Some of the best live music bars in Phuket are clustered together in the Patong Beach area and Phuket Town. Live music bars in Phuket are few and far between, but for those who search them out, there’s a whole range of talented bands and musicians playing almost every night of the week.

    From blues to jazz, rock, and even heavy metal, you can enjoy many genres in Phuket's live music bars. Our top picks are known for hosting the island's top-performing bands, excellent drinks lists, and a cool atmosphere for you to while away the evening in Phuket.

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    New York Bar in Phuket

    New York Bar in Phuket is one of the most popular places to party on Bangla Road. Lively and packed almost every night, the live bar may be small in size but draws in passersby with its incredible atmosphere. It hosts around half a dozen talented musicians, singers and dancers covering a wide range of genres. You can make requests for your favourite songs and even join the band onstage for an impromptu jamming session. 

    Location: 68 Bangla Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7 pm to 3 am

    Phone: +66 (0)89 217 7799

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    Rockin' Angels Blues Café

    Rockin' Angels Blues Café in Phuket Town is the place to go if you are a blues fan. The bar's décor and ambience reflect an American influence with red brick walls, music posters, old records, dim lights, and fluorescent beer signs. Note that smoking isn't allowed at Rockin' Angels Blues Café, but you can enjoy a puff at the tables placed on the pavement in front of the bar. The music is loud enough to be heard from outside, so you won't miss out on the band's excellent performances.

    Location: 55 Yaowarat Road, Taladyai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 6 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)89 654 9654

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    Redhot Club Phuket

    Redhot Club on Bangla Road is one of the oldest live music bars in Phuket. It has wide-screen TVs showing sports, a pool table, loud and proud live music, a good range of reasonably-priced food, and enviable people-watching spots. The music starts at 8pm and can get very loud as the night goes on. Bands are also happy to take requests throughout the evening, and Redhot Club is famous for hosting some of the best singers from the region.

    Location: Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11.30 am to 2 am

    Phone: +66 (0)76 340 519

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    Hard Rock Cafe Phuket

    Hard Rock Cafe Phuket is the 3rd outlet by the famous American brand in Thailand, after Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya and Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok. Located on Rat-U-Thit Rd (the main street of central Patong), the 2-storey bar and restaurant is known for offering great music, Tex-Mex cuisine, and a Rock n' Roll merchandising and memorabilia collection. Live bands perform at 8pm onwards, entertaining the audience with classic rock, hard rock and heavy metal tunes, as well as techno/house music breaks.

    Location: 48/1 Ruamjai Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 2 am

    Phone: +66 (0)76 366 381

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    Monsoon Bar

    Monsoon Bar stands out from most live venues in Patong with its stellar live music acts. Its house bands play every night of the week. The venue’s open-fronted design allows passers-by to enjoy the music and patrons to get lost in the bustle of Patong’s street life while sipping an ice-cold beer. Monsoon Bar is located on Bangla Road, one of Phuket's liveliest walkways. 

    Location: 27 Bangla Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 4 am

    Phone: +66 (0)83 691 2661

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    Banana Discotheque & Pub

    Banana Discotheque & Pub at Patong Beach Hotel is a beachfront venue that offers live music every night. It has an outdoor bar area directly in front of its air-conditioned disco – this area usually has a live band until around 11pm. You can enjoy an Elvis Show on Fridays from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Banana Discotheque & Pub gets rather pack during the high season, so it's a good idea to book a table in advance.

    Location: 124 Taweewongse Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to late

    Phone: +66 (0)76 340 301

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    The Port Phuket

    The Port at DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket is a casual restaurant that also offers nightly live performances that get people up and dancing. The acts are mostly Filipino, but you can catch European and African musicians on certain nights. 

    Location: 94 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)76 340 850

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveller

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