Best Destinations for a Night Out in Phuket

By Alan Wass | September 9th, 2017 | Leave a Comment


Whether you are visiting Phuket on a golf holiday or normal vacation, many people enjoy staying within areas with lots of nightlife activities. Phuket has the reputation of being a laidback and friendly family holiday destination, but right across the west-coast destinations, there are varying levels of nightlife options. From earth-shattering and exciting nightlife options to something a little more laidback, when it comes to nightlife, Phuket really does have something for everyone.

When you are in Phuket on a golf holiday, enjoying some nights out in the evening is the perfect foil for being on the course all day. It really gives you the chance to meet new people and to let your hair down. With Phuket being the same size as Singapore, it can be difficult without prior knowledge on where to find the best Phuket nightlife options that suit your needs and requirements. Here are some suggestions for you:

Patong Beach Nightlife

If you have been researching Phuket for your holiday, you will already know that Patong Beach is where most of the island’s nightlife takes place. Bangla Road is the epicenter of the Phuket nightlife scene and home to hundreds of beer and girlie bars, live music bars, restaurants and discos. If you are looking for the most exciting nights out on the island, you really need to stay in the Patong Beach area.


Although the action takes place all day long, after 9pm at night is when Patong Beach really gets swinging. If you are looking for that infamous Thai nightlife experience with the neon lights and high-pitched screams, Patong Beach is the place for you.

Karon & Kata Nightlife

Located a 20-minute drive south of Patong, Kata and Karon Beaches offer a more laidback nightlife scene, but not too laidback. Along the main roads in Kata and Karon, you will find a fine selection of bars, and even an Irish Pub. These areas are more suited to family holidays, but are also perfect for groups of friends looking to have some memorable times. Karon and Kata are great places to have a few beers and to meet new people. Because the areas are a little more laidback, you really can take your time to absorb a good night out.

Laidback Nightlife Scenes

Although Patong, Karon and Kata have the busier nightlife scenes, there is lots of fun to be had in many of the more relaxed and chilled out destinations. For example, in the south of the island, areas such as Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai have a great selection of beers bars with many expatriate clientele, ensuring an interesting night out.

To the north of Patong Beach, other popular beachside areas such as Kamala, Surin and Bang Tao are similar in many ways to the south of the island. Here you will find a handful of local beer and girlie bars, but because the atmosphere is more relaxed, you can really let your hair down and have a good time.


Phuket is one of the bets holiday destinations in the world because it combines stunning natural beauty, amazing beaches, top-notch restaurants, 5-star resorts, international infrastructure, world-class golf courses and exciting nightlife. This is the tropical holiday island that literally has it all.

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