Best Nightlife Experiences in Bangkok
Watch Siam Niramit Theatre Show
One of the best places to get a taste of the nightlife in Bangkok is the Siam Niramit theatre. Holding multiple prestigious awards, including a place in the Guinness World Records, the theatre is a great tribute to the country’s rich art, heritage, and culture.
This famous theatre seats 2,000 guests and is host to a beautiful medley of performances that bring the vibrant culture and history of Thailand to life like never before. These performances are aided by some of the world’s best technologies and have quickly become famous amongst travelers. The show is usually 80-minutes long and a great way to acquaint yourself with Thai traditions.
Location: 19 Thiam Ruam Mit Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Timing: The theatre is open every day from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
Duration: 2 hours
Check-in time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cruising time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cruise duration: 2 Hours
Departure Point: Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai
About Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise:
Embark on a wonderful evening where you dine and sail on the mesmerizing Chao Phraya river. Witness Thailand's culture and its traditions while catching glimpses of Bangkok's popular landmarks, such as the Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, & Asiatique The Riverfront. The river in Thailand flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.
Savor on an international buffet - a fusion of different cuisines from all over the world and witness the glory of this beautiful city. During this evening cruise, get a scenic view of the city's top waterfront sights. Enjoy this cruise ride and listen to the professional singers while enjoying your delicious dinner.
Activity Duration: 3 Hours (Approx.)
Mahanakhon Skywalk Timing: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Last Admission: 11:00 PM
About Mahanakhon Skywalk:
Witness a breathtaking panoramic view of Bangkok city as you step into the glass-floored King Power Mahanakhon Tower’s Skywalk. Experience the feel to be on top of the world as you stand on the roof of one of the tallest buildings in the city while catching sight of the busy streets of Bangkok with Mahanakhon Skywalk Tickets. Evenings are extraordinarily beautiful from the skywalk as the city gets lit up with the brightest lights. The sight of a mesmerizingly serene sunset painting the sky with hues of orange will definitely leave you awe-struck. It is definitely worth a visit on a trip to Bangkok.
Activity Duration: 1-2 Hours (Approx.)
Bangkok Sky Dining Buffet Timing: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Reporting Point for Bangkok Sky Dining Buffet: Baiyoke Sky Hotel
About Bangkok Sky Dining Buffet:
The Sky Dining Buffet in Bangkok offers you an incredible opportunity to feast on an array of scrumptious dishes at the Baiyoke Sky Hotel's 76th and 78th-floor buffet prepared by renowned chefs. Relish your taste buds with an extensive buffet of seafood, Thai dishes, sushi, salads, pizza, pasta, cheese, and desserts.
Apart from the luscious delicacies, witness a magnificent panoramic view of the city of Bangkok from the revolving roof deck and the observation deck on the 84th and 77th floor of southeast Asia's tallest hotel. It is undoubtedly worth a visit while being in Bangkok for the vibe it carries within.
Activity Location: ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Bangkok
- Slot 1: Dinner and Dance (6:30 PM), Calypso Show (7:30 PM)
- Slot 2: Dinner and Dance (8:00 PM), Calypso Show (9:00 PM)
Activity Duration: 2 hours approx. (Dance & Dinner- 45 min, Cabaret Show- 70 min)
About Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show:
Witness the famous and mind-blowing Calypso Cabaret Show at Asiatique, Bangkok put up by talented artists of Thailand. Watch the exotic and splendid performances by more than 70 professional ladyboy dancers and join hands in celebrating human diversity. They incorporate a meticulous balance of exclusive choreography with high-class concepts seen exclusively in Thailand on the themes of tolerance and acceptance. Enjoy a scrumptious Thai Dinner Buffet with Thai Dance on this fun-packed evening.
Bangkok Night Bike Tour Duration: 3 hours (Approx)
Bangkok Night Bike Tour timing: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Departure point: Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
About Bangkok Night Bike Tour:
Pedal and ride through Bangkok's glimmering night view for a whole different experience. You will get to avoid the daytime rush and the beaming sunlight. Take your bicycle to the prominent highlights of the tour like Chinatown, Chao Phraya River, and around the Grand Palace.
