10 Best Nightlife Experiences in Bangkok

What to Do at Night in Bangkok

Bangkok's nightlife experiences are one of the main reasons so many people make the trip to this steamy metropolis year after year. One thing is certain, once the sun sets on Bangkok many parts of the city wake up and it seems every niche has been catered for. From sky-high cocktails with sweeping views to basement clubbing and even high-kicking, gender-defying theatrical shows, nightlife in Bangkok is as varied as it is unforgettable.

We’ve compiled the very best experiences for what you can do with your long nights in Bangkok. This list is far from exhaustive, but if you’re looking for something exciting to do we would recommend any of these nighttime activities.

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    Fancy touching the clouds while sipping a cocktail? The city’s handful of rooftop venues has elevated the Bangkok night-out to stratospheric heights. Breathtaking vistas merge with stunning crowds at this higher breed of open-air bar. Read More...

    Nothing out-glams a Bangkok ladyboy show! The flamboyant costumes, spectacular sets and crazy musical tributes to the female form, will leave you dazzled by the performances, and most definitely smitten with the ‘girls’. Read More...

    Thai history, culture and cuisine converge with a journey along Bangkok’s River of Kings. Aboard a luxury cruiser or teakwood rice barge, admire sparkling temples and the bustle of river life while supping on a sumptuous meal. The sights and sensations are spellbinding. Read More...

    Naughty Night on the Go-Go Trails

    For pole-swinging temptresses, exotic boy-meets-girl creations and notorious take-home pleasures, head for one of Bangkok’s lust-driven dens of sin. Patpong, Nana Plaza, or Soi Cowboy – take your pick. Read More...

    If you’re not ready to hit the bars and clubs, scratch your shopping itch with some after-dark shopping. Malls do a storming trade until late. But its Khao San Road, with its carefree traveller attire, and the bootleg heaven that is Patpong Market, that really wow. Read More...

    Bangkok Clubs

    Asia’s finest clubs unite with the world’s best DJ’ing talent at Bangkok’s many hip, happening club nights. Find dance floors drenched in cute creatures, whisky-sipping adolescents and boozy expats. The soundtrack: a storm of dark, twisted beats. Read More...

    Packing all the majesty and splendour of the Land of Smiles into a spectacular 80-minute stage show is no mean feat. Using the world’s biggest stage and a cast of hundreds, Siam Niramit more than manages it. Read More...

    • Location: 19 Thiam Ruam Mit Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
    • Tel: +66 (0)2 649 9222

    Bangkok’s got a fascinating lineup of cool and classy jazz bars ideal for whiling away the hours in style. Bangkok's top live music venues are the crème de la crème of the city's jazz bar scene, featuring some of the most talented local and international artists on a nightly basis. Read More...

    Muay Thai Live at Asiatique Bangkok is an exciting theatrical show combining entertaining performances with the ancient martial art of Muay Thai boxing. Great for theatre enthusiasts, families or just anybody wanting to get an exhilarating insight into Thai culture, this 90-minute show really leaves an impression, making you eager to don your own skimpy shorts and get into the ring yourselves.

    Clearly, the hype surrounding Muay Thai Live is there for a reason. This Bangkok show runs every day except Mondays from 8pm at The Stage, a modern 600-seater theatre within the excellent Asiatique The Riverfront night market. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 8pm (closed on Mondays)
    • Location: The Stage Theatre, Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
    • Tel: +66 (0)2 108 5999
    Gay Night: Tickled Pink

    Often wild, never tame, Bangkok’s nightlife wears pink on its sleeve. Famed for its tolerance, Bangkok’s gay hedonists have almost as many choices as the straight crowd – there’s really no excuse to stay in the closet! Read More...

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