Thailand is one of the top destinations for travellers. The beautiful beaches and temples are not the only attraction here. For those wondering about how welcoming Phuket is for the LGBTQ people, the large number of gay bars present prove that this city is truly inclusive. So these gay bars in Phuket is another drawing pull for tourists.
Here’s a list of some of the famous gay bars in Phuket that are guaranteed to make your evening a memorable one:
1. Boat Bar
Opened in 1994 by Khun Daeng, the Boat Bar laid the foundation for the culture of gay bars in Phuket. With new lighting and furnishings, it is a popular place among both men and women. The bar hosts a professional cabaret show as well as live DJ.
With three different zones-bars, lounge and VIP rooms-ZAG Club is considered the most 'extra' gay bar in Phuket. Featuring nightly happy hours, shower show, ‘Topless Tuesdays’, and ‘Farang Fridays’, it is the perfect place to have a fun-filled evening. It also has an outdoor terrace where you can have a drink and enjoy the street cabaret. It is a men-only club.
One of the largest gay bars in Phuket, Tangmo Club is famous for its cabaret acts, with professionals trained to European standards. It has three nightly shows at 10:30 PM, 11:30 PM and 1:00 AM. You can enjoy the go-go dancers or indulge in a few drinks at the terrace bar.
Location: Entrance to Paradise Complex, 123/6-7 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong Opening hours: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM (Daily)
4. My Way Cabaret
One of the oldest gay bars in Phuket, My Way Cabaret is very popular for its entertaining drag shows every evening. Three shows of cabaret performances take place every night. You can enjoy a drink on the outside terrace at this high-quality go-go bar.
A boutique guesthouse and cafe/restaurant, it is gay-owned and gay-managed. With nine years of experience, they have a modern and creatively decorated interior. They have special buffet nights and offer Thai and Western food and cocktails. All are welcome here but you need to be supportive of the LGBTQ.
Location: Patong beach, 9/9 Prachanukroh Road Timings: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Daily)
6. Connect Bar and Restaurant
Located in the centre of Paradise Complex, this popular gay bar in Phuket is owned by Connect Guesthouse. Open daily, they have special buffet nights on Thursdays and Sundays. They also organise weekly ‘Gay Day Tour’ and take you to the beautiful island of Phang Nga Bay.
Location: Connect Guesthouse, Paradise Complex, 125/8-9 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Daily)
7. OK Karaoke and Beer Bar Phuket
Popular among Asian visitors and locals, OK Karaoke bar has a light-hearted atmosphere and chic decor. Anyone who wants to have a fun evening singing to their favourite songs is welcome here. You will find a mix of pop, rock, blues and other genres of music being played here. The place also hosts cabaret shows to add on to the fun element.
One of the smaller gay bars in Phuket, it is a popular hangout spot for many due to its friendly hosts. Offering a good view of the surrounding street entertainment, it has a unique and relaxed atmosphere.
Location: Paradise Complex, Patong Opening hours: 8:00 PM-2:00 AM (Daily)
9. Sundowners Bar
The Sundowners Group consists of Sundowners Bar and Guesthouse and the Bistro Restaurant and Lounge Bar. The street-level bar has a pool table and an air-conditioned complimentary Wi-Fi/ internet cafe making it quite a favourite among the tourists as well as locals. The second floor has a terrace bar that offers a relaxing experience and a good view of the roads. They serve some exotic cocktails, wine and champagne, bottled and draught beer and fresh fruit shakes.
A small gay bar in Phuket with indoor and outdoor seating, Passport Pub’s frontage gives it a lost jungle temple look. It has several small stages and friendly service. Popular for its simplicity and cosy vibes, Passport Pub is a must-visit in Paradise Complex.
Popular for its extravagant shows, YES! Bar has an exotic venue with an outside terrace. With shower shows, go-go dancers and loud music, it is one of the most flamboyant gay bars in Paradise Complex. The inside of the bar has art and Greek decor.
The only “only men” guesthouse in Patong, they offer a luxurious Jacuzzi facility with their private rooms. The Aquarius lounge and bar add on to your lavish visit to this place. Only 30 minutes away from Patong’s gay nightlife, you will find various excellent services in this guesthouse ranging from luxury suites, a sauna, a fitness centre massage services and a quiet hassle-free bar.
With these 12 gay bars in Phuket, your evenings in Phuket are sorted for your trip to this gorgeous Thai province. Indulge in some music, cocktails, cabaret show, and have an unforgettable vacation to Phuket.