Nightlife & Clubbing Guide - Where to go ?
Nightlife
Drink
Bangkok's nightlife is infamously wild, but it's not quite what it used to be: due to recent social order campaigns, there have been quite a lot of crack-downs on Opening Hours, nudity, drug use etc. Nearly all restaurants, bars and clubs are now forced to close before 1 AM, although a few are allowed to stay open till 2 AM. (Informal sidewalk bars do stay open all night, particularly in lower Sukhumvit.) You must carry your passport for ID checks and police occasionally raid bars and discos, subjecting all customers to drug tests, though these mostly occur at places that cater for hi-society Thais.

One of Bangkok's main party districts is Silom, home not only to perhaps the world's most famous go-go bar strip Patpong, but plenty of more legitimate establishments catering to all tastes. For a drink with a view, the open-air rooftop bar/restaurants of Vertigo and Sirocco are particularly impressive. Similar bars to the ones at Patpong can be found in the lower Sukhumvit area, at Nana Entertainment Plaza (soi 4) and Soi Cowboy (soi 23), while a large number of more trendy and more expensive bars and nightclubs can be found in the higher sois as well, eg. Thong Lor (soi 55), Bed Supperclub, Q Bar, or Met bar. Hippie hangout Khao San Road is also slowly gentrifying and a score of young trendy Thai teenagers have also made their mark there. Most of the younger Thais though, still prefer to congregate around Ratchadaphisek.

Silom
DJ Station
DJ Station
DJ Station
DJ station is one of the most famous gay venues in Bangkok. Filled with fun, lust and joy. Hot music spins everybody all night long, while the entertaining nightly show in a form of a mini cabaret takes care of the wallflowers.

How to get there: DJ Station is located on the Siilom Soi 2 off the Silom Road. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the Sala Daeng station or the MRT to the Silom station. The club is within a walking distance from all three.
Contact: Tel: 0 2266 4029
Opening Hours: Opening time varies, but closing late (around 3-4 am.)
Admission: 200 baht and includes two drinks.
Lucifers Disko
Big, two-level club appealing to the hardcore techno and trance music fans. The decor is devilish with staff wearing orange uniforms and Satan's horns. The club is always loud and sometimes very packed.

How to get there: Walk from Sala Daeng BTS station or Silom MRT station to 76/1-3 Patpong Soi 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free
Soi Thaniya
Soi Thaniya is the home of Japanese nightlife in Bangkok, and is part of the Patpong area. There are a number of small Japanese restaurants and bars on Soi Thaniya. The bars and stores on Soi Thaniya may not appeal to the average non-Japanese visitor but the lane is still worth strolling through and checking out, especially at night when all of the neon comes alive.

How to get there: Soi Thaniya is located in the Patpong area of Silom. Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk from there.
9 Night Club
9 Night club offers three floors filled with the lively crowd. They play mostly techno. It is known for its drag cabaret comprising elements of glamour, culture and humor.

How to get there: 9 Night Club is located on the Silom Soi 4 off the Silom Road. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the Sala Daeng station or the MRT to the Silom station. The club is within a walking distance from all three.
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. until late
Admission: 200 baht. One drink included in the price.
Breaks
If you are looking for something low-key and small, Breaks should be your destination. They play disco, indie, drum & bass, hip-hop, electro, roots, techno and latin music. A place to see and be seen in Silom.

How to get there: The Breaks is located on Soi 2/1 off the Silom Road next to Richard's restaurant. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the Sala Daeng station or the MRT to the Silom station. The club is within a walking distance from all three.
Opening Hours: Wed - Sat from 09.00 pm. - 03.00 am.
Tapas
Tapas is located in the two-storey atmospheric venue. Filled every night mostly with straight, hip and beautiful crowd. Live percussionists perform twice a week.

