Bash Nightclub (Levels Late) on Sukhumvit Soi 11
Late Night After-Party in Bangkok
Bash Nightclub (soon-to-be Levels Late) is at the forefront of a new-breed of Bangkok clubs, filling a hole in the clubbing scene by offering all-night partying in a cool and classy environment. This experience is reserved for the hardcore, opening at midnight and carrying on until around dawn (although there is no official closing time). When all the other bars and clubs on Soi 11 are closing down for the night, Bash is just heating up and attracts a happy mix of clubbers who live for the weekend.
Previously, after-hours clubs in Bangkok were somewhat seedy in nature – the type of place only taxi drivers and ladies of the night would know about – but Bash Nightclub feels professional by comparison and is well designed with three different floors of fun for guests to enjoy.
It’s easy to walk straight past Bash without realising as the entrance is a narrow, silver door next to The Australian Pub about 100 metres up Sukhumvit Soi 11 on the left hand side. Payment (300 baht with one free drink) is taken on the ground floor and then you are escorted by a dwarf in an elevator up to the centre of the action. It’s certainly the most surreal entrance to a club I’ve ever experienced.
The elevator first opens on the second floor and this is where most people congregate. The music policy here is house and techno, with a number of the most skilled Bangkok-based DJs performing every night. Lighting is an impressive part of the Bash experience and turns the main dance floor into a kaleidoscope of colours. On the third floor there is a VIP Mezzanine, and unless the club suddenly gets overrun with the rich and famous anyone who wants to take a break and watch the action on the dance floor below can do so from the balcony. There are also several booths fringing the room, although staff will ask you to buy a bottle of spirits if you want to enjoy chilling out there.
Hip hop and R&B is the music of choice on the top floor and a central stage is usually scattered with guys and girls getting down to the best of American break beats. The vibe is more relaxed and less crowded up here, with many groups standing and chatting by one of two bars.
Bash offers a raucous and fun place to party and, somewhat surprisingly, the longer you stay the more women seem to appear on the dance floor. The futuristic décor is a nice touch, but ultimately people in Bangkok go to Bash Nightclub because it plays great music, late, late into the night. The idea of clubbing ‘til the sun comes up isn’t for everyone… could you handle it?
- Opening Hours: 24:00 - very late
- Address: 37 Sukhumvit soi 11
- Price Range: 300 baht with one drink