Almost no other city in the world can compare with Bangkok’s nightlife: with a staggering number of restaurants, bars and clubs, it is no wonder that travelers come to the bustling capital purely for a noteworthy night out. That being said, it can be difficult knowing where to begin. We’re here to help, and we have selected six places to add to your itinerary to make for the most unique and memorable night out in Bangkok.
This is one of the most popular gay clubs in Bangkok for a number of reasons. Maybe it is the mini cabaret show that draws in the crowds. They also have amazing DJs putting on some of the best beats in the city. DJ Station has three floors to explore, as well. It seems that the first floor is primarily for dancing, the second floor is for drinking with an outside smoking area and the third floor is mainly a lounge area. This club does not really get going until after 11 p.m., so try not to get there too early in order to avoid entering an empty club. To get to DJ Station, you must take the BTS Skytrain to Sala Daeng on the Silom line. There is a ฿300 entrance fee, but this fee includes two ‘free’ drinks.
If only to see the décor for yourself, The Iron Fairies is the next destination on our list of places to go for a unique night out. Located off one of the coolest BTS Skytrain destinations, Thonglor, you are certain to find a young, hip crowd overtaking this even trendier restaurant.
Yes, this club’s name is The Club. Do not let its ordinary name fool you, however, as The Club is one of the best nightclubs to be at when visiting Bangkok. The Club is seemingly broke up into multiple sections. There are two bar areas for purchasing drinks, a generous dance floor and an elevated stage that clubbers can climb up to get their groove on. The Club is located on the notorious Khao San Road. Tell any taxi driver Khao San Road and they will know where to go. You can also take the BTS Skytrain to National Stadium, Ratachewi or Siam and get a taxi from the train, which will take about ten minutes.
Speaking of Khao San Road, let’s head that way for our next bar on the list, Hippie de Bar. If clubbing is not your thing, Hippie de Bar is a good spot to enjoy the company of friends, and sometimes strangers, as the space is relatively small for the number of people that go here for a night out. Enjoy a break from the headache-inducing beats of most clubs for this chilled out bar and restaurant. The easiest way to get there it to take the BTS Skytrain to Victory Monument, Ratachewi or Siam. From there, it is about a ten-minute taxi ride, depending on traffic.
If you like to go clubbing, Royal City Avenue is the place to be. More commonly known as RCA, this is not one specific bar or restaurant, but rather an whole area that is designated as an official nightlife zone. Many venues call RCA home, including our favorites, Route 66 Nightclub and Onyx Bangkok. The great thing about RCA is that, much like Khao San Road, it is always busy. Regardless of the day of the week, you will be sure to find a crowd, if not a pack of young, hip Thais taking over the strip of clubs here. To get here, take the MRT to Phra Ram 9. Take exit three and then you will have to take a short taxi ride from there.
By Kelly Iverson