A Drink with a View: Phuket’s Best Rooftop Bars
Watching the sun go down with a nice cold drink in the warm evening air at one of best rooftop bars in Phuket is hard to beat. We’ve put together our favorite bars to kick back and relax on top of the world.
Phuket might not be famous for its rooftop bars, especially with Bangkok up the road, but with a set of incredible views and sunsets to die for you won’t be disappointed. Patong has the widest selection and arguably some of the best sundowner locations but there are rooftop locales spread across the island.
We already went over the best places to watch the sunset in Phuket, but many of those spots are tourist-y and without alcohol.
There are so many world class bars in Phuket that this list could go on indefinitely. These are our favorites to visit. You’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views, cool drinks and a luxury setting. Order a cold one, relax into your seat and watch the world go by. Let’s see what we’ve got…
Do a quick Google image search of “Phuket Rooftop bars”. See that wooden deck surround by an infinity pool that disappears into the ocean? That’s Baba Nest. It’s not in the most central location, but that’s what destination bars are all about. This bar offers an incredible 360-degree view of the Phuket coastline and surrounding jungle. There’s limited space so you’ll want to reserve in advance, plus with this level of exclusivity your nicest threads are a must. There’s a minimum spend of 1000 baht but with the premium cocktails starting at 488 baht that shouldn’t be too difficult…
Location: Baba Nest, Sri Panwa Phuket, Cape Panwa
Right in Patong, this rooftop wonder looks like it’s straight out of an Ibiza beach club. Think cabañas, soft lighting and a stylish bar. It’s not only rooftop but also has a poolside bar with a reasonably priced drinks list. Cocktails from only 150 baht make this a classy but affordable venue. There’s an extensive and varied food menu with some excellent signature dishes. Grab a plush sofa, order a premium cocktail and you’ll be living in luxury.
Location: 7th Floor, dusitD2 Phuket Resort, 48 Ruamjai Road, Patong
Overlooking the permanently wild Bangla Road, this is Patong’s most central rooftop bar. Head for The Kee Resort and Spa then ride the glass elevator to the roof. It’s a fantastic spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon behind Patong beach. The fusion menu has some excellent fish dishes and seafood and there’s a list of almost 30 cocktails to pair with it. The Soi Sea Dragon location makes this the perfect spot to begin a night of endless partying.
Location: The Kee Resort & Spa, Soi Sea Dragon, Patong
As the name suggests this one isn’t all about flashy luxury. The plastic chairs might not be the most comfortable but the view from Phuket Hill over the bay is phenomenal. The drinks aren’t to be underestimated either, there’s a comprehensive and well put together list. This is least touristy of our list, more of an expat and local’s bar. An excellent menu matches the drinks. Well worth the trip.
Location: 50 Pee Rd., Ban, Pa Tong, Phuket 83150
Set within Novotel Phuket Resort in Karon this is the newest member of the rooftop gang. It has a great cocktail list, a selection of food ranging from snacks to full blown meals and a fantastic selection of tapas/sharing plates. Time your visit depending on their special offers. At the moment, Tuesday nights are Double Trouble or buy one get one free drinks and Thursday nights are called Treasure Box, where you get a key to a lucky drawer treasure box offering prizes and offers.
Location: 568 Patak Rd, Karon Muang, Phuket
Phuket Rooftop Bars Insider Tip
Time your visits to these places so that you can arrive in plenty of time. The sunsets are beautiful but are over quickly in Thailand! Get there with time to spare so that you can relax, order your drinks and grab a great spot. After that…well it’s impossible to not have a great time.