6 Best Bars in Phuket, Phuket and the Andaman Coast


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Designed to look like a science laboratory and serving cocktails with names like Parallel Universe and Nebula Jellyfish that look like gorgeous science experiments and taste out of this world, Z1mplex is surely one of Thailand’s coolest cocktail bars. It's located on the quiet end of Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town, and is open from 8 pm to midnight. 


If you're looking for a large-scale party, this massive club has it all, including international DJs and live music, with a capacity to hold a crowd of over 5,000. A state-of-the-art sound system and lively atmosphere ensure a great night out in Patong. 

Simon Cabaret

This is Patong's most sensational drag show, with beautiful costumes and fabulous choreography. There are two shows nightly, at 7:30 and 9:30.

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Thaweewong Road

Patong has a reputation for its happening nightlife, and the seedy side of it is easily avoidable. Some of the more tasteful nightlife venues are found along Thaweewong Road, including live music bars, expat pubs, and folks picking up a to-go drink from 7-Eleven and sitting on the beach.

The Boat Bar Disco & Cabaret

With numerous male staff, two dance performances every night, and live DJ sessions, this gay-friendly bar attracts huge crowds for fun, late-night parties.

Whitebox Restaurant & Bar

Let's face it, in Patong it can be difficult to come by a sophisticated spot to enjoy a drink. Whitebox, designed in a white, contemporary, minimalist style, is a restaurant serving fusion Thai-European food that generally looks better than it tastes, but its rooftop bar, offering creative cocktails and tapas paired with open sea views, fits the bill. The rooftop bar opens from August to May.