Bangkok Nightlife Guide

The below is the ultimate Bangkok nightlife guide as of 2014, All information about Bangkok nightlife is more or less up to date on this page, if you find anything that has changed, please leave a comment and I will alter it. Also check out my posts on Finding a Thai Girlfriend in Bangkok clubs and how to meet Thai girls online.

The first part my Bangkok nightlife guide will focus on the normal clubs, which don’t include prostitutes or have very few, 5% or under. On a final note, ALWAYS BRING ID!

The Bangkok Nightlife Guide to Clean clubs

Royal City Avenue (R.C.A)

RCA is one big strip, it’s one street with many bars and clubs. They have two main Bangkok clubs, one is Route 66 the other is Slim/Flix. Both clubs here are clean and hooker free, they are clubs like you would find back home in England….well kinda.

Route 66 – RCA

Route 66, top club for the bangkok nightlife

Entry fee for farangs: 300baht gets you a drinks coupon
Hookers/Prostitutes: There are none here, if they is, its under 1%<.
Ladyboys : 3-5%<
Dress Code: no flip flops

Route 66 is a typical Thai venue, they have 3 rooms. One will have a live Thai band playing, the other will be a R n B room which is usually the busiest. They also have a house/trance room, but I don’t think that gets busy until 2am. Route 66 is busy everyday of the week. Weekdays you would want to get there around 11:30pm-midnight. On a Friday and Saturday around 9-10pm to get a table. For Bangkok clubs, this is about Bangkok as your gonna get.

  • A bottle of Vodka 70cl is 1,400baht
  • A bottle of Red label 70cl, 1,800baht
  • A bottle of Black label 70cl 2,100baht
  • Beers start at 150baht.

Slim & Flix – RCA 

Slim and Flix Bangkok clubs

Entry free: 300baht gets you a drinks coupon , or 5 people get free entry if they buy a bottle.
Hookers/Prostitutes : There are none here, if they is, its under 1%<.
Ladyboys :3-5 %<
Dress code: no flip flops

Slim is just like Route 66, it has one RnB room, Flix which plays house/Trance doesn’t get busy until after midnight. Slim is busy everyday of the week. Weekdays you would to get there around 11:30pm-midnight. On a Friday and Saturday around 9:30pm to get a table. This is my pick for the no.1 Bangkok club on a week day. Slim will end up closing around 2-2:30am, then people will enter the Flix which is joined together, which stays open until 5am.

  • A bottle of Vodka 70cl is 1,400baht
  • A bottle of Red label 70cl, 1,800baht
  • A bottle of Black label 70cl 2,100baht
  • Beers start from 150baht

Thong Lo

Thong Lo is an area in Bangkok which is considered to be quite posh and up-class. There are a few Bangkok clubs in this area, but I will only mention the main three, Wip, Funky Villa and Demo. All clubs here are clean and hooker free, they are clubs like you would find back home

Funky Villa -Thong Lo Soi 10

funky

Entry fee: Mon-thus free entry (fri-sat300baht gets you a drinks coupon )
Hookers/Prostitutes : There are none here, if they is, its under 1%<.
Ladyboys : 3-5%<
Dress Code: no flip flops

Funky Villa is a “Thai Thai ” Bangkok club, which means they play alot of Thai music, which is not what I want to here when I’m drinking. its a bit more “up class” to RCA, feels a bit pretentious at times but still a fun place to visit, and its free entry most days. On a scale of 1-10 of how this would compare in Bangkok’s nightlife, I would give it around a 5.5. I like to pre drink here as vodka bottles are only 1,000 baht.

  • A bottle of Vodka 70cl is 1,000baht
  • A bottle of Red label 70cl, 1,400baht
  • A bottle of Black label 70cl 1,800baht
  • Beers start from 150baht

Demo -Thong lo Soi 10

Entry fee: Mon-Thus free entry (Fri-Sat 300 baht entry gets you a drinks coupon )
Hookers/Prostitutes : There are none here, if they is, its under 1%<.
Ladyboys : 3-5%<
Dress Code: no flip flops

Demo is pretty much the same as Funky villa with the type of people in there, expect the music here is much better, its like rnb/hip hop mixed in with house and trance. really good vibe i find inside and music is great. I prefer this place to Funky villa, however Funky villa has a much better outside venue to sit and have a chat.

  • A bottle of Vodka 70cl is 1,400baht
  • A bottle of Red label 70cl, 1,800baht
  • A bottle of Black label 70cl 2,200baht
  • Beers start from 150baht

 NungLen – Sukhumvit 63 (Soi 7)

Entry fee: Mon-Thurs free entry (Fri-Sat 300 baht entry gets you a drinks coupon )
Hookers/Prostitutes : There are none here, if they is, its under 1%<.
Ladyboys : 1%<
Dress Code: no flip flops

This club is almost all Thai with the odd white person who looks like hes lost. The music varies on mostnights, but they tend to have a live Thai band playing Thai music most of the night. Its a nice place to start the evening in my opinion, a beer is around 130baht then head on else were. this club gets pretty packed fast, so if you want a table, I would suggest getting here early. This is the Bangkok club to be seen at.

