The map around the Patong nightlife
Die Bangla Road in constant change
There are only very few bars on Bangla Road that can last a long time. The image of this street is constantly changing. Older bars disappear and new ones emerge within a short time. This concept does not always occur. Thus, it is not uncommon for good bars to be closed for seemingly inexplicable reasons. Whether it is because rents increased or to create new concepts. The result is that the street image changes much too quickly, and old tried and tested things often seem to be demolished or modernized without meaning or reason.
Often it is also the case that false hopes are put into an allegedly lucrative business of foreigners. It is rarely noticed that Patong Beach, like the whole area of the island of Phuket, is subject to one season. In the off-season there are considerably less tourists in Patong. Anyone that does not take this into consideration quickly miscalculates and does not survive the time during the off-season.
But occasionally you can find some original ones. One of the oldest bars is actually a very small one, right on the road edge of the Bangla road. This is the Kangaroo Bar. A simple bar, which is a great place to watch the people walking up and down the Bangla Road. The Kangaroo Bar is decorated with hundreds of old photos on walls and the ceiling, with which the bar was properly wallpapered. Pictures from past decades testify to the ongoing success of the bar.
Clubs bars and restaurants on Bangla Rd.
Things are different here at the clubs. For over 10 years, the Hollywood club has been located in the center of Bangla Road. The entrance area has just been newly designed and the reconstruction work has been completed. At the beginning of Bangla Road (at the top of the map at point A) is the club Thai Pan. Also a club, that has been around for 10 years and runs a similar concept. Both clubs also have a VIP area. If you like to pay a bit more, you can have a personal attendant who is always on hand for cold drinks and you can watch the action from a pedestal. Here, however, you should already plan to spend a few hundred euros for a medium group of 5 – 10 people. For friends of 80s rock the club Rock City is located directly in the neighborhood. They mostly play livemusik of AC / DC and co..
The side streets are often more interesting
As you can see on the map, there are some side streets to Bangla Road. There are other roads that are not shown on this map. In these side streets you will find the same as on the sinful mile itself. Smaller bars and clubs can also be found here as well as bars, which offer a cabaret show two to three times a night, which are presented exclusively by transvestites. However, transvestites are not described as such in Thailand. The name in Thailand is either Ladyboy or Kathoey. This is so common that even the “ladies” themselves insist on this correct description.