5 Best Night Clubs in Bangkok
Bangkok's Best Dance Clubs
Bangkok nightlife is legendary and for good reason. The city is buzzing seven nights a week, with world famous mega-clubs and underground haunts attracting revelers from every corner of the planet. You can find every niche musical movement in Bangkok – from classic hip hop, to funky vocal house and even drum ’n’ bass – and it’s this sheer choice, along with fun-loving crowds and the classic easygoing Thai charm that makes Bangkok the premier clubbing destination in Asia, and one of the most boisterous party cities in the world.
To represent all that Bangkok’s nightlife has to offer in only five clubs is impossible, but we have done our best to present standout establishments that offer guests an unforgettable night out in the Thai capital. Strap on your seat belt and enjoy the ride!
Ocean Bangkok is a chic beach club style venue comprising a large pool, spacious outdoor deck, restaurant and indoor bar. The mood is carefree and fun-loving, and with conversation flowing as freely as the drinks, Ocean Urban Lounge is one of the best places to meet people in Bangkok. On weekends the mood gets taken up a notch with their Weekend Escape parties bringing people from all over the city to enjoy lounge house played by some of Bangkok’s best DJs. This is the only pool bar in Bangkok that is open every day of the week and welcomes everyone to come down and chill out by the pool. What’s more, entry is free! (Read more...)
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00 Location: 7 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Phrom Phong BTS: Phrom Phong - Tel: +66 (0) 22 612 800
Music: house/hip hop/party pop (depending on the night)
Crowd: Expats, tourists and internationalised Thais
KuDeTa (or Ku De Ta) was one of the most high profile openings Bangkok has seen in years, creating a buzz right across the city. This lifestyle and entertainment brand is rightfully world-famous for their elegant restaurants, bars and nightclubs spread across the hot spots of Asia, and Ku De Ta Bangkok is the newest addition to the collection. The club lounge section of KuDeTa is a sophisticated space with rooftop views from the 39th floor of the massive Sathorn One Building. Music changes according to the night but expect hip hop anthems on Wednesdays (ladies night), deep house on Thursdays, and a mixture of commercial party pop, R'n'B and EDM hits on Fridays, with a more bass heavy tracklist on Saturdays. Dress to impress for this one. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
- Location: 39th and 40th floors, Sathorn Square Complex, 98 North Sathorn Road
- BTS: Chong Nonsi exit 4
- Tel: +66 (0) 2108 2000
- Price Range: free entry
Music: R&B / House
Crowd: A mixed bag of tourists and Thais
A relative newcomer to the party scene in Bangkok, but – like all the cool kids – it arrived fashionably late and now everyone wants to get in for a look. With a rooftop lounge and two club rooms, Levels covers a lot of musical ground: funky beats on the terrace, R&B hits in the plush main room, and house and techno in the cavernous box in the rear. Thanks to free entry and a proactive PR team, Levels attracts a decent gathering of clubbers most nights of the week, with special events on Wednesday and Friday, usually based around a theme including lots of bikini clad-models. This club is definitely catering for western tastes, with minimal seating and a vibe conducive for mixing and mingling while checking out the different areas. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 21:00 – 03:00
- Location: Sukhumvit Soi 11
- Price Range: Free entry
Music: Hip Hop / Trance / Live Band
Crowd: Young, Thai and dressed to impress
If young, Thai and sexy is your thing then you should definitely get down to RCA and check out Route 66. RCA (Royal City Avenue) is a designated party street with bars and clubs lining the street on both sides – and this is the pick of the lot. There are three rooms built side by side playing live music, hip hop and trance, although it’s the hip hop main area that gets all the attention. Route 66 is definitely Thai-style clubbing, which means most people turn up, purchase a bottle of whisky and find their base for the night. All the best areas are reserved for this and anyone sipping on beers will find the majority of their night is spent lurking around trying to find a place to stand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
- Location: RCA
- Price Range: Free for Thai Citizens, foreigners 400 baht
Location: Thong Lor
Music: Hard House / Techno
Crowd: Moneyed Thais, ranging from students to young professionals, going wild with daddy’s credit card
Situated right in the middle of Bangkok’s high society row on Thong Lor Street, Demo (and its sister Funky Villa) packs crowds in from Wednesday to Sunday with a chic, abandoned-factory setting, pumping house and techno and free entry. The crowd of affluent Thais and a smattering of in-the-know foreigners are more discernable with their musical tastes and choice of drinks here, with cutting edge tunes and cocktail menu several pages long. The setting itself is worth checking out – graffiti all over the bare brick walls, shutters in place of doors, and a large outdoor area linking the club with the more mainstream Funky Villa next door.
I.D. is an absolute must at Demo – even if you’re old enough to remember the 70s disco scene, the door staff are still going to ask you. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
- Location: Thong Lor Soi 10
- Price Range: Weekdays free entry; Weekends 500 baht (redeemed in drinks vouchers)
Crowd: Mix of Thai and foreign guests, some to lounge in the rooftop shisha bar, others to party the night away in the club
Comprising four unique floors, Grease Nightclub in Bangkok is an all inclusive venue that offers something for everyone – from hardcore clubbers to rooftop stargazers. Specifically the club has a restaurant, dance venue, live music bar and a tree-lined rooftop lounge. Grease Nightclub is located on Sukhumvit Soi 49, in the Piman 49 Complex (a high end collection of shops and restaurants) opposite Samitivej Hospital. The nearest BTS station is Thong Lor but a taxi or motorbike is needed from there. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 - Late
- Location: 46/12-13 Sukhumvit Soi 49