Taking a tour at night on a bicycle, itself is calming but when you get to pedal across a river at night, that experience will be quite meditating. After the journey full of enthusiasm, refresh yourself by having some snacks and drinks.
Muay Thai With Brick Bistro Dinner
If you’re up for a night of action and adrenaline, the Muay Thai fights in Bangkok have got you covered. This art of Thai boxing is also known as ‘the art of eight limbs’, because of the involvement of shins, elbows, knees, and fists. What was originally a part of the Thai military’s training routine has now transformed into a popular show in the country.
Bangkok has two stadiums where you can witness these fights - The Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Ramintra road, and the Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium on Ratcha Damnoen Nok Road. It is one of the most widely enjoyed activities of Bangkok nightlife.
Location: 1 Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, Khwaeng Wat Sommanat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Timing: Lumpinee stadium - Open on Tuesday and Friday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and on Saturday from 04:00 PM to 12:00 PM, Rajadamnern stadium - Open on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
SF World Cinema Central World
Thailand's grandest and most popular cinema complex, SF World Cinema spans three floors and houses a total of 15 screens. Places inside CentralWorld, the largest shopping complex in the country, the theatres in the cinema are categorised into five types, including the Directors World Screen (for premier art movies) and the World’s First Class Screens which offer nothing but luxury with their top-class recliner chairs.
The food bar in the cinema complex is known for the best snacks and drinks in the city, while the restaurant serves to pamper your taste buds with delectable modern fusion dishes. A great contributor to the nightlife in Bangkok, this cinema hosts a range of movie including Hollywood numbers.
Location: 999/9, CentralWorld, 7th Floor, Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan, Khet Pathumwan, Bangkok.
Timings: Open every day from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Bangkok Ladyboy Shows
It is no secret that Thailand’s Ladyboys, also known as katoeys, are some of the world’s most beautiful transvestites. The legendary Ladyboy Show is one of the most enlightening experiences when it comes to exploring the nightlife in Bangkok.
The artists are highly talented performers who have fully been accepted by society, even by the remote villages of the country. Come to Ladyboy Bangkok for an explosive night of entertainment, lights, and sounds. The entertaining cabaret show is also a testament to the liberal beliefs of the Thai society.
Location: Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada.
Timing: Shows start from evening 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM every day.
One of Bangkok’s most famous streets for night-outs and parties, Soi Cowboy is lined with over 20 go-go bars. The street is adorned by several flashing neon lights which lend it chill, laid-back vibes. Something of a sensation amongst travellers, this vibrant street houses over 40 bars and nightclubs, where entry is almost always free, and drinks are served at fixed prices.
Some of the most famous bars here are Baccara, Deja Vu A Go-Go, Kiss A Go-Go, and a handful more, depending on your budget. If you find yourself in Bangkok, make sure to visit Soi Cowboy, for it’s not likely that you will see a place like that anywhere else!
Location: Soi Cowboy street, Bangkok.
Timings: Bars open every day from evening till late night.
Undoubtedly the most popular tourist spot in the city, Chinatown is the epicenter of nightlife in Bangkok. A favourite amongst gourmands who wander here seeking palatable treats, Chinatown is one of the busiest streets in Bangkok. Besides the excellent street-food and cuisine, Chinatown also houses a great number of little shops and stalls dealing majorly in gold.
The place is packed with energy and zeal, attracting countless tourists every day. You can catch Chinatown in its full glory when you’re visiting Bangkok during big festivals like the Chinese New Year.
Location: Chinatown, Yaowarat Road, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timings: Most places in Chinatown open every day from 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Best Bars in Bangkok
Vertigo and Moon Bar, Banyan Tree Hotel
Located on top of the Banyan Tree Hotel, next to Vertigo, Moon Bar claims to be among the highest al fresco bars in the world offering premium drinks, such as the classic Vertigo Sunset, a melody of pineapple, cranberry and lime juices blended with just the right amount of Malibu. This is the best place to enjoy Bangkok nightlife as you can enjoy the amazing view of the city.
