What to Do & Where to Go at Night in Bangkok
Nightlife in Bangkok has evolved over the years, with the emphasis now firmly on swanky rooftop bars, lively nightclubs and hip cocktail bars. The Thai capital now has so much more to offer than just the adult-themed fun of Patpong, Nana and Soi Cowboy.
Any discussion of nightlife in Bangkok can’t ignore the party scene at Khao San Road, or the more laidback Soi Rambuttri next door, whilst Thonglor across town seems to have a trendy new bar opening up every week. Clubbers in Bangkok are spoilt for choice too, with big names on Sukhumvit, Silom and the gauntlet of superclubs at RCA all packed-out with tourists and locals most nights of the week.
Below, you’ll find all the latest openings, as well as our comprehensive range of Top 10 Nightlife in Bangkok guides for each area of the city.
KuDeTa 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. Located on the 39th and 40th floors of the mammoth Sathorn Square Building the views are suitably impressive, with an uninterrupted cityscape from the nightclub section and views to the Chao Phraya River and beyond from your dinner table. Comprising two restaurants, a central cocktail bar and glamourous nightclub, KuDeTa can be loosely labelled as a lifestyle destination.
Location: 39th and 40th floors, Sathorn Square Complex, 98 North Sathorn Road
BTS: Chong Nonsi - Tel: +66 (0) 2108 200
Trader Vic’s at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa has just launched a nightly line-up of music events, welcoming some of Bangkok’s best blues, jazz, salsa and soul bands to their stage. Combine this with some irresistible food, even more irresistible drinks promotions (such as free flow sparkling wine for the ladies on Wednesdays) - all against the backdrop of the Chao Phraya River, and you have yourself one of the most exciting new live music scenes in Bangkok.
Address: 257 Charoennakorn Road, Anantara Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2 476 0022
Bada Bing is a fun-loving and friendly bar on Patpong Soi 2 where every night over 25 girls dance provocatively on stage dressed in sexy denim micro-shorts, army uniforms, nurses outfits and many other fantasy costumes that wouldn't keep you warm, but certainly make the customers heat up. Often considered the best gogo bar in Bangkok, the design is modern, the service prompt, and best of all, Bada Bing is one of the only bars in the Patpong area where you can totally relax and enjoy yourself. With free entry every night of the week, you've got to ask yourself 'why haven't you seen this place with your own eyes?'
Opening Hours: 20:00 - 03:00 - Address: Patpong Soi 2 - Tel: +66 (0) 815 840 339
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!
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00 Location: 7 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Phrom Phong BTS: Phrom Phong - Tel: +66 (0) 22 612 800