Ad: 516/20 Patak Road, Karon Beach. Web: www.otools-phuket.com
O’Tools is an Irish pub located at Karon beach. As Irish pubs in Phuket go, this one is about standard. They have a cocktail menu with a range of drinks all under 200 baht and they serve three types of cider, which is a great thing for all Brits visiting Phuket.
In terms of cheap beer, expect to pay under 100 baht for a bottle of Singha, Chang or Tiger. They claim to have one of the best selections of draught and bottled beers of any pub or bar in Phuket. Who knows, they might be right.
They show sports on massive TVs and you can also order food throughout the day. Irish pubs in Phuket don’t exactly get us excited any more, but if you want some home comforts and to meet some friendly faces, this is a decent place for it.
There’s also an O’Tool’s at Kata Beach next to the Centara Kata Resort with more of the same.
Perhaps the best draw of the O’Tools pubs is the live music on Monday and Wednesday in Karon and on Tuesday in Kata. Those nights have been picking up steam for the past two years and remain a firm favourite with the island’s music fans.