6 Best Places to Party in Bangkok That You Cannot Afford to Miss on Your Trip

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Six Best Places to Party in Bangkok 

Bangkok is a city that never sleeps, courtesy, its legendary nightlife. The city is buzzing every night with its trendy nightclubs, bustling party streets, stylish rooftop bars and enticing go- go bars, all at their wildest. The sheer volume and variety of partying options in Bangkok means you will never run out of choice.

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Party in Bangkok Photo credit: norsez via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Party lovers who want to make merry till they can’t tell morning from night, here’s a complete guide to Bangkok’s famed nightlife.

Go on a bar hopping spree along Bangkok’s party hotspots and recreate scenes from the popular movie Hangover

If you and your wolf pack want an experience worthy of creating another sequel to the movie, then hop onto the fast paced pub crawl which lets you live out the best scenes from the movie. You get to experience the hottest nightclubs, ladyboy shows, live shows and Thai boxing in Bangkok’s infamous party streets.

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You will be accompanied by a nightlife specialist who will guide you through this all-night action packed tour. Make sure you click a lot of photos as you and your mates play the roles of Bradley cooper and his gang. The tour is ideal for bachelor parties, hen nights and even for adventurous couples.

Dance on the streets all night long with a bunch of random strangers at Khao San Road – the Mecca of backpackers

An idyllic street during the day, Khao San road transforms at night into an energetic dance floor with music echoing from the swanky bars and clubs that line the streets. The coolest pubs to show your moves on Khao San road are The Club, Brick bar and Superflow city beach club.

Khao San Road - Party in Bangkok 
Khao San Road – Party in Bangkok Photo credit: justin_vidamo via Foter.com / CC BY

Despite the number of clubs here, the party always spills out onto the streets with travelers buying beers from the local 7/11 and dancing on the streets.  There is a carefree vibe to Khao San road, which is so infectious that it will have you losing your inhibitions in no time, or perhaps after a few booze filled buckets. 

If your stomach growls with hunger after all the partying, the amazing street food here will just delight your taste buds.

Dress up like the city’s elite and sip on fancy cocktails while admiring the views at Bangkok’s best rooftop bars

Rooftop bars are perfect for couples who want to get away from the crazy nightlife of Bangkok and spend some quality time together.

Read More – Bangkok’s Nightlife Guide for Couples

There are more than 20 rooftop bars in Bangkok, but the most popular ones are Lebua sky bar, Vertigo, Moon bar and the Octave rooftop bar. The Lebua sky bar shot to fame after it was featured in the movie The Hangover.

The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar photo by Fern Khunchaiprasert
The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar photo by Fern Khunchaiprasert

Pick any one of them for a memorable party experience. Lounge on their comfortable sofas, listen to some jazz music and party late into the night while soaking in a 360 degree view of the city. Just remember that most rooftop bars have a strict dress code of not allowing sports shorts, sandals and sleeveless shirts.

If you are willing to stay away from the big- named one’s, then there are a bunch of smaller rooftop bars like Wanderlust Rooftop, Roof 409 & bistro and Jham – Jun Pranakom which have a relaxed dress code.

Shake a leg while grooving to your favorite music at Bangkok’s wildest nightclubs

A night in Bangkok is incomplete without dancing at its legendary nightclubs. The city has everything to offer, right from premier mega-clubs to underground cellars, attracting partygoers from around the world. Whether you are looking to dance to EDM music, evergreen hip – hop beats, techno or heavy bass, there’s a club to suit your taste. Some of the hottest nightclubs in town are Ce La Vi, Onyx, Sing Sing Theatre, Live RCA, Demo and Insanity.

Bangkok Red Light District
Bangkok Red Light District Photo credit: Rob Sheridan via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

These clubs are along Bangkok’s best party streets. There are quite a few of them, each having their own distinct personality.  The best ones where you can spend the entire partying are RCA, Khao San road, Thonglor Soi 10, Sukhumvit Soi 11 and Silom Road. Pick any of them for a memorable night – they are all thumping anyway!

Drink, dance and cool down in a pool at Bangkok’s famous pool parties

Bangkok can be scorching during the day and there cannot be a better way to beat the heat than by diving into a pool. When the pool has underwater speakers that play thumping bass and there are drinks waiting for you at the poolside, it takes the experience to a whole new level.  

Pool Party in Bangkok
Pool Party in Bangkok Photo credit: SofitelSoBangkok via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

The most popular of the pool parties is the one that happens on the 10th floor of the Sofitel on the last Saturday of every month. With an open air pool and a deck overlooking the lush green Lumpini Park, it has a view which sets the tone for the evening.  The night comes alive with a young crowd grooving to the tunes at a dance floor by the pool. Pool parties also happen at the Ocean pool lounge, Ambar and Double tree.

Grab a drink while watching showgirls put on an exotic performance at Bangkok’s infamous Go Go bars

Bangkok’s go-go bars have gained worldwide popularity for the chilled out adult entertainment they provide. Most go- go bars have a typical style, where customers sit around a central stage and drink while watching dancers put on an exotic show on the stage. You are allowed to interact with any of them and better yet, buy them a drink.  So grab some drinks and interact with the lively girls.

Most of the popular go-go bars are located around Soi Cowboy, Nana Plaza and Patpong – the famous red light districts of Bangkok. Some of the friendly bars are Bada Bing A Go Go, Baccara, Tilac Bar, Angelwitch and Billboard A Go Go.

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