Nightlife and Entertainment in Bangkok

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Bangkok has amazing nightlife and offers something for every taste. Most places foreigners go to are actually located either near Silom Road, on Sukhumvit Road or between Siam Square and the World Trade Centre.  Khaosan Road, the main backpack traveller center in Bangkok also hosts a vibrant nightlife scene that draws a large amount of Thais as well.

With a range from classical dance to techno parties, there's always something happening. They also have restaurants, food stalls and night markets selling fake goods.


Despite the legal opening hours for nightclubs and bars being drastically shortened, people in Bangkok still tend to go out very late. People don't tend to turn up to many night clubs before 11pm and the party doesn't really get going until about midnight.  The peak hours of nightlife tend to be short, the legal closing hour for most bars is 1:00am, with some special night life zones allowing places to stay open until 2:00am. These closing times are usually regiously enforced depending on the local police's mood, however some places manage to aviod being closed and stay open to as late as 6:00- 7:00am. Which places avoid being closed and stay open late can change from week to week, the best way to find these places is too ask around or try to follow the crowds.

Bangkok offers English-language movies, with Thai subtitles. Bangkok also has two orchestras and a cultural centre for those seeking more classical entertainment in Bangkok will not be disappointed. There is an English magazine (METRO) with all the information on what's going in Bangkok available in nearly every book-store in the above mentioned areas. Even better is the free fortnightely BK Magazine. For the expat community some of the most popular places are Q-Bar and Bed Supperclub in Sukhumvit soi 11.

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Spassos

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On the lobby level of the Grand Hyatt Erawan, Spasso's offers lively rock bands from the USA or Canada. Right now from September 21, 2008 until January 10, 2009 you can find a very versatile 7 piece band called EARTH BEAT (6 Canadians and 1 Italian) if you want you can check their web page www.earth-beat.com .It is a very expensive place, but also one of the most popular for expats and richer Thais alike. Italian cuisine is served in the restaurant. Do not wear short trousers, otherwise the security will not let you in. Very crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Address: 494 more..

type:Clubs and dancing
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Lucifer

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Lucifer takes the look and feel of the inferno and brings it to the dance floor. A look at hell with firey red lights, devil-dressed waiters, and a cave effect, but the pumping tunes and great selections make this a bit of heaven on the strip.

With its blend of Trance, Techno, Dance and Underground, it is certainly one of the hottest locations among the bars and clubs in the Patpong area. This nightclub is one of the oldest and most popular clubs in town and gets going when the Patpong bars finish. A mix of young upscale Thais, resident Expats, young and old more..

type:Clubs and dancing
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address:3rd Floor of Radio City, Patpong 1, Bangrak, Bangkok
ClosingTime:03.00 AM
tel:+66 2 266-4567
url:www.LuciferDisko.com
email:info@LuciferDisko.com

Rock Pub

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This is a good place for fans of Heavy Metal 80-90, Hard Rock 70, and Nu Metal music. This pub is located opposite of the Asia hotel on Phayathai Rd. in walking distance of Siam Square. This place, surely they play farang music, is a place for farangs and thais. You could ask for your favourite metal stuff in english, absolutely!! the band understands english cos they play farang music!!! For those who love Heavy Metal or Rock music, Don't miss it!!!

type:Pubs
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Narcissus Club

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Narcissus Club is a huge place with an aimed at an upscale and dressed-up clientele. It has a terrific light and sound system and occasional International guest DJs. It is very popular with the foreign expatriates. Narcissus Club opens daily from 9.00 pm to 2.00 am. The admission is 500 baht (price includes 3 drinks) on weekends and 300 baht (includes 2 drinks) on weekdays. Address: 112 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.

type:Clubs and dancing
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address:112 Suhkumvit 23 road
ClosingTime:02.00 a.m.
tel:+66-0-2258-4805
url:www.narcissusbangkok.com
email:narcissusbangkok@hotmail.com

La Rueda

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La Rueda is a small Salsa club lotacted in Sukhumvit 18. On Thursday and Saturday it is packed with people. There are free Salsa classes for different levels from Thursday to Saturday from 7 pm onwards. 10 pm the free dancing starts.

type:Salsa
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address:Sukhumvit 18
ClosingTime:1 am
accessibility:close to BTS Asok

Mambo

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Address: Washington Square, Sukhumvit Soi 22. Located near the Phrom Phong Skytrain Station the Mambo features the usual mix of Broadway highkicks, pop songs spoofs and gap-toothed talok. Daily shows from 8.30 pm - 10 pm. No credit cards taken. Phone +66-2-2595128 for more information.

type:Cabaret
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O'Reilly's Irish Pub

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Typical Irish Pub. If you do not want to miss your lager or guiness away from home.

type:Casinos
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address:62 Silom Road
tel:+66-26327515

Calypso

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This revue featuring dance, song and burlesque performed by a "slew of lovely ladies" (actually, they're men). This might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the show has a touch of class. Daily shows start at 8:15 pm and 9:45 pm. 700 baht Located at the Asia Hotel, 296 Phyathai Road, phone 261-6355.

