Coolest & Best Bars in Phuket Town
Coolest & Best Bars in Phuket Town
Phuket Town has a hipper, more low-key scene and is the place to go for visitors looking for a local Thai experience. Nightlife in Phuket Town can be described, as ‘Funky Cool’ and visitors won’t find hordes of tourists, mainly due to its location away from the main beach enclaves. This contributes in no small part to its charm and its essentially Thai character with Sino-Portuguese flair, and anybody that hasn’t yet experienced an authentic Thai pub is strongly recommended. Read on for our picks for some of the best places to drink and the ‘Coolest Bars in Phuket Town.
Ka Jok See – Ka Jok See is easy to miss with no signage whatsoever outside; but there is almost always a party inside that you won’t want to miss. The cool atmosphere develops after the dinner service ends becoming a full-on party with table dancers, limbo contest and conga lines. It becomes so incredibly contagious that even the shyest of diners eventually join in with the fun. All of this makes Ka Jok See an absolutely must visit.
Tantitium – The new kid on the block, this venue has all the hallmarks of a Phuket entertainment hub offering signature cocktails, modern Thai cuisine, and massages, all combined into a majestic Sino-Portuguese mansion. The restaurant/tea lounge with its polished sleek interiors provides a striking contrast with the rustic, industrial-looking building exterior. Tanti Drink, Tantitium’s beautiful bar offers dazzling themed cocktails and the perfect Friday night gateways in Phuket Old Town.
Quip Sky Bar – Renowned as the town’s first rooftop bar, the alfresco space is artsy and relaxed, with sweeping city views all around. That and its perfect Sino-Portuguese setting makes Quip Sky Bar a great place to chill while enjoying a few cold drinks in Phuket Town. The bar’s unique selection of lobster dishes is also sublime, including a delicious twist on the ubiquitous Pad Thai. Try the bar’s lobster version to experience a new culinary sensation.
Prohibition Bar – The Prohibition Bar plays on a speakeasy theme from the 1920’s, complete with a swinging book shelf door that leads to a secret back room. The music consists of 1960 to 1990 videos, making it a vibrant fun place for Phuket expats, locals and tourists. It is popular with young Thais, especially for a weekend night out. The menu offers a selection of Thai and international dishes but it’s the impressive cocktail list that keeps guests coming back for more.
Z1MPLEX Mixology Laboratory – ‘The Lab’ has obviously put maximum effort into creating Phuket’s ‘best shot’ menu for the enjoyment of many mixology aficionados. Most shots are from THB 250 to 400 and contain a mix of different liquors and fruit-based ingredients that lead to delicious results. The concept behind the bar is to celebrate the art of mixology, or the blending of different drinks, which leads to colourful final results.
Bebop Live Music Bar & Restaurant – Bebop Live Music Bar & Restaurant is a new venue that is getting glowing appraisals for great local performances – especially live jazz music every Tuesday night. Friendly and brilliant musicians, who welcome audience members to play with the band, a cosy ambience combined with excellent service have quickly made it one of the most popular hang outs in Phuket Town. Guest rave about Bebop for its “…great atmosphere, tasty food, reasonable prices and flawless live jazz”.
Kor Tor Mor – Travelers wanting to experience Phuket’s local nightlife scene should head over to Kor Tor Mor as it remains one of Phuket Town’s favourite party spots and is a great pick for a night out. Visitors can listen to bands perform classic rock and Thai pop songs throughout the week. After the live music ends, DJs rock the dance floors giving patrons a chance to show off their groovy moves.