A rooftop on the 19th floor in Patong
Andaman Sky Lounge is one of Phuket’s least known rooftop bars and restaurants. It’s relatively easy to find this place in Patong Beach but reviewing it took us a while. The bar is on the 19th floor of the Andaman Beach Suite and can accommodate between 30 to 50 people. The tower is 21 floors high and just a couple of blocks from the beach, making it a great place to enjoy the sunset.
You won’t have much difficulty spotting the tall tower of Andaman Beach Suite since there are only 3 or 4 towers in Patong. This is not a coincidence; about 20 years ago, the municipality passed a law forbading any building to be taller than a palm tree. When you know how popular Patong is and how greedy real estate is, imagine how many towers there would be here! There is nothing to block the view in front of the rooftop.
Andaman Sky Lounge has three areas:
The side terrace, with tables and chairs, is where most people go directly. The back of that terrace has a sofa where groups gather, but the view is the back of Patong and the hills beyond, including the Doi Thepnimit temple hidden in the trees high up the mountain.
The outdoor front counter where the guests sit side by side is quite a lovely place. Here everyone faces the bay and can cheer the sunset.
The indoor room is partially air-cond but as you can imagine, is the least popular sitting area. If the rain comes, because it sometimes does, it’s a welcoming shelter. This is also where an excellent live band plays every evening to create a relaxed holiday atmosphere as the sun goes down.
Food and drinks are good, and the menu mixes Thai and international tapas. The price is a little high, but rooftops always are. It’s casual because most people don’t come for a culinary experience but for an excellent place to cheer with a superb view. We had Thod Mung Kooh, those famous and delicious deep-fried prawn cakes (250 baht), tomato bruschetta (190 baht) and that all-time favourite fried rice in a pineapple (300 baht). A Singha beer is 110 baht, and a glass of Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough is 250 baht.
Andaman Sky Lounge Photos
Andaman Sky Lounge Info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 60/12 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd Patong, Phuket 83150
Open: 5 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 076 341 879
Altitude: 19th floor
Andaman Sky Lounge Map