Phuket Nightlife – What to Do at Night in Phuket

Phuket Nightlife – What to Do at Night in Phuket
Phuket Nightlife – What to Do at Night in Phuket
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Phuket Nightlife – What to Do at Night in Phuket

1) The Sois (lanes) of Patong Beach explained

Tiger Entertainment Complex

Bangla Road

Soi Bangla or Bangla Road is the heart of all Phuket Nightlife, and the battle for night supremacy is raging between Soi Seadragon and the new Tiger complex. Over the years, the center of interest has been moving up and down Bangla road depending on seasons and popularity but the ever changing face of Patong nightlife is definitely worth a look. Of course, wherever you go in Bangla, friendly girls will call you with a big smile and encourage you to have a drink and play few silly bar games, everyone is welcome. Read more

Soi Tiger

Soi Tiger as always been very popular, possibly due to its prime location, fancy design but mostly because of the many sexy girls dancing on bars. Located in Soi Bangla, just next to Bangla Shopping Center, Soi Tiger and just above it Tiger Disco are hard to miss with their Flintstones giant cave look. It’s huge and a bit kitsch but don’t hesitate to explore inside… it’s always fun, loud and very colorful. The sexiest girls are close to the entrance for obvious marketing reasons, but at least it doesn’t get too bad once you walk inside as it does in other lanes. Read more


Soi Easy on Bangla Road

Soi Easy is the closest Soi from the beach, and not as popular as its neighbours. Apart from few usual indoor beer bars, the main attractions are the Hollywood Disco and a long time well known place called Aussie Bar on the second floor, and ‘The Secret‘ a Go Go bar hidden in the back trying to be a bit more upmarket. Actually the girls on stage, advertised as ‘models from Bangkok’, put on a decent dancing show. Read more


Soi Gonzo on Bangla Road

Soi Gonzo is still an open air lane and it never gets crowded. It’s less flashy in design and doesn’t have much fancy features. Beer bars look like what they were in the 90’s and you fond find many pole dancers here. Most popular bars here are Black Cat and Tahiti Bar where you can play some classic bar games such as this ever famous ‘hammer and nail’ game. And then the fun collection of bar names that shows owner’s creativity (or not)Duck tonight, Luck Bar, Sweet Bar, you name it. Read more

New Tiger on Soi Bangla in Patong Beach

The New Tiger entertainment complex in the famous Soi Bangla in Patong Beach is about to take a serious bite at the nightlife scene in Phuket. With three floors dominated by three massive tigers, much higher ceilings and a lot more room to walk around the new Tiger is a party monster. A blast of lights and colors are taking this gigantic Flintstones cave looking venue to a much higher level of party zone. Read more


Soi Crocodile – Bangla Road

Soi Crocodile, in the middle part of Soi Bangla, is always the center of a lot of interest and this for many years… Crowd gather around the entrance and cameras are flashing. The reason is simple… and odd. 4 or 5 sexy girls are permanently dancing on a stage with extremely short skirts. Or less. You might think that it is not much different from any other open bars in Soi Bangla… but there might be an interesting difference: these ‘girls’ are taller, sexier, slimmer with definitely bigger breasts… and they move better too. In fact, they are Katoeys, better known as transvestites. I recently learned that Katoeys were giving dancing lessons to girls. Read more

2) Go Go Bars of Phuket

Inside Go Go Bars – What really happens in there?

The concept of Go Go Bars in Soi Bangla varies a little in each place, but basically always rotates around few common features, so what really happens in there? A center elevated stage or two, surrounded by stools and accessorized with few stainless poles. Sofas and small tables are lined up around the room, sometimes on two levels and loud music will be played with flashing colorful lights. Read more

Suzy Wong’s A Go Go

Suzy Wong’s is already an icon of Soi Bangla nightlife and you just can’t go to Patong without paying them a visit. A great deal of effort was given to the new bar facade with its bright red Chinese decoration and massive door. Despite being the last bar in the Soi Seadragon, you won’t walk by without being intrigued. But Go Go bars are not only about pretty facades, so you’ll ask what makes this one any different from any other Go Go bar? Read more

Devil’s Playground (HOT)

