Bangkok Nightlife

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  • Sonic Nightclub Bangkok

    Nightclub and Live Indie Rock Bands on Ekkamai

    Sonic is currently closed.

    Sonic Nightclub on Ekkamai provides a different vibe to the other clubs that line this famous nightlife area of Bangkok. Hosting live bands and with a minimalist warehouse feel, it’s the place to come to unleash your indie rocker. Sonic nightclub is equally well known for hosting plenty of special events and guest artists, usually at the weekends, with an eclectic music policy ranging from Drum n Bass to 90s pop. It’s easy to spend an entire evening at Sonic, with food and cocktails on the outdoor terrace, a main room hosting bands or a DJ and a smaller wine lounge for those who want a break from the dance floor. The club opens at 22:00 during the week and 20:00 on Friday and Saturday. At weekends people tend to get here early to grab dinner before heading inside to dance. The music keeps going until 02:00 and the main room is packed on weekends.

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  • The club is easy to spot, with a 7metre white statue of a slightly melted man with black sunglasses standing outside, looking like the last survivor from a nuclear war rather than providing a warm welcome. Thankfully just past the shrubbery that surrounds him you can see the outdoor terrace, with plenty of comfy seating and a bar decorated in colourful cartoonish scribbles. Early evening the veranda will be filled with people grabbing a bite to eat before heading inside. Sonic offers a decent selection of Thai food and the drinks selection here is far more impressive than inside the main club, with cocktails (170 -200 baht) on offer. The prices are reasonable for nightclubs in Bangkok with beers starting at 140 baht for a bottle and spirits starting at 950 baht for a bottle. Later on a DJ takes to the decks and plays a range of soul, funk and indie music, giving the terrace a funky lounge feel.

    Depending on the night, you will either find a live band or one of Sonic’s handpicked DJs playing tracks that include popular Thai artists, classic dance tunes including Fatboy Slim, Beastie Boys and even a smattering of cheesy pop. Usually there are clusters of seats around small tables, but during popular events the room will be cleared out and finding a space to dance can be hard, even if you turn up at around 22:30. The crowd is young, attractive and varied but they have all come to have fun rather than wanting to be on show or take themselves seriously. The final room at Sonic is perfect for some air-conditioned lounging about, with sofas and a pool table. Sonic on Ekkamai is perfect for a group night out, somewhere that is holding special events catering to niche musical tastes in a city too hung up on mainstream music. Long may Sonic boom!

    Sonic Nightclub

    • Opening Hours: 19:00 -02:00 Monday to Saturday
    • Location: 90 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekamai), between Big C and Soi 10 on the right-hand side.
    • BTS: Ekkamai
    • Tel: +66 (0)2 3823395
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