Bangla Road
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About
Adjacent to Patong Beach, this buzzing and vibrant strip is a great place to start your Phuket pub crawl. Enter past the iconic Patong Beach sign and prepare your senses for the neon lights, throngs of tourists and touts, street vendors selling snacks, and dance anthems pumping from the plethora of go-go bars and clubs. Those planning to partake in the evening festivities can purchase skip-the-line tickets in advance for entry to various nightclubs. Bangla Road sees dense crowds, especially during the peak holiday season in December. Park yourself at a bar, grab a beer and watch the night unfold. – Tripadvisor
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  • TheLittleExplorers
    Birmingham, Alabama90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See!
    It’s like Bourbon St on steroids. I had so much fun visiting the bars with a group of friends. I definitely wouldn’t feel comfortable alone. The shopping is great! Definitely a must see.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Gary094
    Newcastle, Australia2,284 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bangla rd
    Haven't been here for about 12 years Has changed a bit. Lot bigger clubs pubs with huge neon light's. Couple of cafes . Mainly bars and shops selling clothing. Sunglasses etc. A few marijuana shops now. At night rd is closed off to traffic. Veey busy and noisy. Bars competing with each other with music.. can be hard to hear each other talk A couple has bands. The same gogo touts offering to see ping pong shows for free. But beware . The drinks prices are hugely inflated. Good for people watching walking up and down if u dont want to go to bars. It is a red light area , some western women are offended and disgusted of what they see, but unfortunately the thais working in bars gave no other option for income. Dont be so judgemental. One good thing i noticed this time. There are no annoying pushy Timeshare touts that used to harrass people who walked down there during the day time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 July 2023
  • MonaLisa911
    Georgia77 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical Tourist vendor saturated walk
    Typical tourist street full of vendors with the same merchandise. Most are dishonest and quite a price 3X’s the actual retail value. Very 1 to 5 will give a near reasonable price but even then it will still be over what they can sell something for. Haggle haggle haggle I can’t say it more! They all have a calculator sitting there to type in a price then offer it to you to type in what you want to pay…assuming it’s so the next tourist can’t hear as they will try to over charge them too! Every five steps “tuk tuk” ..that’s someone offering a ride in a mini open air little covered motor wagon type transport with speakers all around it to play music for the riders. Something young people in groups would love that’s partying on vacation! It’s food vendors galore that are both appealing and not appealing visually.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Michael A
    United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love it
    Excellent place for a night out a sensory overload. Can’t get enough of this place. Great music, happy party people, its just fantastic. I recommend Harem for dancing and ladies. Avoid Suzy Wongs, dreadful music and a huge rip off
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 September 2023
  • MemphisPumkinhead
    Memphis, Tennessee104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to do
    Amazing visit to Phuket. Bangla Road is very busy with alot to do. It’s must visit for first timers. The experience is like nothing else. If you want more of recharge and relax vacation, you might not like as much. But even then you have to come here, even if for a day.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • william j
    Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom966 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very loud with persistent touts
    Bangla road is an experience in it's self, lots of noisy bars and clubs, people trying to get you to buy things or tempt you into the bars and clubs. Lots of things going on from street dancers to extravagantly dressed ladyboys posing for photos. Strip shows and god knows what else is on offer, worth a visit if you don't mind being deafened.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Tony W
    Darwin, Australia3,777 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always Entertaining
    Entertaining bordering on sometimes crazy. Diversity of people and many options for entertainment makes Bangla what it is. I love the Live music of New York and Star Bar, also the small lounge style drinking options. Music, people and colour it always offers fun.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Shane T
    Sydney, Australia1,140 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not for the young.
    Yes seen this sort of thing before but not my cup of tea. We had my kids where my son it was a little too much - too noisy. My daughter was ok until she scraped her heel (magic Band-Aid worked a treat. I had fun walking but just opens your eyes to how many desperate old people out there. A must to see though
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Simone N
    Sydney, Australia548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A memorable experience with such contrasts, like the difference between night and day!
    Such a contrast between night and day at this location. During the days, the road is open n so are the bars. U can wander along n check out the market stalls. At night it definitely comes alive! The road closes and out come the spruikers offering ping pong shows n cheaps drinks practically every step you take. Jjst politely say no thank you or shake your head n keep on walking. They are never over bearing n will then leave you alone. Have an open mind n enjoy the experience n take in all the sites. However dont try and have a conversation with a companion as the music playing in every bar n club is so loud! You can also have a bit of fun n have your photo taken with the famous ladyboys of Thailand. (You are required to give them 100 baht donation). Even if you dont want to drink or party in one of the hundreds of bars, take a stroll down Bangla Road just for the experience/atmosphere. Tip: it gets very crowded at night so be aware of your valuables/wallet etc. Im not saying it’s unsafe, but like other major tourist areas that are crowded, there are always the opportunistic thieves/pick pockets.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 October 2023
  • Alison W
    Camberley, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining!
    As we entered this strip we were presented with a flyer that said ‘ Ping Pong & F**k show’ 🤣 which set the benchmark for the evening. We didn’t see any shows 🙁, we sat at the Irish Bar and had a decent meal and plenty to drink and people watched. This road is entertaining and a must visit whilst in Phuket.. not ideal for young kids though..
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
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dg_ireland
Dublin, Ireland48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Loud, crowded, smelly but hilarious! Great place to people watch.

