Though for our purposes its boundaries may be slightly exaggerated, the "old district" and those streets immediately surrounding it offer some of the most established drinking and dining destinations Phuket Town has to offer. It's true that the concentration of establishments is a bit more dispersed than Patong; still, most if not all of the action here is walkable thanks in large part to Phuket's relatively short street lengths.
Yaowarat, the area's main north-south artery, is home to several notable bars, including the centrally located Rockin' Angels Cafe and, further to the north, farang-friendly Timber Rock. Jutting perpendicularly from here, Phang-nga, Thalang and Dibuk Roads offer a diverse selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and a few clubs to keep the night passing merrily along. The northern end of Takuapa Road, accessible from Phang-nga, also has a few tasty tricks up its sleeve, including the always entertaining, expat-friendly Michael's Bar. It may not be the kind of pulsating and often belligerent excitement you've come to expect from Phuket Island but, in the case of Old Town, that's high praise.