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Phuket has an incredibly colourful nightlife scene with bars, pubs and nightclubs to suit all tastes. However, if you are looking for an experience beyond the bright lights of Patong, we highly recommend you check out a cool cocktail bar in Phuket Old Town at night.
Party like a local at these 5 must visit cocktail bars in Phuket Old Town.
The Library Phuket is legendary. This library-themed Phuket Old Town cocktail bar and bistro features the best flair bartenders on the island, sensational cocktails and moreish snacks.
The cocktail list is inspired by favorite stories from classic books, and the bar’s interior features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves stacked with bottles and bar accessories. The ambiance at The Library Phuket is absolutely electric and the cocktails are excellent.
Location: 54 Phuket Road, Phuket 83000
Hours: Daily 9 PM – 12 AM
Facebook Page: The Library Phuket
Designed to look like a science laboratory, ZIMPLEX is an ultra-hip cocktail bar and a definite Phuket Old Town favorite. The bar serves a range of signature shooters and is popular for creative, colorful molecular cocktails.
The knowledgable bartenders wear white lab coats and use lab equipment to prepare the drinks as well as enhance the overall mixology laboratory vibe. Do try the Nebula Jellyfish, a shot made of various liqueurs, vodka and rum.
Location: 156/48 Phang-Nga Rd.
Hours: Daily 8:00pm – 12:00am
Facebook Page: ZIMPLEX
Phuket’s first mixology-style bar, Club No. 43 commands a cool presence in a Sino-Portuguese style shophouse. The bar’s mixologists are very good at their craft, and able to create customized drinks based on guest’s preferences.
Dim lighting, large red roses in Hendricks bottles and faint background music really complete the dark and moody ambiance of the bar. Expect the unexpected at Club No. 43 where drinks are made from locally sourced ingredients and served in unique containers.
Location: 43 Yaowarat Road, Phuket 83000
Hours: Daily 4.00 PM – 1.00 AM
Facebook Page: Club No. 43
Dibuk House specializes in craft cocktails using local spirits and ingredients for a flavorful taste sensation in every sip. The cocktail bar mixes a blend of Peranakan charm with western style for a truly elegant ambiance and of course, top notch cocktails and drinks.
The bartenders at Dibuk House are some of the best on the island. Professional, knowledgeable, open to drink suggestions and always up for a chat, so there is no fear in bellying up to the bar if you’re alone. Also noteworthy is that owner and head bartender of Dibuk House was the second runner up at Diageo World Class Thailand 2018.
Location: 37 Dibuk Road, Phuket 83000
Hours: Daily 7.00 PM – 1.00 AM
Facebook Page: Dibuk House
Tantitium is a Phuket Old Town powerhouse. The venue is divided into 3 areas: the restaurant, Tanti Eat, the spa, Tanti Massage, and the bar, Tanti Drink, with the all-new Tones Karaoke thrown in for good measure.
Tanti Drink serves up creative, delicious cocktails and features a great menu of non-alcoholic drinks as well. The bar, located behind Tanti Eat, has a modern design. There is live music after 9pm, and now the private Tones Karaoke room with enough space for 6-12 people. For those looking for a one-stop-shop to spend an evening in Phuket Old Town, Tantitium ticks all of the boxes.
Location: 84 Dibuk Road, Phuket 83000
Hours: Daily 7pm – 12am
Facebook Page: Tantitium
For more ideas of what to do in Phuket Town and the rest of Phuket, check out these articles.
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