Live Music Guide to Phuket

11 Mar 2024
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Are you ready to discover the rhythmic heart of Phuket, where the melodies dance with the ocean breeze and every night promises a new musical journey? Patong Beach, with its eclectic mix of live music venues, is a haven for those seeking to immerse themselves in the vibrant soundscape of rock, pop, jazz, and more. But what about beyond the bustling streets of Patong? Have you ever wondered where else in Phuket you could find live music that resonates with your soul, offering both the energy of lively beats and the intimacy of soothing melodies? You're in luck - join us as we discuss all of the above in our Live Music Guide to Phuket!

Phuket

Phuket, with its stunning beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture, offers more than just visual splendor; it's a sensory delight that extends to the rich tapestry of sounds that fill its air after sundown. As the island's natural beauty transitions from the vivid hues of sunset to the soft glow of moonlight, so too does its atmosphere shift to embrace the lively rhythms and melodies of its diverse live music scene. From the bustling streets of Patong to the charming corners of Phuket Town and beyond, each venue and performance adds a unique note to the island's nocturnal melody, inviting locals and travelers alike to experience the harmony between Phuket's breathtaking scenery and its dynamic musical offerings. This seamless blend of natural beauty and cultural vibrancy sets the stage for unforgettable nights where the music not only entertains but connects souls from across the globe, encapsulating the true essence of Phuket.

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Live Music in Patong Beach

Patong Beach transforms into a vibrant musical haven as the sun sets, offering a pulsating live music scene that caters to a wide array of tastes. From the lively beats of rock and pop to the soothing melodies of acoustic and jazz, the streets of Patong come alive with sounds that resonate from every corner. This lively district is famous for drawing musicians and bands from around the globe, creating a melting pot of cultures and tunes. Whether you're in the mood for an energetic night out or a casual evening with background music, Patong Beach's live music scene promises an unforgettable experience, showcasing the island's dynamic and inclusive entertainment culture. Live music is a staple at the following spots:

New York Live Music Bar

  • Location: 68 Bangla Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
  • Hours: 07:00 pm - 03:00 am​​.

New York Live Music Bar, located at the heart of Patong's bustling nightlife on Bangla Road, is a vibrant venue that brings a slice of the Big Apple to Phuket. This bar offers an electrifying atmosphere where live music is the soul of the evening. Here, music lovers can immerse themselves in a range of genres, from classic rock to contemporary hits, all performed by talented bands that know how to keep the crowd engaged. The venue's interior echoes the lively spirit of New York City, with its themed decor and welcoming ambiance, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to experience Phuket's lively night scene.

Molly's Irish Tavern

  • Location: 94/1 Thaweewong Road, Patong, Phuket, Thailand
  • Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 am

Molly's Irish Tavern is situated at the site of the island's oldest and original Irish Bar. It embodies the essence of a traditional Irish tavern, with a focus on hearty home-cooked meals that range from traditional Irish fare to local Thai cuisine, and an extensive selection of drinks. The tavern prides itself on customer focus and maintaining a lively yet friendly atmosphere, known colloquially as good "craic." A highlight of Molly's is the live music, featuring their house band, the "Chosen Band" from the Philippines, who perform five nights a week. Additionally, other popular bands grace the venue on selected nights, creating a vibrant and diverse musical experience​.

Hippie Road Bar

  • Location: 204 Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
  • Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM​​

Hippie Road Bar in Patong, Phuket, offers a lively and eclectic atmosphere, drawing in a crowd eager to soak up the vibrant live music scene. The bar's name itself suggests a nod to the laid-back, free-spirited vibe reminiscent of the hippie era, promising an environment where music lovers can come together to enjoy performances spanning a variety of genres. Despite mixed reviews regarding aspects such as service and cleanliness, the establishment continues to be a draw for those looking to experience Patong's lively nightlife. The live music at Hippie Road Bar serves as the centerpiece of the experience, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the sounds and rhythms that define Phuket's diverse entertainment landscape.

Hippie Road Bar - Phuket, Thailand

Live Music in Phuket Town

Phuket Town's live music scene is a vibrant tapestry of sounds and cultures, pulsating through its historic streets and charming alleys. From the soulful strums of jazz guitars to the electrifying beats of rock and blues, the town comes alive at night with melodies that resonate with both locals and travelers. It's a place where music lovers can dive into intimate performances, discover local talents, and experience the universal language of music in its most authentic forms. Against the backdrop of Phuket Town's unique Sino-Portuguese architecture, each musical note adds a layer of enchantment to the night, creating an unforgettable ambiance that's as diverse as the island itself. Some popular venues include:

Rockin’ Angels Blues Cafe

  • Location: 55 Yaowarat Rd, T. Taladyai, A. Muang, Phuket
  • Hours: 6pm to 12pm (band plays from 9pm)

