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A trip to Bangkok is not complete without experiencing its night. The nightlife in Bangkok is an amazing experience and there are offers for all tastes. Bangkok neighbourhoods that concentrate most of the nightlife of the city are the districts of Patpong and Soi Cowboy. The Soi Cowboy neighbourhood is named after the first bar opened in the area, the Cowboy Bar. These neighbourhoods are also known as the "red-light districts". Here the best streets for finding night movement are the Silom and Surawong in Patpong and Sukhumvit Road in the Soi Cowboy neighbourhood. The area has excellent bars, discos, karaoke bars, massage centres, restaurants and is always crowded at night-time. Most places are open all day and into the late hours of the morning, although it is assumed that bars and clubs must close at 02.00. Sometimes you have to pay an entrance fee but this usually includes one or two drinks. The dress code is relaxed; however some nightclubs require nicer clothes.
Smoking is prohibited in all restaurants, bars and nightclubs, either with or without air conditioning and this rule is strictly enforced.

Some places for going out at night-time in Bangkok are:

Bars and pubs

Aqua
Address: Four Seasons, 155 Rajadamri Road
Open: everyday from 11.00 till 24.00
www.fourseasons.com/bangkok

Aqua is an outdoor bar in a magnificent garden. Here they serve the best martinis in Bangkok, among a great variety of other drinks that are accompanied by regional snacks.

Barbican
Address: Thaniya Road, Silom
Open: everyday from 11.00
www.greatbritishpub.com/barbican/index.asp

The Barbican is an English-style pub with an extensive variety of beers. It has a smoking section and offers a good selection of food and drinks.

Bull’s Head
Address: 33/1 Sukhumvit Road
Open: everyday
www.greatbritishpub.com/bullshead/index.asp

The Bull's Head is popular among the many British expatriates living in Bangkok. This is a British-style pub with frequent contests and theme nights.

Vertigo
Address: 21/100 Sathon Tai,Banyan Tree Hotel
Open: Monday to Saturday from 09.00 till 18.00
www.banyantree.com/en/bangkok/dining/vertigo_and_moon_bar

For a breathtaking view of the city while enjoying a good aperitif, you must try the Vertigo bar, located outdoors on the 62nd floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel.

Dubliner
Address: 440 Sukhumvit
Open: everyday
www.dublinerbangkok.com

Irish Pub in Bangkok that is outside the usual tourist circuit. There are pool tables. It also has an excellent kitchen.

Hu’H
Address: The Ascott, 187 Sathorn Tai
Open: everyday
www.huuinasia.com 

Hu’H is a bar and a restaurant that is operating on two different floors. It offers over 150 different cocktails from around the world.

The Londoner Brew Pub
Address: UBC II Building, Sukhumvit Soi 33
Open: everyday from 11.00 till 01.00
www.the-londoner.com  

The Londoner Brew Pub offers a giant screen for watching sports. There are also competitions for regular attendees.

O'Reilly's Irish Pub
Address: 62 Silom Road
Open: everyday from 08.00
www.the-londoner.com

O’Relly’s Irish Pub is a pub with live music every night.

Discotheques

Concept CM2
Address: Novotel Hotel, Siam Square
Open: everyday
www.cm2bkk.com 

Concept CM2 is a huge nightclub and bar in the basement of Novotel Hotel in Siam Square, which remains very popular after 14 years, especially on Thursdays with its retro nights. It is a very exciting night club with live bands and 5 talented DJ's.

Narcissus
Address: 112 Soi 23 Sukhumvit Road
Open: everyday

Narcissus has an incredible sound and lighting system and an interior decoration in the Art Deco style that appeal to fans of the house, trance and techno music.

Bed Supper Club
Address: 26 Soi 11 Sukhumvit Road
Open: everyday from 19.30 till 01.00
www.bedsupperclub.com/bangkok

Bed Supper Club is an extravagant place that is shaped as a white cylinder and decorated with beds where you can relax before going to the Bed Bar to listen to house, hip hop and bhangra.

Q Bar
Address: 34 Sukhumvit 11 Soi
Open: everyday from 21.30 till 03.00
www.qbarbangkok.com

The Q Bar is the meeting place of the funky locals and expatriates that also brings world-class DJs. This place offers a varied selection of music ranging from house to hip hop.

Music

Ad-Makers
Address: 51 Soi Lang Suan
Open: everyday

Ad-Makers offers live performances of folk, pop and hard-rock music with a public that often encourages and sings along.

Saxophone Pub
Address: 3/8 Victory Monument (Phayathai Road)
Open: everyday from 08.00
www.saxophonepub.com

The Saxophone Pub has wonderful acoustics, a lively atmosphere and a variety of live music including funk, jazz, blues and ska.

Bamboo Bar
Address: The Oriental Hotel 48 Oriental Avenue
Open: everyday from 11.00 till 02.00

The Bamboo Bar is located in the luxury hotel The Oriental and is an intimate, refined club with an excellent reputation for its jazz concerts.

Radio City
Address: 1 Patpong Soi
Open: everyday

Radio City is a lavish concert hall where bands play old rock.


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