Stretching along the beautiful western coast of Phuket, Bangtao is an idyllic beach retreat with stunning white sand beaches, turquoise water and tall casuarina trees towering above the shoreline dotted with the numerous beach clubs, lounges and bars.
Even though the nightlife in Bangtao is quite laid-back and rather sophisticated compered to the likes of Patong, you can still find a good mix of classy beach clubs and relaxed sports bars. Check out our guide to the best nightlife in Bangtao!
1. Catch Beach Club
Chic and elegant, Catch Beach Club will definitely catch your eye and touch your heart. Modern and stylish, the establishment seduces visitors to laze around on the huge sun beds, dive into the infinity pool and indulge in some craft cocktails. If you’re hungry, you can also try some of their and mouth-watering Mediterranean and Japanese dishes. This affordable club offers luxury at an incredible value and is also a fantastic spot for witnessing a breathtaking sunset.
2. Dream Beach Club
While away a laid-back afternoon at Dream Beach Club, soaking up the setting sun and indulging in the trendy vibes the establishment exudes. Just as the name suggest, you can live your dream. After all, what could be better than gazing out at the Andaman Sea while holding a signature cocktail and sampling some scrumptious sushi?
3. 360 Degrees Bar
360 DegreesBar is a venue offering panoramic 360 degrees vistas of Bangtao and further out to the sea. The bar also offers fabulous sunset cocktails and a romantic atmosphere. The aperitif menu includes an eclectic mix of tapas and light bites, completing your sophisticated experience.
4. Siam Supper Club
Siam Supper Club exudes luxury and sophistication. This is the kind of place you get dressed up for and rub shoulders with the glitterati while listening to some incredible live jazz. Sample their gorgeous craft cocktails and savour amazing steaks cooked to perfection. From start to finish, Siam Supper Club offers pure class.
5. Peppers Sports Bar
If you want a break from the sleek sophistication of luxe beach clubs, head inland, where you’ll discover a more casual side of the nightlife in Bangtao. Peppers Sports Bar offers super-friendly service, a laid-back atmosphere and a wide range of cocktails and wines at half the price you would pay elsewhere.
6. Orange Corner
Orange Corner is a simple, unpretentious local bar set in the centre of Bangtao village. Friendly atmosphere, a pool table, live sports, ice cold beers and classic cocktails offered at a great value attract expats and locals and the occasional passers by to share a couple of drinks and swap stories in this casual setting.
7. Xana Beach Club
Xana Beach Club is another luxurious venue offering fantastic views, a stylish setting and a large swimming pool to cool off amidst the tropical heat. Serving an ample array of the fantastic tropical cocktails and frozen mocktails, the establishment is a must-visit for their beachfront brunch (available every Sunday) or an unforgettable sunset experience.
8. Casuarina Beach Restaurant and Pub
Casuarina is a beachfront fine-dining venue providing dramatic ocean vistas and delightful signature cocktails along with eclectic seafood, European and Thai dishes. Beautiful setting, sophisticated atmosphere and chilled out music will contribute to your romantic and relaxed evening out.
9. Blue Siam Beach Club
Blue Siam Beach Club is located on the Bangtao Beach Road. The upscale club has a modern interior and exudes relaxed and peaceful vibes. If you want to get away from the crowds, the exclusive Blue Siam is an excellent choice, offering fantastic cocktails, a wide array of wines and genuine Thai cuisine if you happen to be feeling a bit peckish.
From casual sports bars to exquisite beach clubs, the nightlife in Bangtao has a lot to offer.
Have you been to Bangtao? If you know any venues that should be included in the list, let us know in the comments!