Rockin' Angels Blues Cafe in Phuket Town is a haven for blues and rock enthusiasts, known for its intimate atmosphere and live music performances that captivate both locals and tourists alike. This unique venue, with its eclectic decor and walls adorned with music memorabilia, offers a cozy setting where guests can enjoy a night filled with soulful tunes and great company. The cafe hosts a range of talented musicians, ensuring that every night is a new experience of raw, emotive performances that pay homage to the roots of blues and rock music. Alongside the music, Rockin' Angels offers a menu of hearty dishes and a selection of drinks, making it the perfect spot to unwind and immerse oneself in the rich tapestry of Phuket's live music scene.

Michelangelo's

  • Location: 53/3 Moo 6 Kamala, Kathu, Phuket
  • Hours: Early evening until late

Michelangelo's, situated in the bustling heart of Phuket, is a standout venue for those seeking an evening of live music and Italian dining excellence. This restaurant and music bar combines the warmth of Italian hospitality with the vibrant energy of live performances, creating a memorable experience for every guest. Michelangelo's sets itself apart with a cozy, inviting atmosphere where patrons can savor authentic Italian cuisine while enjoying the talents of local and international artists. The venue's commitment to creating a harmonious blend of great food, music, and a welcoming ambiance makes it a must-visit spot for anyone exploring Phuket's live music scene.

Bebop Jazz Bar

  • Location: 189/3 Phangnga Road, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket
  • Hours: Nightly, with specific hours varying

Bebop Jazz Bar, nestled in the heart of Phuket Town, is a haven for jazz enthusiasts and those looking to immerse themselves in the soulful side of Phuket's music scene. This intimate venue offers a cozy escape where the melodies of jazz and blues fill the air, captivating the audience with performances from talented musicians. Bebop Jazz Bar's unique charm lies in its dedication to preserving the rich heritage of jazz music, providing a platform for both seasoned performers and rising stars. The bar's relaxed atmosphere, combined with its selection of drinks and warm hospitality, makes it the perfect spot for a laid-back evening of music and camaraderie. Operating hours cater to night owls looking for a musical retreat in the urban setting of Phuket Town.

Rockin’ Angels Blues Cafe - Phuket, Thailand

Elsewhere in Phuket

Bar With No Name (Karon)

  • Location538 Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
  • Hours: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am

Bar With No Name is a hidden gem for live music enthusiasts, offering an intimate atmosphere where local and visiting musicians showcase their talents. This venue stands out for its eclectic mix of music genres, ranging from soulful acoustic sessions to lively jazz and blues nights, catering to a diverse audience. The understated ambiance, combined with passionate performances, creates a unique experience for music lovers seeking an authentic and engaging night out.

The Freedom Bar (Rawai)

  • Location: 4233, Rawai, Mueang Phuket, Phuket
  • Hours: 2:00 pm – 2:00 am

Freedom Bar is renowned for its vibrant and energetic atmosphere, offering a unique blend of live music, live on-screen football games, and dualistic pool slabs. This venue has carved a niche for itself among both locals and tourists, thanks to its lively setting and the owner's down-to-earth humor, making it a social hub for gatherings. With a reputation for being both urban and sophisticated, Freedom Bar is the ideal spot for those looking to enjoy an evening filled with live music, drinks, and sports viewing. Attracting a diverse crowd of Thai locals and international visitors, Freedom Bar stands out as a premier destination for a fun and memorable night out in Phuket​​.

Siam Supper Club (Bang Tao)

  • Location: 36 40 Lagoon Rd, Tambon Cherngtalay Thalang District, Phuket 83110
  • Hours: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Siam Supper Club offers a luxurious fine dining experience complemented by live soothing jazz music. This venue is perfect for those seeking a more intimate and refined evening, featuring a lavish menu of Thai and European dishes. The ambiance here is upmarket, set within a clean and classy environment, making it an ideal spot for a posh night out in paradise​​.

Siam Supper Club - Phuket, Thailand

Phuket's Live Music Scene

As we've explored the vibrant live music scenes from Patong Beach to Phuket Town and beyond, it's clear that Phuket offers an array of musical experiences to suit any mood and preference. Whether you're drawn to the electrifying atmosphere of New York Live Music Bar, the traditional vibes of Molly's Irish Tavern, the eclectic energy of Hippie Road Bar, or the sophisticated ambiance of Siam Supper Club, there's a spot in Phuket where the music speaks directly to your soul. For more insights on where to find the best live music and what to do in Phuket and beyond, be sure to follow Phanganist on Facebook and Instagram. Discover the rhythm of the island and let the music guide your next adventure.


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