Location: Located on top of the Banyan Tree Hotel in central Bangkok.
Timings: open from 5 pm to 1 am daily
Sky Bar Lebua at State Tower
One of the most lavish and sophisticated rooftop bars in the city, the Sky Bar Rooftop is the most popular haunt for party-animals. A lot of the bar’s well-earned popularity may be because of the fact that some scenes of the blockbuster movie Hangover II was filmed there! And not to mention that the bar offers unmatched views of the sweeping Bangkok city, unfurling 63 floors below you.
The building is quite easy to spot as it dominates most of the city’s landscape. Amongst the excellent selection of cocktails that the restaurant boasts, Hangovertini is the best-selling drink, for obvious reasons. Add to it an extensive menu perfected by experts and you have a night that will remain with you long after you’ve gone.
Given the wild popularity of the bar, it may not always be very peaceful and quiet, but it does promise you views that you won’t forget very quickly. No wonder it’s one of the most famous places in Bangkok nightlife guides.
Location: 63rd floor, Sky Bar Lebua at State Tower, Silom, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open every day form 04:00 PM to 01:00 AM.
Octave Rooftop Bar Marriott 57 Hotel
Recently introduced, the Octave Signature Cocktails comprise a concise assemblage of eight Thai Asian themed cocktails. The drinks have been thoughtfully created using combinations of distinctive local ingredients and premium imported spirits to concoct tantalising and refreshing cocktails.
Location: Located on the main Sukhumvit Road and directly adjacent to the Thonglor BTS Skytrain station making Octave easily accessible without battling the notorious Bangkok traffic jams.
Park Society Sofitel So on Sathorn
One of the trends that have caught on really well in Bangkok is ‘rooftop dining’. The HI-SO Rooftop of So Sofitel Bangkok is a famous rooftop bar that is loved by travellers and locals alike, making it a gem of the Bangkok nightlife.
The rooftop bar sits on the 209th floor, and lets you truly admire the sprawling cityscape and winding alleyways of Bangkok as you sip on refreshing cocktails. The staff is very warm and welcoming and will make sure your night is a memorable one. With such great views, drinks, and hospitality, you can hardly find a better way to spend your evening!
Location: 2 North Sathon Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open every day from 06:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
Three Sixty Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Towering over the labyrinthine streets of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya, ThreeSixty, as the name rightly suggests, is a getaway to some of the most incredible panoramic views of the city. It is the ideal getaway for relaxing, memorable nights where you can chill and unwind.
Their 360-degree views coupled with an excellent range of dishes, both local and international cuisine, promise you a night to cherish. Not to mention that the unending list of cocktails that one can sip on while grooving to the classy jazz performances by gifted singers! The cherry on top of a perfect night out is the bird's-eye view of the sprawling city that you can enjoy.
Location: 32nd floor, Millennium Hilton Bangkok, 32nd floor, 123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan.
Timing: Open every day from 05:00 PM to 01:00 AM.
The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar
Occupying the roof of the landmark Hotel Muse Bangkok, The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar is applauded for its delicious Asian-fusion cuisine and panoramic vistas of the grand city. With the large numbers of rooftop bars thriving all around the city, The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar sets a new high for the rest to match.
Along with its excellent cuisine and a wide range of refreshing drinks, this rooftop bar is essentially a cocktail bar that invites you in for a night of drinks, talks, and classics. Decorated with an elegant mix of retro and contemporary, The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar enjoys a reputation that precedes itself. It doesn’t get classier than this!
Location: 24-25th floor of the Hotel Muse Bangkok 55/555 Langsuan Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan.
