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Gay Info.

Connect Guesthouse
125/8 Rath U thit rd
Paradise Complex
(way out)
Patong Beach
Phuket - Thailand
Phone: 076-294195
Int: +6676294195
Fax: 076-340957


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Complete A-Z listing, update 2010.
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Queen of of The Boat Bar Cabaret Show

Our Gay Patong Entertainment list covers more than 50 gay venues in Patong and now also Phuket town including discos, pubs, bars, restaurants, coffee shops etc.

This is the only web site with updated listings of all gay venues in Patong along with other venues being "gay popular".

We can provide the information you need to find your way around here, then it's up to you to judge and find your own favorite spots.

This web site promotes Gay tourism to Thailand NOT sex tourism.

Enjoy your stay!


The first think to understand is that the Thais don’t look at being Gay the same way they do in the west. Here the attitude is more “live and let live”. Katoys – transvestites – have long been respected and an acceptable part of the Thai culture. Gays are often more in the closet than Katoeys since gay life doesnt have the same space in Thai culture as the katoyes.

In the Patong and Paradise Complex areas there are Gay bars, restaurants, saunas, shops and guesthouses to suit every taste and every budget.

While there are many Gay Thais on the island, and while it is surprisingly easy to meet them, the men in the bars and go go clubs are working. Happy to come with you for a night or a month, they depend on your kindness to send money home. Some of the working men are even straight. If you are interested in these men at one of the bars, you pay a small fee to the bar for them to accompany you and then show your appreciation by providing a “tip” to your new friend. You can talk to them in the bar (and most of the Captains in these bars are multi-lingual and will translate for you to the extent necessary).

If you aren’t interested buy the man a drink and give him a small tip for his time. If you hit it off – the relationship is then – as they say in Thailand – “Up to you”.

Just remember that this is a different Culture than you have back home – wherever you come from. Everything here is above board and very friendly. Try to be generous with all the people you meet here and you will be richly rewarded by their kindnesses and consideration.


Where can I go?

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Join Connect's Gay Day Tour to Koh Yao Yai (Island Big and Long). This is the only Gay tour in SE-Asia on a schedule all year round every week since 1999. Going on this tour might create your best holiday memories ever! We are going every Saturday all year round.

Beach: Despite there are 17 beautiful beaches there are no real gay beach or nude beach here. Patong Beach has a "gay area" just in front of the beach rescue tower near to the tourist police and Immigration office. You will recognize most of the guys here from the Paradise Complex area.

Sauna: Patong has 1 gay sauna in the gay area. Popular late afternoon until early evening. Phuket town has one gay sauna, Tara sauna. The Gay Spa "Hiranyikara Spa with men in mind" is half way between Phuket town and Patong.

"Thai style" gay venues: Pub/Bar with hosts available to "off". Be prepared to be sitting next to a host from the bar asking you to pay for a drink (to start with).

"Western style" gay venues: Hassle free gay venues. Friendly atmosphere without hustlers.

Dance bar/music pub: Music pubs with live music. No gay venues but several mixed in Patong and Phuket town.

Disco: There are two gay disco in Patong. Kiss Club and the Boat Bar.

Cabaret-/transvestite show: There are several dedicated cabaret-/transvestite shows in Patong. Some go-go bars have cabaret shows.

Sex show: Sex shows are (under this present government) illegal in Thailand.

Karaoke: Great fun! The karaoke clubs listed here are very popular among gays and they have songs from all over the world. Pick you favorite and go for it!

After Beach: Most of the gay venues open at the night-time. Connect is however open from 8 in the morning and is popular both with locals and the tourists. You can check your Internet E-mail, have some light snacks and a beer and chat with your friends. Connect restaurant serve "all day" breakfast and have a extensive menu with Thai and western food.

Massage: For many westerners, massage is an infrequent indulgence. In Asia massage is used for all sorts of therapeutic need as well as for pure enjoyment. Only a few massage places have male masseurs.

Cinema: There are two cinema multiplex in Phuket Town and now one multiplex cinema in Patong. Movies with original soundtrack or dubbed to Thai. Check carefully so you do not choose the wrong one.

Cruising: If you are in Patong just go to Paradise Complex or to the beach at late night. If you are really into cruising go to Phuket town and visit the Suan luang Park. Phuket town does not have any gay venue (only mixed) so this is the place to meet. Many locals go here. Some speak good English but not all. Saphan Hin area is not recommended for cruising. As always in parks - Be careful.
AYOR (at your own risk)

Dining: Patong has an uncountable number of restaurants. Patong has a few "gay restaurants" and several that are very popular among gays.

