Phuket nightspots want out of booze law

Phuket bar owners want an exemption from the nationwide 2am closing time, and are asking for at least 3.30am. (Photo Phuket News)

More than 10 entertainment venue operators in Phuket's Muang district have appealed to authorities on the resort island to allow them to stay open until 3.30am.

The group, led by Jirayus Songyos, owner of Mix Pub in Muang district, submitted the petition to Phuket deputy governor Sanit Srivihok at City Hall Wednesday.

A ministerial decree under the Public Entertainment Place Act specifies opening hours for different types of entertainment venues, but they must not exceed 2am across the country.

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