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.
Soi Bangla in Patong is not known for scams or rip off as it often happens in Patpong Bangkok. If someone offer you to see a Ping Pong show, there is in most cases no extra charge to enter. All you need is to order a drink which costs between 100 – 130 Baht depending on the bar.Only four known exceptions: ‘D-Club’ charges 400 to 600 baht, ‘Money Night‘ starts at 200 Baht or 400 baht, based on some unknown variable, and ‘Moulin Rouge’ a Russian Go Go (yes) which is more expensive than usual and not too friendly, and ‘The Secret’ in Soi Easy. In any case, a menu will be presented to you prior to ordering. Your bill will be placed in front of you or your drink will have to be paid when brought to you. So no surprise.
Touts are not working for bars! Never follow a tout in the street with his little card of whatever he says you will see in the show! It’s often no real and you will be charged extra, just walk away! The bars are easy to find (they are actually difficult to miss!)
Soi Seadragon was always a popular street, probably because it is where most of the Go Go Bars are located. Recently rebuilt it has become one of the brightest lanes in Patong Beach and this is where you will find the most popular bars Suzy Wong’s and Devil’s Playground. (read more)
The Tiger entertainment complex in the famous Soi Bangla Road in Patong Beach took 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 than the old Tiger Disco, this 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)
Rebuilt after the 2013 fire, Soi Tiger was for long time the favorite bar area in town. The spotlight was shortly stolen by Soi Lion next door which has been recently replaced by… another shopping mall. Fame and crowd has now moved to the Tiger Entertainment, just across the street on Bangla main street: bigger, bolder and brighter and definitely more colorful. (read more)
Soi Crocodile always attracts crowds of fascinated (speechless, flabbergasted, dumbfounded) tourists with a handful of sexy flashing ladyboys, but not much happens beyond the front stage facing Bangla road. (read more)
Just another lane with beer bars on each side, usually a bit more quiet than other Sois, but always with friendly staff. At the end of the lane you’ll find White Room, a small but nice disco. (read more)
Soi Easy is the last lane in Bangla Road, the closest to the beach and despite appearing the most quiet before midnight, Soi Easy is home to the VIP Club that was once popular when it was called Hollywood Disco. In the back you will find an aging Go Go Club called ‘The Secret’. (read more)