  • A bottle of Vodka 70cl is 1,400baht
  • A bottle of Red label 70cl, 1,800baht
  • A bottle of Black label 70cl 2,200baht
  • Beers start from 130baht

Wip (After hours club) (Liberty Plaza Building)

Entry fee: mon-thus free entry (fri-sat 300 baht entry gets you a drinks coupon )
Hookers/Prostitutes : There are none here, if they is, its under 1%<.
Ladyboys : 1%<

Wip is an after hour club located inside a hotel, it gets busy around 2am onwards, earlier on weekends. Music is a mix of hip hop with some house, smoking is allowed inside the club, and its located inside a hotel. Mostly Thai people, you wont see many tourists here, just expats

  • A bottle of Vodka 70cl is 1,400baht
  • A bottle of Red label 70cl, 1,800baht
  • A bottle of Black label 70cl 2,200baht
  • Beers start from 200 baht

There are still a few more clubs I need to add to this list, but for now the above sums up most of the clean Bangkok nightlife, when I have more time, I will discuss about the new clubs, such as Levels and Love F bar. If I didn’t mention a club on the list it means its not worth going to * Q bar* cough cough. The above is the elite places in the Bangkok nightlife for you to visit.

The Darker side of the Bangkok Nightlife

The Bangkok nightlife various a lot, any nightclub that starts to get busy after 2AM, is usually seedy to some extent and full of Thai bar girls. All clubs below are the darker side of the spectrum of what Bangkok nightlife has to offer. If you have no interest in these clubs I suggest other way to find Thai girls in Bangkok and How to find a Thai girlfriend in Bangkok nightclubs are very good reads for you.

Scratch Dog – Sukhumvit Soi 22

Entry fee: 300 baht entry gets you a drinks coupon
Hookers/Prostitutes : Some
Ladyboys :A few

Scratch dog (scat dog known by Asians) is another after hours place which gets busy after 2am, located in a hotel, music is hip hop/house and is mainly full of Thai people and guys from Japan/Korea. Smoking is allowed in the club, not many farangs to be seen here. Bottle prices start from around 2,000 baht upwards, one of the better after hours places in the Bangkok nightlife. Word of warning, a lot of people smoke and do seesha here, so it can get pretty smokey inside.

  • Bottle of Vodka – 1800 bhat
  • Bottle of Black label – 2200 baht
  • Bottle of JD- 24000 baht
  • Beers from 180baht

Insanity (After hours) (formally Insomnia) – Sukhumvit Soi 12 

Entry fee: 300baht entry gets you a drinks coupon
Hookers/Prostitutes : Many
Ladyboys : Some

Most taxi drivers will know about this club and you should get a free taxi there. The club plays house music and is open until 6am. The crowd is mostly “working Thai girls”, and all men are foreigners. If you pull a girl from here, dont think it because of your looks, but rather the size of your wallet. Bangkok clubbing at its finest. Seedy Bangkok night life to be found here, each and every day of the week.

Bottles start from around 2,500 baht including mixers and less if you have a Insanity club card.

Climax (After hours) – Sukhumvit Soi 11

Climax night club Bangkok

Entry fee: 250 baht entry gets you a drinks coupon
Hookers/Prostitutes: Many
Ladyboys :Some

Climax usually has a live band on every night, singing song from R n B, to old school songs and a few Thai songs. The crowd is mostly “working Thai girls”, and all men are foreigners. If you pull a girl from here, don’t think it because of your looks, but rather the size of your wallet.

Bottles start from around 2,500 baht including mixers.

The Mixx (after hours)

Entry fee: 350 baht entry gets you a drinks coupon
Hookers/Prostitutes : Some
Ladyboys :Few
Dresscode:  No Shorts! (although you do provide trousers for a small fee)

The Mixx is a interesting place, It tries to sell it self as a lavish after hours venue, the drinks here are slightly more pricey then other joints. There a number of working girls and “normal” girls in this venue, added with a lot of drunken westerners who asked a taxi driver to take them to a club, and well… here they are. From the list this would be one of the less seedier and better that the Bangkok nightlife has to offer you.

Spicy – Near MBK

Entry fee: 300 baht entry gets you a drinks coupon
Hookers/Prostitutes: Many
Ladyboys :Many

Almost every taxi driver will know about spicy and will offer you a free lift as they get a kickback. Does not get busy until after 2am and is pretty crazy once inside. The club is mixed with Thai girls and a lot of westerners drunk. It closes at 6am, but there is a club opposite it called “Spicy 2/ Swing” which is free entry and you are allowed to bring your streets. it stays open until midday. For Bangkok nightlife and clubs, this is about as bad as you are going to get it.

This page is still a work in progress for to be the best Bangkok nightlife guide, I will update as and when I can. Remember there are always more way to meet Thai girls in Bangkok.

 

3 thoughts on “Bangkok Nightlife Guide

  1. Richard
    13 May, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Great! Appreciate how you detailed your post . Thank for posting your Thailand guide

  2. destination clubbing
    28 May, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I really appreciate how you detailed your post. Thailand is a very interesting place.
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  3. Tony
    14 August, 2014 at 2:03 am

    I come to Bangkok at least twice a year, as my other half is thai and from Bangkok, I am lucky enough to see Thailand from both sides of the coin, as it goes the misses loves the night life Bangkok has to offer even the odd trip to Kosan road. What is fun if you with friends on the street bars be it a VW camper van converted and they are cheap around soi 12. you have soi cowboy a little street just full of go go bars where you will pay a ransom for anything except the corner bar, which we sometimes go as we have friends there and there is always a live band and a pool table. Leaving that behind there are many clubs in the area we tend to end up in climax or space we always have a good time.My issues is thai I never get ripped off and as she is gorgeous, I not looking to empty my wallet on working girls and end up going home skint. I am lucky enough my one comes home with me, finding a thai girlfriend is easy as long as you have the money to pay for it. Don’t be under any illusion there is any other reason she be with you they are working girls and they will empty your wallet faster than you can get to an ATM and refill it. You have been warned if you are looking for a thai girlfriend stay away from go go bars is my final note is Thailand is an amazing place and it’s people are just the same

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