tourists and Thais who work in the bars on Bangla road. Its position on Rat-u-thit road at the end of Bangla ensures Tai Pan is guaranteed to be full after 1 am in the low and high season months. At 9 pm every night you can enjoy live music and when 11 pm arrives, Tai Pan becomes a nightclub where the DJ spins the biggest and best party tunes to make you jive the night away. Tai-Pan Organizers special party nights with a lucky draw where you can win prizes such as a motorbike, TVs and mobile phones. You receive a ticket for the prize draw every time you order a drink.

Special: Party nights.

Style: Live music/nightclub.

Address: Opposite the entrance of Bangla road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket.

Website: www.taipan.st/

Telephone: 082 531 4273

Price Range: $$$

#2 – SFX Coliseum Cinema @ Central Festival Phuket

On the 3rd floor of Central Festival, a shopping mall can be found what is billed as ‘Phuket’s 1st world-class cinema’. SFX is a multiple screen cinema showcasing movies such as Hollywood blockbusters, Thai releases, and Bollywood action films. SFX is fairly new and so equipped with the latest technology in modern digital sound with VIP seat areas in every section. There is also a special 1st class theatre with extra large and comfortable single and double seats. Popcorn, drinks, and snacks are on offer to enhance the movie-watching experience. Central Festival is located 10 minutes away from Patong and five minutes away from Phuket City.

Special: 1st class theatre.

Style: Cinema.

Address: Central Festival 3rd floor, By-pass road, A.muang, Phuket.

Telephone: 076 209 000

Price Range: $$

#3 – Freedom Bar Rawai

If you are looking for a unique and tranquil Phuket nightlife option, the Freedom bar is a cozy little getaway pub nestled alongside Rawai beach, where people meet up for drinks and good times. With two pool tables, a big-screen TV and regular live music on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the Freedom Bar is a perfect way to meet new people. There is also a Thai and international menu on offer for anybody who is feeling peckish, and the food is great value for money.

Style: Beachside Bar with regular live music.

Address: Freedom bar, Rawai beach, Phuket.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Bar/119547951463615

Price Range: $$

#4 – Angus O’Tools Irish Pub @Karon Beach

O’Tools is situated in Karon and is the first Irish Bar in the area. Equipped with two projector screens and two televisions, you can watch a multitude of sporting events simultaneously without missing a heartbeat. With Guinness and Kilkenny on draught alongside a range of beer, cider, spirits, and cocktails, O’Tools has become a firm favorite with ex-pats and tourists alike.  The food is definitely worth sampling, with the daily specials and the highly recommended ‘Big Bhoyo All Day Breakfast’ guaranteed to fill you up. The friendly staff speak very good English and are always good for a laugh or two.

Style: Irish Pub.

Opening Times: 10 am til drunk.

Address: 516/20 Patak Road, Soi Islandia, Karon beach, Phuket.

Website: www.otools-phuket.com

Telephone: 076 398 262

Price Range: $$$

#5 – Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub @ Patong Beach

Scruffy Murphy’s is one of Patong’s most celebrated Irish pubs and is frequented by a vast majority of tourists. It offers many brands of draught beers along with Guinness in air-conditioned surroundings and typical wooden interior. You can view all the major sporting events, and live music every night of the week alongside a big menu comprising of British cuisine. I recommend you try out the Beef and Guinness pie or the gigantic all-day breakfast. Scruffy’s can be located on Bangla Road, and is a great place to sit outside and people-watch at the start of an evening before the Soi kicks into full swing. Inside can be found a healthy mix of families, young people and old, so everybody fits into Scruffy Murphy’s very easily.

Special: Beef and Guinness pie.

Style: Irish Pub.

Address: 5 Bangla Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket.

Telephone: 076 292 590

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scruffy-Murphys-Phuket/190345967650293

Price Range: $$$

#6 – Simon Cabaret Ladyboy Show

Simon Cabaret is Phuket’s world-famous ladyboy cabaret extravaganza, featuring some of the most beautiful cross-gender performers in the world. You will definitely have to look twice and will be astounded by the realness of the ladyboys on show. Simon Cabaret is a great experience and worth a visit, you can book tickets and taxi transfers from any tourist booth/agency. Situated on the southern fringe of Patong, Simon Cabaret is easily accessed from most tourist regions in Phuket and is dubbed the mother of all cabarets. The shows are performed twice daily at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm and advanced bookings are recommended. If you are looking for one of the most unique Phuket nightlife options that offers something completely different, the Simon Cabaret Show is on another level.

Special: Famous cross-gender cabaret shows.

Style: Cabaret Venue.

Address: 8 Sirirach Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket.

Website: www.phuket-simoncabaret.com

Telephone: 076 342 011

Price Range: $$$$

#7 – The Green Man Pub Phuket

The Green Man in Chalong carries on the traditions of the past with its old English style Inn, serving authentic ‘Pub Grub’ alongside an up-market Carte Blanche Gourmet Restaurant. The Green Man’s Main bar area supplies a host of draught beers, cocktails, extensive choice of Red/White Wines and Champagne. Also boasting a cigar room, sports lounge, function room, wine cellar, live music, garden area, children’s playground and a host of other activities, The Green Man is an establishment you would be proud to call ‘my local’, a real family favorite.

Special: English-Style countryside Pub

Address: 82/15 Moo 4 Patak Road (4028) Rawai Mueng Phuket Phuket 83130

Website: www.the-green-man.net

Phone: (076) 281 445

Price Range: $$$

As you can see, when it comes to Phuket nightlife, there is so much more to the island than partying, nightclubs and beers bars. Although places such as Bangla Road Patong Beach is the epicenter for nightlife in Phuket, there are so many things to do in the evening. Whether you are a single guy(s) on the pull, or are with your better half or are traveling to Phuket you’re your family, there is literally something for everyone.

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