Phuket Nightlife Guide: 10 Best Bars and Clubs on the Island

10 Best Spots to Experience the Phuket Nightlife

The party is always on in Phuket.

The fun doesn’t end when the sun sets in Phuket. For many people, the good times are just getting started. Travellers often call this Thailand destination the “party island.” So, is it really surprising that the local Phuket nightlife is one for the books? Here, you’ll find a dizzying array of after-hours spots, whether you prefer dancing the night away or enjoying an ice-cold beer with live music. 

Read on for the best bars, clubs, and beach clubs, where you can get a taste of the legendary Phuket party scene.

Also read: 10 Best Islands in Thailand for a Beach Getaway

Best nightclubs in Phuket

1. Illuzion Phuket

When talking about clubs in Phuket, Illuzion Phuket is on top of most travellers’ lists. The world-class nightclub is massive, with three rooms that can fit 5,000 standing guests and over 300 VIP tables. Expect top-tier music and performers every night, with international DJs like Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Marshmello, and Steve Aoki regularly taking the stage at this Phuket hotspot. Illuzion is the place to be on the island, and you’ll get swept up in the music, lights, and party atmosphere the moment you step through the door.

Address: 31 Thanon Bangla, Pa Tong, Phuket

2. Sugar Club Phuket

Located opposite Illuzion Club on Bangla Road, Sugar Club is another premier Phuket nightlife spot where you can party the night away. This popular nightclub is the go-to place on the island for hip-hop music. Local talents and renowned international acts like Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty come together every night for world-class beats and nonstop entertainment. No matter who takes the stage, Sugar Club always delivers.

Address: 70/3 Thanon Bangla, Pa Tong, Phuket

3. Barfunk

Another reason for an after-dark trip to the famed Bangla Road is Barfunk. Promising to be “the bar that will forever change Phuket’s nightlife,” this popular spot is hailed for its live music and entertainment. And if you’re a sports fan, you’re in luck! Barfunk isn’t exactly your typical sports bar, but huge HD television screens allow you to catch major sporting events even when you’re on vacation.

Address: 11 Thanon Bangla, Pa Tong, Phuket

Best music and rooftop bars in Phuket

4. After Beach Bar

Bars in Phuket may be a dime a dozen, but one with a spectacular view is harder to come by. At After Beach Bar, the scenery is the main show. The clifftop bar is perched above Kata Noi Beach, overlooking sweeping views of the sparkling sea. And while the vista is beautiful 24/7, it only gets more impressive throughout the day. Come sunset, this becomes one of the best places for a drink on the island. Book a table ahead of time to get a spot out on the balcony.

Address: 44 Kata Road, Karon, Phuket

5. Baba Nest Rooftop Bar

Toast to the views at Baba Nest Rooftop Bar, an exclusive rooftop bar at the top of the luxurious Sri Panwa Hotel. Nestled in the remote Cape Panwa, this nightlife spot is surrounded by unspoiled rainforest and seascapes. It’s one of the more upscale Phuket bars — Baba’s cocktails and champagne can be pricey — but it’s still very lively. On most evenings, Baba Nest is packed, so it’s best to make reservations early. It also closes earlier than most bars in Phuket, so make it your first stop if you’re embarking on a pub crawl through the island. 

Address: 88 Sakdidej Road, Wichet, Phuket

6. Roots Rock Reggae Bar

If you need a change of pace, Roots Rock Reggae Bar may be the perfect place for a nightcap in Phuket. Grab a table at this reggae bar for chill beats and mellow fun, then choose your poison from an extensive menu of beers, cocktails, and shooters. You won’t find fancy trappings here, but with good vibes, good music, and good drinks — well, what else do you really need? 

Address: Nanai Road, Pa Tong Beach, Phuket

Best Phuket beach clubs

7. Xana Beach Club Phuket

When in Thailand, we always gravitate towards the beach — so why should it be any different at night? Nestled on the shores of Bang Tao Beach, Xana Beach Club in Angsana Resort is one of the hippest Phuket beach clubs. It has all the ingredients for an unforgettable beach party: a stylish crowd, beautiful décor, delicious cocktails, and amazing DJs. The 35-metre pool and private stretch of beach will only make you feel more of a VIP.   

Address: 10 Srisoonthorn Road, Tambon Choeng Thale, Phuket 

8. Kudo Beach Club

Beach parties may just be our favourite Phuket nightlife experience, and Kudo Beach Club is a magnificent spot where we can enjoy the experience to the fullest. For one, the scenic Patong Beach is an iconic setting! 

We recommend getting to Kudo early to watch the sunset over the brilliant Andaman Sea. Sip cocktails and munch on bar chow as the music plays and the party gets started. Although we have to say, while the drinks are delicious, the Italian dishes (especially the pizza) from their in-house restaurant definitely steal the show! 

Address: 33/1 Pa Tong Beach Road, Pa Tong, Phuket

9. Café del Mar Phuket

Coming from the world-renowned Ibiza brand, Café del Mar makes its mark as one of the most sophisticated Phuket beach clubs you have to check out. The tropical-themed bar invites travellers to enjoy the picturesque Kamala Beach while sipping refreshing drinks and listening to chillout tunes by renowned guest DJs. Café del Mar is quite low-key during the day but when night falls, the music and party turns up full blast.

Address: 118/19 Moo3, Kamala, Phuket

Best Phuket nighttime show

10. Simon Cabaret

Spice up your Phuket nightlife with something fresh at Simon Cabaret. The intimate theatre is famous for the extravagant cabaret show it hosts every night. 

Talented and glamorous dancers from all over the world put on a glitzy performance that showcases exceptional grace, artistry, and choreography. This is the most entertaining evening show in Phuket, so if you’re spending a couple of nights on the island, try to spend at least one of them in Simon Cabaret.

Address: 8 Sirirat Road, Pa Tong, Phuket

Also read: 10 Most Popular Bars & Nightclubs in Bangkok to Experience the Local Nightlife

There you have it, our picks for the best Phuket nightlife spots for your upcoming Thailand vacation. No trip to Phuket is complete without partying for at least one night!

Featured image credit: Illuzion Phuket | Official Facebook Page

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Celia Grace Nachura
Celia Grace Nachura

There are very few things Celia won’t do for a good story, but her favourite ones always involve the beach, animals, or any type of outdoor activity. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, and can usually be found typing away at home with her cute dogs at her feet. Away from work, she spends most of her time trying out every hobby she can get her hands on, from running to crocheting to baking (she’s pretty okay at most things that don't involve cooking).