How to get there: Located on the 114/17 Silom Soi 4 off the Silom Road. Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk from there.
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
O'Reilly's Irish Pub
If you have ever been to a pub in Ireland, you know already know that no one knows how to create a better pub than the Irish. O'Reilly's Irish Pub takes you for a quick trip to Ireland lasting from one pint of black stuff (Guinness) to as many as you can drink. The ground floor of the pub is displays valuable antique cameras while the first floor features a dining area. The long curved bar on the ground floor without which no pub can be really Irish is more than a perfect place to drink, chat and have a good fun.

How to get there: Take a BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk west along the Silom Road. The pub will be on the right hand side of the road on the crossroad of Silom Road and Soi Silom 4.
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant is renowned in Thailand for having the most Draught beer on tap as well as the largest helpings of great Irish and international dishes. Whether you are just visiting Bangkok for a holiday or business, Molly Malone's is the perfect place to let your hair down, enjoy some great food and watch live sports occasionally. After a few pints of Guinness or any other famous Irish beer you will be singing together with the lively crowd: "In Dublin's Fair City Where the girls are so pretty I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone..."

How to get there: Molly Malone's Irish Pub is located on Soi Convent (1/5-6 Soi Convent Silom). Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk west along the SIlom Road. The Convent Road will be on your left. Turn left and walk for about 2 minutes. The pub will be on the left hand side.
Sukhumvit
Bed Supperclub
Bed Supperclub
Bed Supperclub
Dress to impress at the most High-Society Club in Bangkok. Super modern decor. Obvious from the name; the main room is lined with beds. Its all white interior is pristinely clinical so you'll want to look your best in here. Fabulous food menu if you make it early enough before the crowds swarm in. Serving anything from Thai classics with a twist, Western dishes to even tastes from Morocco. Bring a loaded wallet as it's going to be an expensive evening.

Location: 26 Sukhumvit Soi 11
Contact: Tel: 0 2651 3537 to 8
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Pricing: Moderate
Glow Nightclub
This small but funky bar is big for music lovers. Plays a wide range of music from local and International DJ's. Nights vary from a chilled out reggae evening to pumping electro. It usually starts off pretty quiet and then kicks off late into the night. Dress appropriate to the evening here, as you don't want to get caught out in your killer heels/long sleeve shirts to find out your bobbing to Bob Marley surrounded by tie-dye and hemp.

Location: 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 23, Asok Soi Cowboy
Contact: Tel: 0 2258 4805
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Pricing: Moderate
Soi Cowboy
This small but funky bar is big for music lovers. Plays a wide range of music from local and International DJ's. Nights vary from a chilled out reggae evening to pumping electro. It usually starts off pretty quiet and then kicks off late into the night. Dress appropriate to the evening here, as you don't want to get caught out in your killer heels/long sleeve shirts to find out your bobbing to Bob Marley surrounded by tie-dye and hemp.

Location: 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 23, Asok Soi Cowboy
Contact: Tel: 0 2258 4805
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Pricing: Moderate
Narcissus
This huge club has 3 rooms to choose from. Recently renovated, the interior is spectacular. A maze leading from one British themed gig-style room with a phone box to a flashy American Hip Hop room. The dance floor is packed by midnight with all types from the Hi-So Thai's, to some dolled-up backpackers. There is so much energy in this place and it's open until 5 am. so a great after-hours choice when you're not ready to go home just yet…

Location: 112 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 23
Contact: Tel: 0 2261 4446, 0 2261 3007
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Pricing: Moderate
Q-bar
Q Bar is located on Sukhumvit Soi 11, in the heart of Bangkok. Often has well-known bands and DJ's playing so check what's coming up on their website. Crowd of stunning internationals and Hi-So's flock here. Downstairs can be cramped on a busy night, as it's quite small. Upstairs has a better choice of seating. Famous for its cocktails as it has a well stocked bar and experienced bar tenders.

Location: Sukhumvit Soi 11
Contact: Tel: 0 2252 3274
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Pricing: Moderate
Spasso, Grand Hyatt Erawan
A great choice for after work cocktails or for a pre-party catch-up with friends. This underground bar and club draws in plenty of the higher society expats. Relaxed atmosphere here even when it's bustling with people (especially on a Friday night of course.) Completely transforms after 10pm when the club starts buzzing. But until then, you can enjoy some fine Italian delights from the extensive menu, or try out their wood-baked pizza from their smaller menu . Then get up and work it off on the dance floor.

