Patong beach is the most famous holiday destination for worldwide travelers to Phuket island. With its wide variety of things to do after sunset, ranging from fancy beachside bars to the cozy restaurants, from small shops and stalls with local flavor to the big shopping mall for brand lovers, Patong is unsurprisingly the true heart of beach nightlife in Phuket. Owning white sandy beaches, beautiful blue skies, and turquoise crystal clear water, Patong Beach is probably Phuket’s busiest coastline yet stretches for only 2.5 km. Patong beach nightlife is even the home of endless activities that will never make you bored for the whole stay.
Let’s take a glance at the most attractive things to do in this island paradise.
Go shopping at Phuket night markets
Local markets are often good places to look for good bargains and some lovely souvenirs. When the sun goes down, it is a great time to start your shopping without scorching heat. One of the attractive things in Phuket night markets is the good mix of selling & buying scenes and the special festival feel by street music performance.
At Patong, Malin Plaza Patong is the top choice among budget travelers for food stands with various tastes and fair prices. You can find different types from local Thai food to Halal food and Western restaurants in this small market.
- Opening hours: Since 17:00
- Location: Between the exits for Rat-U-Thit Road and Sai Kor Road with blue food stands
Wander along Bangla Road
Bangla Road, mostly known as the Patong Walking Street, is a must-do thing in Phuket after dark. On each side of this 600-meter road, there is a vast number of “Soi” meaning alleys with night clubs, go-go bars, beer bars, street performances, and live music. Travelers may find it pretty friendly and lively to walk around this area then stop at one of the favorite bars for a cool beer.
Go-go bars are ideal places for party lovers with great color, music and fair prices which welcome almost types of tourists: adults, couples, friends, etc. There are several famous go-go bars that you can choose: Suzy Wong (at the end of Soi Seadragon street), Harem, Rock Hard.
- Opening hours: The street is open all day but vehicles are not allowed after 18:00 for pedestrians only
- Location: Starting from the beach to Rat-U-Thit Road and near Jungceylon Shopping Mall.
Enjoy the Simon Cabaret Show
The show is no doubt one of the best entertainment night experiences in the South East Asia area; as it can draw a thousand enthused visitors from around the world each evening. Do not forget to check out these great nightlife attractions during your first time in Patong.
The show is famous for featuring a spectacular musical floor show performed by the world talented “ladyboys” that showcases Thai culture and creativity. You may get the chance to get immersed in colorful costumes, beautiful faces, and excellent sound and light systems with so much fun throughout the performances.
Here are booking information for all visitors:
- Opening hours: Each night at 18.00, 19.30 and 21.30 for 1 hour & 15 minutes
- Location: 8 Sirirat Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Party at beach clubs
With its advantage of more than 30 beaches around the island, Phuket is worth a place for a huge number of beach clubs which are the perfect place for party lovers in their tropical holiday. Though there is quite a varied selection of beach clubs in Phuket, almost share the same quality for guests to enjoy a chilled out day at the beach.
You may easily find the common formula to build up a great beach club here. It is a stylish modern restaurant and bars with environmentally friendly materials, close the sand; the great DJs or artists to organize an occasional party; a nice chef with local snacks and a beautiful sunset that is the beginning of a perfect evening.
Kudo Beach Club is the newest beach venue on the island owning a unique location on the vibrant beach of Patong. Adding to the great location, the relaxed and luxurious feel while enjoying cool beer and great snacks are the reasons for the attractiveness of this beach club.
- Opening hour: From 10:00 AM
- Location: Just past Bangla Road, Beach Road, Patong
For people who seek for the Full-Moon parties like in Koh Phangan, let’s stop at Paradise Beach Club Phuket. It is just located on Paradise Beach with only a short walk from Patong Beach.
Find the real Muay Thai at Bangla Boxing Stadium
If you are a fan of Muay Thai, do not miss this complete experience to see men and women fighters from all over the world gathering compete for this Thai traditional boxing. You will be amazed at the pace of the sport using not only their fists but also elbows, knees and feet to trick and beat their opponent.
Throughout the show, tradition and spirituality are at the heart of all Thai boxing events with its featured traditional music to welcome the new fighters and the pre-fight ritual dance to show respect to the fighters’ trainers and coaches.
- Opening hour: Since 20:00 every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
- Location: On Sai Kor Road, opposite Banzaan Market
Summing up, there are many great ways to spend an evening in Patong with so much fun. Therefore, if you are excited to add Phuket to your Thailand tours in 2020, contact us – Indochina Voyages – right now for customizing your trip. Please click HERE to leave your inquiry.
I wish you enjoy every minute with Patong beach nightlife!
Linh Chu – Travel Specialist