Top Bangkok Nightlife Areas
While Bangkok is known as a bustling city during the day, many visit the capital of Thailand to experience its buzzing nightlife. Whether you are travelling with your family, friends or colleagues, the city has much to offer for a fun-filled night that caters to everyone.
As the city is full of nightlife attractions from bars and clubs to vibrant night markets, we have listed our top nightlife areas in Bangkok to make your itinerary planning easier. So, without further ado, here are our top nightlife areas in Bangkok for you to visit for an eventful evening in the city.
Khao San Road
Considered one of the top nightlife areas in Bangkok for both locals and tourists alike, Khao San Road is a stretch of clubs, bars, massage parlours, tattoo shops and more on a single road. However, over the years, Khao San has expanded and spilled over onto the neighbouring streets, such as Soi Rambuttri and Chakrabongse. So, for those looking for a big night of partying with good music and reasonably priced drinks, Khao San Road is the place to go! If you begin to feel hungry towards the end of the night, purchase some snacks at the convenience stores nearby or opt for a freshly made plate of Pad Thai from the local street food vendors.
Address: Khaosan Rd, Tambon Bo Yang, Amphoe Mueang Songkhla, Chang Wat Songkhla 90000, Thailand
For those looking to get their retail fix, head to downtown Bangkok and visit the bustling Patpong Market. Known as one of the popular night markets in Bangkok, you can put your bargaining skills to the test as you haggle over souvenirs, clothes, electronics and other quirky items to bring home as a token from your trip. This nightlife area in Bangkok is always packed with tourists and locals daily, as it is located in the centre of the city’s notorious red-light district area. If you are heading to the market with your little ones, we recommend heading straight over to the market area during the hours of 6pm until midnight. There are also a number of street vendors available until the early morning serving local favourites, including Pad Thai, grilled meat and seafood.
Address: Thanon Patpong 1, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
CHAR Rooftop Bar
If you are looking for a popular nightlife area in Bangkok that offers stunning views of the city’s skyline, we recommend visiting CHAR Rooftop Bar Bangkok. Considered one of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok, CHAR offers diners a cosy yet elegant atmosphere with a great selection of refreshing beers, wines, as well as revamped classic concoctions for you to enjoy whilst witnessing picturesque views of Bangkok’s sunset. They also have live entertainment, including live bands and DJs, with great tunes serenaded throughout the bar for a vibrant social scene. As they are currently offering a buy 1 free 1 promotion during sunset, we recommend making your reservations in advance to secure the best seats for the sunset viewing. Make your bookings here.
Address: 81 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Rot Fai Night Market
Rot Fai Night Market Bangkok, also known as Bangkok’s Train Night Market, is a large open-air bazaar that has become a top nightlife area in Bangkok over the years. With a wide array of vintage collectibles and antiques that will make you feel nostalgic, the night market is definitely a cut above the rest, as you will rarely find vintage leather jackets and Coca-Cola collectibles in any other night market in Bangkok. As this popular night market is located in the outer suburbs, there is a second location in the city centre that is not as large, but provides the same artsy vibe and offerings.
Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Silom Soi 2
During your time here, we recommend taking a walk down Silom Soi 2, a popular nightlife area in Bangkok among the LGBT community. Home to many of the city’s best gay clubs, such as Club G Bangkok and DJ Station, dance the night away to good tunes and sip on their wide selection of drinks and cocktails at very affordable prices. You can also enjoy an authentic Bangkok-styled drag show, as DJ Station hosts lively drag shows every night featuring Thai as well as international pop songs. Those looking to fill their stomachs can grab a bite to eat at the various road-side food stalls nearby or purchase some tasty snacks at a nearby convenience store.
Address: Soi Si Lom 2Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Asiatique The Riverfront
Located near the famous Chao Praya river, Asiatique The Riverfront is a large open-aired night market in Bangkok with a rustic warehouse theme that combines the experience of shopping in a mall with shopping at a night bazaar. Home to several boutique stalls, entertainment venues, restaurants and bars, a trip here will take you the whole night and it will pass by like a breeze! Many know Asiatique for its large Ferris wheel and as it offers stunning city views, especially at night, it has become a top nightlife area in Bangkok for both locals and tourists. We recommend taking a stroll around their boardwalk and enjoying the evening breeze, as you enjoy beautiful night views of the Chao Praya river with the sky-rise buildings in the background.
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Stay At A Hotel Near Bangkok’s BTS Station
After exploring Bangkok’s nightlife areas, you will find yourself needing to recharge with an energising sleep. That being said, one of the best boutique hotels in Bangkok is Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, where guests can enjoy a comfortable stay in their modern and well-appointed rooms. Find out more about our room packages here.