Timings: Open every day from 05:30 PM to 01:00 AM
With its culinary team headed by Peruvian native Chef Omar Frank Maruy, the authentic Peruvian, Japanese fusion food known as Nikkei Cuisine served at Above Eleven has been particularly well received the crisply fresh seafood dishes, spicy salads, and chargrilled skewers, all designed to be shared, and appealing to the palates of a mixed clientele of residents, expats and visitors.
Location: Located in Bangrak a few minutes’ walk from Saladaeng BTS station or Lumpini subway station.
Cloud 47 (Rooftop)
The cocktails here are pricey, but beer including draught beer and beer 'towers' are relatively good value for money.
Location: Located in the financial city near the United Centre.
Timings: Opened from 5 pm to 1 am daily.
Red Sky Centara Grand at Central World
A magnificent rooftop bistro, Red Sky is a great place to enjoy a bird's-eye view of Bangkok’s twinkling city lights and its fast life while digging into some of the best seafood dishes in the city. With a specialised menu that the chef himself creates according to the season, you’ll come here for the excellent food but stay for the vibes and views of the place.
Wrap up your dinner with a glass of some of the finest wines in the county. The chef’s truffle Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Rossini is a signature dish to try out here. Do try to get your reservations pre-booked, as the restaurant is one of the hottest Bangkok nightlife areas.
Location: 999 99 Rama I Road, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open every day from 04:00 PM to 01:00 AM.
The Roof @38 Bar - Mode Sathorn Hotel
A recent addition to the rooftop bars that dot the city go Bangkok, The Roof @38th Bar sits on the 38th floor of the Mode Sathorn Hotel. Characterised by its dominant hues of mauve, the restaurant is an entirely open space, and affords outstanding panoramic views of the several glass towers that blend into the beautiful cityscape of Bangkok.
Enjoy the views of the setting sun as it leaves beautiful shades of pink in the evening sky, which is soon taken over by a thousand stars. Sit back on the comfortable sofas, sip on your favourite cocktails at the fancy bar and feel the city breeze kiss your face. It makes for a top pick in your Bangkok nightlife guide.
Location: 38th floor of Mode Sathorn Hotel, 144 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak.
Timing: Open every day form 05:00 PM to 01:00 AM.
When it comes to Bangkok nightlife, Maggie Choo is like no other nightclub in the city. Designed by the celebrated designer Ashley Sutton in the 1950s, Maggie Choo’s is a Shanghai-themed speakeasy bar serving excellent food, and premium spirits in a rich, cosmopolitan setting. Enjoy a night of lively, groovy DJ music and entertaining stage shows.
Sundays are popular for Gay Nights, when you enjoy the performances of ruggedly handsome gentlemen instead of beautiful women. The nightclub can be found at the basement floor of Novotel Bangkok Silom Road, and is a must-visit for everyone!
Timing: Open every day from 07:30 PM to 02:00 AM.
Location: Basement, Fenix Novotel, 320 Maha Nakhon, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok.
Consisting of a life-sized Yoda statue, the decor of Tuba Bar has seduced several travellers from all around the world. Tuba is essentially a restaurant and bar in Bangkok, where ‘standing out’ is the new ‘fitting in’. A place like no other, the bar is actually a mix between an antique gallery and a causal, bohemian hideout.
To add to the appeal of the place, the restaurant boasts of the best Thai-Italian cuisine and a great selection of cocktails. Given the unique decor and vibes of the place, hanging out at Tuba is more like spending a night at a friend’s. It is one of the most happening haunts in the Bangkok nightlife area.
Location: Address: 34 SoiEkkmai 21(SoiChamchun) or Thong Lo Soi 20, Sukhumwit Road, Bangkok.
Timings: Every day 11:00 AM – 02:00 AM.
Hemingway's Bar and Restaurant in Bangkok
The first floor of this elegant bar has an exceptionally European bar vibe, while upstairs on the veranda or inside the lounge area, a more casual mood permits visitors to appreciate the astounding menu of tapas nibbles, new world dishes and more generous mains.
