Almost as famous as the island itself, Soi Bangla is the undisputed heart of all the naughty Phuket nightlife. Running perpendicular to Patong Beach, this 400 meter long ad is a single’s man dream. A true festival of neon lights packed with an overwhelming variety of venues: Everything from 100+ girly bars manned by an army of scantily clad dancers to discos filled almost exclusively by freelancers, great live music bars playing the classics and gogo-bars that all have for decades now, put soi Bangla firmly on the map as one of Thailand’s leading red light district.
While similar to what you would fine in Pattaya, the beer bars of Bangla road are a step up and hands down the best you will find anywhere in Thailand. Yes they might be more expensive than elsewhere but not only are they much better decorated and maintained, they also come staffed by a younger, sexier and usually way more attractive set of bargirls.
While you’ll find beer bars spread across soi Bangla and it’s side streets such as Soi Eric (now Soi Freedom) and Soi Easy (now Soi Hollywood), the largest concentration of girly bars is currently found on soi Tiger (ground floor of the massive Tiger disco) and along Soi Sea dragon, just 50 meters away on the opposite side of the road while heading in the direction of Patong beach.
Most of Phuket’s Go Go Bars scene is also located on Soi Sea Dragon, the most popular ones you shouldn’t miss are Suzy Wong’s A Go Go at the very end of the street, Devil’s Playground with fun angels vs devils theme and Harem A Go Go, the newerst and most luxurious of the bunch with it’s red velvet sofas and fancy decoration.
Another easy way of finding girls is to head to any of the discos that serve as watering holes for freelancers on Bangla. The Thai working girls get to go in for free and are often given free drinks, attracting single tourists looking to hook up. The most popular are Tiger Disco (80% Working Girls), Tai Pan Night Club (85% Working Girls), Banana Disco (65% Working Girls), Red Hot Club (60% Working Girls) and Hollywood Disco (70% Working Girls). Street freelancers are also widely available, you will find them swarming Bangla road and the beach area at night.