Night life in Patong: There is no gay scene outside Patong Beach and the gay scene in Patong has been rapidly transformed over a couple of decades from one bar only, to a vibrant modern gay scene. The anchor or nucleus of the gay scene is the popular Boat Bar Disco in Paradise Complex with a professional cabaret show and an outdoor terrace bar, located in an enclave of 30 gay venues in the "Paradise Complex".
You can get the latest updates and the Gay Patong Map from Connect Guesthouse, which is also the early evening meeting point. The Paradise Complex offers numerous pubs, a gay sauna, restaurants, pool bars, and Internet cafes.
The biggest cabaret show is the Simon Cabaret but it is perhaps more interesting for straight tourists who want to have a look at the katoys (transvestites).
One other show worth mentioning is the Phuket Fantasea Show ( It's a brand new mix of Thai culture, a Las Vegas Show and a pinch of Disney World all rolled into one.

Category listing : Patong

Gay accommodation
  • Gay Guesthouses and Hotels

    Internet caffe
  • Connect

  • Aquarius
  • Hiranyikara Spa

  • Show Bars: (go-go shows)
  • B B Boy
  • My Way
  • Passport
  • Spartacus A-bar
  • Tangmo
  • Mama san (Uncle Charlies
  • Super Boys

    Hassle free Bars:
  • Connect
  • Knud's
  • Flying Handbag

  • Beer bars:
  • Bi Ba Bo Bar

  • Best of Faith
  • Heaven Bar
  • James Dean Bar
  • James Dean & Friend Bar
  • J & B Bar
  • Jungle Boyz
  • Maprang bar
  • Men Club
  • Ok club
  • Heaven Bar
  • Kai Bar Boy
  • SBY Bar
  • Time

  • Shopping
  • Body Talk
  • Jacks
  • Jung Ceylon
  • Viwat Wis
  • Disco:
  • The Boat Bar (gay)
  • Banana Disco (mixed)
  • Kiss Club (gay)
  • Safari (mixed)
  • Famous Phuket (new mixed)

    Music pub:
  • Galaxy (mixed, new location)
  • E-San la prao (mixed, new location)

    Katoy/Transvestite Shows:
  • Boat Bar
  • Kiss Club (New)
  • My Way
  • Simon Cabaret
  • Tangmo Cabaret Club
  • Mama San

    World award winning show:
  • Phuket FantaSea (mixed)

    Popular "gay" Restaurants:
  • Restaurants

    "Gay" Karaoke:
  • Kar-door
  • Marn-Ya karaoke
  • Super Boys
  • Twilight
  • Maeng Cup
  • E-San La prao
  • Wow karaoke

    Massage by male masseur.
  • Aquarius
  • Spartacus
  • Hiranyikara Spa
  • The best of Faith
  • Twin Hearts

  • Phuket town Listing

    Beer garden
  • Fever Corner (mixed)
  • James Beer Garden (mixed)
  • Sure Beer garden (mixed)
  • Ta Yai (mixed)
  • Sofa Pub (new mixed)

  • Dibuk restaurant (mixed)
  • Krajok-See Restaurant (mixed)
  • Disco
  • Blue Marina(popular, mixed)

    Music Pub
  • Kor Tor Mor (popular, mixed)
  • Timber hut (mixed)
  • Sofa Pub (new mixed)
  • Yarumba (mixed)

  • Cruising
  • King Rama Park, Suang Luang Park.
    Parking lot next to the park, AYOR

  • A-Z entertainment listing Click for Map

    • Aquarius
      Aquarius Gay sauna, men only. Sauna, Steam room, Jaquzzi, Bar, Massage, Gym.
      Location: Paradise Complex
    • Banana Disco
      Has for many years been very popular among they gay crowd. Gays still go there, but as there are more discos in Patong now Banana is less gay than it used to be.
      Location: Beach Road
    • Boat Bar
      Patong's only gay disco with a popular cabaret shows every night around midnight. Boat Bar gets busy when the show starts at midnight. No entrance fee.
      Location: Paradise Complex (corner on the way out)
    • Connect Restaurant Bistro & Bar with Guesthouse
      Hang out, surf the Net, get local information and your free Gay Patong Map here.
      Swedish owned. The only gay venue open daytime from 10.00 in the morning until (around) 01.00 night time. Ask for the Gay Day tour to Kai Island.
      Air conditioned restaurant with Thai and European food. 25 clean and quiet rooms with double glass windows. All rooms with A/C, private bathroom, Internet, telephone, mini-bar, electronic safe.
      Location: 125/8-9 Rath-U-Thit Road, Paradise Complex (on the way in).