The really charming house, constructed in the 1918, itself has a long and celebrated history, having housed sovereignty, and all the more as of late the French diplomat to Thailand. Hemingway's Bangkok has taken advantage of the house and grounds by making five unique ranges, every one mirroring an area connected with Ernest Hemingway; Cuba, Africa, France, Key West, and a lovely Spanish garden with a focal wellspring.
Open subsequent to 2010, Iron Fairies moved in 2013 (however just three entryways down the road) and extended its operation so now it is a labyrinth of staircases, mystery entryways and dim recesses.
The previous premises were tiny to the point that it was a steady fight to get in or out, keeping in mind it is still a tight crush, however, no matter you are standing or sitting you will certainly be in awe with its stylistic theme.
Smalls has a tendency to be nonbusiness, with an emphasis on jazz and world music, instead of the standard hipjump, house and techno heard in numerous Bangkok clubs. Once in a while, Smalls has a live soul or jazz troupes, yet what is by all accounts working best for the club, in this way, are periodic visits by varied DJs such as club veteran Justin Mills. Bangkok nightlife is one of the best things to enjoy in this beautiful city.
Skytrain Jazz Pub
The fifth floor galleries of Skytrain Jazz Club sits close to theskytrain lines with views of passing trains gleaming under the bright lit city. The graffiti passageway and stairways add to the restaurant’s chic urban setting. There is no lift so gear up for a brisk walk, so as to avoid bumping with the rest of the happy folks.
Alternating acoustic numbers with something funkier, Brown Sugar is one of the oldest clubs in the city. Lose yourself into the groove while digging into your delicious meals, for which you can choose from a variety of classic Thai and Western dishes. Do try to get your reservations done in advance, as the club tends to get easily crowded during weekends.
Location: 469 Phrasumen road, Bawornniwes, Near Wanchat Bridge, Near Khaosan, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Timings: Every day from 05:00 PM – 02:00 AM.
The retro-hit decor of the place, along with its relaxed, chilled-out ambiance has impressed countless travellers already. A valuable addition to Bangkok nightlife and its hangout spots WTF Café is probably the liveliest place to be.
Location: 7 SukhumvitSoi 51, 10270, Thailand.
Timings: Every day 06:00 PM – 01:00 AM.
Best Night Clubs in Bangkok
Ku De Ta
One of the most classy nightclubs in Bangkok, and has now been renamed as Ce La Vi Bangkok Club Lounge. The philosophy that party-goers normally follow here is simple - dress to impress. Fashion, music, and fancy dance moves - these three things about sum up the experience at Ku De Ta. Here are several main booths here where you can dance with your squad.
If the music-and-dance craze get a little overwhelming for you, head to the beautiful open terrace that looks out to stunning views of the Bangkok skyline. The lighting and sound system of the club is world-class, and its lounge-club appearance emanates relaxing vibes.
Each day of the week is dedicated to a particular genre of music, but rest assured that you’ll leave with awesome memories, no matter which day you choose to visit Ku De Ta.
Location: Sathorn Square Tower, N. Sathon Road, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open most days from 09:00 PM to 02:00 AM. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
One of the latest additions to Bangkok’s overflowing list of nightclubs, Onyx is one of the most opulent and aesthetically appealing places for parties. Famous for being the finest dance party nightclub ever to have graced the face of the city, the grand nightclub allows nearly 2,500 people, at one time, to unleash their party animals.
The stadium-like main room along with the wild EDM tracks and performances from various professional dancers set this club apart from the rest. Think of your wildest night-party experience- Onyx promises to top it for you.
Location: Royal City Avenue, 9 Khwaeng Bang Kapi, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open every day from 09:00 PM to 02:00 AM.
Levels Club & Lounge
The ambiance is quite full of life and energy and vibes with foot tapping numbers. The club remains quite crowded almost throughout the week. Thursdays are celebrated as ladies night whereas Wednesday is famous for lovely deals. The entrance of the club is usually free except for special programs. If you are a party animal this place will give you a glimpse of amazing Bangkok nightlife.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi, Altaf Hotel, Bangkok.