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Freeman Dance Area

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Busy gay disco. Open daily until 2.30 am. Located at 60/18-21 Silom Rd.,in subsoi opposite Silom complex. Check out their website for more information at: www.freemanclub.com

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Saxophone Pub Restaurant

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The Saxophone pub and restaurant is an old favorite of expatriates and Thais alike. The purely jazz format has been relaxed to allow some blues and rock to sneak in. The bar is located near the Victory monument on Phayathai Rd., so it is highly recommended to go there by Skytrain. No cover charge. Call 2465472 to enquire what's on.

type:Live music
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Brown Sugar

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This is one of Bangkok's best places for jazz music. The bar is located north of Lumpini parc on Sarasin Rd. Live music usually starts at 10 pm. Call 2550103 for more information.

type:Jazz
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The Barbican

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This rather british-style pub is good place to meet business expatriates. It serves good food and drinks and has a friendly staff. Unfortunately it is located in Thanon Thaniya, a side street of Silom Rd., which caters for Japanese sex tourists, but this should not keep visitors away if you like these kinds of pubs.

type:Bars & pubs
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address:9/4-5 Soi Thaniya, Silom Road
tel:2343590

Concept CM2

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Concept CM 2 of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square , the ever-popular night club, located in the heart of Siam Square , where is setting the pace with its 2 new bands “Seven Senses” directly from Canada and “Power Jam” from the Philippines . They will take you to a new level of musical ecstasy with their out-of-the-world R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz and famous hits. Seven Senses performs live every Tuesday - Thursday and Power Jam performs on Wednesdays from 10. 30 p.m. onwards.

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type:Clubs and dancing
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ClosingTime:2am
tel:+66 (0)2209 8888
url:www.cm2bkk.com
address:NOVOTEL BANGKOK ON SIAM SQUARE, Siam Square Soi 6, Bangkok 10330
email:info@cm2bkk.com

Soi 23 (Soi Cowboy)

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A short alleyway with several beer bars. Note: Not soi 22. It's soi 23 on the other side of Sukhumvit.

type:Erotic clubs and bars
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Nana Entertaiment Plaza

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Enclosed multi-level plaza with beer bars. This area caters mainly for single male tourists.

type:Opera
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Patpong

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Patpong used to be known as the red light district of South-East Asia. It probably does not live up to its international image any more, but it is still seedy and easy to avoid. Still, there are plenty of go-go bars remaining and enough touts to retain a raucous atmosphere.

Patpong is a marginal place to take visitors - they think they’re somewhere famous, and there is also an excellent market selling all the fake watches and designer goods that tourists feel are essential to take home.

type:Casinos
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Delaney's Irish Pub

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Very nice Irish Pub. Occasionally live music. Popular with expat community.

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@Oraphin's

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Oraphins is fantastic and friendly open air bar in traditional batik styling. Very clean with a good straight pool table, excellent music from dance to reggae to rock and roll, latin and jazz all available by perusing the selections and asking. Most importantly you will be made welcome by great hosts (Oraphin, her sister Lyn and sister in Law to be Kwan) I cannot speak highly enough of these girls. If you are looking for a friendly place to have a drink and some fun without the hassle of go-go (incedently if you change your mind Oraphins is surrounded by 15 or so of these bars more..

type:Erotic clubs and bars
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address:14/3 Queens Park Plaza, Sukhumwit, Soi 22(located at the rear of the complex)
email:oraphin_b@hotmail.com
openinghours:4.00pm - 1.00am
tel:+66(0)92036829

Hard Rock Cafe

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Also Bangkok has the unavoidable Hard Rock Cafe. Nevertheless it hosts the best Top 40, soul, rock and reggae cover bands in Bangkok. The bar is located near Siam Square. It's popular with Thais and foreigners alike. They offer also a good choice of Western food. Admission is free, but it is rather expensive.

type:Live music
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NASA Spacedrome

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One of Bangkok's flashy discos which can cater for more than 2000 visitors. At midnight, a spaceship descends to the floor amid smoke, flashing lights, and the theme song from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Located at 999 Ramkamheng Rd., 100 meters north of New Petchburi Rd. and therefore rather far away from tourist areas like Silom Rd. or Khao San Rd./Banglampoo.

type:Disco & Dancing
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