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Phuket Nightlife Guide: Go-Go Bars on Bangla Road, Patong Beach

Phuket: If a balance between nightlife, girls, beaches and tourist excursions is what you are looking for, then Phuket may be likely your answer. Because of its laid back atmosphere and diverse offerings it is may be the best destination for many first time tourists. If you are traveling with your girl friend/wife, it is not just an option it just might be a must. Thus, if nightlife is you main focus but non-P4P is important too, you may want to consider a balance between Phuket and Pattaya. Being the type of destination that it is, one should also expect a slightly to moderately higher pricing structure.

For those in to the nightlife Patong Beach (namely Bangla Road) is the center of the action, however, there are many other Beach communities along the coast and most with better beaches than Patong. Examples are Karon and Kata Beaches south of Patong. If you plan on going out most every night to party, staying in Patong is strongly recommend and when desired take a ride to better beaches for the day. This mainly because transportation on Phuket can be a bit on the expensive side. Consider this, a ride to Patong from Karon will set you back 3-500 THB each way and if you bring company back for the night add another 3-500 baht for their return ride. That means 9-1,500 baht in daily transportation. That could fully pay for a hotel in Patong.

in several beach communities and Phuket town. By far the highest concentration of nightlife venues is at Bangla Road (and Sois) in Patong. Throughout the rest of Patong and all the beach communities there are also many beer bars in clusters. Phuket town also has beer bars as well as soapy massage parlors.

Bangla Road: Bangle Road is a long block in central Patong stretching from Rat-U-Thit Rd to Beach Road with about 10 Sois (plus some venues along Rat-U-Thit/Beach Rd near Bangla) comprise the center for adult entertainment on Phuket Island (map). In this area there are lots of beer bars in plazas and down the Sois. There are also a few Go-Go's and Discos. Compared to other destinations in Thailand the Bangla Area tend to operate at later hours with typical bar openings around 10PM.

Phuket Town: Phuket Town is where the provincial government is located and to a lesser degree a tourist destination. Many venues cater mostly to Thais, that includes the small number of soapy massage parlors. Everywhere Else: Throughout all the beach communities on Phuket (including Kamala, Patong, Karon, Kata, etc.) there are beer bars. Most of them in certain Sois and plazas. The atmosphere in these bars are generally far more laid back than Bangla Road in Patong. That may be a benefit or a drawback depending on your preference. Soapy Massage: On the beaches side of Phuket Island there is only one soapy massage parlor which is Christin massage on Rat-U-Thit Road a few hundred meters south of Bangla Road.

Friday, April 23, 2021