What to Do in Patong Beach at Night?

Patong Nightlife in Phuket is famous the world around for being colourful and carefree. It has evolved a lot to reach every type of travellers and is not as rowdy as in Pattaya or even Bangkok. During high season (November to May), Nightlife is vibrant in most beach towns. Patong is lively and colourful until 2 am (officially) but most of the time past 4 am.

Nightlife in Patong features great night clubs hosting international DJs, fancy rooftop bars, more live bands than you need, and ladyboy shows that defies your imagination. You might even be tempted to have a look inside those notorious go-go bars at least once.



Where to Party in Patong?

Past sunset, Patong Beach turns itself into a gigantic party town. And since not everyone enjoys the same type of party, there are many ways to enjoy the night, from rooftop bars to international night clubs. Below are some of the best-known places, but just walk around, and you will find an incredible array of bars and clubs.


1. 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 centre of interest has been moving up and down Bangla road depending on seasons and popularity, but the ever-changing face of Patong nightlife is worth a look. Of course, wherever you go in Bangla, friendly ladies will call you with a big smile and encourage you to have a drink and play a few silly bar games, everyone is welcome. Read more


2. Illuzion Night Club

Illuzion Night Club


3. White Room

White Room Club


4. Sugar Club

Sugar Club Patong


5. Kudo Beach Club

Kudo Beach Club


Shows and Live Bands

Live bands are everywhere in Patong, and thankfully, the sound and skills have improved a lot in recent years. It’s a fierce competition, but not everyone can afford a great band, and some venues would do better concentrating on their food. The best live bars are without a doubt New York Music Bar and the famous Hard Rock Cafe.


1. New York Live Music Bar

New York Live Band Phuket


2. Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Phuket


3. Simon Cabaret Show

Simon Cabaret Show


Shopping and Night Markets


1. Jungceylon

Jungceylon Shopping Mall Phuket


2. Malin Plaza Night Market

Malin Plaza Night Market Patong


3. Otop Market

Otop Market Patong


Go-Go Bars of Phuket

The concept of Go-Go Bars in Soi Bangla doesn’t vary much between places. It always rotates around a few standard features. So what happens in there? At the centre of the room is an elevated stage with stainless poles, surrounded by stools. Sofas and small tables are lined up around the room, sometimes on two levels, and bar plays loud music with flashing colourful lights. Read more


1. Suzy Wong’s A Go Go

Suzy Wong's A Go Go

Suzy Wong’s is already an icon of Soi Bangla nightlife, and you can’t go to Patong without visiting them. They gave a great deal of effort 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 beautiful facades, so you’ll ask what makes this one any different from any other go-go bar? Read more


2. Harem Bar

Harem A Go Go Phuket

Harem Lounge is the most luxurious bar in Phuket, with plush red velvet sofas and curtains all around, two main stages with four smaller platforms on each side. The place feels cosy and intimate, and the staffs are beautiful. Just like this wasn’t enough to make you want to visit, Harem is also the most extensive bar since it occupies the space that used to be Playschool and Candy Club. Read more


3. Devil’s Playground

Devils Playground Bar in Patong Beach

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 from the outside you can tell that this is not just the usual dull dark room with a central stage and few stools around. Built like a cave entrance with a large castle door, you’ll be welcome to hell by a pretty cute devil with a tiny red skirt and some flashing red horns. Admission 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


Other Nightlife Stories


Paradise Complex Gay Street

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For almost twenty years, the heart of the 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 effortless to find, right at the foot of the ‘Paradise Hotel’ a 24-floor tower standing in the centre of Patong like a lighthouse, well you get the picture. There used to be an impressive gay festival, but it stopped in 2017. Read more


 10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy

Phuket Ladyboys

Is that lady you are chatting with not a bit ‘too good to be true’? Tall, slim, pretty to die for, big assets and sexy. Ah-ah! You fell for it! She’s a Ladyboy! So here are 10 tips for you not be fooled next time.

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


10 Fun Ways to PARTY in Patong

10 Ways to Party in Phuket

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


Party and Hangover Drinks

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


FAQs about Patong Nightlife

✳️ Where is it best to party in Patong Beach?

a. Patong has an incredible array of party places:

✳️ Are there any rooftop bars and beach clubs?

a. There are a few rooftops and a beach club in Patong:

✳️ Are there any live bands and shows?

a. You can watch a stage performance or enjoy a live band:

✳️ Can I go shopping at night in Patong?

a. You can enjoy shopping until late at one of the night markets:

✳️ How late can I party in Patong?

a. Patong bars and clubs open until 2 am (officially) but most of the time past 4 am.