It's hard to come up with a list of the best bars in Phuket, mainly because there are so many of them. "Best" is also a relative word -For some people, best means classy, while for others it means best social atmosphere. And if you're looking to meet members of the opposite sex… well, that would mean a completely different kind of list as well.
All the bars in this list offer a bit of everything: a chance to mingle with the locals, great drinks at good prices and a safe, clean atmosphere. Some of the places, such as Bamboo Bar, are chic and best for a date or a night out with pals. You can pick up a drink from the counter and then lounge on the beach for hours without anybody bothering you. Others, like Emerald Pool Bar, are best for singles and anybody looking to meet new people.
Gitano is probably one of the best bars in Phuket and certainly one of the most unique. Offering blues, soul and Cuban music, the bar has theme nights that include Caribbean Party Night and Latino Ladies Night. The place is colorful and animated -This is a place to dance and enjoy, so come along only if you have the energy to spare.
Finally, don't miss Fortuna Pavilion. Fortuna is technically a Chinese restaurant, but don't let that fool you. Located within the Metropole Hotel, it offers plenty of corners where you can chill with a drink, especially from their extensive international wine list.
27, Mu 8, Sakdidej Road
Cape Panwa Hotel
106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Cherngtalay
Canal Village No.49
310/51 Moo 1, Baandon-Cherngtalay Road
701 Patak Road, Karon Beach
Centara Villas Phuket, Muang
Takuapa Road, over the bridge
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14 Ongsimpai Road
Talad Yai, Muang District
54 Ked Kwan Road
Centara Kata Resort Phuket, Muang
22 Moo, 2 Chueng Thalay
Sunwing Resort & Spa
1 Soi Sirin, Montri Road
The Metropole Hotel Phuket, Talat Yai, Muang District