Location: 494 Rajdamri Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2254 1234
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Note: Reservation needed, especially at the weekend.
Barsu, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel
This easy accessible bar in Sukhumvit is a classy way to spend your evening. Not just offering the standard plethora of cocktails, they boast about their wide selection of wines to choose from. The decor is chic with black textured walls and red carpet; you won't feel out of place in your best dress here. The atmosphere is more chilled out than most due to their careful selection of music, typically jazz, funk and soul. Expect a long night of chatting over a bottle with some tapas style eats. A pricier, but much finer way to spend an evening with friends in Bangkok.

Location: 250 Sukhumvit Rd. between Soi 12-14
Contact: Tel: 0 2649 8358, 0 2649 8888
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Scratch Dog Nightclub
This underground Thai haven lies beneath The Windsor Hotel soi 20. A nice hidden gem when you just can't stop dancing. Nicely air-conditioned, a hundred bar staff line the way as you walk in. The interior isn't anything special but a lot cleaner than other late night choices. Dance floor always full after 2am. (come before 1 am. and you'll be dancing solo.) Talented new DJ's try out their stuff here – current chart music, hip-hop, house and dance music. Usually a good set, but by the time you reach here, you don't really care what's playing!

Location: 8-10 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 20 in The Windsor Hotel
Contact: Tel: 0 2262 1234
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. and is filed under After hours
Pricing: Moderate
Siam / Rajdamri
Coco Walk
Concept CM²
Concept CM²
This outdoor area a stones throw from the easy accessible BTS has a wide selection of chill out bars to choose from. In the centre lies a huge Korean style BBQ. A very cheap option at 99bht per person for all you can eat, Surrounding the rows of picnic tables are lines of small, friendly bars. Often with varying themes. Many regulars return here night after night due to the warm vibes and homely feel. Coco Beach is among the favorites tucked away at the back on the left hand side. Offers a refreshing change with a beach style decor, it's a nice break out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Further down the road lies The Rock Pub, for anyone into some guitar solos and some heavy drum beats. Very affordable area as it's a popular spot for the young Thai's. A great place for some cheap eats and chilled out drinking evening with friends. Be warned, you may not stumble home until 4am.


Location: Rathetewi (Just off the BTS)
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 00.00 am.
Concept CM²
Found in the basement of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, a short walk from the BTS Sky train station, CM ² is the epicenter of entertainment and the only club located at Siam Square. With different bands gathering from around the world, CM² is a refreshing party house that delights people from around the world who return year after year, night after night, to experience the best live music in town. You can enjoy also sets resident and guest DJs who mix track after track, electro, funky house, dance pop track or hip-grinding R&B …in an amazing atmosphere.

Location: Siam Square soi 6 Bangkok
Contact: Tel: 0 2202 8888
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Website: www.cm2bkk.com
Spice Club
Dark dingy, open all hours club. Most famous of the late night choice. Full of farang and tones of Thai girls on the hunt. It has a lot of space for dancing but if often packed by 3am. Podiums line this seedy bar to strut your stuff on. Normally, once you've reached here, you are too intoxicated to care. If you are with friends, you will have a laugh.

Location: Rong Muang Rd. Soi 5
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. and is filed under After Hours
Khao San Road
Brick Bar
Brick Bar
Brick Bar
For those of you searching for live music that can really get you dancing, try spending an evening at Brick Bar in Khao san Road. Ska and reggae bar with live music performances. The interior is in old-fashioned Western style. Very popular with locals, and extremely crowded in weekends.

Contact: Tel: 0 2629 4477
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 pm. – 01.00 am.
Club Culture
This renovated classic Thai theatre stands alone from the other main areas but is the main venue if anyone big is coming to town. Has seen the likes of DJ shadow and Grandmaster Flash. A big dance floor with enough room to bust some moves on, even when it's busy. Attracts an alternative crowd so funky attire is well respected. Music is loud and vibe is fun. Often runs themed nights; a guaranteed feel good time.

