Bed Supperclub Bangkok
World Famous Bangkok Club0
Bed Supperclub has closed and will soon be repalced by 'Chi Ultra Lounge' on Sukhumvut Soi 13
Bed Supperclub's tubular elliptical structure and sleek, white, space-pod interior are trademarks of the club that changed the Bangkok clubbing scene forever when it opened in 2002. Offering cutting-edge house and electronic music with regular appearances from world-class DJs, Bed Supperclub gave Bangkok a style and sophistication it was ready for. Since then new clubs have opened with styles of their own and Bed Supperclub isn’t regarded as a standout club as it was before; however, it also boasts a distinctive dining concept where customers are served dinner while lazing on soft white beds with chilled music and personalised service. The unique combination of restaurant and club continue to make Bed Supper Club a force on the Bangkok nightlife scene, and its spaceship dimensions are so famous, it is used as a reference point for all on Sukhumvit Soi 11.
At the bottom end of Sukhumvit Soi 11 - home to many of Bangkok’s coolest clubs, hotels and restaurants - It's quite literally impossible to miss. The capsule-shaped exterior is like no other piece of design in Thailand and quite possibly the world.
The best way to reach the venue is either by taxi (simply ask the taxi driver to take you to Sukhumvit 'sip ed') or via BTS getting off at Nana. Leave through Exit 3 and Bed Supperclub is 300 metres down the street on the right-hand side.
Entry prices to the club vary between the 600 - 900 baht mark, and that includes two free drinks.
Bed Supperclub Décor
In terms of aesthetic innovativeness and originality, no other venue in Bangkok touches Bed Supperclub. The décor is stark white, with colourful bursts of neon lighting contributing to an overriding futuristic feel. On entering you will feel as though you are boarding a spaceship; a padded sliding door which separates the club from the restaurant amplifies the vibe.
Bed Supperclub splits into two tiers that fringe the open space in the middle of the room. This turns later into a dance floor but during dinner it is used as a performance space. The beds are spacious and luxuriant with crisp white linen and super soft pillows, perfect for relaxation during your meal. Whip your shoes off and make yourself comfortable in whatever way you feel.
There is a huge element of experimental design in this venue involving the customer. The white backdrop works to enhance the presence of guests beyond that of being a paying customer, and the interior works like a canvas and everything that happens within the club reflects the art that fills it.
There are two rooms to Bed Supperclub, and although the long, cylindrical main room receives most of the plaudits, it’s in the back room that most of the best music is heard. The specific genre of music changes according to the night, but you can be sure on weekends there will be some dance music pumping in the back room. Bed Supperclub has an unbeatable roster of international DJs who – if they’re going to play anywhere in Thailand – play here. Notable artists to grace the booth at Bed include German techno legend Sven Vath, deep house duo Layo & Bushwacka, Drum’n’Bass DJ Pendulum and a host of other European and American DJs from across the dance music spectrum. In here, the music is loud and the lasers provide a fitting backdrop.
The back room has two floors, with a main dance floor and an upstairs seating area for chilling out and a balcony for looking down on the party people below. The clientele in here is a mix of moneyed Thais and foreigners, but the crowd is always different because Bed Supperclub is usually the first nightlife port of call for many when they arrive in Bangkok – and it's easy to see why.
The front room is reserved for dining until 23:30, but afterwards it opens as an R&B and hip hop room, which stays brighter and more sociable than the house music area. It’s a place for mixing with the beautiful people who come to Bed Supperclub to see and be seen. It also acts as a nice change of scene, where people can enjoy a cocktail, chat and sway to the tunes. The sophisticated vibe can feel a little restrained at times, but no one can deny the interior is full of character and somewhere everyone visiting Bangkok wants to check out at least once.
The menu at Bed Supperclub, as well as the performance theme, changes every two weeks but maintains a fusion concept of Mediterranean cuisine with Asian overtones. Fusing western dishes with Thai flavours, Bed Supperclub has a distinctly contemporary approach to food, in which they seek to combine seasonal, fresh and local produce to create explosive dishes.
The small red-leather cased menus feature three starters, six mains and three desserts from which you are free to choose one of each. To start we opt for the poached chicken breast with coriander and cucumber salsa and garlic spring onion sauce, the most Thai-influenced offering on the list. Well presented, it's a great teaser before our main course. The simple ingredients ensure that the after taste does not conflict with the ensuing dish.
For our main we decide on the crispy soft shell crab with warm rice noodles, palm and green mango salad, tangerine vinaigrette and puffed rice. Sounds good? The crab is exceedingly tasty and being soft shelled there's no power struggle involved. Perfectly complemented by rice noodles and vinaigrette, a variety of textures and flavours ensure thorough satisfaction.
After a palate-cleansing pineapple sorbet we embark on the culinary highlight of the evening, dessert. I go for the lemon curd cheese cake with blueberry ice cream and sweet potato puffs. The other option we go for is a warm chocolate filo with maple ice cream, candied pistachio and fairy floss, which is equally as pleasing – the perfect end to a memorable evening.
Accompanying dinner is either a live performance or an audio visual display. Lounging back on the all white mattress and oversized pillows feels while watching a contemporary art performance has a real aesthetic charm for urban adventurers to enjoy. But the beauty of Bed Supperclub is that, unlike many venues of this calibre, it is not snooty; it has a refreshingly open and warm atmosphere. The staff are genuinely helpful which adds to the memorable experience. Attentive and all smiles, food and drinks are delivered in a graceful and punctual manner.
- Opening Hours: 20:00 - 01:00 daily. Restaurant: 19:00 - 24:00 (Monday - Thursday), 19:30 - 01:00 (Friday and Saturday)
- Location: 26 Sukhumvit Soi 11
- BTS: Nana
- Tel: +66 (0)2 651 3557
- How to get there: (for taxi) 26 ซอย สุขุมวิท11