Chances are slim that you haven't heard the buzz about Bangkok nightlife. If there's anything that Bangkok is most famous for, it is the dazzling and glamorous lifestyle that awakens in Bangkok as the sun sets down. Albeit best known for the party scene, you will never be deprived of things to do in order to enjoy the Bangkok nightlife.
Whether you wish to shop till you drop in the sprawling markets and malls in Dubai, eat till your heart is satisfied or tour the museums and art galleries, you will surely find a Bangkok nightlife area that gives you exactly what you need. From the City of Angels that it is by day, at night it transforms with an electrifying atmosphere that explodes into a spree of music, lights, partying and lots of dancing. The opportunity of having a crazy night out or an amazing party is best realised in these Bangkok vibes.
Bangkok is overboard when it comes to picking the appropriate Bangkok nightlife area for you. If you are on a holiday in Bangkok, the Bangkok nightlife to do can be pretty overwhelming. When you have a million things to do and everything seems equally tempting, you need a bit of help to fit the best things into your short nights at Bangkok. So, to help you decide, we have prepared a guide to the resplendent nightlife in Bangkok.
If you are out on the streets or tourist attractions at night, you will never short of fun things to do in Bangkok. You will enjoy an all-round experience engaging in every kind of activity. In fact, a trip to Bangkok is incomplete without visiting these tourist spots in Bangkok at night time.
Fun fact: Bangkok is the home to the largest Chinatown in the world. So, the Chinatown at Bangkok is an absolute must-visit. After the sun sets, the streets of Chinatown come alive with awesome eateries to linger in your tastebuds. If you love seafood, then you should head to Yaowarat Road in the evening. Here, you will be feasting on savories like stir-fried crabs to sweet and sour shrimps. If you have a sweet tooth, then you should surely try out their piping hot sesame dumplings and other such fresh baked goodies.
This is also one of the major cultural spots of Chinatown. It houses two temples, Wat Traimit and Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. Recently, the Chinatown of Bangkok has also become a very hip spot for sporting street art.
Asiatique is located on the riverside and is a cool place to spend some quality time in the evenings. This houses a large open-air entertainment complex, market, and mall that opens sharp at 5 pm every day. You can see the Ferris wheel from a distance and a ride will allow you to admire Bangkok's bright lights from a height. The place has enough places to eat, drink and shop till you drop. Foodies and shopaholics will be pleased with the multiple options they receive. The stores and stalls tend to focus on high-end brands and designer products. From fashion to literature to souvenirs and electronics, you will find it all here. You can also indulge in a traditional Thai puppet show at the Joe Louis Theatre.
This is one of the most famous and well-known rooftop bars in Bangkok. The Sky Bar at Lebua gained fame after its role in the cult movie "The Hangover II". You will be amazed to know that this is the highest open-air bar in the world and you get nothing short of delight here. This is a top-notch place to enjoy some drinks and experience the open atmosphere. Treat yourself with some luxury and fresh air at the Sky Bar at Lebua.
This is the epicenter of clubbing in Bangkok. You will find the best dance floors in the city. This is your go-to place for clubbing in Bangkok. This is where your soul gets treated with international DJs, very talented local artists, live musicians and much more. If you are looking for the best clubs to dance the night away, then this is your kind of place. Some top places to party at RCA are listed below.
Route 66 is the perfect place for all the party animals out there. This place has reached legendary status, courtesy to its wild parties and awesome music that caters to every type of person. This is the place you want to hit if you want a kickass party.
Entrance fee: INR 600
How to reach: 20 min drive from Petchaburi MRT station
Onyx is the very first club of Bangkok that follows the big-room style of clubbing. Now, this style of clubbing is really popular in Europe. It has a total capacity of 2000 and has the world’s very best DJs waiting for you. With all that stuff, dancing here is going to be one hell of an experience. To add to your excitement, they also have dry-ice cannons, laser shows and confetti bombs in store for you.
Entrance fee: INR 600
How to reach: 20 min drive from Petchaburi MRT station, 16 min from Phra Ram 9 MRT station.
The Chao Phraya River becomes extremely beautiful at night with lit-up temples along the banks. A dinner cruise in the river is just the thing you would want to add to your Bangkok memories. The cruise will pause in front of famous sightings and all the travelers will be treated with a lip-smacking Thai feast. The cruise will be for 1 hr 45 mins approx. and will take you past Wat Arun, Grand Palace to Rama VIII Bridge.
Siam Niramit has all the splendor and royalty of Thailand waiting for you. You will be mesmerized with the grand 80 minutes long stage show. The first act will describe how Siam became a meeting spot of civilizations, the second describes how karma has a huge effect on the Thai people and the last depicts how religious ceremonies merit the Thai people. Thailand is undoubtedly a nation replete with more than 700 years of captivating culture and traditions. This show brilliantly presents the rich history of Thailand just like an epic novel.
With unique surroundings, Bangkok has plenty of famous themed bars to explore. It is worth traveling to and experiences these spectacular places scattered all across the city. You will find enthralling places designed by Ashley Sutton like The Iron Fairies, Maggie Choo’s, Iron Balls Distillery and Sing Sing Theatre. These places will transfer you to a magical fairytale-like reality. In addition to these, Bangkok has Havana Social, The Locker Room, Rabbit Hole, and Q&A Bar which have a vibe of the American Prohibition era. If you want to cool down and relax, you should go to winter wonderlands like Titanium Club and Ice Bar. Apart from all these, there is the Third Pig which is very much straight from a storybook dream, the very socialite and glamourous Vogue Lounge that will transfer you to the 1920s and the Vesper Cocktail Bar that has an artsy and cool vibe to it. Bangkok even has train-themed bars