Location: Ratchdumnoen Klang
Contact: Tel: 0 2653 7216
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Hippie de Bar
Psychedelic interior with mismatched furniture, but not really hippie style. Outside is a nice place to chill with a beer or cocktail. It's a bit off the main street, so no noise from there, but the (reggae and tropical) music is a bit too loud for talking.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 pm. – 01.00 am.
Susie Pub
Susie, one of the better pubs on Khao San, is a great to relaxed and friendly setting. One of the cool place to hang out. Susie pub is offering a variety of music and American-style full bar.

Contact: Tel: 0 2629 2255
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 pm. 01.00 am.
The Club
The Club is an electronic dance music super club on Khaosan Road in Bangkok, Thailand. Special events, often with DJs from other parts of the world, are held regularly. The Club now is one of the most famous and successful nightclubs in the Bangkok. It has the best crowd in Bangkok where tourists mix with locals. Expect jumping, cheering, and even crowd surfing.

Contact: Tel: 0 2629 1010, 0 2629 2255
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 03.00 am.
Lava Club
The music is mainly R & B and Hip Hop and drinks are pricy compared to other places on Khao San. And "pretty girls" outside will try to lure you in if you walk by.

Contact: Tel: 0 2281 6565
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Buddy Beer
Come relax in our buddy beer bar & restaurant. We offer great selections of Thai & International cuisine. And buddy beer bar interior with the wood Colonial Europe style for the oldest long.

Contact: Tel: 0 2282 5573, 0 2282 4351
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
Chidlom / Phoenchit
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
The Tunnel looks like a cave with a lot of space to dance. It’s opened after hours which attracts Thais and foreigners where the party is over in other places.

Location: Langsuan Soi 5
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 05.00 am.
Club 87 Plus
Club 87 Plus is an international live band entertainment venue and bar in a modern setting with an adjacent smoking lounge. The clubs has nightly themes and is a perfect setting for corporate events.

Contact: Tel: 0 2690 9395
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Spasso
Spasso is a place full of high energy and fun. Dynamic music played by the international bands makes it a good dancing venue until the early hours of the morning.

Location: Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, 494 Ratchadamri Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2245 6295
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Cafe Trio
Cafe Trio is a comfortable, cosy, jazz lounge popular among diplomats, international journalists and hip expats in-the-know. The venue is decorated with the paintings of proprietress Patty.

Location: The cafe Trio is located on the Soi Langsuan. Take the BTS to the Chidlom or Ratchadamri station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2252 6572
Opening Hours: Daily from 060.00 pm. - 01.00 am., closed on the 2nd and 4th Sundays
Sathorn
HU'U Bangkok
HU'U Bangkok
HU'U Bangkok
The music style modern jazz rhythms, bar and restaurant it's quite very dark around here. And the interior showcase the liquor hanging from the ceiling.

How to get there: Take the BTS to Chong Nonsi Station
Location: 187 South Sathorn Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2676 6677
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Met Bar
The Met Bar serves delectable Thai fare to a high-flying crowd. At night, it morphs into a sultry, lounge-style members bar with deep-club chairs and wine-dark walls. Bar staff create innovative cocktails while headline DJs spin eclectic lounge sounds from around the world.

How to get there: Take Bus routes 22, 67, 76
Location: 27 South Sathorn Rd., Sathorn.
Contact: Tel: 0 2625 3333
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
I See Pub & Karaoke
The perfect place to indulge in a spot of people watching, this intimate bar features glazed windows and some great spots to sit and unwind. Those with a song in their heart should head upstairs, where they will find three Karaoke rooms to choose from.

How to get there: Take a taxi to 112/1 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Location: 112/1 Narathiwat, Soi 7, Sathorn
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Urban
A popular place to meet before hitting one of Bangkok’s trendy clubs, Urban offers a stylish space to chill out in. The house band provides acoustic music, and outdoor seating is available for those who want to catch up. There are also KTV rooms upstairs, where Bangkok’s bright young things can sing long into the night.

