Bangkok is filled to the brim with many tourist spots. No matter what you’re looking for, this city probably has everything – from restaurants to intricate temples, this city will make your jaw drop as you take a day tour.
But aside from that, this city can also offer numerous things to do even at night. Hence, it’s not quite a surprise that it’s crowned as one of the world’s most visited cities for the nth time. In case you’re eyeing to explore this amazing city soon and you’re looking for something to add to your itinerary, here are some of the best things to do in Bangkok at night.
River Star Princess Dinner Cruise
If you want to start your night with good food, one of the first things you should do is to go on a River Star Princess dinner cruise. This tour allows you to enjoy two hours of cruise, plus a delicious buffet experience as you enjoy the relaxing Chao Phraya River boasting of majestic scenery. Take note, though, that you’ll need to check-in at 7 PM.
Apsara River Cruise
If you happen to miss the River Star Princess dinner cruise, don’t worry, there’s still the Apsara River Cruise, which starts a bit later than the River Star Princess. Like the latter, you’ll also sail along the Chao Phraya River. What makes it a bit different, though, is that you’ll be served with royal Thai cuisine that will make you fall in love with Thailand’s culture even more.
The cruise starts at 8 PM daily at the River City Pier.
Sky Bar, Lebua State Tower
If you were to ask other tourists, as well as locals, for car recommendations, one of the first places they’ll probably suggest is the Sky Bar. Located at the Lebua State Tower, this place will make your Bangkok nightlife experience memorable, thanks to the 360-degree view of the city. But the view isn’t the only thing that will make you enjoy the place
In addition to the stunning panoramic view of the city, this bar also offers unique concoctions with glasses made of ice, test tubes, flavored ice, and more. The best part of it is that you can get to enjoy all of these daily, from 4 PM to 1 AM.
Three Sixty Lounge
In case the Sky Bar is already fully booked, don’t fret much, there’s still the Three Sixty Lounge. As its name suggests, this place also offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of the city. It has a terrace with comfortable seats that will accommodate you as you enjoy the view.
In addition to that, it has an indoor seating area that will keep you covered and dry in case it rains. While the view here may be obstructed, you’ll still enjoy it as you can catch jazz sessions every night, starting at 8 PM.
The bar is open between 5 PM and 1 AM. However, note that you must keep it classy and dress in smart casuals or you might get turned away at the entrance.
For more entertainment, you also might want to check out Calypso Cabaret. Here, you’ll see performers dressed up to the nines and miming to American singer Cher. They also perform Korean pop, Chinese love songs, and traditional Japanese music.
Calypso Cabaret’s performances are quite interactive too. You’ll definitely never get bored here.
Located in Asiatique The Riverfront, Warehouse 3, you can witness spectacular performances every day. The first show starts at 7:30 PM and the last is at 9 PM.
Asiatique The Riverfront
After having fun at the Calypso Cabaret, since it’s near the area, why not shop at the Asiatique The Riverfront as well? Whether you’re a shopaholic or not, you’ll love this place as it combines two of the city’s well-loved shopping experiences: a mall and a night bazaar.
Basically, it’s a night bazaar that opens from 4 PM to midnight. But what makes it stand above the rest is that it has a mall vibe with more than 1,500 boutiques and about 40 restaurants. You’ll surely find treasures here so make sure to ready your wallet.
Muay Thai Live Show
For some action as the night deepens, you may want to see a Muay Thai show too. Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and cultural martial art. Because of this, you’ll find numerous places in the country to watch this show. But if you’re in Bangkok, look no further than Asiatique The Riverfront.
From Tuesday to Sunday starting at 8 PM, you can watch Muay Thai Live at Asiatique Bangkok’s 600-seater theater. This kind of performance combines the ancient martial art of Muay Thai with theatrical performances, giving you an exciting show that you will never forget.
If you’re looking for a chill bar experience, visiting the Bamboo Bar might be the activity for you. This low-key bar gives off an old-school glamor that’s perfect for soaring its signature drink, the Oriental Mai Tai cocktail. A jazz band matched with the soothing vocals of the bar’s resident singer will keep you entertained throughout the night too.
Be My Guest
If you’re traveling on a budget yet you still want to experience the city’s nightlife, Be My Guest is not to be missed. It has a no-frills menu that lets you savor both western and Thai classics. This place offers cheap local beers too that you can enjoy between 4 PM and 12 AM. And unlike the other bars, this place has a more relaxed dress code.
Viva and Aviv
Another activity that you shouldn’t miss at night when you’re in Bangkok is visiting the Viva and Aviv. Located at the top of the River City Shopping Complex, this place boasts of a Caribbean pirate-inspired design that is completed with a huge square bar where delicious drinks are made. On top of that, you can enjoy themed parties and DJ nights.
Bangkok has more to offer than this. Yet, you’ll already have a memorable nightlife experience by visiting even just a few of these places.
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