Timings: 21:00pm to 3:00am
The club has three rooms playing almost all kind of music including trance, hip hop and live music. Hip hop, dance pop is the most popular and main room here however Thai and western hits through live music is also much appreciated.
It's mainly crowded with young crowd and majorly Thai people. For Thai visitors the entrance is free however 300Baht is charged for foreigners. Drinks are quite cheap starting from 160 Baht. The club is quite famous and the busiest days are Wednesday and Thursday. On Saturdays however getting a table after 22:00 is considered huge luck.
Location: The Royal City Avenue, Block A , Bangkok.
Timings: 20:00pm to 2:00am
At the heart of the Bangkok nightlife, the Royal City Avenue, better known as RCA is the craziest place to be at night. It is essentially an extension to the famous Route 66 and Onyx. Besides being one of the more recent additions to the city’s list of nightclubs, RCV is all about the live dance music.
Hosting a diverse range of artists including famous International DJs, the club’s dance floor is almost always filled to its capacity. The killer sound and light system also helps attract throngs of visitors that wander here seeking a night of music, dance, and frenzy.
Location: 94, 23/92-94 RCA Alley, Khwaeng Bang Kapi, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open only on Friday and Saturday from 09:00 PM to 02:00 AM.
Base heavy beats, R &B tunes and tech music energizes the dance floor. There is no entry free but drinks are chargeable starting from 250 Baht and beers from 220 Baht. The ambience of the club is quite friendly and welcoming though the same remains quite fill with Thai’s and seldom with foreigners.
Location: Thong Lor Street Soi 10 , 20 mins walk from nearest BTS Thong Lor.
Timings: 19:00pm to 2:00am
If you wish to experience the best of Bangkok nightlife, head straight to the Club Insanity, a world-class place nestled in the heart of the city. One of Bangkok’s largest nightclubs, Insanity is a grand place, perfect for crazy night-outs and parties. Hosting a great selection of DJs blasting nonstop EDM tracks, the club is marked by a huge hanger-like room with eclectic lights and a futuristic, bass-heavy sound system which you will not find anywhere else.
There are also various dance shows that the club hosts, along with a main centre stage for those who love showing their moves! With its top-class technologies, music, and services, the place invites anyone and everyone looking for a wild night out.
Location: 32, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open every day from 10:00 PM to 06:00 AM.
Sing Sing Theatre
A spectacular bar/club in Bangkok, Sing Sing Theatre boasts of the most creative and unique concept of interior decor. Bringing together the elements of Eastern decor, the place is adorned with beautiful wrought iron designs, hanging lanterns, and some fascinating dragon illustrations. Sing Sing Theatre spans two bars and a dance floor that moonlights as a centre stage.
Inspired by the concept of a typical Chinese brothel, the nightclub is host to a vast number of performances including live music, beatboxing, and much more. With relatively pocket-friendly prices, the bar is truly one of its kind in the city.
Location: Sukhumvit 45 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timing: Open every day from 09:00 PM to 02:00 AM. Closed on Monday.
Sugar Club Bangkok
Sugar Club Bangkok has a state of the art sound system. The nightclub is dedicated to bring back some of the most renowned bands and hip hop clubbing to the masses. You will find some international DJs guesting here and spinning the tunes for you all to shake a leg. The party club also has some extraordinary deals such as Ladies Nights for all the beautiful laddies and weekend specials where you get 5 drinks for 500 baht.
Location: Sugar Club Bangkok is located at 37 Soi Sukhumvit 1/1, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand.
Timings: Sugar Club Bangkok remains open from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM from Monday to Saturday. On the Sunday, the club is shut early at around 12:00 AM.
Glow is much different from other nightclubs since it is based on love of music and not on each and everything that hits the floor and raises the charts. Based in Shumvit Soi 23, this is one place where rejuvenation of mind is guaranteed. Live music, deep house, techno are some of the preferred music played here.
