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  • Top 10 Nightlife in Pratunam

    Best Places to Go at Night in Pratunam

    There are plenty of fun and interesting places to go at night in Pratunam, whether you’re looking for some cheap and cheerful student bars, luxurious rooftops, live theatre or even late night clubbing. While it’s true that this area of the city has a somewhat divisive reputation, once you look past the occasional sleazy karaoke bar you will find plenty to occupy night owls of every variety in Pratunam. 

    One thing is for sure, nightlife in Pratunam is just as varied and eclectic as the shopping options for which it is famous and with our list of the top 10 things to do at night you can be sure that you’ll have a blast.

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    Heralded as Bangkok’s best rock ‘n roll bar, The Rock Pub is a great choice for those who like their guitars loud and their nights to start a little late. Opening its doors at around 20:00, this long running venue doesn’t really get busy until around midnight, with the first band in their nightly line up rarely taking to the stage before 22:30. 

    The Rock Pub, not to be confused with The Hard Rock Cafe, is an independent bar which was opened some 25 years ago. Some famous international names in the alternative rock scene, such as ‘Dragon Force’ and ‘Take Him Down’, have graced the intimate stage over the years which still welcomes the odd foreign act alongside the capital’s best talent in the way of heavy metal, grunge, scream and various other forms of hardcore rock music. Find it by taking exit 4 at Ratchathewi BTS Station. Read More...

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    If you want to have dinner or a drink on top of the tallest building in Thailand, the bar at Baiyoke Tower’s Sky Hotel is the place to do it. A firm favourite for tourists seeking a real bird’s-eye-view of the capital, this rooftop bar offers some stunning views alongside a sturdy list of beers, wines and cocktails. 

    The Rooftop Bar is on the 83rd floor of the tower, which can be found in the centre of the Pratunam district. Those that don’t want to eat or drink but still want that view, head to one of two observation decks at the Baiyoke Tower (400-600 baht). Entrance into The Rooftop Bar is free but you have to buy a drink, (starting from around 400 baht). Smart dress (no shorts and flip flops) is also advised to avoid disappointment. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 01:00 hours (Daily)
    • Address: Baiyoke Tower (83rd Floor) Ratchaprarob Soi 3, Pratunam
    • Tel: +66 2656 3939
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    Bangkok’s Coco Walk, tucked away in the shadows of the looming Ratchathewi BTS Station, is a fun little alleyway packed full of Thai-style pubs making the perfect bar-hopping opportunity in the Pratunam area. When we say Thai-style, this means nightly live bands, cheap beer (often coming in the tower-form), spicy pub-style snacks and plenty of friendly locals to rub shoulders with. 

    Cheap prices and a laidback atmosphere aren’t the only things going for Coco Walk. Many of the bars have free pool tables, as well as live sports, shisha pipes and one place even has a skate ramp (Skate Cafe). Look for the rather well-worn ‘Coco Walk’ sign as you make your way down from exit 4 from Rachathewi BTS Station. Most bars open around 17:00 and go on until past midnight.  Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 01:00
    • Address: Coco Walk Bangkok, Phayatai Road (Rachathewi Exit 4)
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    Red Sky can be found on top of the Centara Grand hotel at the popular Central World shopping mall. This stunning rooftop bar is a great place to relax after hitting the shops of Pratunam, whilst also offering a great place to watch the sunset over Bangkok’s impressive skyline. Red Sky rooftop bar is easily reachable from either Pratunam in the north or the Siam area in the south, and presents some stunning panoramic views of these two shopping districts.

    The bar’s main focal point is its stunning arch, which when illuminated red at night is even more spectacular. The excellent international cuisine and range of beers, wines and cocktails at Red Sky are a little on the pricey side, but do remember you’re sitting 55-storeys above central Bangkok in some rather swanky surroundings.   Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 01:00
    • Location: 55th floor of the Centara Grand, Central World
    • Tel: +66 (0) 2100 1234
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    Playhouse Cabaret is a much-loved ladyboy show at Bangkok’s classic Asia Hotel near the central Pratunam District. The terms ‘family-friendly’ and ‘ladyboy’ aren’t usually associated with one another, particularly when discussing nightlife in Bangkok; however, the emphasis at Playhouse Cabaret is more on stunning stage and costume design and skilled routines, rather than anything more risque, meaning this is a safe a fun place to bring the whole family. 

