Nightlife in Bangtao is part of why the coastal area is one of the most popular vacation destinations on Phuket's west coast. Modern beach clubs populate the southern end of the beach, while reggae bars can be found further north. The scene is a mix between laidback and sophisticated, with a rather family-friendly vibe you might not find in other parts of the island.

    Our list of the best nightlife experiences in Bangtao reflects the image of this beach’s atmosphere. From stylish beach clubs and friendly pubs to unpretentious local venues, you'll definitely enjoy a fun night out at Bangtao Beach.


    Dream Beach Club Phuket

    Dream Beach Club Phuket is a stylish, laidback place to relax and party right on Layan Beach. Part of the world-renowned Dream brand from New York City, it's one of the very few clubs in Phuket located right by the sand. The beach club has 2 swimming pools, 4 bars, and over 100 comfortable sun loungers.

    While the official closing time for the beach club is 8pm, a modest upstairs premier space – Level One – keeps the party going until late. On weekends, you might catch guest DJs spinning house, tech house, and disco music.

    Location: Layan Beach, Soi 2, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 10pm (hours vary depending on event)

    Phone: +66 (0)98 048 3500


    Catch Beach Club is a high-quality bar, restaurant and lounge spot right on Bangtao Beach. With a superb beachfront location, excellent food and drinks and great music, it's one of the top chill-out spots throughout the day and a popular party venue at night. The funky back-lit drinks menu is no less impressive, boasting a broad range of top-shelf spirits, liquors, beers and champagnes. There’s also a choice of signature and classic cocktails, available by the glass or by the jug.

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    Location: 202/88 Moo 2, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to late

    Phone: +66 (0)65 348 2017


    Peppers Sports Bar

    Peppers Sports Bar is an English pub where sports fans can catch the latest matches while enjoying excellent pub grub and imported beers in Bangtao. Themed around a red-and-white scheme, the venue has red brick walls and columns, beige tile-flooring, with furniture made from durable ersatz water hyacinth.

    Peppers Sports Bar is usually busy with families and punters in the early evenings. As the night goes on, expats often come by to hang out and watch major sports events aired on the bar's 2 large TVs. Pub quizzes take place on Wednesday nights.

    Location: 382/10-11 Moo 1, Cherngthalay, Muang, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)76 325 164


    XANA Beach Club in Phuket occupies the beachfront of Angsana Laguna Phuket. It has a classic west-coast beach club setting, with white fittings throughout, a central 35-meter pool, and a long swim-up bar. This large setup has a high-quality sound system so that you’ll be able to enjoy relaxing Café del Mar music throughout the day.

    It has immaculately white decor, with large canvas awnings over its all-white bar, gray hyacinth furnishing inside its restaurant, private salas (cabanas), and sun loungers with parasols around the area. XANA Beach Club's resident DJ spins upbeat funk, soul, deep house, and disco at night.

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    Location: Angsana Laguna Phuket, 10 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 358 500


    Bluesiam Beach Club

    Bluesiam Beach Club offers a very quiet and laidback seaside spot to chill out on Bangtao Beach. You'll find shaded cabanas, sun loungers and sofas to lay on, with the soft sand just a few steps away. Soft Latin music mingles with the gentle sound of waves.

    The setting of Bluesiam Beach Club is splendid, attracting those who like their beach days calm and comfortable. The entire terrace is right on the beach with coconut palms providing ample shade. You'll find many beautiful Thai statues throughout the property as well.

    Location: 99/1 Bangtao Beach Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 386 595


    LUX Beach Club Phuket

    LUX Beach Club Phuket at Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort is an upscale all-day venue with sun loungers for rent. You'll find an impressive cocktail, champagne and wine list, along with draught beer. Resident DJs play at LUX Beach Club Phuket throughout the day, giving it a dynamic and playful atmosphere. In the evening, traditional Thai fire shows often take place right on the beach.

    Location: 72/9 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)65 037 7385


    CUT Phuket

    CUT Phuket is a high-quality steakhouse and lounge at Bangtao's Boat Avenue Complex. As the name suggests, you can enjoy excellent cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken in a sophisticated setting. The newspaper-style menu also includes tapas, salads, pasta, pizzas, seafood and Thai cuisine.

    Cocktails are usually served in metal pineapple-shaped glasses, while champagne and wine are available by the bottle or glass. The little ones can enjoy a wide range of soft drinks and smoothies with their meals. CUT Phuket has sun loungers set out by the lake, an infinity-edge swimming pool, and showers nearby.

    Location: Boat Avenue, Cherngtalay, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 12.30am

    Phone: +66 (0)93 638 8921


    The Siam Supper Club

    The Siam Supper Club is a fine-dining restaurant in Bangtao, just outside Laguna Phuket. Its dark wood walls and ceilings lend the vibe of a gentleman’s club, while the long bar is a social center in its own right. You can indulge in excellent western and Thai cuisine, expertly mixed cocktails, along with jazz performances throughout the day.

    If you're a fan of wine, The Siam Supper Club stocks new and old-world labels from Australia, USA, Chile, France and Italy.

    Location: 36-40 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)76 270 936


    360° Bar at The Pavilions Phuket

    360° Bar & Lounge is the signature nightlife venue of The Pavilions Phuket Resort, located in the northern end of Bangtao Beach. This hilltop bar offers outstanding panoramic views for Phuket's 4 cardinal points.

    It's an open-air venue, occupying a large wooden deck furnished with comfortable rattan sofas and glass tables. The bar and its immediate surroundings are covered by a sail-shaped tarpaulin. A sommelier is available to help you choose the right wine for your meal.

    Location: The Pavilions Phuket, 31/1 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5.30pm to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 317 600


    Tatonka Restaurant

    Tatonka Phuket is a long-running Bangtao restaurant that serves inventive tapas in a friendly ambience. From its open kitchen, you can see chef/owner Harold Schwarz preparing signature dishes like sashimi spring rolls, shrimp taquitos, Peking duck pizza. Drinks-wise, you can choose from Tatonka Phuket's extensive cocktail menu or enjoy a bottle from its 'Globetrotter’ wine list.

    Location: 34 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 6pm to 11pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +66 (0)76 324 349


    Vu Rooftop Pool & Bar

    Vu Rooftop Pool & Bar at Dream Phuket Resort offers expansive views of Bangtao Beach and the Andaman Sea along with excellent music and cocktail offerings. Adjacent to the bar is an infinity pool with a swim-up bar in the middle, sun loungers and swim-up cabanas. Complimentary towels are available for guests. Guest DJs are regularly featured on Vu's event schedule.

    Location: Dream Phuket, 11/7 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 609 888

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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