Bangkok Nightlife Areas

The Best Neighborhoods to Party in Bangkok

  1. Ekkamai - Thonglor

    63 Bars and Clubs

    Ask for a list of Bangkok's busiest nightlife neighborhoods, and you'd likely hear "Ekkamai - Thonglor" pop up at some point. Trends and hypes come and go, but this long-standing hotspot has remained a home to countless nightlife legends.

    Frequented by a nightly crowd of bargoers and party lovers, the area is located in the heart of the city and super accessible with a BTS line and various roads that run right through it.

    Ekkamai - Thonglor is teeming with all kinds of venues, and there are new hip places waiting to be discovered at every corner. Our list covers everything from casual restaurants, local dives, bars, pubs, nightclubs, all the way to rooftop bars atop five-star hotels. Scroll down and see where you should go check out tonight!

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  2. Sukhumvit

    46 Bars and Clubs

    Aside from the much-known Ekkamai - Thonglor area, the Sukhumvit area also includes many other nightlife attractions. Nana, Asoke, and Phromphong, to name a few. These popular spots boast a wide array of venues where party lovers go to enjoy the night's entertainment.

    Plus, Sukhumvit is as downtown as it gets in Bangkok. The BTS line running above the road itself has made the area one of the most sought-after locations in the city.

    Needless to say; this is your one-stop for all things entertainment. You can spend the evening at restaurants, casual live music bars, pubs, nightclubs, and even luxurious rooftop bars with breathtaking views.

    In this list, we're taking you on a tour of the hottest venues in Sukhumvit. Let's see where you should invite your buddies for a night of all-out parties.

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  3. Silom - Sathorn

    43 Bars and Clubs

    By day, Silom - Sathorn serves as Bangkok's central business district, densely packed with offices and famous eateries. After sundown, however, it becomes a vibrant nightlife area and home to some of the busiest bars in the city.

    Restaurants, local dives, clubs, panoramic rooftop bars overlooking nighttime Bangkok skyline against the Chao Phraya River - this area's got it all. That said, Silom is perhaps best known for its gay-friendly venues, which welcome large crowds of LGBTQ+ bargoers every night.

    Had a long day at the office? Dive into our guide to the best venues in Silom - Sathorn so you can get your gang together after work. A little bit of partying at these clubs, pubs & bars might just be what you need to get through the week.

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  4. Phaya Thai

    24 Bars and Clubs

    Phaya Thai is one of the top downtown hangout spots where many choose to spend their free time and enjoy an urban lifestyle. Located in this district is the hipster neighborhood, Ari. The moniker is very apt, considering all the hip cafés and eateries found in the area. Another notable stop is Sanam Pao, which has quickly become known for its casual & chic hangouts.

    But other than these daytime highlights, clubbers and bargoers can enjoy an incredible nightlife here. You're free to explore a wide range of venues from local joints with chill live music, cool bars, to even speakeasies. As a lot of these venues are located right next to the BTS line, getting to them is as easy as hopping on the Skytrain.

    Want the juiciest updates on the best venues in Phaya Thai? Scroll right down to see our top picks of the area's highlights.

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  5. Pathum Wan

    23 Bars and Clubs

    Pathum Wan, commonly known as the downtown shopping district, is teeming with tourists all day and night. But this should come as no surprise, what with all the attractions and lifestyle hubs such as shopping malls, hotels, offices, restaurants, and cafés. After sunset, you can explore an array of nightlife venues: restaurants, pubs, and even rooftop bars that offer a bird's eye view of Bangkok nightscape.

    Dine, drink, and chill out in Pathum Wan; with BTS lines crisscrossing the neighborhood, it's only a short trip from anywhere. Scroll down to see our list of the best bars and venues and treat your BFF to an awesome night out in the city.

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  6. Phra Nakhon

    19 Bars and Clubs

    Phra Nakhon - a bustling party hub and nightlife landmark in Bangkok's epicenter - is one of the most famous destinations among local and foreign tourists. Among the district's hottest spots is Khaosan Road. On both sides of this legendary street are all kinds of local dives, clubs, pubs, bars, and nightlife venues.

    The music can range from chill & groovy live bands to energy-packed dance beats. Plus, as international tourists often visit Khaosan Road, it's the perfect setting to learn new languages and cultures with some new friends from overseas.

    See where get the best dining, drinking, and party experience on our top picks of can't-miss clubs & bars in Phra Nakhon. A combo of vibrant settings, lively music, and the attractive crowd is guaranteed to land a few of these venues on your favorite list.

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  7. Khlong Toei

    18 Bars and Clubs

    To showcase the highlights of Khlong Toei, we're bringing you an ultimate guide to all things nightlife in the area. With plenty of options for dining, drinking, chilling, and live music, this district can be just as attractive as other hotspots.

    Its downtown location means Khlong Toei is surrounded by all sorts of amenities, making it one of the most popular hangout spots in the city. The neighborhood connects to various roads, like Rama 4 and Sukhumvit Raod, at several points.

    As for the choice of venues, there's a little bit of everything for everyone. Explore all kinds of trendy spots, including restaurants, local dives, live music joints, pubs, bars, nightclubs, and even speakeasies.

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  8. Lat Phrao

    12 Bars and Clubs

    Although Lat Phrao is mostly known for the worst traffic jams in Bangkok, there's a more fun side to be discovered after the evening rush hour ends. A highly popular nightlife neighborhood, it's chock full of restaurants, local dives, bars, clubs, pubs, and atmospheric rooftop venues. Plus, the area is super accessible with the MRT Lat Phrao station, making it a great choice for bargoers everywhere.

    So if you're looking to escape busy downtown hangouts, you should definitely get out there and explore Lat Phrao / Lat Phrao Wanghin. Enjoy the convivial ambiance and groovy music and start celebrating after-work hours the right way!

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  9. Huai Khwang

    9 Bars and Clubs

    If you're a frequent bargoer, you really can't miss our top picks of Huai Khwang venues. As one of those areas in Bangkok that don't sleep, the neighborhood is a nightlife mecca after sundown.

    First, take a tour around RCA, which is widely accepted as Bangkok's hottest nightlife area of all time. Even today, the long-established 'club street' continues to offer exciting entertainment to all who visit. RCA's location places it between Phetchaburi Road and Rama IX Road, making it super accessible and a popular hangout among local night revelers and tourists.

    After that, we'll take you to a popular destination for Thai and international party lovers, Ratchada Soi 4, whose dazzling arrays of highlights you shouldn't miss. Plus, you can shop 'til you drop at the ultra-hip Ratchada Train Market, which offers a great selection of live music bars for the young office workers crowd.

    So here's our list of the top venues in and around Huai Khwang. Wherever you're looking to party at - be it local dives, live music joints, nightclubs, gay-friendly bars, or rooftop venues - we've got you covered. Every stop on this street is guaranteed to give you a phenomenal night.

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