Best Nightlife in Bangkok

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Best Night life in Bangkok
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Bangkok is full of things to enjoy from morning until midnight. The experiences of going out at night in Bangkok are amazing and you will see different things to do and see at night. You can enjoy the nights in the streets of the town or even at the sky-high bars. Anything in Bangkok is possible to make your happiness.

Whether you visit alone or visit with your family and friends, there are so many things to do at night in Bangkok. There are places for adults such as rooftop bars and nightclubs, and places for families with kids like night shows and river cruise. Bangkok is also a place that you can buy things at a cheap price especially there are night markets where most of the products are very cheap. Not only products at the night market are cheap but also the street foods there are super delicious and cheap. Actually in Bangkok, street foods are much more delicious than any other food.

Therefore, when you visit Bangkok, do not stay in your room at night. Make your trip more than worthwhile and have fun. So I’m here to help you with what you can do or go at night in Bangkok. Let’s go for them.

Bangkok Rooftop Bars

A chilling night is perfect when you have a conversation with your friends or family while you have some drink at a nice place. If you are looking for a perfect place like this in Bangkok, there are so many rooftop bars in town. You can see the beauty of the night in Bangkok at a place on the rooftop. A chilling night will make you relax and release the pressures of the day.

Bangkok is one of the cities that is famous for its rooftop bars and I have selected some of the popular bars for you. They are, Vertigo-Banyan Tree Bangkok, Sky Bar- Lebua State Tower, Octave Rooftop Bar – Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Hi-So Rooftop Bar – Sofitel So on Sathorn, Three Sixty – Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Above Eleven, CRU Rooftop Champagne Bar, Red Sky – Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Cielo Rooftop Skybar, 342 Bar – Baan Wanglang and Char Rooftop Bar at Indigo Hotel.

Bangkok Go-Go Bars

If you want your night a bit hotter with some music, you can find go-go bars around Bangkok. Those areas are shinning with the red lights and there are 3 most popular districts in Bangkok which are Soi Cowboy, Nana Plaza, and Patpong.

Within these three areas, I chose 5 of the best bars for you. They are; Bada Bing Go-Go Bar at Patpong Soi 2, Baccara at the end of Soi Cowboy, Tilac Bar at 23 Soi Cowboy and this bar appeared in the movie ‘Hangover 2’, Angelwitch at the second floor of Nana Plaza and Billboard Go-Go Bar at the third floor of Nana Plaza. These bars have dance performances and shows by hot dancers.

Bangkok Night Clubs

Night clubs in Bangkok are also very famous around the world and it has so many premium world-class night clubs. If you want to turn your night crazier and wild, you must join the parties at night clubs. There are lots of night clubs areas and you will confuse which one would be the best for your night.

So here are 10 of the best night clubs in Bangkok; Onyx at RCA, Insanity at Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sing Sing Theater at Sukhumvit 45 Alley, Levels Club & Lounge at Sukhumvit Soi 35, Beam at 72 Soi Sukhumvit 55, The Club at Koi at Sathorn Square Building 39th floor, Route 66 at RCA, Glow at Asoke, Mustache Bangkok at Ratchada and Demo at Thong Lor.

Bangkok Live Jazz Bars and Pub

There are more chilling places for a lovely evening in Bangkok. In most people’s perception, Bangkok is a city where is full of loud and naughty nights but it is not true. There are beautiful and peaceful places like live jazz bars and pubs.

At these bars, you can enjoy a classic night with some drinks. Therefore I have searched some qualified live jazz bars and pub in Bangkok and here they are; Saxophone Pub at Victory Monument, Brown Sugar: The Jazz Boutique at 469 Phra Sumen Road, Bamboo Bar at Riverside – Mandarin Oriental, The Living Room at Sukhumvit – Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Jazz Happens at Phra Atit Road (Khaosan), Diplomat Bar at Chidlom – Conrad Hotel, Diplomat Bar at Chidlom – Conrad Hotel and The Glaz Bar at Chidlom – Plaza Athenee Hotel.

Gay Nightlife

Do you know that Thailand has huge support for LGBT and most of the activities from the LGBT community are legal? So there are famous spots for LGBT especially bars pubs and night clubs. These places will also give you a great experience to have fun almost every night of a week because you won’t want to stop enjoying parties there.

Then I would like to guide some of the famous gay clubs and bars in Bangkok. Drag shows, shirtless guys dancing, and lip-syncing divas are waiting for you at the busiest clubs such as DJ Station at Silom, Silom Soi 4, Trasher Bangkok at Sukhumvit Soi 46, Tawan Bar at Soi Than Tawan, the Babylon Bangkok and G Bangkok.

Ladyboy Shows

After we talked about the gay clubs in Bangkok, we should continue talking about another thing to enjoy at night that is relating to LGBT. This is Ladyboy shows, one of the most popular shows in Thailand. The most beautiful ladyboys are living in Thailand and believe me that is not a rumor. They are more beautiful than a straight woman. 

There are 3 most famous ladyboy shows in Bangkok and they are Calypso Cabaret, Playhouse Cabaret, and Golden Dome Cabaret.

Muay Thai Live Show

When we talk about shows in Bangkok, Muay Thai Live Show is another top show to watch at night. For this show, you can buy a ticket and enjoy the show at Asiatique which is one of the biggest night markets in Bangkok. This show is about the martial art and Thailand’s traditional boxing show. However, this is not real fighting like boxing but just a performance to show some of their ancient martial arts. 

Siam Niramit Cultural Show and Dinner

Let me introduce the other biggest show in Bangkok that you should not miss. This show held on the Guinness World’s Record’s highest stage in the world. The show is about the 7 centuries of Thailand with Thai traditional music and spectacular stage settings. It also includes real animals like elephants and goats. At the same place, you can find and buy souvenirs and have dinner at the Sawasdee restaurant.

Dinner Cruises on Chao Praya River

Chao Praya River is a perfect place to feel the scenery of the night in Bangkok. Having dinner with your family when you are on the cruise will create a beautiful and lovely evening. The cruise is organized by Banyan Tree Hotel and it is called the Apsara River Cruise. River City Pier is the departing point and the cruise starts to depart at 8 PM every night. The duration of the tour is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Night Markets

Last but not least, shopping is what you must do while you visit Bangkok. Especially, walking around the town and shopping at night will give you a different feeling. There are lots of night markets around Bangkok and you need to get the right one.

Therefore, I have made the list of 12 best night markets. They are; Asiatique, Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Night Market, Chatuchak Friday Night Market, Khaosan Road, Khlong Thom Market, Patpong Night Market, Rod Fai Market 1 (Srinakarin Road), Rod Fai Market 2 (Ratchada), Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada, Artbox Bangkok, Sukhumvit Street Market (Nana) and Box Space Ratchayothin Night Market.