Cheapest places to drink in Bangkok

How to get  trashed for less…

Love a bargain?  Our quick guide to some of the cheapest places to drink in Bangkok’s nightlife areas.

Soi Cowboy 

Top of the list of cheap drink venues has to be the Shark Bar on Soi Cowboy with a very tempting 70 THB till 8 pm covering all standard drinks and local beers but not, as the sign points out, Corona and Lady drinks. The Shark has the added advantage of a handy ‘Ya Dong’ stall outside the bar which serves local moonshine at just 20 THB a shot!  Shots are FREE on the Hangover Tour

Staying on Soi Cowboy in the middle of the soi is the new Lighthouse (formerly Sheba’s) which goes one better holding the same 70 THB happy on till 9pm!

The Lighthouse – making sure you get dashed on the rocks – this bar has the added advantage of looking out over the legendary Cowboy 2 bar which, as you can see below, has more than a few thirsty single mums on standby…

cheapest places to drink in bangkok

Sukhumvit soi 11

A couple of hundred yards down soi 11 (Sukhumvit) on the left hand side is a  small soi where you will find the legendary Cheap Charlies.  The bar has been around since the early 1980’s and has grown over the years as has its popularity. Its now (thanks to the Herald Tribune)  right on the tourist map, along with the Sky bar at the Lebua State Tower.  Do the locals still go to CC’s?  Probably some pre clubbers, its always crowded these days and still has some quirky rules which include no working girls and no kissing at the bar?  Mon dieu!   At 80 THB a drink it is certainly not the cheapest place to drink anymore.

Cheap Charlies is more popular than ever but not as cheap as it used to be.  Check out the impromptu Break Dancing which takes place most nights outside the bar for the pleasure (and tips!) of the crowd.

Soi Nana

The beer bars opposite the Nana hotel have long been a favorite cheap place to drink but prices have been creeping up recently with the 60 THB happy hour beer now giving way to a more substantial  80 and 90 THB.  Stumble Inn does still have a 3 litre tower of local beer for just 500 THB which does work out cheap if you have a big group or are on a suicidal bender.

Patpong

The best deal on Patpong is Electric Blue, which still has a draft beer at just 45 THB!  Can that be right?  yes because its Chang draft and its a glass (smallish) but amazingly the price is good all night, so this does make electric blue certainly the cheapest go go bar to get a drink at in Bangkok.

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Will going cheap help you to bag a hottie? Probably not but stayed tuned for our next post on where are the hottest girls in Bangkok.

New Tour | The Worlds End Bangkok

The worlds end tour!

One  night in Bangkok 12 Bars!

Can you go the distance?


We are launching a new tour this month on Christmas Day.

The tour will be a gogo bar and live show marathon involving 12 of the best bars in Bangkok.

Baccara Girls are some of the Hottest in Bangkok

Baccara Girls are some of the Hottest in Bangkok

This tour will only run for one or two nights a month so join up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

This will be a great night.

For December 25th we have one 14 seat Vehicle and 8 places already booked so hurry if you want to join this months tour.

The tour price is 2,999 THB and includes

FREE entry to Fetish Club with Drink  (Value 1,000 THB)

FREE entry to Exotic show with Drink (value 350 THB)

FREE shot of Yah-dong  (you cannot put a value on it!)

FREE… Best night of your life ….Priceless!

Participants must purchase their own drinks at each venue.   3 of the 12 venues drinks are included! (see above)

You can book the tour online  Fill out the booking  form Here!

Itinerary:

We will take you to 12 of the Best Bars in Bangkok.  All of them crammed with hot girls!  This is a night you wont forget….or remember!

We start at Soi Cowboy Tilac bar  first and obvious stop, where the movie hangover 2 was filmed.

Tilac Bar Soi Cowboy - Legend Hangover2 filmed at this bar

Tilac Bar Soi Cowboy – Legend Hangover2 filmed at this bar

Bar No.2  Possibly  the hottest gogo bar in the whole of Thailand – the Infamous glass ceiling Baccara -NO UNDERWARE anywhere Bar!… Sit downstairs and get a sore neck or go upstairs for a topless extravaganza.

Bar No.3 wild card   A shot of Yah–Dong (local Thai herbal liquor) we stop at a small street vendor. This will definitely loosen the joints and get you supple and nimble  in preparation for the next stop….

Bar No.4  LADY BOYS!!!!  Get lots of embarrassing photos . Have a great time at this fun bar.

Next up live shows;   2 more  legendary bars,  Spanky, and  Angel Witch By this stage at least one person should be ready for participation in a live show! Or perhaps a cool down in  a shower show!

6 down, 6 to go and we now move on to the next area Pat Pong…

Bar No.7  The world famous Pink Panther,

Pink Panther Girls...still hot 30 years on!

Pink Panther Girls…still hot 30 years on!

here you can watch two girls literally beat the crap out of each other in a Thai boxing ring set up in the bar..! All done in the best possible taste.

…down the hatch and on to Bar No. 8…  Electric Blue.  This bar has been around since the 1980’s and never goes out of style. a coyote girl jamboree!  With some of the hottest girls in Bangkok.

Bar No.9  Bada Bing  with a name like that is has to be good and it is!

Bar No.10 Exotic Live shows….involving table tennis bats, cigarettes and Bananas…we leave it to your imagination.

Badabing girls more attitude than Mike Tyson! you need beer googles for this bar!

Badabing girls more attitude than Mike Tyson! you need beer gogles for this bar!

Bar No. 11 Fetish club Fantasy!  Marvel at … or participate in what has to be the craziest club in Bangkok.

Bar No. 12.  If you make it this far there is only one place left.  A tiny bar at the highest point in Pat pong,  called Heaven. No one knows where it is (accept us!) but its crammed with  hot girls and a great time!

In search of the White Lion

white lion

So many people on the Hangover tour want to know about the White Lion Bar  featured in the film.  They wonder is this a real bar that they can visit on the tour.

The truth is the White Lion Bar was a mock up for the movie created on Soi 7/1 Sukhumvit.   The bar was not actually a real bar at all but just a temporary  facade built on the side of a then empty wall,  now a hotel.  Sadly there is nothing remaining.

Was there ever a bar called the White Lion?   The first real go go bar catering to ex-pats was  called the GOLD LABEL and was located on what is now know as Soi Cowboy although in those days (back in the early 1970’s) it was know as Soi Gold Label.   The movie makers may have had this bar in mind when creating the White Lion since Gold Label is now the name of a popular brand of whiskey.

Going back even further to the 1960’s if you went to Pat Pong , the then main nightlife area of Bangkok, the girls were not located  inside the bars but were outside on the street. Customers would have call the girls to come into the bars to have a drink with them.  Some old hands may remember these days and how different Bangkok was as a city back then.

In the movie the  White Lion  is the scene of riot in which the bar and a large part of the street is burnt down as you can see from the pictures below.

The filming of this scene took quite some time but in the final cut the whole thing was edited out and is seen only briefly in flash backs.

As you can see from the pictures  the bar was completely destroyed so no While Lion remains.

Aussies will be happy to know right next door is a famous Australian Pub called the Down Under Bar.  The owners told me they watched the filming with great interest, and got to see all the actors from the movie.

While shooting the riot scene a girl took off her underwear and threw them into the crowd which the bar owner managed to catch!

The knickers have been kept as a proud souvenir of the filming of the Hangover2 movie in Bangkok.

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