The nightclub is divided into two floors but the same remains quite crowded throughout the week. Entry fee is dependent on the event and the DJ’s playing though the amount is nearly 300 Baht approximately. It is one of the favourite joints with mix crowd of both Thai individuals and foreigners.
Location: Shumvit Soi 23, near BTS Ashok
Timings: 10: 00pm to 3:00am
EQ Late Night Club
Want to visit a quality late night club with abundant action? EQ Late Night Club is your go to place. Brimming with an eclectic mix of local expats, Thai honeys and newly refurbished club, this is a must visit for the revellers in Nana. With the best music, you can dance to the beats of the popular DJs while enjoying a sip of your favourite beer.
Location: EQ Late Night Club is located at EQ Late Night Club c/o Nana Hotel. Nana Tai Alley, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110, Soi Nana Nuea, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Timings: On Monday to Saturday, the EQ Late Night Club stays open from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM while on Sunday the nightclub remains open only till 12:00 AM.
Live Music Places in Bangkok
Acoustic, Jazz, Blue, soul all can enjoy in this live music bar. Popular bands of the city have been known to perform in Saxophone Pub. A mixed crowd of both locals as well foreigners can be seen here. Music plays from 7:30 in the evening and continues till 10'o clock at night. One of the most famous pubs where you can enjoy Bangkok nightlife.
Location: 3/8 Victory Monument, Bangkok
Timings: 17:00pm to 2:00am
This place is more common with the Thai visitors though occasionally one can find foreigners coming in to explore. The music throbs and vibes with uncontrollable energy as the night grows one can find people dancing, enjoying, cheering on the tables and grooving to the beats of the live house band. Entry fee is around 200 Baht on weekends.
Location: 265 Khao San Road, downstairs at rear of Buddy Lodge complex
Timings: 18:00pm to 2:00am
Trader’s Vic is home to the world’s best Mai Tai and one of the most lavish restaurants to visit in Bangkok. With a world-class cuisine that complements the refreshing riverfront seating, Trader’s Vic has perfected the flavours of Asia, Polynesia and Hawaii. The extensive menu carries everything from classic seafood dishes to pork chops that come straight out of the city’s only Chinese wood-fired oven.
Highlight: The restaurant is home to Bangkok’s first and only Chinese wood-fired oven where the signature Hawaiian pork chops are prepared. If you want to revel in the diversity of cuisines and subtleties of traditional dishes, there’s no better place to visit than Trader’s Vic.
Location: Krung Thonburi Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timings: 19:30pm to 12:00am
Ad Here the 13th
The vintage furniture and the age old photos hanging in the walls elevate the ambience and the theme of a hipstar hangout. A cool place to drop in for a delightful evening though one must drop in early to fetch some seats. House blues and jazz are the favourites here and even drinks come cheap.
Location: 13 Samsen Road, Bangkok
Timings: 19:00 pm to 12:00am
The lounge area has an adequate amount of seating, although the popularity necessitates that you book your tables in advance. There is also a sectioned off VIP area which has great views of the stage. The music is a varied range of Thai artists playing local music and other live acts. It also has other live entertainment and an MC as well as a DJ spinning Hip Hop tunes.
Location: Thong Lor Soi 10, Bangkok
Hard Rock Café
Located on the ever popular Siam square in Bangkok, it is renowned to offer up a memorable experience amidst a classical vibe. The atmosphere is extremely charged and is rich with a great vibe and a large dining room and balcony seating. Hard Rock Café is one of the best places where one can enjoy Bangkok nightlife.
Patrons under 20 are not allowed to stay here post 10:00 p.m according to the provisions of the Thai Law.
Timing: 11 a.m to 12 a.m
The Rock Pub in Bangkok
The atmosphere is always charged with enthusiastic metal heads and rock fanatics. The décor is characteristically like an old school rock pub with wooden tables, dim lighting and low ceiling. It is amongst the top rated clubs in Bangkok and definitely a part of its charming history.
