Nightlife in Thai’s capital has much more than parties.You can do shopping,clubbing, watch night shows ,visit restaurants and hotels ,go for a long drive and many more fun activities.
Although parties in Bangkok are very much different from other cities of Thailand. But there are certain restrictions also which you must keep in mind.
1.Bangkok’s night markets are best to explore , apart from clothes they are complete package of shopping, music and art.Following are some of the most famous night markets:
• Rod Fai Market
It is an open air market selling a collection of vintage collectable , from antique furnitures to latest fashion .Due to its location near to track it is known as train market. This market is divided into three sections-
Market Zone, Warehouse Zone and Rod’s Antiques
In Market Zone there are more than 2000 shops selling daily use products, trendy fashion clothes , shoes ,toys and kitchen appliances . Products are available at low price and bargaining is very much common.
Warehouse Zone is full of household goods,old electronic appliances ,used or second-hand clothes and vintage fashion accessories.Also old camera ,bikes and coca-cola is commonly available in the market.
All real premium of Rod Fai market are displayed in a factory type building known as Rod’s antique.It is a collection of antiques and vintage items that includes classic bikes, cars and furniture .Vintage items available here are guaranteed to be genuine.
All this is combined with cool restaurants , bars and snack stalls which makes a fun night out from sunset to midnight.
Location: It is located next to track behind Chatuchak market in north of the city.
Time: 5pm-1pm from Thursday-Sunday.
• JJ Green Night Market
If you like Rod Fai then this place will feel home to you. The Bohemian vibes present here separates this place from rest of the markets.It comprises of shops and bars, some of which are permanent and some are on shift bases.JJ stands for ‘Jatujak Green’.
At the back of car parking area car-boot sale kind of scene with open vans and cars displaying everything from retro cameras ,phones,vintage watches ,branded posters and musical instruments all are available at very cheap price so while bargaining don’t accept much price off.
Shops here mainly sell second-hand clothes and lots of stall has genuine retro items such as vinyl cds,models of old car and artwork.
Location: Reach MRT at Chatuchak and then walk up Kamphaeng Phet Road.
Time: 5pm-2am from Thursday to Sunday.
• Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada
This market is located in the outer area of town and has more modern vibes than the other markets. This market is enriches with 800 brand new room hotels called bazaar hotel and the Playhouse Cabaret Ladyboy show.
Stalls and shops are divided into indoor market and outdoor open air shopping street.It is designed to recreate the experience of original Suan Lum Night market which opens only in december.
Printed tees,shoes ,fashion jewellery ,artwork and wood carving are the common items sold in the market.Apart from shopping ,entertainment is the other highlight of this market that includes boxing,live show , magic show and water park.
Location: Ratchada road ,close to LadPrao MRT underground station.
Time: 4pm-12am daily
2. Clubs in Bangkok are world famous , that offers some unique features if you like clubbing then following clubs must be your first choice:
• Sing Sing theatre
This place is a fusion of both theatre and night club at very low cost.You’ll fascinate by the interior decor of the club ,red light coming from the top ceiling and the caged line dance floor gives an eerie glow to the club.Sin Sing brings the best Djs from all over the world which has resulted in their onpoint music.
They are trying to make this club as the hottest party venue.
Location: Soi Sukhumvit 45
Time: 9pm-2am(max.) opens only for weekend.
• DJ Station
If you cannot stop yourself from dancing on hearing music then this place is for you.It is one of the legendary dance club in all over Asia. Crowd here consists of both Western and Thai herd.It is divided into three levels, each has its own bar. A cabaret dance show is organised at 11:30pm.
Location: 212/2 Si Lom, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak
It is a new nightclub with communal vibes. The interior is open clean serving young foreigner and international Thais who just want to dance.The club consists of two floors ,ground floor plays blissful and pumping system and first floor mainly consists of EDM beats and more deep sounds.
This club is spacious as they had kept annoying table to a side.
Location: Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 55.
Time: 8pm-3am ,Wednesday-Saturday.
