If you are planning to visit Bangkok, then make sure you pack things right. Carry some clothes for temples, some for just travelling and most important, perfect attire to enjoy the crazy nights in Bangkok. A night well spent in Bangkok will always be a night to remember.
Bangkok in the night is a treat to watch. The lights are exploding everywhere, streets are full of enthusiastic people looking to enjoy and have fun just like others, some streets are blocked with barriers just so that people can enjoy on the streets.
Bangkok is the only place with a lot of options in night for different people with different taste. If you want to party, there are nightclubs and parties all over the place. If you want to just have a good dinner, there are restaurants with a beautiful ambiance everywhere. If you want to just explore the cultural aspects, there are late night markets and many more things.
There are different people with different ideas to enjoy a night life at any place. Bangkok offers it all. There are lots of travelers, globetrotters looking to party in Bangkok. Let’s check out the places you are looking for if you just want the night to be the craziest of all.
1. Khao San Road
Khao San Road is where youngsters and tourists from different places come for cheap stays, cheap food and, of course, cheap booze. The street food is awesome, the people are happy, drink all the night because the booze is cheap and the best thing is that you can dance with everyone or any total stranger right in the middle of the street.
The night is full of people dancing on the streets. There will be people from all over the globe. There are live music, games, events and many interesting things to spend your night on. You can also get a massage right on the streets of Khao San Road.
Location: Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand.
How To reach: The closest BTS Skytrain stations to Khao San Road are Siam Station. From here, you can take a taxi or a tuk-tuk to reach Khao San Road.
The longest road in Thailand, Sukhumvit seems to be a place with narrow lanes and buildings made of neon lights. There are sub streets called ‘sois’ and different sois have different exposure. This place is also famous for the infamous red-light districts of Bangkok, Nana Plaza (soi 4) and Soi Cowboy (soi 23).
Also, there you can find many hip clubs, malls, restaurants, sweet cafes, hotels, bars and all. Some of the best places to go in Sukhumvit are:
· Beam Nightclub
Beam nightclub is a dance clubs for the bass heads. The techno music and light show with LED’s attracts a lot of tourists. It’s a party spot for many wealthy Thai’s and locals and you’ll see them arriving late at night and leaving in the sun.
It’s open from Wednesday to Saturday until 3:00 am and sometimes even late.
Address: 72 courtyard mall, Thonglor (soi 55)
· Octave Rooftop
If you are planning to have a dinner with drinks and a great view then o rooftop bar in the city has a view of Bangkok that matches the one from here. The 360-degree view of the city and watching the sunset from the rooftop is the best experience one can have.
It opens at 5:00 pm till 2:00 am everyday throughout the week.
Address: 57 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (soi 57)
3. RCA (Royal City Avenue)
This place is heaven for those who want to drink and dance the night away. Some of the most legendary nightclubs reside here and one should experience the level of entertainment here once. Live DJ’s, musicians, local artists are always performing here with their best.
Some of the best nightclubs in Royal City Avenue are:
· Route 66
This is the most famous nightclub in Bangkok. The legendary status it has is because of the level of parties happen here. Wealthy Thai’s and tourists who are mostly party animals loves this place. It’s working every day of the week so, just turn up at any night and experience the real party scenes.
Address: 29/33 - 48 Khwaeng Bang Kapi, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand.
Entry fee: The entry fee is 300 Baht with a complementary drink and rest depends on you.
If you are a party animal and to that extent that you’ve being to Ibiza and partied then you would know what big room mega club size of partying is. These are hard to find at any place but not in Bangkok. Onyx is the place with this style and some of the best DJ’s have performed here Freddie Le Grand and the Chainsmokers.
If you have enough money, then go for VIP couches with your own balcony and toilet. Have the great view of light show and a room with 2000 capacity quaking like hell.
Address: Royal City Avenue (RCA Thanon Phra Ram 9, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand.
Entry fee: Entry fee is 300 baht and the VIP couches can cost upto 80,000 Baht.
4. ASIATIQUE: The Riverfront
If you want to spend your night shopping and experiencing the traditions of the city, ASIATIQUE: The Riverfront is the best place. Set on the banks of Chao Phraya River, it is a night complex with all the national/international brands, open pubs or beer gardens, street food vendors selling delicious local food and many other things.
You can go shopping in the malls, do cultural shopping, buy souvenir or just hang out at the market full of crowd and culture.
Address: Chareonkrung soi 74-76
You can enjoy the show of glamour, humour and over-the-top drama at the Calypso Cabaret. Encounter you favourite celebrities being mocked, singing and dancing of ladyboys and a lot of humour here.
Entry Fee: The tickets cost 400 Baht and a free drink is complementary.
If you are an action lover then you can have a night watching two fighters exchanging cracking punches, kicks in the Muay Thai stadium. Although, the fight is scripted, still it’s full of Goosebumps to watch. Muay Thai is the ancient martial art style.
Entry fee: The ticket costs 1200 Baht approx.
At the top of everything there is a massive Ferris wheel which should be experienced if anyone visits Bangkok. It gives the immense fun along with the view of whole city covered with night light.
Price for Ferris wheel: 200 Baht for adults and 150 Baht for children.
5. Chao Phraya River
This is the river which gave Bangkok one of its names which is ‘Venice of the East’ and is referred as the artery of the city. Now, imagine spending night around this river with the beautiful city lights glowing the temples and streets and river water shining and reflecting the soul of the city.
Things to do on Chao Phraya River at night are:
· Dinner Cruise
If you want to spend your night romantically with your partner with a romantic dinner then the Dinner Cruise will be the best option to impress your partner. You can enjoy Bangkok's night landscape and cool breeze in the middle of the Chao Phraya River riding a cruise with different types of cuisines in buffet. What else satisfies the night?
There will be live music, you can dance on it. There will be international buffet for dinner to feast on. There will be 2 hour ride which is enough to sooth your eyes with the beauty of the city and the majestic Chao Phraya River.
Address: Inside River City complex, beside Pier 1, next to River City Plaza: 3 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Si Phaya Pier, Yota Road, Sampantawong, Bangkok 10100
Cost: It will cost you 1400-1500 Baht per person.
· Sky Bar at Lebua State Tower
If you’ve seen Hangover movie, then you’ll be familiar with this bar. The rooftop bar over 63 floors is the world’s tallest sky bar and offers the best view of Bangkok city than anything else. The 360 degree view at night with a party going on and Chao Phraya River reflecting the soul of the city will knock you out already.
Also the restaurant Sirocco on the top is one of the best restaurants in Bangkok with some of the best chef’s and cuisines.
Address: 1055 Si Lom, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand.
If you are just a foodie and looking for the best food at night and especially street food, then Chinatown is the dream place. The street is full of stalls right on the pavement and offers delicious Thai food. Just find a place to stand and eat as you won’t get one.
Address: Yaowarat Road | Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand (Chinatown / Yaowarat)
So, these are the ways you can spend your night in Bangkok. All are full of enthusiasm towards entertainment and the prime idea is to experience the city in the best way.