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Traveling to Thailand? Bangkok nightlife is something not to be missed. After all, Bangkok is one of the world's top party destinations!
Nightlife in Bangkok is one of the highlights of this bustling city. Its fun and crazy nightlife scene offers something for everyone from wild parties at sky bars and after hour clubs to catching a glimpse of Thai culture and street food at night markets!
Here's a guide to the best nightlife in Bangkok for the ultimate experience!
1. Bar hop along Khao San Road
Khao San Road is one of the most popular nightlife areas in Bangkok.
Dubbed the “party street,” the area attracts locals and tourists alike thanks to its vibrant atmosphere, neon lights, and fun vibe! From bars that are lined up in the street, to Thai food, great drinks, and live music, Khao San Road has it all! If you like to mingle and party, this place is for you.
2. Check out the notorious Nana Plaza
The ground floor of Nana Plaza is catered for party goers who just want to drink at a bar. The next two levels are more notorious. Among these are Spanky's, Angel Witch, and Fantasia A Go Go. Rainbow 4 is one of the largest, with a mixed crowd of westerners and Japanese visitors. For their dazzling ladyboy shows, G-Spot, Cassanova, and Temptations are among the most popular. Angel Witch, on the left, is also a big hit with its rock-themed shows!
3. Soak in Bangkok’s skyline at one of its rooftop bars
If you wanna enjoy some drinks but are not as keen on a rowdy street party, you might find your vibe in one of Bangkok’s rooftop bars! With a cocktail or wine on hand, take in the breathtaking view of the sprawling metropolis in any of the amazing sky bars scattered throughout the city.
The best rooftop bars in Bangkok to enjoy sky high cocktails include CRU Champagne Bar, Lennon’s and Sky Bar at Lebua State Tower.
4. Let loose on a huge dance floor in Bangkok
One of the best ways to experience Bangkok's nightlife is on the dance floor at one of its many clubs!
- Route 66
Route 66 is a well-known nightclub in Bangkok, Thailand. It is well-known for its distinctive design, which was inspired by the iconic American highway Route 66, as well as its lively atmosphere!
The club has several levels, including a main dance floor and a variety of other areas to explore, such as VIP rooms and a rooftop terrace. Route 66's music is a mix of top 40 hits, EDM, and hip hop.
- Onyx Bangkok
If you're into EDM, Onyx Bangkok is the place to go! Located inside Royal City Avenue (RCA), Onyx is one of the most popular clubs in Bangkok hosting top DJs blasting great music all night long. Bassjackers, Wolfpack, Andrew Rayel, and Firebeatz are amongst the international DJs that have spun tunes at Onyx Bangkok.
Its luxury-leaning aesthetic, spread across two stories, combines Art Deco design with a futuristic technological edge.
- SING SING THEATER
SING SING THEATER appears to be more of a 1930s Shanghai hotel lobby than a bar or club, but don't be fooled by the retro-futuristic Chinese lanterns, red low lighting, or delicately carved metal screens — SING SING THEATER packs a punch!
A small central dance floor, several bars, mezzanines, "hidden" backrooms, and several single-table balconies are scattered throughout the venue. Almost every night of the week, you'll hear something new, from Old School Hip Hop to House and Trance.
Levels Club & Lounge is one of Bangkok's most well known clubs. It is renowned for its opulent ambience, VIP service, impressive music, and entertainment options. Levels frequently hosts live performances and international artists. The atmosphere and experience of Levels is well worth the higher cover charge and drink prices compared to most clubs in Bangkok!
5. Go shopping after dark at Asiatique The Riverfront
Located on the banks of Chao Phraya River, Asiatique the Riverfront is actually a night bazaar with stores strategically organized so shoppers would not have a hard time navigating through the enormous shopping area. With over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants, explore the many things to do at Asiatique the Riverfront and get a refreshing late night walk along the promenade for a splendid view of the Chao Phraya river after shopping!
One of Bangkok's top ladyboy acts, the Calypso Cabaret, is also located at the Asiatique. It's a show that you should not miss, with vibrant burlesque performances by Thai ladyboys and Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe impersonations.
Don't miss the Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives performance at The Stage if you enjoy an adrenaline thrill! It's a classic action film in real life, complete with close-up displays of sword fighting, Thai martial arts, and spectacular gymnastics.
6. Cruise the Chao Phraya River
Since you’re already within the area, what better way to enjoy the Chao Phraya river than to take a night cruise! This body of water is a perfect depiction of traditional and modern Bangkok because it is surrounded by small huts, majestic temples, churches, and modern luxury hotel buildings.
Along with a live band to go with your dinner, the Chao Phraya Princess Cruise promises no less than an entertaining and memorable night for sure.
7. Take a midnight food tour by tuk tuk
If you want to experience the city’s unique culinary heritage, it’s time for you to join this four-hour food tour in Bangkok! Onboard the iconic Tuk Tuk, you will get to see the city's busy nightlife as you visit famous local food places at night. What are you waiting for? Try Thailand’s most popular dishes such as Pad Thai, Ann Guay Tiew Kua Gai, and more!
8. Go on an adventurous Bangkok night bike ride
See Bangkok in a new light and explore underrated streets by going around the city on a bike after the sun goes down!
9. Explore and shop at Siam Square
Considered the center of Bangkok, Siam Square is the hub of shopping malls and entertainment venues. While it is dubbed a “square,” the whole area is actually composed of small streets and alleys sprawling with thousands of shops and restaurants! Akin to a night market, this place is more fun to explore at night. If you’re a true shopaholic, you will find this place exciting at every turn!
10. Go firefly watching at Amphawa Floating Market
🎶 You would not believe your eyes if ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep. 🎶
Wanna see some fireflies with your own eyes? Go to the Amphawa Floating Market!
Hop aboard a classic long-tail boat. This cruise normally begins after sunset and lasts for an hour. While fireflies generally show up throughout the year, more of them appear in the months of May to October. Make sure you stay back after a day of exploring Amphawa’s floating markets to catch this spectacle!
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