Guys, it’s beer night, so cast your dietary restrictions out of the window; knock back the beers and demolish plates laden with rich, heart Irish delights. Need some recommendations? We sniff out venues dishing up some of the best pub grub in Phuket:
Angus O’Tools Irish Pub, Karon
When it’s beer night, chill out at Angus O’Tools. A decent Wi-Fi connection, two large screens showing live football matches and sports, live music performances and fun-filled theme nights ensure that there’s something to keep everyone well-occupied – provided that they’re not kept busy chowing down hearty Irish fare and downing chilled beers. Take your pick from a good selection of beers, such as Guinness, Kilkenny, Greene King IPA, Fosters, Heineken and draught Magners cider. When it comes to food, trust us when we say you’ll need a large appetite to polish your plate clean – the portions are generous here.
Address: Karon Beach, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 76 398 262
Hours: 08:00 – 24:00
Irish Times Pub Patong
There’s no better place to tank up on beer, food and fun than Irish Times Pub. An extensive menu, featuring all-day Irish breakfasts, starters, salads, steaks and mains, offers ample fare for an indulgent meal. Of course, you’ll find traditional Irish favourites on the menu, such as a good ol’ Guinness pie, gammon steak and Irish stew. Carnivorous diners at the table should not miss out on savouring the “Steak on Stone”, a cook-it-yourself dish with a choice of fillet, rib eye or tuna steak. Seafood lovers with a preference for crispy chips will want to head down over on the pub’s Fish and Chips Fridays. If you’ve got folks in your dining party who aren’t fans of Irish food, there’s a section on the menu listing out a variety of local Thai dishes to cater to their tastebuds.
Lastly, portions are huge here, but you’ll want to leave space in your stomach to enjoy the variety of beers, ciders, lagers and shots available.
Address: Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 76 366 085
Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
Nikita’s Beach Restaurant, Rawai
A beautiful beachfront setting, plentiful drink options and a good choice of local and international fare – what’s not to love about Nikita’s Beach Restaurant?
This hidden gem is a rare find; it is not often that one chances upon a quiet bar located along the beach in Phuket. Take a seat under the shade, enjoy the cooling sea breeze and relax as you admire the spectacular coastal scenery. In the evenings, candles light the tables, lending an air of romance to the lively atmosphere of the restaurant. Attentive service and warm hospitality from the staff round out an enjoyable dining experience here.
Address: 44 Viset Rd Rawai Beach, Rawai, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: +66 85 882 8019
Hours: 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.
Le Versace, Patong
Turn your beer night gathering into a fancy affair by indulging in a meal at Le Versace. The culinary experts helming the kitchen of this luxurious gastropub keep diners happy by serving up plates of exotic fare, such as pan-seared duck liver with banana chutney and tamarind honey sauce, salmon marinated with kafir lime and lemons and tender, slow-cooked lamb shanks. Yum! Throw in the highly decorative setting, mesmerising views overlooking the beach and town, as well as top-notch service and you have all the boxes checked for a special night out.
Address: 220/3 Phrabarami Rd, 83150, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 76 346 005 / +66 (0) 836 341 411
Reservation by SMS: +66 8 24 4848 87
Hours: 17:00 till the last guest leaves
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