How to get there: Take a taxi to 1124/2 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Location: 1124/2 Narathiwat, Soi 7, Sathorn.
Contact: Tel: 0 2675 4224
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 12.00 am.
Admission: Free
Talk
Originally known as 15th Street, this prominently placed bar has undergone an extensive makeover. Featuring a range of trendy furniture, people from all over Bangkok gather here to listen to the house band, which play a range of Thai hits.

How to get there: Take a taxi to 79/1-2, Narathiwat Soi 15
Location: 79/1-2, Narathiwat Soi 15, Sathorn
Contact: Tel: 0 2676 2478 to 9
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Sortrel
Once one of the hottest bars in town, Sortrel is still a good place to grab a drink or two while listening to the house band work their way through an assortment of Thai and Western hits. Drinkers can chill out in air-conditioned rooms, or soak up the atmosphere on the patio area.

How to get there: Take a taxi to 1122 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Location: 1122 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Contact: Tel: 0 2676 4359
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.30 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Connection Bar
A hit with those who enjoy retro style décor, Connection Bar features Victorian-style chandeliers, maroon velvet curtains and even a replica of the Mona Lisa. This venue is particularly popular on Wednesdays, when Peet Peera, who was formerly with hit Thai band Peace Maker, provides the music.

How to get there: Take a taxi to 396/4 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Location: 396/4 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Contact: Tel: 0 2285 3238 to 9
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Tawan Daeng German Brewery
One of the most interesting and unusual bars on Rama 3 Road, the Tawan Daeng German Brewery is a theme pub, which never fails to pack in the crowds. Live music is provided every night by a range of well-known performers, and special concerts and cabaret performances are a regular event here. An excellent selection of draught German beers is available and the menu boats a wide range of spicy Thai dishes and Western favourites.

How to get there: Take a taxi to 462/1 Rama 3 Road
Location: 462/1 Rama 3 Road
Contact: Tel: 0 2285 3238 to 9
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.30 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Thonglor and Ekkamai
Witch's Tavern
Witch's Tavern
Witch's Tavern
Popular with expats and young Thai people who want to mix and mingle with a Western crowd, the Witch’s Tavern is about the closest you’ll get to an English city pub in Bangkok. Tables are provided inside the cool, dark venue, while a few tables are also provided outside. Those in search of something tasty to sink their teeth into are sure to find something to satisfy on the extensive menu and live music is provided by performers most evenings.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi
Location: Soi Thonglor 8-10, Sukhumvit 55 Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2391 9791
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 1.00 am.
Admission: Free
Funky Villa
For those who like hip-hop music and intimate atmospheres, Funky Villa is the place to play. This stylish club has gone to every effort to create the atmosphere of a house party, with the added bonus that at the end of the night partiers don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess. Live music is provided by Thai bands at the start of the evening, with DJs taking over as the evening wears on.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi
Location: Soi Thonglor 10
Contact: Tel: 0 2711 6970
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free
Escudo Club
Located in the heart of Thonglor, the Escudo Club has recently emerged as one of the area’s most popular places to play, especially on weekends when the atmosphere is lively and exciting. Bright young things from all over the city gather here to sip cocktails, drink whiskey and listen to the in house DJs spin house and hip-hop anthems.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station
Location: Soi Thonglor 10.
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Demo
One of the trndiest places to hang out in the Thonglor district, Demo bar is aimed at bright young things who love to party. This innovative bars pumps out funky tunes long into the night and the no live music policy’ means that only the freshest tunes are spun by DJs with their fingers on the pulse.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station.
Location: Thonglor Soi 10, Sukhumvit 63, Ekkamai.
Opening Hours and admission: Daily 08.00 pm. - 02.00 am., free admission.
Note: The parking lot for Demo and Funky Villa is large but still gets packed on weekends. Arrive before the crowds swarm at 10pm to get a space. Or better yet, get a taxi and have a few drinks instead.
Xperience
Xperience, the new experience of Bangkok nightlife will set the mood for fun night out in style with different theme parties. The bar offers a great selection of good wines, champagne, spirits and cocktails. Themed nights like Rock, 80’s & 90’s, Acoustic, R&B, Alternative, Latino, Salsa, Tango and live bands will rivet the crowd.