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    • E-San La Prao
      Thai Music bar with a Thai live band. Popular among locals from north east of Thailand, the E-san district. No western music but a very interesting experience in Thai schlager music and dance. Not many tourists here, mixed gay and straight. New location on the dead end road from the junktion road to Karon.
    • Fever corner
      Beer Garden in Phuket town
    • Flying Handbag
      Bar without hosts, Popular with many of the expats living in Phuket. Location: Behind Connect in Paradise Complex
    • Galaxy
      A mixed air conditioned dance bar/music pub, popular (especially among the locals) and crowded if you go there late. Big screen video/TV. Thai live music. No entrance fee. Low priced drinks. Location: Soi Thab Tim.
    • Heaven Bar
      Small bar. Heaven Bar has a long history and has been very popular during the years.
      Location:133/14 Rath-U-Thit Road, Paradise Complex.
    • Men Club
      Bar for men.
      Location: 125/7 Rath-U-Thit rd, Paradise Complex
    • Jame's Beer garden
      Popular mixed beer garden in Phuket town.
    • James Dean Bar
      Bar and guesthouse rooms. Open daily from 16.00 until 02.00
      Location: Paradise Complex (on the way out).
    • J&B Bar
      Small outdoor Bar on the way out of Paradise Complex Location: Soi 2 paradise Complex
    • Knuds's (previously known as Jochen's)
      Danish owned bar. Location: Paradise Complex (on the way out opposite Connect).
    • Jungle Boyz
      Bar outside Paradise Complex, next to Siam Palm. Location: Aronsom Plaza, Patong
    • Kor Tor Mor
      Popular music pub restaurant in Phuket town (mixed)
      Location: Phuket Town
    • Lair Lay Thong Restaurant
      Popular Thai Restaurant on the same street as Kenya's Sea Hag restaurant.
    • Maprang Bar
      Open even after the lights go out.
      Location: (way out) Paradise Complex
    • My Way
      Bar with cabaret shows at midnight. No entrance fee.
      My Way was recently renovated and is now the biggest bar in Paradise Complex
      Location: Paradise Complex (way out).
    • Maeng Cup
      New popular Karaoke Bar. Open Late. Popular among local gay's
      Location: Patong, Same street as E-san Laprao
    • Passport
      This bar is in classic Thai style bar.
      Location: Paradise Complex (way out)
    • Phuket FantaSea (not gay)
      Not gay but very interesting and worth visiting. Phuket FantaSea is a Vegas-style theme park showing Thai culture. You can dine in the biggest dining room in the world, watch the spectacular show (dancing, fire works, laser, elephants) and do some shopping in the shopping arcade.
      Location: At Kamala Beach, 20 minutes from Patong.
    • OK BAR former known as Ruby Slipper
      Location: 125/6 Rath-U-thit rd, Patong, Paradise Comple
    • Safari (mixed)
      A very popular disco/night club with sea food restaurant and 5 bars.
      No entrance fee. Location: On the way to Karon Beach.
    • Sea Hag Restaurant
      Popular air conditioned restaurant with Thai and western food in 2 floors. Location: Beach road 78/5 Soi Permpong (Soi Wattana clinic)
    • Simon Cabaret
      The biggest transvestite cabaret show on Phuket Island and one of the best in Thailand.
      Entrance fee 500 Baht for Economy class, 600 Baht for VIP seats. The entrance fee includes one soft drink. Shows at 19.30 and 21.30. Location: On the way to Karon Beach (100/6-8 Muu 4), not so far away from Safari.
    • Spartacus
      A very nicely designed and decorated bar with massage upstairs.
      Location: 123/5 Rath-U-Thit Rd, Paradise Complex
    • Super boys
      Small and old but very cozy bar. Changes to a Karaoke after 2 AM
      Location: Follow the sign to the right from Sawadiirak Road (between the school and Beachroad.)
    • Sure Beer garden
      Beer garden in Phuket town
    • Ta Yai
      Beer garden in Phuket town
    • Tangmo Cabaret Club
      Bar with show around midnight. Paradise Complex
    • Timber Hut
      Music club in Phuket town
      Location: 118/1 Yaowarat rd, Phuket town
    • Time
      Bar. Open daily from afternoon until late.
      125/12 Rath-U-Thit Road, Paradise Complex (on the way in)
    • Twilight Karaoke
      Karaoke bar
      Location: 135/6-7 Rath-U-Thit Road (in the middle of Paradise Complex), Patong Beach.
      Phone: +66 (0)76 345 338
    • Mama san - former known as Uncle Charlie's
      This bar is now located in Paradise Complex just opposite the Boat Bar.


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