Knew what to expect and wasn't disappointed. We bar-hopped and when we got bored with the go-go dancing we ended up in a great bar with a band playing all the great rock hits.

One bar tried to scam us by challenging us to play Connect Four - if you loose, you are expected to buy 2 staff members a drink each at 500 bahts. Just firmly said no a few times and they dropped the issue. Had 100 bahts ready for photo with ladyboys - so issue and had a good laugh with them. No negotiating required.

Wasn't interested in the clubs or the super sleazy side of things but great to experience the road for one night.
Written 20 June 2024
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Ruchira Khandelwal
New Delhi, India196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Amazing Night Life. Perfect place for Party lovers. The street shops are also good at reasonable prices. Must go place if you are in Phuket.
Written 15 June 2024
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starducks1
Muscat, Oman8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
TERRIBLE road! If AIDS was airborne it would be from this place. The amount of public ads for inappropriate things is shameful. Do not recommend :)
Written 12 June 2024
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Shovan D
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
if someone is quite enthusiastic and wants to explore night life in phuket,looks no further down the road at bangla road.An amazing place where you can be very sober(just kidding)or try to have something really interesting.Specially the night clubs.I have been to 3 major night clubs on multiple times.illuzion,sugar club and armania.But honestly speaking,Armania is something.it has got the vibes of aristocracy,good ambience and very nice DJ party.Other twos i disnt find interesting.Sugar club costs you 300 bucks and not interesting.very congested and especially the staffs are not that friendly.illuzion is something they say one of the worlds 100.i dont know why.
Armania -wow !!!what i call as a true experience.Dont look anywhere else if you really want my honest opinion.The best of the best.
Nice atomisphere,ample space and seperate swating areas.I love it.i wish them very good luck and certailnly i hope it will be soon the number one in the world.
Written 5 June 2024
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3,570 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Amusement with no limit. Just as wild as described before coming. You cannot say you had a full experience of the island without a way around here.
Written 27 May 2024
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Manish B
Jaipur, India1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
The main happening place in the city is Bangla Road. A place for party lovers. excellent place to visit and spend the night time.
Written 24 May 2024
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Edward B
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The absolute chaos that Bangla road is. Is not to be missed although loud and undoubtedly sleazy it is an experience well worth the oodles of sweat shed while walking it, the shopping is insane never accept the discount price always haggle,
Written 12 May 2024
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MD. EKRAMUL HAQUE
Dhaka City, Bangladesh553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very busting n hsppening place with lots of bar and night clubs, which arise from afternoon n sleeps at mid night. Phuket's Bangla Road really comes to life after sunset, when the road is closed to traffic and becomes a 400-metre festival of neon lights, loud music and cheap beer. Jammed most nights of the year, it's quite a friendly and lively place to walk around, with dozens of bars and clubs competing with each other for customers. 

Beer bars occupy most of the street's length, with several go-go bars and a few pubs, restaurants, discos and shops rounding out the attractions, both on Soi Bangla and down its side streets. Street performances are also common most nights, which can make dodging around the tailor shop salesmen, leaflet distributors, street vendors and ping-pong show touts more difficult, but it is all part of the fun.
Written 7 May 2024
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Mattmidd2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Very clean and hygienic place to be, the massage was amazing and will come back when. Revisit and I recommend to anyone!!
Written 6 May 2024
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Random traveler
Templecombe, UK630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is where it all happens in Phuket and if you are not staying there, it can't be missed. The entertainment is fantastic and caters for every taste. The Red Hot Club has a superb atmosphere with a great group on every night and also is a must go to location. Lots of Lady Boys trying to entice, so be careful.
During the day calms down enormously for that great value food and shopping experience!
Written 21 April 2024
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