The Bangkok Bucket List
One of the main reasons so many people take the trip to Thailand is to experience Bangkok’s wild nightlife. Once the sun sets over the capital, that is when parts of the city come alive. From sky bars where you can enjoy a cocktail whilst looking out over the city’s skyline to basement clubs where you will dance until the early hours of the morning, the nightlife in Bangkok is as varied as anywhere on the planet.
With gender-defying theatrical shows, x rated bars and the famous ping pong shows, there are so many experiences to indulge in. Continue reading for some of the very best activities to enjoy during a night out in Bangkok.
Enjoy Cocktails At a Sky Bar
Not many cities in the world can boast having a number of rooftop bars that look over an amazing skyline. Bangkok is an amazing city to enjoy lounging on the top floor of an open roof venue whilst sipping some of the best cocktails anywhere. Soak up the 360-degree views of the capital and enjoy the amazing light show as you touch the clouds.
Some of the best sky and rooftop bars are
- Vertigo and Moon Bar
- Sky Bar by Lebua
- Octave Rooftop Bar
Visit Ladyboy Shows
If you visit Bangkok, going to watch a Bangkok ladyboy show is a must. Nothing could possibly out-glam the shows as you are hosted to a night of flamboyant costumes, spectacular sets and amazing musical tributes to world-famous artists. Be dazzled by some of the sexiest ladyboys anywhere in the world as they tell tales through the medium of singing and dancing. One of the most popular shows is the ‘Beautiful Boxer’ showing how a world Muay Thai champion transitioned into a ladyboy.
The most famous venues to watch ladyboy shows are
- Calypso Cabaret
- Playhouse Cabaret
- Golden Dome Cabaret
Bangkok has earned worldwide notoriety for the easy-going adult only Go-Go Bars. Often described as Bangkok’s lust-driven den of sins, they are the perfect place to see pole dancing goddesses and chat with the hot local ladies. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a drink or two before dancing the night away with one of the many companies waiting to meet you. You really can live out that boy meets exotic girl fantasy.
The best Go-Go Bars in Bangkok to visit include
- Cowboy 2
After Dark Shopping
Need those late night supplies? Have you left buying souvenirs to the very last minute? Well, Bangkok’s night markets are the perfect places to interact and buy goods that range from local handmade products to electrical goods and other novelty items. Shops tend to stay open until the early hours of the morning at your convenience.
The most popular night markets include
- Rod Fai Market
- Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Night Market
- JJ Green
Bangkok’s finest clubs are famed because they bring together an amazing vibrant atmosphere with some of the best DJ’s from around the world. The dance floors are a collection of party animals looking to have an amazing time. The merge of colour, lights, music and cheap alcoholic beverages makes the clubs in Bangkok the ideal spots to have a night you will never forget, whether that be on your own or with a group of friends.
Here are a few of Bangkok’s most famous clubs
- Levels Club & Lounge
- Demo Nightclub
- Ce La Vi Club Lounge
Muay Thai is the combat sport of Thailand which combines striking with clinch techniques. Athletes from all over the world visit Thailand to compete, train and try to become the best in the world. At Asiatique Bangkok, a show called Muay Thai Live has been created, presenting the fighting style in a theatrical art form. Sit back and enjoy as experts combine entertaining performances with the ancient practices that have been passed down the generations.
The must-see shows include
- Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives
- Muay Thai Live: Warriors Rising
Experience Bangkok’s Gay Nightlife
Unlike a lot of countries, Thailand is highly tolerant and is accepting of people no matter their sexual preference. If you are gay, lesbian or transsexual there are a number of activities for you to enjoy especially in Bangkok. From gay bars to huge pride festivals, the gay capital of Asia really has so much to offer the community than other countries around the world.
Some of the most popular gay destinations are
- DJ Station
- Silom Soi 4
Dinner Cruises on Chao Praya River
Drift along Bangkok’s River of Kings and take in the amazing views of the temples as you learn about Thai history, the culture and taste local delicacies. Hosted by Banyan Tree Hotel, who are famed for their sky bar, the 5-star silver service is second to none as you enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute cruise from the Temple of the Dawn past the Grand Palace to the Golden Rama VIII Bridge. The trip gives you an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city whilst you eat some amazing gourmet dishes.