Patong, without a doubt, is the main party town on the island and has gained a rather wild rep when it comes to the art of partying, boasting several discos and literally hundreds of bars. Bangla Road is full of little side streets, known as sois in Thai, that are packed full of bars, many of which are within themed plazas. Make sure to come with an open mind as you’ll see all sorts of crazy antics taking place.
Head north to the town of Kamala where you’ll find plenty of pubs, which also serve food that are popular with locals and expats alike. Further north, in Surin you’ll come across trendy venues and restaurants that offer style and sophistication.