The problem when traveling around is to always experience a place like a local, which is even more difficult in a huge city like Bangkok. When you are staying in tourist spots, all the questions you ask, for instance taxi or tuck tuck drivers, are very biased and perhaps do not fulfil what you are looking for. I met a guy from Germany who had been living there who told me the best places for nightlife. So here, I share the best spots plus the best rooftop bar in Bangkok…
Khao San Road
It is always fun and crazy, but closes down at 12am. Then you better know about the following places:
Sukhumvit Soi 11
Bangkok nightlife area well known by every taxi driver.
The club to visit on the weekend
Levels (from 11pm), then change to…
Sugar (after 2/3am)
The best rooftop bar in Bangkok
Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar (on top of the Marriott hotel from >5pm)
The best club in Bangkok
C’est la vie; (BTS skytrain station: chong nonsi): Wednesday girls night
Ping Pong Show
In order to get this experience in Bangkok, visit the street Soi Cowboy–a little red light district with go go bars some of which offer ping pong shows. Don’t go there too late ! Compared to Pattaya, I have to honestly say that the mood was better in Pattaya.
Don’t judge me that I’ve been; but, hey, you are only young once and I thought about whether I would really go and support something like that. My honest opinion is that Thailand will never, ever loose this reputation because it has allowed this to develop into what it has become; and I think only if it is forbidden by the government, can Thailand stay on the right path.