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Best Things to Do in Phuket at Night [2024]

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The best thing about Phuket is that there is just as much to do during the day as there is during the night. This article will outline the best things to do in Phuket at night for all types of travellers. The article also outlines different tour recommendations.

Make the most of your time visiting “The Pearl of the Andaman Sea” and check off some of these top things to do in Phuket at night:

Phuket at night

Best Things to Do in Phuket at Night

Experience the Energy of Bangla Road

The long-standing heart of Phuket nightlife, Bangla Road is a must-see for night owls. Located in Patong, the street’s daytime sleepiness transforms into a hotbed of activity as night falls. 

Stroll along the main walking street, where blaring tunes compete for air space, neon lights dazzle the senses, and the revelry spills onto the pavements. Don’t be fooled into thinking that’s it, though—many smaller side streets also contain abundant nightlife gems.  

Bands belt out crowd-pleasing favourites in live music joints, and people of all ages bust out their best moves on packed dance floors in high-octane nightclubs. Step into an alluring go-go bar where ladies perform acrobat-like maneuvers, often surrounded by imaginative décor. If you prefer to watch from the sidelines or chill, check out one of the glam rooftop bars or shoot some pool in a casual sports bar.        

Patong Phuket at night

Schmooze in a Stylish Beach Club  

Phuket boasts several sophisticated beach clubs in gorgeous settings, where you can lounge in comfy seats for prime sunset viewing before hitting the dancefloor as darkness descends. Many beach clubs feature international DJs who know how to make the place groove, and some feature impressive fire shows on the sands.

Café Del Mar at Kamala Beach is one of the island’s most famous beach clubs, bringing the youthful buzz of Ibiza to Southern Thailand. M Beach Club at Mai Khao Beach offers relaxed vibes and current tunes.

Kudu in Patong lies just steps from the infamous Bangla Road, and the nearby Paradise Beach Club hosts pulsating full- and half-moon parties. Alternatively, leave dry land behind and unwind at the unique Yona Floating Beach Club.

If you’re feeling chill, mingle at Beach Pig at Bang Tao, soak up the boho vibes at Nomad (also at Bang Tao Beach) or appreciate Reggae at Karon’s Ska Bar.

Phuket at night - beach club

Dip into Thai Culture at Amazing Shows 

Each features splendid costumes and sets, complete with music and special effects, to bring aspects of local culture and history to life. You could also enjoy a more intimate experience at dinner shows across the island.  

Phuket at night - Simon cabaret show

Eat and Shop at a Night Market

If partying isn’t your thing or you fancy something different, Phuket nightlife also provides plenty of opportunities to hunt for bargains and feast on delectable fare. Several enticing night markets are spread across the island, including in Phuket Town, Patong and Kata.

Old Phuket Town hosts one of the most famous night markets, with stalls stretching along Phuket Walking Street, flanked by attractive Sino-Portuguese buildings. You’ll find a plethora of tasty Thai treats alongside vendors selling everything from traditional handicrafts and clothes to souvenirs and knickknacks.

Street performers and colourful lights enhance the festive ambience, and you can pause to admire beautiful street art. The thronging weekend night market, located just outside the main town, is another favourite, setting up around 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

For even more market fun, check out the quieter Indy Night Market, the boho-esque Chillva Market, the food-focused Bangla Night Market and the lesser-known Kata Night Market.

Phuket at night - Patong nightmarket

Other Ways to Enjoy Nighttime in Phuket

Of course, Phuket is home to myriad restaurants where you can sample delicious dishes from around the country and international fare if you’re craving a taste of home. Ranging from high-class restaurants to low-key pavement eateries, there’s something for all budgets, too.

Mixing cultural aspects from Thailand and beyond with enchanting imagery, captivating shows and parades, attention-grabbing light displays, delightful fairground rides, themed eateries and more, it’s sure to capture the imagination of old and young alike. 

Sing like nobody’s listening at local karaoke joints, take it easy in late-night cafes, go for a moonlit stroll along the beach, catch a movie at one of several cinemas, indulge in a pre-bedtime massage, join an evening walking tour … you’ll truly be spoilt for choice, day and night, in Phuket.   

Central shopping mall nights in Phuket

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