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The Beach Bar Phuket – Panwa Beach

A hidden beach bar on the east coast

The Beach Bar Phuket is a local restaurant half-hidden on Panwa beach, away from most tourist crowds. Once a modest wooden shack, the restaurant grew in popularity and now displays a long row of tables and plastic chairs. Set on the east coast of Phuket, this fun restaurant is still mostly made of wood pillars with a thatched roof placed on the beach. You will easily spot it between Panwa Boutique Beach Resort and Dream Sea Pool Villa.

The Beach Bar Phuket

The Beach Bar Location

What makes The Beach Bar unique is its location. It’s right on the beach with the water, so close that some tables and stools are standing in the water at high tide. As the Beach Bar is on the east coast, the sun also sets just opposite of the restaurant, making it the right place for your sunset photos. Once the sun has set, don’t leave yet! Stay a little longer enjoy the blue hour under light bulbs on wooden perches above the tables.

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What to Order at The Beach Bar

To make things even better, drinks are cheap! A Singha beer costs 55 baht, a Heineken 60 baht and a Leo or a Chang Beer is only 50 Baht. Soft drinks are 20 baht, and one of those delicious local coconuts is 45 baht.

The food is good without being exceptional, but who cares? It’s all about the setting. Nothing beats a drink with your bare feet in the sand, a sun setting in front of you, and no office to go to tomorrow.

King Prawns at The Beach Bar Phuket

It was cheap! Fried rice or fried noodles with beef or chicken cost no more than 50 baht. The famous fried rice in pineapple is 100 baht. (Always a popular choice for travellers (not so much with locals, actually 😀 )

Of course, the classic Thai dishes are available too, and you should try these: Tom Yum Koong, Tom Ka Gai, and your all-time favourite: Pad Thai Koong, about 70 Baht.

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The Beach Bar also serves a good seafood selection: squid, king prawns, Phuket lobster, crab and many ways to prepare local fish the way people love it: barbecued, sweet and sour, deep-fried or steamed. The cost per weight depends on the market price, making it quite difficult to estimate the final total price, but once again, it remains affordable.

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How to get there

To get there, you will need wheels as it is in the Panwa area, about 22 km from Patong Beach, 8 km from Phuket town and 32 km from Bangtao Beach.

The Beach Bar has ample parking space, but the way down and up is steep. Most important, remember to be there way before 6 pm as it gets crowded past 5:30 pm!

The Beach Bar Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar Photo Gallery

The Beach Bar Phuket Info

Location: Panwa Beach
Address: 19, 5/16-19 Soi Ao-Yon Khaokhad, Panwa Beach
Open: 10 am – 10 pm (Only open during high season, from October)
Phone: 088 260 2588

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