• Insanity NightClub
Green neon light at the entrance is complemented by its 14 meter long ceiling with halo lighting system and excellent pure quality sound of L-Acoustics fills the dance floor and a heavy crowd is attracted to the dance floor.Highly paid DJs visit this place on weekly basis.All these factors has contributed in making Insanity as the best night club of Bangkok.For all late-night food cravings ,V8-Diner is opened till late night.
Location: Sukhumvit Soi ,11
Time:12am -12pm ,daily
3.Bangkok has some awesome restaurants which offers very delicious food some of these are:
• Oskar Bistro
This place invites for wine,dine,dance and mingle.Environment here is cosy and you’ll feel like home.Quality of food is upto the mark.A huge crowd gathers here on weekend nights.DJ is excellent ,low ceiling gives a edgy feel and low cost drinks and food add more value to this place.
Location:24 Sukhumvit Soi 11,Khlong Toei Nuea.
• Red Sky
The main feature of this hotel is the amazing experience of lovely bird’s eye view of whole city.There is a bar on rooftop where you can enjoy your 5 star drinks at a very low price and food is also served here.They even have beds where you can relax, drink cocktail and enjoy the view or you can wait till sunset.This facility is very hard to find in other hotels at reasonable cost .Also the quality of food is very high .
Location: 195 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Pathumwan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
• Dee lounge and beer garden
This place serves food of different cuisine that includes Indian,Western and Thai. Drinks are served at 109 Bhat net with free popcorn as a snack to eat with it.
Apart from food and drink ,they have arranged a live music show by their residential house band the “CH3” which makes it a fun party place.
Location: Adjacent to Ploenchit BTS SkyTrain station.
It is a traditional and authentic Thai hotel serving dishes of all the four region of Thailand. Classical Thai dance performance is also arranged for the guests.Genuine Thai flavour is created by well trained of chefs which separates Salathip food from rest of the hotels.Dance performance is organised form 7:15pm-9:15 pm.
Time: 6pm-10:30 pm
Location: Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500
4. Music the other famous attraction of Bangkok , Jazz performances given here are worth watching.If you visit Bangkok then you must visit these following places ,they’ll made you fall in love with Jazz:
• The Bamboo Bar
Jazz lovers from all over the world visit this 65 year old bar to see the performances and praise the interior decor of the restaurant . Over these years Bamboo bar has grown its status and reputation.
They have kept a proper dress code for their guests.Women are requested to wear elegant attire with proper footwear.And men are asked to wear proper shirt and trouser.
They follow first come first serve policy for sitting arrangement of guests, so if you want to enjoy the show then come early.
Location: 48 Oriental Avenue | Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
It is a bar and a cabaret club with live music and jam session of Jazz music .Artists performing here ,have experience of many years and it is proved in their performances.It is originally established in 1960 making it one of the oldest bars in Bangkok.Drinks are available at reasonable price , a jug full of Heineken beer is available for 200 baht and a glass of house wine at 160 baht.
Location:1/1 Sukhumvit Soi 33 | Next to Lotus Hotel, Bangkok
Time: 5 pm-1 am
• The Living Room
It is the home of finest Jazz music .Performances are given by international stars and local Jazz musician . Every evening sophisticated performances are given ,in addition to this beautiful decor ,comfortable sofas and sweeping beer enhances the place. All the above factors make this place a cool place to hangout.
Location: 250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok
• Black Amber Social Club
Piano is being played by the artists here every night.They have a old collection of drinks . Different types of drinks are available which complements the show and guests enjoy more.They have barber and tattoo shops also on the 2nd floor.
Location:160/17 Thonglor Soi 6, Soi Sukhumvit 55
Some Don’ts Of Bangkok
1. Don’t travel without a translator or a Thai to your language dictionary because most of the people speak english but not all of them .If you pronounce any word in wrong manner then it would be very difficult for you to understand.
2. It is very difficult to find hotel within 24 hours of check in .So don’t wait for last time ,book everything before taking flight.
3. Don’t get a Sak Yant tattoo on Khao San Road in a regular parlor. It is not the actual tattoo .
4. Don’t get a suite from a tailor shop in Khao San road because you’ll pay more for rubbish and you can buy the same suit at very less price.
5. Don’t drink water from tap water unless specified .
6. Don’t buy or tattoo Buddha for decoration as it is considered as a disrespectful thing.