Bangkok Nightlife Areas

Bangkok Nightlife Areas Guide

Bangkok has an amazing and diverse nightlife. No matter what you are searching for, you will find it in Bangkok. You will find anything from fully stocked nightclubs to laid back beer bars to amazing sky bars with breathtaking views of the Bangkok skyline.

Here are the top Bangkok Nightlife Areas.

I’m probably not lying if I tell you that Bangkok has the greatest nightlife in the world for the common man.

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Bangkok Nightlife Areas

bangkok nightlife areas
Panorama from Lebua State Tower.

Bangkok have four big nightlife areas located at different places in the city. For this guide I will tell you about three more that not many tourists know about which I think is good + some other bars outside the main avenues that are very good in my opinion.

Nightlife Areas

1: Sukhumvit Rd
2: Khaosan Rd
3: RCA
4: Silom Rd
5: Asiatique
6: Rod Fai Marked 2
7: JJ Green

More:
Best redlight districts in Bangkok.
Best nightclubs in Bangkok.
Best skybars in Bangkok.

Check out the bottom of this post for map of all nightlife areas talked about in this post.

Sukhumvit Road

Sukhumvit Rd

Sukhumvit Rd is probably the most known nightlife area of Bangkok. You’ll find everything here. Beer bars, nightclubs, two of BKK’s most well known red light districts and a countless number of restaurants and massage shops. Most of the nightlife at Sukhumvit, especially from Nana to Phrom Phong, is catering to foreign men from 20-60 years old.

Nana – Nana is located at the beginning of Sukhumvit road. Most of the action is going on in Soi 4, Soi 7/1 and Soi 11. In soi 4 you’ll find one of the most famous red-light districts of Bangkok, Nana Plaza. Nana Plaza is filled with 20-30 gogo-bars and a handful of beer bars.

At soi 7/1 you will find a handful of beer bars. This street also houses Dr. Bj, a massage shop that will give you blowjob. Another unique bar in this street is The Devil’s Den. This bar you have to take atleast two girls to their private room.

At soi 8 you’ll find a handful of laidback beer-bars and some massage shops.

Best way to get to Nana is to take the BTS skytrain to Nana station.

Asoke – Just one BTS station down the road you’ll find another avenue of nightlife, Asoke. Here you will find one of Bangkoks most famous red-light districts, Soi Cowboy. Just as Nana Plaza, it houses around 20-30 gogo-bars + some beer bars and restaurants on the corners of the street. 200-300 meters up soi 23 you will find a cluster of girly beer bars and some very aggressive massage shops.

At soi 12 you’ll find a big nightclub named Insanity. This tends to fill up around 22.00 Fridays and Saturdays. 50 meter further in you will find The Den. A ‘luxurious’ karaoke bar with some pretty hot ladies outside.

Phrom Phong – Just one BTS station down the road from Asoke. You have Phrom Phong. Not much happening here, but there is some action on soi 33. A handful of beer bars and karaoke bars with some girls.

Hotels

If you are going to stay in the Sukhumvit area when you visit Bangkok, check out my post about guest friendly hotels around the Sukhumvit area before you book.

How to get there:

Take the BTS to either Nana, Asok or Phrom Phong station.

Khaosan Road

Khaosan Rd

Different nightlife areas attracts different types of people. While Sukhumvit Rd attracts mostly men because of the red-light districts, Khaosan Rd attracts a younger generation of tourists that just want to party hard and have fun. Khaosan Rd is packed with tourists from all over the world 365 days of the year. Khaosan Rd is especially popular for backpackers, both men and female.

If you want to hit up with a white chick in Bangkok this street is probably your best shot.

Dont check IDKhaosan Rd is party-hard from sunset to sunrise. At Fridays and Saturdays some Thai people will come here too.

The street is packed with beer bars, many of them with live music playing popular music from the Western world. After midnight the street is usually packed with drunk tourists dancing in the street.

How to get there:

If you are not living near Khaosan Rd the only way to get here is by taxi or tuktuk. There is no skytrain or metro line that goes to this area of Bangkok yet.

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RCA

RCA Bangkok

RCA, or Royal City avenue is a nightlife area that is mostly catering to Thai people. You will find a handful of high-end nightclubs and a lot of bars here.

The three most popular clubs in RCA are Route 66, Flix and Slim. Other than that there are a lot of other smaller and larger bars all around this area.

Even tho this area is catering to Thai people, foreigners are also welcome. What is good about this place is that the people are authentic. If you get along with a girl in this area, it’s most likely not because she want your money, but that she likes you.

How to get there:

Take the MRT to Phra Ram 9. Then walk of exit number 2. Take a taxi or a motorbike taxi from there to RCA.

 

Silom Road

Patong

Silom Road is another big nightlife area of Bangkok. It’s housing Bangkok’s third most famous redlight area, Patpong. Another famous street, but that is only for Japanese people, is Soi Thaniya.

