Top 7 Expat Bars in Phuket to Get Wild


Phuket is the largest and most popular island in Thailand. Visited by thousands of tourists each year, Phuket has a reputation of being the ultimate party destination – you’re going to want to save your money for drinks, drinks and more drinks. This could be a problem in other places but here, in Phuket, the prices will meet with your approval. Phuket airfares are comparatively cheaper than many other international destinations, making it the perfect party spot for Aussies. If you’re looking to get wild on your Thailand holiday, be sure to check out the latest and greatest in Phuket bars.

E-Searn Terrace

This bar doubles as a restaurant, meaning you won’t have to leave once you’ve had a few drinks and become a bit peckish. Located in the heart of Phuket town, it doesn’t get much better than this. Expats can enjoy a few beers while catching up with the sports results back home. Open til late, this is one of the best bars for Aussie Travellers.

Bavarian Beer Garden & Lips Bar

This venue really has the best of both worlds. Start your evening off with a few cold beers and a game or two of pool in the beer garden and when the party gets going, make your way across to the adjoining ‘Lips Bar’; where there’s a little more action and a lot more dancing.


You guessed it, this bar was made for Aussies. If you’re looking for a laidback place to party, look no further than Dingos, located on Patong Beach. Like many of the best bars in Phuket, you’ll have your own friendly hostess, who will ensure that you’re having a great time. The D-Club upstairs always proves to be popular as the drinks flow and the night turns into the early hours of the morning.

Factory Bar

Hosting some of the hottest party events in Thailand, the Factory Bar truly is a gem of Phuket. DJs from all around the world grace the stages of Factory Bar, with non-stop beats playing into the early hours of the morning. If you’re an expat in Phuket, looking for the ultimate party venue, you’ve found it.


If you’re looking for the charm of an Irish pub, but with the party atmosphere and cheap prices of Phuket, you’ve found your local hang out. On most nights, you can drink all the draught beers and local spirits that you can, for just 700 baht. If you’re backpacking or travelling on a budget, put this bar down on your list of places to visit.

Go Go Bars

There’s too many to name just one, but head to Patong and you’ll find an array of Go Go Bars. Here you’ll find pretty girls dancing and performing to various types of music. When younger expats visit Phuket, they often can’t leave without firstly heading for a night out at a Go Go Bar.


Never failing to attract expats, BBs is home to three large TV screens, showing all the sporting action, so that you won’t miss out on a minute of the game. If you like to have a few drinks and get a little rowdy, this is definitely the place to do it. Located in Cherng Talay, you’re missing out if you don’t have a drink at BBs when travelling through Phuket.

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