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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  • Gary094
    Newcastle, Australia2,281 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 Kingdom965 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, Australia3,772 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, Australia1,152 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
  • LAI2342
    Shah Alam, Malaysia110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The happening place in Phuket
    Tourists should stop by here. Crowded after 8pm with tourists from all over the world, Chinese, Indians, Americans, Europeans, Aussies, Africans, etc.... you name it, u got it. Plenty of bars, a-gogo clubs, cannabis outlets, live music pubs, restaurants. Mostly drink at the bars and people-watching.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 November 2023
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Ipsita M
20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
All your research on Phuket will tell you that Bangla Road is the most popular street in Phuket. After checking it out, I can safely say it could work for some, but not for us. Loud music, ping pong show ads everywhere with people hounding you to see the free show, which mind you is not free. The vibe of the place is weird, screams cheap and can be avoided completely.
Written 11 March 2020
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Willow2468
Gold Coast, Australia30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nothing can prepare you for your first walk down Bangla Rd, but I recommend doing it at least once.

The day and night versions of this street are like chalk and cheese!

The day is mostly bargain shopping and tailors trying to convince you that you need a new suit. It is open to traffic in the day.

In the evening is when it really comes alive. It is closed to motor vehicles. Be prepared for locals to be in your face, waving advertising signs for cheap drinks and/or ping pong shows. Of course, you can still find a tailor and do some bargain shopping, there’s just less vendors. And it gets loud, like, really loud!
Written 1 March 2020
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Waldick F H
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Phuket is a fantastic holiday destination, great clubs, food and all night entertainment. Don't get me wrong the Patong beach is fantastic, but Phuket's become a party destination over the years. With more clubs, go go bars and beer bars concentrated in Bangla road then anywhere, you are in for a good time. We visited from 28 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 and the the countdown parties on the beach with a spectacular stage and big sound, hosting global dj's, were spectacular.
Written 7 January 2020
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Gareth
Phuket, Thailand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Bangla is arguably one of the best locations to go have a great night with your friends. There are so many bars on offer that you can actually become overwhelmed by the choices. Do not get roped into the first happy hour deal offered to you, keep walking because I guarantee you that there will better deals at other bars and night clubs. There are ping pong shows on offer but be wary of the fact that when they say free entry, your first drink during the show will cost you approximately 900Baht. And also remember that the nightclubs do not really get going until after 11pm so go to a bar first or the local open air food market for some great and affordable meals.
Written 11 March 2020
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David D
Devon, UK25,804 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Saturday evening 15th February and we visited this busy road.

We did not venture very far down the street, it was extremely loud. There was live music blasting out from venues, which could be heard before we even got there.

People were shouting at us, from inside bars, to come inside. This definitely is the Party street.

We did visit the Night Market/ Street Food Market, mainly for some respite from the deafening sounds on the Street.

We soon left Bangla Road in search of somewhere quieter.
Written 1 March 2020
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Jordan F
Maidstone, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very busy road lots of bars and clubs.
Be sure to pick out happy hour bars as you’ll get BOGOF on cocktails, some bars don’t offer this and you’ll pay double.

Ping pong show- Free entry to most but they’ll try and charge you 1000 baht for 1 beer (1 required per person to watch show for an hour) refuse this price and you can get them down to 400 baht each. Drinks after first one are 250+ each.

They’ll kick you out after an hour if you don’t buy another. (very strict on this)
Written 15 January 2020
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David Roy P
Batemans Bay, Australia621 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Bangla road - we came back as we had a great time here a few years ago however it has changed . The street food that we so enjoyed last time has now gone and replaced by a food market . Lost all it's appeal . The Traders - so much more aggressive and less willing to bargain . The Loud Music is Louder . Our favourite Bar during the day is the Tiger Bar where we always got good service , cheap beers and a refresher towel . We did not visit any Bars at night .
The road is filthy and smelly but I suppose that is part of the attraction .
I think this is our last visit .
Written 4 May 2020
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mohitmehra1311
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Went there with my family and then solo after that ...the hype which was created about this market was definitely a hype ...there was nothing exceptional apart from street food like pancakes and ice cream roll.
The market becomes sleazy after the sunset and I found it difficult to even stay there for more than 5 mins. The place starts stinking and with so many people at one place /street , the stink gets on to you and it seems that rather than the street , people are stinking . Absolutely not a place to visit with family after the sunset
Written 10 January 2020
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Virginia S
Cape Town Central, South Africa82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
If something "spicy" is what you're after then Bangla road is the place to be... With many side street markets to gorgeous men and women.. Some strutting their dance moves atop a bar, bands playing, someone tugging at your arm for a "special" party...the energy and vibrant activities.. Are you ready :-)
Written 8 January 2020
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Bipin D
Pune, India81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The walk only street ,noisy, disco lights, street dancers, the pole dancers ,street food, crazy shopping and bargaining, some rude experience as well with shop keepers not client centric.
The music is deafening to the ears, the booze flowing across every outlet practically ,hoardes of tourist and fun seekers, a place that can give the unexplored desires wings across age groups.
A kilometer of madness
Written 25 January 2020
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