Location: Radchatewee Metro Station, opposite the Asia Hotel.
Fat Gutz Bar and Saloon
An opulent bar that remains unbeaten in terms of popularity, Fat Gutz Bar is an elegantly designed place that resembles a Docker’s yard. Designed with tasteful vintage furniture that reminds you of simpler times, the bar is famous for its unending list of cocktails and the excellent playlist. While the bar is a tad smaller than others, it ensures you more privacy, better services, and a night to never forget.
The bar is quite simple in decor, but its vibes, music selection, and cocktails have quickly made it a popular nighttime joint. It is amongst the top Bangkok nightlife areas.
Highlight: The bar is designed with vintage furniture which is a subtle throwback to the 1920s. Along with the decor, the great selection of cocktails and the limited seating, the bar attracts a very colourful bunch of people.
Location: Central East Ville, 69/4 Pradit Manutham Road, Lat Phrao, Bangkok.
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm.
Tawandang German Brewery
The brewery is a great place for getting together in a big group to have conversations amidst peals of loud and raucous laughter. You can taste a lot of frothy ales lager, weizen beet and dunkel and the menu is a mix of traditional Thai and German favorites. The live acts are also rich, varied and glittery.
Location: Rama 3 Road, Bangkok
Best Night Markets in Bangkok
Palladium Night Market
One of the many places in Bangkok that you will never tire of visiting, the Palladium Night Market is a favourite haunt amongst shopaholics. Located right outside the Palladium World Shopping Mall, the market is always buzzing with people browsing the various stalls housed there.
You can find everything from custom-printed clothes, accessories, and bags, to mobile phone covers at the Palladium Night Market. Besides being one of the most popular night-shopping spots in the city, the market offers everything at wholesale prices - a pretty sweet deal! Add this to your Bangkok nightlife guide stat!
Location: 487 Phetchaburi Road, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timings: Open every day from 06:00 PM to 12:00 PM.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market
Coming to the nightlife in Bangkok, one of the most popular weekend spots in the city is the Chatuchak Friday Night Market. While the market is most active during weekends, it sees a fair amount of footfall during weekdays, too. The sheer size of the Chatuchak market is its greatest selling point - there’s almost nothing that you cannot find there! It is the largest market in Thailand, and naturally, tempts over 10,000 visitors every day!
Being a very famous shopping spot, the market tends to get a tad crowded. A simple solution to this is to visit the market a little early in the morning, but after 09:00 AM, since most shops do not open before then.
Location: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak.
Timings: Open from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM every day. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Phat Pong Night Market – Silom
If you’re keen about exploring the relatively less-crowded shopping areas in Bangkok, Patpong is a promising choice. Sitting amidst one of the hottest nightlife centres of the city, the Patpong market has been a part of the city’s nightlife for over 15 years now. Nestled at the heart of the busy city, the market is easy for tourists to reach.
But remember that it is a marketplace just like any other, which means most items are quite overpriced, so dust off your bargaining skills! That said, as a traveller, you cannot miss this spot, especially due to the variety of products that are sold here!
Location: Thanon Patpong 1, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Timings: Open every day from 06:00 PM to 01:30 AM.
Saphan Phut Night Market
Take a detour from the tourist-filled markets of the city and head to the iconic Saphan Phut night market, one of Bangkok’s most authentic. You get to dip your toes into the authentic local street-food while shopping for a wide range of items, many of which are sold very cheap!
Located near the Memorial Bridge, this huge market is a great place if you’re looking for vintage or second-hand items, fashion apparels, accessories, souvenirs and more. We’re talking jeans, shirts, and dresses which can be bought for as low as 200 THB (INR 450)! One of the best flea markets of the city, a trip to Saphan Phut is obligatory for all travellers.
Location: Memorial Bridge, Saphan Phut Chao Phraya pier.
Timing: Open from 05:30 to 12:00 on every day except Wednesday.