10 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket

10 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket
10 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket
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10 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket (and Hillside)

Phuket rooftop bars are just a handful but the trend has started and is here to stay, especially after the success of Beach bars, people are always attracted by bars with a little something on top.

There is a law in Phuket that says that construction within 200 m from the beach cannot be higher than a coconut tree (12m) . This law passed about 15 years ago, which explains the few exceptions such as the Royal Paradise Hotel, Patong Tower and Centara tower in Karon.

So don’t expect some super high rooftops such as Vertigo or the famous Sky Bar in Bangkok. On the other hand, Phuket does have nice hills and lots of small bars take advantage of the panoramic views from up there, and it doesn’t cost them too much. The most famous hillside bars are Wassa Homemade Bar in Patong, After Beach bar on Kata Noi and Heaven Rooftop bar also near Kata Noi beach.

1 Heaven

Heaven Rooftop RestaurantLocation: Above Kata Noi Beach
Heaven Rooftop Restaurant is a little know viewpoint terrace located just below the very famous Karon Viewpoint. Heaven bar is in the trendy style usually found on beach club and is a great place to end the day with a sunset. Most important, it offers some pretty amazing views over the 3 bays of Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach further in the back. The food is a mix of Thai, Italian and Russian as most guests were actually Russian. The place plays some lounge or house background music, not too loud, that fits the atmosphere really well. Read more

2 Surface

Surface Rooftop BarLocation: Above Patong Beach
Surface rooftop bar at La Flora hotel in Patong is one of the few rooftops of Phuket, but like beach-clubs did, the number seems to be growing. Just like in Bangkok, people seems to be irresistibly attracted to rooftops and I can’t blame them, everything looks so much better from up there and photos are so beautiful. Read more

3 The Kee Sky Lounge

The Kee Resort PhuketLocation: Above Patong Beach
The amazing Kee Sky Lounge rooftop located on the 7th floor is a huge terrace built on two levels. The first one with a circular bar and great sofas to enjoy the music played by the DJ. This is an absolute must at the end of the day when the sun sets… go up there, order a drink with some food from the menu and get a unique viewpoint of the bay of Patong on one side, and the city on the other. It might just be 7 floors but the sunsets photos you get from the top are amazing! Read more

4 Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Rooftop BarLocation: Above Kamala Beach
The Hyatt Regency Resort highlight is the Sunset Grill and the rooftop bar next to it… Phuket now starts to have rooftop bars too, and Phuket views can beat Bangkok rooftop bars anytime! I spent a good hour on large comfy bean bags with an excellent Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc, treating myself to a spectacular sunset above Kamala Cove, the greatest reward after a long travelling day. Read more

5 Quip Rooftop Bar

Quip Sky Bar RooftopLocation: Phuket Town
Quip Sky Bar is a lovely rooftop bar and restaurant at the top of Quip hotel in Phuket town. The hotel itself is really original and fun to visit, with an old Austin car used as a reception counter. Since it is located close to the historical streets of Phuket Town (Thalang road, Dibuk road and Phang Nga road) it makes it a really good way to cool down with a drink in an unexpected location. Don’t picture a sophisticated Bangkok rooftop bar here… it is a large wooden platform with incandescent lights hanging from wood poles and comfy bean bags to crash in and look at the sky above. While the view from up there (and it’s not high either) is not particularly impressive, the result works actually well. Read more

6 Wassa Homemade Bar

Wassa Homemade BarLocation: Above Patong Beach
Wassa Homemade Bar, located high on the hills in the back of Patong, is a modest little bar worth talking about. You can go there anytime of the day but sunset time and beyond is definitely the best viewpoint in Patong… This little hut all made of wood and surrounded by dense greenery has one of the most stunning views on Patong Bay. Read more

7 After Beach Bar

After Beach Bar

Location: Above Kata Noi Beach
After Beach Bar is apparently a modest looking place with a strong reggae identity found just passed Kata Noi Beach on the way to Nai Harn Beach. Seen from the road it is rather a shabby looking bar with thatched roofs, but After Beach Bar is known to have one of the most amazing panoramas on the island, a superb bird’s eye view on the pristine blue bay of Kata Noi Beach. Read more

8 360 at Phuket Pavilions

360 Rooftop Bar at Phuket PavilionsLocation: Near Layan Beach

With so many restaurants in Phuket, picking a new romantic dining venue we haven’t yet tried was going to be challenging. But once again, Phuket hides little gems you need to take the time to discover, and Phuket Pavilions is one of them. Of course we heard of it before… but it is so ‘out of the way’, you almost have to deserve it. Read more


9 Skye Bar

Skye Beach ClubLocation: on Nai Yang Beach

Skye Beach Club on Nai Yang beach is half way between a rooftop bar and a beach bar. A bit of both and none at the same time. Since most Phuket Beach Clubs have been wiped out from all beaches on the island, it ‘s good to be able to find a place where you still can have a drink under an umbrella while enjoying the sunset over the ocean. Skye Beach Club is actually above a little shop across the street from the beach itself, so it’s not literally a beach bar. Read more

10 Baba Nest at Sri Panwa (coming soon)

Baba Nest at Sri Panwa


10 Higher on Bangla Road (currently closed)

Higher RestaurantLocation: in Patong Beach

coming soon…

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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 23 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 run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com