The experienced Chef regales the diners with his flavorful gastronomic creations with western, fusion and Asian cuisines available at lunch, buffet and wine dinner. The bar is a good spot to hang out with friends for watching sports. Internet addicts need not to get out, wi-fi is available in the bar.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station.
Location: Sukhumvit soi 55, Thong lo (soi 8)
Contact: Tel: 0 2713 8363
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Curve Nightclub
One of the coolest new clubs to have sprung up in Thonglor, Curve Nightclub currently attracts a crowd of mainly young Thai people. Local bands bash out the pop hits, while hip-hop music is provided late in the evening.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Ekamai Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi.
Location: soi 63 Sukhumvit Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2714 2323
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Jet Metropolitan Live Phenomena
This bar is particularly popular with young Thai people and the atmosphere here is warm and welcoming, making Jet Metropolitan Live Phenomena a good place to stop for a drink or two. Live music is provided nightly by local bands, who play all the Thai hits as well as a few Western pop anthems.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Ekamai Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi.
Location: Sukhumvit 63, Ekkamai.
Contact: Tel: 0 2382 3393 to 4
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Pricing: Moderate
Happy Monday
This is a good place to enjoy a quiet drink during the week surrounded by a comfortable and stylish setting. This is a good place to relax and unwind and tuck into a delicious range of Thai and Western food while sipping cool cocktails and listening to fresh and funky music. This is also a good place for couples as candlelit seating is provided under the trees in the garden.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Ekamai Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi.
Contact: Tel: 0 2714 3953
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am. Admission: Free
The Riverside
The Bamboo Bar
The Bamboo Bar
The Bamboo Bar
For more than 20 years discerning drinkers and lovers of jazz music have been soaking up the atmosphere in the Bamboo Bar, which is situated inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Decorated in an African Safari style, this sophisticated bar serves some of the best cocktails in town, with offerings including the signature Oriental Mai Tai cocktail and unique Thaijito.

How to get there: Take a taxi to 48 Oriental Avenue
Contact: Tel: 0 2659 9000
Opening Hours: 11.00 pm. - 02.00 am., Fri - Sat, 11.00 pm. - 01.00, Sunday. Free admission
Zeta Bar
Part of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok’s compliment of trendy and stylish bars, Zeta Bar is the perfect place to see and be seen. Guests can kick back and relax on leather sofas and soak up views of the Chaophraya River from the large picture windows while choosing from a mouth watering range of cocktails blended by some of the finest bar staff in the whole of Bangkok.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain the Saphan Taksin and hop on a Chaophraya River Express ferry.
Contact: Tel: 0 2442 2000
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free
Three Sixty Lounge
Located on the 32nd floor of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel, the Three Sixty Lounge is a great place to enjoy a romantic date with a loved one. Spectaucal river views and light jazz music are sure to set the mood and the extensive drinks menu offers some of the finest cocktails, beers and spirits from around the globe.

How to get there: take the BTS Skytrain the Saphan Taksin and hop on a Chaophraya River Express ferry.
Contact: Tel: 0 2442 2000
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Ratchadaphisek
Royal City Avenue, or RCA as it is better known as, is a long strip off Rama 9, which is home to a multitude of bars and clubs. Here is a run down of some of the most popular choices :
Slim & Flix
Attracts a slightly more mature audience than Route 66. It comprises of two main dance rooms, one playing hip hop & current beats. The second room plays Thai pop unless they have a live band playing on certain nights. Packed on the weekends, but there is always a seat out in the smoking section

Location: RCA Block C, Rama 9 Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2203 0377
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Route 66
Route 66
Route 66
Route 66 is the biggest party venue on RCA. The club consists of four sections mirroring the directions of the world (North, South, East & West) - all have a different theme & music style. Crowd is made up of Thai University students looking to dance, drink & hook up. Always packed on weekends so arrive early to get yourself a table and a bottle.

