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Sip and Savor at Kan Eang @ Pier: Phuket’s Coolest Waterfront Cocktail Oasis

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For those seeking an oasis of laid-back tropical vibes, innovative cocktails, and delectable Thai-fusion cuisine while visiting Phuket, there’s no better spot than the ultra-chic Kan Eang @ Pier bar and restaurant. This modern yet rustic-chic waterfront establishment located within the Hanuman World adventure park has quickly cultivated a reputation as one of the island’s hottest and legendary drinking and dining destinations.

From the moment you first lay eyes on Kan Eang’s stunning setting, you’ll be instantly transfixed. The restaurant and bar are situated steps away from a scenic lagoon, with an incredible backdrop provided by the towering lift hill and speeding trains of the Hanuman World Roller coaster zooming by overhead.

It’s this picture-perfect scenery combined with Kan Eang’s masterfully crafted and legendary cocktails that make it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Phuket’s thriving dining and nightlife scene.

Legendary and Savory Drinks
Legendary and Savory Drinks

A Mixology Paradise
The star of the show at Kan Eang is undoubtedly their innovative, tropical-inspired cocktail program dreamt up by some of the island’s most talented mixologists. The drink menu features a wondrous array of finely-tuned signature sippers that pay homage to the diverse flavors and produce found across Phuket’s landscape.

For a taste of true cocktail artistry, look no further than the Butterfly Beauty, a breathtakingly vibrant blue cocktail made with butterfly pea flower-infused gin, fresh lemongrass, kaffir lime, and soft floral notes. The stunning pink-hued Bae Watch is another favorite, combining fresh dragonfruit, Thai basil, and vodka for a light, refreshing tipple.

If you prefer your cocktails on the boozier side, the potent yet balanced Samui Rum Buck with dark rum, ginger beer, lime and aromatic bitters goes down dangerously easily. Or cool off from the Phuket heat by indulging in one of Kan Eang’s creative boozy slushies like the Mango Tango made with white rum and fresh mango.

legendary Drinks for all
legendary Drinks for all

World-Class Cuisine
In addition to cocktail artistry, the other main draw at Kan Eang is the restaurant’s outstanding menu of upscale Thai and pan-Asian inspired cuisine. Fresh-caught local seafood is the star, whether it’s featured in the tangy yum talay salad, or the signature mok pla dish of snapper fillets steamed in a fragrant banana leaf pouch.

For those looking to sample a wider variety of flavors, the kitchen’s selection of tasting platters and shareable plates are an absolute must. The Bo Lan platter is a creative spin on traditional Thai drinking snacks like cured meats and fragrant herb relishes. Or indulge in the Kan Eang Platter with its assortment of chicken satay skewers, crispy spring rolls, refreshing papaya salad, and more.

Kan Eang’s dessert menu is just as enticing, with standout sweets like the creamy mango and sticky rice pot or luscious banana nutella roti. Save room for these decadent treats while sipping on one of their boozy nightcaps or signature cocktails.

cocktails for all seasons
cocktails for all seasons

A Serene Tropical Paradise
Arguably just as impressive as the consumables at Kan Eang is the restaurant’s breathtaking ambiance and design centered around its waterfront locale. Outdoor decks and covered patios offer unobstructed vistas overlooking the park’s main lagoon and marine habitats, with the iconic Roller coaster providing an added dramatic backdrop.

Private salas and intimate cabanas nestled along the waterfront are the perfect romantic nooks for couples looking for a quiet, secluded hideaway to enjoy drinks and small plates. As the sunsets over the Phuket skyline, Kan Eang’s waterfront decks become an ideal vantage point for taking in the nightly light and fire shows projected on the coaster’s lift hill.

Those feeling a bit more adventurous can opt to arrive at Kan Eang by the park’s ferry boats and be dropped off directly at the pier entryway adding to the waterfront excursion vibes. It all makes for an unforgettable sensory experience of savoring world-class Thai cuisine and cocktails surrounded by the sights and sounds of Phuket’s lush tropical scenery.

Beautiful Oasis
Beautiful Oasis

Creating a Local Legacy
When Hanuman World first opened its gates in late 2019, Kan Eang @ Pier immediately established itself as the premier upscale dining and nightlife destination within the adventure park’s footprint. Thanks to its romantic waterfront setting, sublime Pan-Asian cuisine, and creative craft cocktail program, it drew rave reviews from locals and visitors alike.

In the years since, Kan Eang has continued to evolve its drink and cuisine offerings while retaining its focus on showcasing the vibrant flavors of Phuket and southern Thailand through an elevated, modern lens. The bar team is always experimenting with new creative ways to incorporate the island’s incredible bounty of exotic fruits, herbs, and botanicals into their cocktail recipes.

Whether you’re looking for a scenic sunset spot to enjoy finely-crafted cocktails, indulge in fresh Thai seafood, or simply bask in Phuket’s natural beauty, an evening at Kan Eang @ Pier promises to be an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience that captures the true essence of the island’s dining and nightlife scene!