Phuket’s reputation as a partying hotspot is well-deserved, with an international crowd of revellers. With go-go bars, ladyboy cabaret shows, discos and clubs, live bands and international DJs, there is everything which makes Phuket’s party scene famous. While most parts of the island have their own small party scene, the place to be is Bangla Road in Patong. It is a small road with everything!
Bangla Road really comes to life once the sun has set. The road is closed to vehicles and ends up being a 400 metre party of neon lights, loud music and lots of beer. Jammed most nights of the year, it is quite a friendly and dynamic place to walk as bars and clubs compete with each other for clients. If you’re looking for an enjoyable night out in Phuket, Bangla Road should be your first stop.
Almost all of the bars are outdoors or open-fronted, so the music from each one blends into a mess of mixed beats. Beer bars occupy the majority of the street’s length, with numerous go-go bars and a couple of pubs, restaurants, discos and stores completing the destinations, both on Soi Bangla and down its backstreet. Street performances are also typical most nights, which can make dodging around the tailor shop salesmen, leaflet distributors, street vendors and ping pong reveal promotes more difficult, but it is all part of the enjoyable.
Best Bars in Phuket
Best Clubs in Phuket
Illuzion Show & Discotheque
Illuzion Show & Discotheque is one of my favourites. It is half way down Bangla Road, Patong, and is the most impressive club of teh island. It has three main areas – dance-floor, VIP lounge, and a large balcony – the club is built around a central T-shaped stage back-dropped with a 100sqm LED wall screen projecting colourful videos and graphic images, adding to the futuristic design of the venue.
Location: 31 Bangla Road, Patong Beach
Seduction Nightclub is the largest discotheque in Patong Beach and is located right on Bangla Road. It is the perfect place for young visitors to Phuket planning for a long night out to dancing to the most trendy commercial beats, having fun with friends, meeting people, and partying ‘til they drop.
Location: Toward the eastern end of Bangla Road, opposite Moulin Rouge
Sugar is also one of my favourites, and is the club you visit at the end of the famous Slumber party bar crawl. It usually has a live DJ, and is impressive inside. However, the huge selling point for us was, for just 600baht, you have unlimited drinks all night! Drinks in the clubs down Bangla Road can be expensive, often 250baht for a cocktail/160baht for a beer.
Location: Banglan Road, Patong
Tiger nightclub is over three floors dominated by three massive tigers, high ceilings and a lot of room to walk around the Tiger Disco is a party monster.
A blast of lights and coloyrs is taking this gigantic Flintstones cave venue to a much higher level of party zone.
The club also has various promotions including a free drink for ladies (9pm to 1am), 8 beers for 800 baht and beer tower for 1200 baht.
White Room Nightclub
White Rooms is small, but also a great place to party.
Location: Soi Gonzo, off Bangla Road
Pub Crawls in Phuket
Phuket Pub Crawl with Slumber Party Hostels
Slumber Party host their own pub crawl of the famous Bangla Road. It is loaded with ping pong shows, lady boys, clubs and stripper poles – there is nothing off limits here!
The Pub Crawl Phuket (The Original)
This is “The Original Phuket Pub Crawl”. They tour the famous Bangla Road and experience the night life in Phuket’s alternative district. The guided tour meets at a cozy bar and stops for drinks at a range of venues including cocktail bars, Electro Lounges, Rock and Steam Punk Bars, and the final stop is one of Phuket’s biggest clubs. It operate every night and includes 1 hour of absolutely UNLIMITED drinks!
Best Party Hostels in Phuket
Slumber Party Phuket
If its pure partying you are looking for, which I assume is the case since you are reading the worlds #1 Best Party Website, Slumber Party is definitely for you! Situated exactly halfway between the beach and the craziest party street (Bangla Road), you’ll be sure to have the time of your life at Slumber Party Phuket! We stayed here and had an amazing time. There is a bar crawl every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening (the best part of our stay). For just 400 baht, you get to visit 3 bars and 1 club, 1 large bucket of alcohol at the hostel, a free vest top, and free shots during the crawl!
Lub D Phuket Patong
Lub d Phuket is clean, ultra modern , cheap and in the perfect location! However, if you´re looking for a party scene, this is not for you. We visited here with high expectations of pool parties and a lot of social events. However, it is more catered towards those looking for a peaceful stay. Perhaps a good place to stay to recover from your crazy partying at Slumber Party Hostel…
Nodega hostel – has its own bar!