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The Best Gay Bars To Visit In Bangkok

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Bangkok’s gay scene is fun, wild and exciting and considering the city is known as the gay capital of Thailand, and of Asia, a great time is guaranteed. The best known gay areas are Soi 2 and Soi 4, Silom; there’s plenty of places to dance at Soi 2, while Soi 4 is filled with more bars. Most foreigners tend to hang out in these areas, so if you are looking for an international crowd, check out our list of these top gay bars in Bangkok.

The Balcony

Balcony Bar is a great place to relax and to start your night off at as it claims to be the cheapest bar on the street. The bar serves a great range of Thai and international foods, which are all well priced. The venue is split over two levels: the first being a dance floor playing mainstream international pop music, while the second floor holds a number of private karaoke rooms. Entry to the bar is free and there’s no dress code so kick back, relax and have a drink at The Balcony.

86 8 4, Silom 4 Alley, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 235 5891

DJ Station

DJ Station has been a famous go to spot for local and international dancing queens. Expect the latest and trendiest songs at DJ Station; the club is the place to be for youngsters. Most evenings begin with a small cabaret show and the first and second floors of the club become crowded quite quickly, while the third floor is more relaxed with long comfortable couches. The club gets incredibly busy on Fridays and Saturdays, so this isn’t a place to hang out and have a chat but it’s an ideal place to dance.

2/2 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 266 4029

The Stranger Bar

At The Stranger Bar, guests can expect a young crowd and sassy drag shows. The bar is spread over two floors; the bottom level is covered by a dance floor and a busy bar, while the top level has private balconies for celebrations with friends where guests can look out onto the dance floor. There is no entry cost to The Stranger Bar and all the drinks are reasonably priced, especially during their daily happy hour. The crowd is usually full of international tourists and locals so you can expect a whole mix of people here.

114 Soi Sueksa Witthaya, Khwaeng Si Yaek Maha Nak, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 847 116 477

Tapas Room Club

Bringing an authentically Spanish vibe, Tapas Room Club is a bar, restaurant and a club set in a Spanish villa. Expect funky Latino house music which gives guests a taste of a Mediterranean club. The club is located on Soi Silom 4, the most famous gay street in the city, but the crowd seems to be evenly split between straight and gay, all having a good time dancing the night away. The restaurant opens earlier and the club doesn’t get going until about 10 at night.

114/17-18, Soi Silom 4, Silom Road, Su Riya Wong, Kehet Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 223 447 37

Telephone Pub

Telephone Pub, also known as Telephone Restaurant or even Telephone Bar is one of the oldest gay bars in Bangkok and also the most popular. Open since 1987, Telephone Bar got its name as each table had a telephone and customers could call other tables. The bar is a great hangout for a drink or a bite to eat before heading out to a club to dance. They offer karaoke on the third floor with huge video screens and thousands of song choices. You can even book a private karaoke room for your group.

114/11-13, Silom Road, Soi 4, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 223 432 79