    The nightly show, which runs two times per night from 20:15 and 21:45, features around 10 different acts all expertly choreographed, with popular renditions of the likes of Christina Aguilera, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Swan Lake.  Dance styles are as diverse as the outfits, and expect to see the stunning transgender girls perform a range of ballet, tap, hip-hop and other contemporary dances. Prices for the hour-and-a-quarter show start from just over 1,000 baht. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 20:15 - 21:30, 21:45 - 23:00 daily
    • BTS: Chidlom or Siam
    • Address: Asia Hotel, 296 Phayathai Road (in front of Ratchathewi Skytrain Station)
    • Tel: +66 (0) 2-215 0571
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    Walk Bar at Centara Watergate Pavillion
    Walk Bar at Centara Watergate Pavillion
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    Following in the footsteps of its older and bigger brother at Central World, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel has set up a rooftop bar of its own. Whilst Walk Bar is only 21-storeys up, the views are still fantastic, particularly across Pratunam to the nearby Baiyoke Tower, Bangkok’s highest building. The spacious open-air lounge has lots of different seating options, including comfy sofas, at the bar, or on more private tables for two by the edge looking down onto the street. 

    As for food, Walk Bar lays on a fine range of snacks and food, as well as an extensive cocktail menu including their signature Tom Yam cocktail, a mix of vodka, lemon juice, galangal, laffir lime leaves and lemongrass. Find Walk Bar by entering the Centara Watergate Pavillion and then take the elevator to the top (21st) floor.

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 01:00
    • Address: Centara Watergate pavilion Hotel, 567 Ratchaprarop Road, Bangkok
    • Tel: +66 2 625 1234
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    Sapphire Bar at The Sukosol
    Sapphire Bar at The Sukosol
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    Sapphire Bar opened in 2012 as part of the renovation of the Siam City Hotel (and subsequent name change to The Sukosol). This stylish bar, which is found in the lobby of the hotel, follows a distinctly 1920’s ‘speakeasy’ theme, fitting with the jazz-oriented routes of the hotel. The whole bar area is spacious and intricately designed, complete with blue vases sat on each table, classic furniture and a swanky mirrored ceiling. 

    Alongside some laidback jazz music in the background you can enjoy some tasty tapas as well as some imaginative cocktails with their happy hour running from 17:00-19:00 daily. Sapphire Bar also lays on a rather luxurious ‘afternoon tea for two’ from 14:00-18:00.

    • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 00:00 daily
    • Address: The Sukosol, 477 Si Ayuthaya Road, Phayathai, Bangkok
    • Tel: +66 2 247 0123
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    Bossy Club
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    Bossy Club, Bossy Disco or just ‘Bossy’ on Soi Si Ayutthaya is the epitome of a naughty after-hours Bangkok nightclub. Some are lured in by the packs of girls who start to congregate inside after midnight, some stumble across it by chance and others end up here just because it’s where their taxi driver feels like going (they will often take you for free as they get a cut of your 300-400 baht entrance stamp). 

    Inside is dark, smoky and the pumping music means that emphasis is less on the conversation and more on the dancing and drinking. The crowd is mostly western men and Thai women, although you will find the odd exception to this unwritten rule. Find Bossy Club on Soi Si Ayutthaya off Ratchaprarop Road – although most taxi drivers around the Pratunam or Sukhumvit area will know the route like the back of their hand.

    • Opening Hours: 22:00 - 04:00
    • Address: Bossy Club, Soi Si Ayutthaya, Bangkok
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    Henry J Beans Bar and Grill
    Henry J Beans Bar and Grill
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    This classic all-American-style bar and restaurant is the place to come after hitting all the shops in Pratunam, and is located at the Amari Watergate Hotel opposite the big malls on Petchaburi Road.  Opening time is a great time to come as that’s when their buy-one-get-one free happy hour starts (17:30-19:00), whilst they also have a live band playing from 21:00 on Thursday to Saturday. The place is huge too, decked out in American posters, artwork and memorabilia – although the whole feel of the place could also be compared to an Irish bar with its abundance of old wooden fixtures and high bar chairs. 

    Henry J Beans Bar and Grill also serves up a fine range of feel-good pub classics like burgers, stakes and juicy ribs, which can all be enjoyed whilst watching some live spots or playing a game of pool in the designated games area. Find it under the Amari Watergate Hotel opposite Platinum Fashion Mall. 

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00
    • Location: Basement Floor, Amari Watergate Hotel, 847 Petchaburi Road
    • Tel: +66 (0)2 566 1020
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    Platinum Lounge
    Platinum Lounge
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    Located at the ever-popular Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, the Platinum Lounge is a stylish hotel bar which offers some great views across Pratunam as well as some excellent live music in the evenings. The sophisticated bar boasts some huge floor to ceiling windows, allowing plenty of light to flood inside in the daytime, as well as creating the perfect photo op of the bustling streets below. On the menu you’ll find plenty of tapas, as well as an international a la carte menu.  

    Platinum Lounge welcomes mostly hotel guests, although just like most Bangkok hotels, you are free to wine and dine here even if you’re not staying at the hotel, meaning this is a great post-shopping post if you’ve just hit the malls of the nearby Pratunam area. They also have live music starting from 19:00 Tuesday to Sunday. 

    • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 01:00
    • Address: Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, 220 Petchaburi Road, Ratchatewee
    • Tel: +66 (0)2 160 7100
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