From the owner of the famous Suzy Wong in the same Soi Seadragon, Devil’s Playground ‘raise the bar’ of Go Go bars to a new level. Right form the outside you can tell that this is not just the usual boring dark room with a central stage and few stools around. Built like a cave entrance with a massive castle door, you’ll be welcome to hell by a pretty cute devil with a tiny red skirt and some flashing red horns. Entrance is free so let your curiosity take over this time, you always wanted to know what happens ‘Inside a Go Go Bar‘, so, why not do it in style. Read more

Money Night A Go Go

Roxy A Go Go is one of the three or four best Go Go bars in Patong. The Phuket Go Go bar scene has evolved a lot in the recent years, trying a bit harder than Bangkok to bring some originality, fun and entertainment to customers. So what makes Roxy A Go Go better than most Bars? Read more

Diablo A Go Go

Diablo A Go Go is one of the well known A Go Go in Soi Seadragon , the hottest lane in the hottest street of the hottest town of Phuket. Competition between Go Go bars is fierce (but friendly) to convince you to step in and “Have a look, Sir!” Diablo, at the end of the lane uses extensively this strategy to grab you before you can reach the very popular Suzy Wong’s located just next and I suppose it does work once in a while. Read more


Foxy Lady a Go Go

Foxy Lady a Go Go is the smallest in Soi Seadragon, located just next the Exotica and replacing the short lived OMG a Go Go which followed XTC A Go Go which replaced the short lived Playboy A Go Go. It seems also to be the smallest bar in the street, usual design with a very narrow center stage and sofas around, all brand new. It looked a bit quiet, but it might be because it’s very new and not yet known, plus it’s low season. Read more

3) Other Nightlife Stories

Phuket Ladyboys

10 Tips to Spot a Katoey (Ladyboy)

Is that girl you are chatting with not a bit ‘too good to be true’? Tall, slim, pretty to die for, big assets and really sexy… Ah Ah, you fell for it! she’s a katoey! So here are 10 tips for you not be fooled next time.

So what is a katoey anyway? A katoey, or ladyboy, is a transvestite that is actually considered by others as a ‘woman’. They often look very feminine and get a lot of attention, just look at some of the places where they perform their little act of ‘look at me I’m more feminine than you wife’. Read more

Phuket Gay Festival

Phuket Gay Festival (Phuket Pride) and Gay Phuket

The Phuket Gay Festival or Phuket Pride will be held in Patong Beach from 22 to 28 April. Phuket Gay Festival has been around for a while, with some ups and downs, and in the good years it attracted of large crowd of party-goers, gay or not.

For almost twenty years, the heart of Phuket Gay party zone has been beating in the Paradise complex in Patong Beach… I don’t know if the fancy name had any influence on the choice of location, but it’s really easy to find, right at the foot of the ‘Paradise Hotel’ a 24 floor tower erected in the middle of it like a lighthouse, well you get the picture. Read more

10 Ways to Party in Phuket

10 Fun and Wild Ways to PARTY in Patong!

Where to Party in Phuket? Everyone expects something different from his holiday, but everyone wants to see the best of it in a minimum amount of time and (almost) everyone wants to PARTY! Here are 10 fun ways to party wild in Phuket, don’t take it too seriously, this is not a Top 10 that would suit everyone, just 10 Fun Party Tips I would certainly recommend to my visiting friends. The list could go on and on, but these are a good start. Read more
(Click here to see the “Girls’ Top 10 Things to Do“)

Rock City Live Band

Rock City Patong or Margarita Live Band?

Live bands are everywhere in Patong and I usually steer far from them, but that was before I decided to have a look inside Rock City. So what changed my mind?

It’s a tough competition, there are more live bands in Phuket than tailors (some will know what that mean) and everyone wants one because some did well with it. But not everyone can afford a great band and some venues would do better concentrating on their food. Read more


Party Drinks and Hangover Drinks in Phuket

Energy drinks are part of the daily landscape in Thailand. Convenience stores always dedicate several fridge shelves to those tiny bottles. Do they really work? That might depend on which brand, but mostly that will depend on you. If like me you are an Italian espresso drinker, that might just give you a mild boost, for some it’s an all night long kerosene. So if you don’t know these tiny bottles, you might want to memorize some of the names! ‘Energy Drinks’ are used as mixers and/or party through the whole night, while ‘Hangover Drinks’ to make the day after less miserable, better safe than sorry! Read more

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 22 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I now manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including, and