Patong is the most popular tourist destination of Thailand’s celebrated island Phuket but what are the hottest party places? The nightlife of Patong is concentrated around the infamous Bangla Road area in the heart of this buzzing beach resort town. There are tons of crazy night clubs with excellent DJ’s, there are plenty of happening discotheques as well as pretty ladyboys, cabaret- and ping pong shows and great fun bars with live music. With so much rowdiness, music, neon lights and alcohol buckets around, where to go? It is such as maze of excitement that it is hard to make a decision. Let us help with our guide on where to party in Patong:
- Lady Boy Show
You can start the evening early with some easy and typical Thai entertainment at the Ladyboy Cabaret bars. You can be sure of a great fun evening out before losing yourself in the neon lights and nightclubs of Patong. Get a drink, sit back and be entertainment by the alluring ladies dressed in eccentric dresses and costumes, flashy makeup, and impressive wigs. A great venue to see a ladyboy cabaret performance is at the Simon Cabaret & Ladyboy Show. Sing along, smile and let these Thai beauties in disguise enchant you, it will be an unforgettable experience!
- Rock the night away
More into live music? No worries, Patong also has plenty of rock bars with several live bands rocking the night away in one evening from mainstream rock to heavy metal to Thai pop and rock bands. Get some beers and go on a rock bar trip in Patong. Be sure to visit Rock City, Phuket’s Original House of Rock and Roll, where the music is on all night and the drinks are cheap. Another great hang out live music hub is the Red Hot Club, where you can also play pool apart from watching the bands rock on stage and the Roots Reggae Bar & Shop for some rasta-style chilling, drinking beers and watching the rasta men play some laid-back reggae music.
- Party hard at Patong’s buzzing discotheques
Patong knows how to party! The music is loud, there are great DJ’s, there are big crowds ready to roll and everybody dances and dances till they can dance no more. The music sets the right vibe to get your feet to move and your whole being will follow automatically. Bangla Road is one long street with endless nightclubs to get lost in. The Illusion Show & Discotheque is located on this neon illuminated party road and it is an impressive modern party venue featuring a huge dance floor centered around a T-shaped stage where videos and graphic images are projected on the walls. Banana Disco & Bar is another old-time favorite, located by the sea in the heart of Patong. Banana Disco features an outdoor and an air-conditioned area and it is a great fun, less crowded nightclub for those into hip-hop and electronic music. Try their delicious cocktails!
- Full Moon Beach Club Parties
Patong has also got some great beach clubs where you can dance barefoot on the sandy shore beneath the stars with the sound of the sea as the backdrop. Be sure to catch one of those Full Moon Parties that Thailand is so famous for at Paradise Beach Club in Patong. You can spend the whole day at the beach and just wait for the party to start in after nightfall. Who doesn’t love a party by the sea?
When the music is over
After a long, full night of exploring the nightlife of Patong, you are in need of a good night (or morning) sleep in a comfy air-conditioned room where there is no noise, no daylight and no strangers disturbing your nightly dreams. Patong has got some luxury villas where you get to have a private swimming pool just steps away from your bed – the perfect wake up after a great post-party sleep. Staying in a private villa creates a perfect holiday haven to spend quality time together with your friends and it makes a wonderful base from where to explore the nightlife of Patong and other hotspots of Phuket Island. Pack up and get ready for an amazing holiday in Thailand!
Written by Stephanie Peeters of Villa-Finder