Phuket Island has many attractions to offer. The island is home to a beautiful and historic city, enchanting viewpoints and a few cultural attractions. Among these attractions, Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi Islands are the best known. But Phuket also has a lot to offer for night owls. In the Phuket Nightlife Guide we reveal everything important. But above all where you can still celebrate well in 2022 / 2023 after the pandemic.
Nightlife in Phuket 2022/23
Phuket daily life is just perfect to enjoy the beaches, wildlife and other famous tourist spots. But there is also a lot to do during the night. There are more than just girlie bars, you can also shop at night, visit the street food markets, go to the theater or party until the early hours in one of the best clubs in the world. One night is not enough to see all these nocturnal attractions on the island. We’ve attached everything you need to know about Phuket’s nightlife and where to find it.
Where is the nightlife in Phuket?
Most of Phuket’s nightlife is in Patong. Although bars and pubs can be found all over the island, the real center of nightlife is Patong. Bangla Road in particular is a place that everyone should visit once on a Phuket vacation.
Soi Bangla Road is a 400m stretch that only comes to life after sunset. This street is lit up with neon lights and has opened its door to the public. There are street vendors lining the side of the street and of course there are street performers entertaining everyone who enters the street.
Phuket nightlife is incomplete without visiting this place. The highlights of the place are samba dancers, fire breathers, magicians and hip hop dancers. You can also sit back in one of the bars and watch the hustle and bustle. The nightlife here is simply breathtaking. The street has something for everyone, from cheap beer bars to classy clubs and posh lounges, this stretch has it all.
Karon & Kata
Nightlife in Karon revolves around the numerous restaurants, perfect both during the day and for partying after dark. Strolling further down Patak Road, you will find Karon Beach Square, a casual family dining restaurant in the center of Karon Beach, where you can enjoy a variety of delicious dishes while enjoying a breathtaking view of the sunset.
Just a short stroll from the southern end of Karon Beach, Kata Road at night is lined with friendly bars and cozy pubs where you can people-watch after a long day at the beach while beating the heat with an ice-cold beer . A quick hop south and you’ll find a number of late night restaurants and other high quality bars.
The best bars in Phuket
Thailand’s largest island is very famous for its natural beauty, sunny beaches and cultural activities. Besides these attractions, Phuket’s drinking scene is worth noting. Phuket’s west coast is dotted with places to sample all kinds of drinks, from local brands to top international flavors. Nighttime activities here in Phuket are incomplete without a visit to a bar. If you are struggling to find a suitable place for tasty drinks in Phuket, check out our recommendations below. You can visit the following bars during the day but also in the evening (no girlie bars).
- Quip rooftop bar
- Kata rock
- After the beach bar
- Ska bar
- Ka Jok lake
- Wassa Homemade Bar
- Fang Beach Club
- Baba Nest in Sri Panwa
- heaven bar
The best nightclubs in Phuket
Phuket is blessed with natural scenery and vibrant beaches. In addition to these beaches, Phuket is endowed with an incomparable nightlife. Due to this unparalleled nightlife, numerous nightclubs have settled in the city, which are worth a visit for everyone and everyone. Phuket nightclubs are not only the best in the country, they are considered to be as good as other nightclubs in the world’s largest cities. Here we list the best nightclubs in Phuket, which everyone should have visited once.
- Seduction Beach Club and Disco
- White Room
- Tiger disco
- Paradise Beach
- Sugar Club
- banana disco
Red light in Phuket
There is also a red light in Phuket and many women who can be bought from the bars for a fee. However, the nightlife is much more discreet than in Pattaya or Bangkok. Most of the red light takes place in the GoGo Bars.
Phuket Go-Go bars
Go-go bars are among the most popular options in Phuket and can be found in almost every area of the island. They are a kind of mini-bar and mini-nightclub. The most interesting feature of these bars are the dancers who dance around the bar or on specially designed platforms and stages to entertain the customers. Although go-go bars used to be found in red-light districts, today travelers can find them in any central point of the island.
Expat bars / girlie bars
These facilities are by definition the place to meet foreigners who have migrated to Phuket or Thailand in general. Expat bars are a popular option for those who want to experience, meet and learn more information from interesting people around the world. An expat bar is a local place and can be accommodated in any bar or pub. There is a wide range of expat bars to be found on every single beach or area throughout Phuket. Of course, women also work in the bars, and they often offer their services for a fee.
Meet Girls in Phuket Nightlife
Women can be found everywhere on Phuket. Be it on the beach during the day, in the shopping malls, but also in one of the clubs at night. However, if you are looking for dates with normal women, you have to be careful, as many of the women work as freelancers. This is especially the case with the women who are along the beach promenade in the evening.
If you want to find a Phuket girlfriend, you have many options. Sometimes it is not easy to find the right one. Especially when you are looking for something first, it takes a lot of time and patience, because you often only find out years later that it actually doesn’t fit. However, one does not have such problems if one decides to have a holiday relationship in Phuket. There you just end the whole thing the moment you get back on the plane and that’s it. You can find more on the subject in our Phuket girlfriend guide.
Best Phuket Dating Sites & Apps
The best Phuket dating app with the most members and therefore the largest selection is ThaiCupid. In our ThaiCupid review, the site was able to convince us across the board. But ThaiFriendly and ThaiKisses are also recommended. Since the differences among the women are very large, it is worth registering with all of them and getting an overview in advance. Registration is free for everyone.
A relatively new dating app, but one that’s completely free, is Flirteezy. What is special here is that many young women are registered who are looking for dates and relationships and not just offering their services. It is the perfect dating app to search for serious women for free. Find out more in our Flirteezy Thailand review.
How did you like the nightlife in Phuket and where have you had the most success with women? Please leave us a comment. More tips on hotspots are also welcome.