Most of the best nightlife experiences in Karon is centred around the bars off Patak Road, near the northern traffic circle, or Luang Poh Chuan Road (also called Bangla Plaza for its relatively lively bars and clubs). 

    While you can find many beer bars in these areas, Karon's nightlife is generally quite family-friendly. Along Beach Road, there are hotel bars and lounges with a rather relaxing atmosphere. If you prefer a quiet evening in Phuket, check out our guide to where to go at night in Karon.

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    Karon Beach Square

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    Karon Beach Square has 4 dining and nightlife outlets, each of them with a specific style, cuisine and ambience. These venues have air-conditioned indoor and alfresco areas, as well as an extensive range of dishes and drinks from around the world.

    Karon Beach Square is in the grounds of the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, around 250 metres south of Karon Circle. The beachfront Mint Bar & Restaurant serves international snacks and finger-food, while Café Studio has sandwiches, bakery, pastry, and ice cream. You can enjoy Brazillian churrasco and wines at El Gaucho Brazillian, and Asian dishes at OrientAsia.

    Location: 509 Patak Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)76 396 139

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    COAST Beach Club at Centara Grand Beach Resort offers seafront views, a laidback and barefoot vibe, as well as an international menu. This cocktail bar/restaurant serves tapas, pizzas, and cheeses throughout the day. Must-tries include the blue swimmer crab with avocado and pomelo segments, COAST tagliatelle, and Thai satay wrap. Live music and DJ sets often liven up COAST Beach Club in the evenings.

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    Location: Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, 683 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 201 234

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    Angus O’Tool’s Irish Pub

    • Couples
    • Nightlife

    Angus O'Toole's Irish Pub serves international ales, bottled beer, and all-day quality and value-for-money pub food in Karon. Expect plenty of sports on huge TVs and a genuine pub feel to the place. Live music occasionally takes place, which packs up the pub until late. It occupies the corner of a contemporary-style guesthouse, which has several rooms for rent. 

    Location: 516/20 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: 44036

    Phone: +66 (0)93 696 1718

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    Bangla Plaza

    • Couples
    • Nightlife

    Bangla Plaza consists of shophouse-sized bars lining the right-hand side of the main road, away from Karon Beach. These nightlife venues are open-sided with extra tables outside, some of which have pool tables. There’s more of the same towards the end of the alley – occupying a sub alleyway to the right, Montana Music Bar is an air-conditioned bar that plays retro music all night long. 

    Location: Luang Poh Chuan Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to late

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    Karon Plaza

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    Karon Plaza, along Luang Poh Chuan Road in Karon, has guesthouses, bars, restaurants, beauty salons, and massage parlours. It's an amusing place to explore at night, when the area comes alive with lively bars such as Happy Bar and 75stang Art and Reggae Bar. Some of Karon Plaza's nightlife spots have pay-per-entrance live music and TVs showing sporting events. They're also within walking distance of each other, making it easy for you to hop from one bar to the other. 

    Location: Karon Plaza, Karon, Muang Phuket 83100, Thailand

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    Walkabout Sports Bar

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    Walkabout Sports Bar is a family-friendly and all-day venue at Karon Whale Resort in Phuket. It has 9 TVs, including an 80-inch screen, showcasing live sports events throughout the day. Live rock music usually takes place on weekends – the bar's owner often shares the stage with local bands. Drinks-wise, Walkabout has a decent selection of bottled booze and Aussie draught beer on tap.

    Location: Soi Karon Whale Resort, Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 2 am, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 2 am

    Phone: +66 (0)83 522 2286

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    Sutin Bar

    • Nightlife

    Sutin Bar Phuket is one of the few nightlife spots in Karon that actually offers several things to do besides enjoying a few beers. The bar has a pool table, a large screen airing sports matches, and live bands covering rock songs until late. Friendly staff keeps the atmosphere lively and interesting. 

    Location: 502/3 Patak Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)84 943 3447

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