Location: RCA Block C, Rama 9 Rd.
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Pricing: Moderate
808 Club
808 club is easy to spot due to its big mirrored exterior. The insides are unique with old school leather chairs on both floors. The top floor offers a good view of people having fun on the floor below. Caters for smokers with a separate smoke-filled area upstairs to compensate the lack of any outdoor seating.
Location: RCA Block C, Situated between Rama 9 Rd. and Petchaburi Rd. near Thonglor.
Contact: Tel: 0 2203-1043
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Cosmic
A quieter, more laid back choice than a lot of the places on RCA. This casual bar has a pool table and attracts a lot of the local Thai's into the alternative scene. Live bands play most nights. Great for starting drinks & snacks. However, if you meet a nice crowd, you may end up there until 2am!
Location: RCA Block C, Rama 9 Rd.
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Baroque
Cross the road from RCA entrance and you will find an alternative option. The interior is something to comment on. Not banal wallpaper, splashes of gold highlights the lobby & spaceship-style DJ booth fills the picture. Less crowded at weekends than RCA, Baroque attracts a wider spread of ages from university students to people in their 50's looking to dance the night away.
Location: Rama 9 Rd., opposite RCA
Contact: Tel: 0 2245 8950 to 2
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.30 pm. - 02.00 am.
Ratchada Soi 4
Ratchada Soi 4 is a collection of several dozen music pubs very popular with 20-something Thais. The music is often too loud, but that seems to be the main attraction. The main clubs here include :
Snop: The largest and most popular of the Soi 4 clubs. A great place to see local nightlife and hear Thai bands.
Zaleng: A great and very popular place for a fun night out.
Ratchada Soi 6
Ratchada Soi 6 Is a hot spot of late for local teens. Not a single venue, but a collection of several dozen large clubs.
Dance Fever: Has previously hosted concerts by Erasure and Bush.
Hollywood: A large drinking hall (no dance floor) with sexy entertainers performing cover tunes on stage.
Chatuchak
Cha-bar Pub
Cha-bar Pub
Cha-bar Pub
Cha-Bar Pub offers live music and music mixed by a DJ. “Petty Sunday” show confusingly takes place on every Friday night. The pub is located nearby the Chatuchak market. Take the MRT to Kampangphet Station (Exit 1)

How to get there: Take the MRT to Kampangphet Station (Exit 1).
Contact: Tel : 0 2619 2682
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
El nin Yo
Interior of this venue looks like it’s permanently under construction. Music played by a DJ, contemporary dance shows and ladyboy cabaret show fulfills the picture.

How to get there: Location nearby Chatuchak market and MRT Kampangphet Station (Exit 1).
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 01.30 am.
GZ One (formerly Seven Night Pub)
If modern interiors and live music interrupted by DJ’s mixes are your thing, GZ One is a place to be for you. The venue is located near Or Tor Kor market.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Kampangphet Station (Exit 1).
Contact: Tel: 0 2619 2619
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Don Mueang Airport
German Country Place
German Country Place
German Country Place
German Country Place (Don Mueang)
This large and vibrant restaurant and brewery is popular with both local people and Westerners as it serves reasonably priced meals and draught beer. This is a fun and friendly atmosphere in which to relax and unwind in and as well as traditional Thai treats the menu boasts a wide range of Western favourites such as burgers, fries and baguettes.

How to get there: Take a taxi to Future Park Rangsit.
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free
Suvarnabhumi Airport
Red time Pub & restaurant
Featuring a three-zone pub, restaurant and Karaoke bar, the Red Time Pub and Restaurant is a popular place to play. A large number of Thai people travel here from all over Bangkok to sing at the Karaoke bar, while the restaurant serves a wide range of Thai and Western dishes.

How to get there: Take a taxi to Srinakirin Road
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free