The Beach Bar Phuket – Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar Phuket – Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar Phuket – Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar Phuket is a local restaurant half hidden on Panwa beach, away from most the 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 set 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 a good 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.

What to Order at The Beach Bar

To make things even better, drinks are really 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 45 baht.

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

King Prawns at The Beach Bar Phuket

It’s really cheap! A fried rice or some fried noodles with beef or chicken cost no more than 50 baht. The popular ‘fried rice in a pineapple’ is 100 baht. (Always a popular choice for travelers (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

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

How to get there

To get there you will need wheels as it 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 an ample parking space but the way down and up is a little steep. Most important, remember to be there way before 6 pm as it is crowded past 5:30 pm!

The Beach Bar Panwa Beach

The Beach Bar Photo Gallery

The Beach Bar Phuket

Location: Panwa Beach
19, 5/16-19 Soi Ao-Yon Khaokhad, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
Open: Daily 10 am – 10 pm
Only open during high season (from October)
Phone: 088 260 2588

The Beach Bar Map




The Beach Bar Phuket – Panwa Beach
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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

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