Phuket to extend drinking hours at “restaurants” until midnight from May first


Phuket has officially approved an extension of drinking hours at “restaurants” until midnight from May 1st, 2022.

First, as a reference:

Thai government cancels Test and Go and eases legal drinking hours.

Yesterday, (April 29th), The Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew issued the order. ‘Restaurants’ will be allowed to serve alcoholic beverages until midnight effective this May 1st, 2022.

The Phuket Express noted that previously “restaurants” were allowed to serve alcohol until 11:00 P.M. The drinking hours will now extend one more hour.

However, entertainment venues, including bars, pubs, nightclubs, gogos, karaoke lounges, and other similar businesses, remain legally closed. Only modified converted restaurants with the proper certifications that are approved by the authorities are allowed to legally operate, although in practice enforcement can vary.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.