Silom Rd is also housing the biggest gay scene in Bangkok in Silom Rd Soi 2 and Soi 4.

Patpong

Kangeroo Club – Famous Blow-job bar in Patpong

Patpong are two parallell streets between Silom Rd and Thanon Surawong Rd.

Patpong 1 and Patpong 2.

Patpong 1 is a slightly bigger street and have a night market in the middle of the road from 18.00 to around midnight every day. Patpong 1 and 2 is filled with beer bars, gogo-bars and there are also countless massage shops around in the area.

Thaniya

Thaniya is a parallelle street of Patpong, and you’ll find it just below the skytrain station Sala Daeng.

 

Silom Rd Soi 2 and Soi 4

Soi 2 and 4 are housing Bangkoks biggest gay areas. Here you’ll find a lot of gogo bars with gay Thai boys, beer bars and massage parlors with guys massaging instead of girls.

How to get there:

If you are not living on Silom, and you want to check it out. The fastest way to get there is to take the skytrain to Sala Daeng BTS station.

 

Asiatique

Asiateque

Asiatique The Riverfront is located alongside Chao Phraya River (the biggest river through Bangkok).

Live Music
Live Music

Asiatique is a big gathering of restaurants, bars and gem shops. It’s open from 17.00 until midnight. There are some small roof bars also with nice view and live music.

This avenue seems to be catering mostly to Thai, but I have seen some tourists here too. For some reason Thai people seems to really enjoy this place, so if you have a date with a Thai girl this place is probably a good place to bring her.

The avenue also have a pretty big Ferris wheel and some other minor amusement park like facilities. The Ferris wheel costs 300 baht and will give you five rounds.

Taking a picture at the big Asiatique sign seems to be an popular activity here.

How to get there:

The easiest way to get here is to take the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin station. From there on there is a free shuttle boat that will take you to Asiatique. The boat goes every 10 minutes.

 

Rod Fai Night Market 2

This area I’ve just found out about, and I actually love it. It’s similar to RCA, but instead of nightclubs and expensive drinks it’s just a street filed with small cozy bars that sell mostly beer. All bars have small rooftops where you can look down to the main street while enjoying your food and drink.

A lot of bikers seems to come here, and the street is filled up with parked motorcycles in al shapes and forms.

A lot of hot Thai girls here, and they are authentic just like in RCA. Some bars also have live music.

I estimate that there is around 20-30 bars in this street packed together here. Just next to the bar street, there is a market (therefor the name) that is open Saturday and Sunday. This is actually a pretty cool market that sell a lot of fun stuff. Absolutely worth a look.

How to get there:

To get here you have to take the MRT to Thailand Cultural Center, then you walk of exit number 3. When you get out you walk take left, then the bar street is behind the first big shopping mall with the name Esplanade Shopping Mall.

CLOSED AT MONDAYS!

 

Jatujak Green (JJ Green)

Jatujak Green

Similar area as the Rod Fai Night Market 2, but smaller in size.

When you arrive at JJ Green there will be a small market in front that sells clothes, food and other cheap products.

On the back side you have a half circle that are filled with around 10 bars. You can sit inside with AC, or outside on the roof tops enjoying the view while enjoying your food and drinks.

There’s a ton of university girls here as the area is close to several universities. A couple of times I’ve been here alone I watch farangs from a rooftop bar hitting on hot uni girls around in the area.

You should absolutely check out this place. 😀

How to get there:

Take the MRT to Chatuchak station. Follow signs to Chatuchak park. When you get on the outside there will be a bunch of motorbike taxis. Ask them to take you to the market. Should cost around 50 baht.

CLOSED AT MONDAYS AND TUESDAY.

Other bars worth mentioning

Other then the main nightlife areas of Bangkok, there are also a lot of interesting bars and avenues outside them. Here are a few of them.

Loft to Bar

This one is pretty far out in “nowhere” in Bangkok, but I had a great time here! What is so great about this place?

Live music
Live music at Loft to Bar

The band that plays here are really awesome. They play a mix of popular music from Thailand and the west.

Not only that. You only pay 200 baht, and you can drink as much Singha as you can handle! Really good if you are on a budget and you like to drink beer!

Click here for location on Google maps.

 

Tawandang German Brewery

Not a place to go to if you are in Bangkok alone, but defiantly a place to check out if you travel with a group.

You start of here ‘early’, 5pm, eat delicious Thai food, then when everyone is full, they bring out their tasty German beer that is brewed in the same building.

When people start to get in the mood, tables, food etc the tables are removed and the entire place turn into a gigantic nightclub.

The avenue have a gigantic stage with entertainment all evening and night. They shuffle between Thai music, traditional music, Western music, house and a lot of other genres.

It’s a fun place.

 

Map of Bangkok Nightlife Areas.

That’s it for this time. I will update this post as soon as I learn more about Bangkok Nightlife Areas. I usually re-post a post if I do mayor changes to a post.

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