วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 11 มิถุนายน พ.ศ. 2552

Bangkok Bars and Nightlife

Since Bangkok is big you can't just go out the door and walk around to find a bar, you have to know where to go. The government puts heavy regulations on bars and nightlife though, therefore most bars close at 1 am, unless you know where to go of course. And if you're planning on going to a Thai bar you better make sure you like whiskey with soda and coke since this is their favorite drink.

Make sure you bring your passport ot at least a copy of it! If you cannot present your passport in case of a police raid you can spend the night in a "nice" Thai jail. Moreover: Don't do drugs as the police has a tendency to close of entire area's and check everyone by taking urine samples, I just managed to escape once in RCA when we got tipped by the barcrew. Also dress up a little bit decent, on Khao San you can get away with flip-flops and shorts but don't try this in most other places. Below are the party area's with some of their bars:

Click on one of the below areas for the bars around!

Khoa San Road : This is probably the most famous street in Bangkok, it's locate din the old city and renowned for backpackers.

Sukhumvit : Sukhumvit is one of the longest and biggest streets located in the Central Business District, a favourite hangout for expats.

Silom : Silom is one of the oldest party areas in Bangkok, bars are generally small here. Soi 2 and Soi 4 are (in)famous for being gay.

Ratchada : Want to go local, this is the place to be.

Thong Lor: Street connecting to Sukhumvit with some nice, mostly local bars.

Ekamai : Next street after Thong Lor with some decent clubs.

RCA : Little further from the city center but worth the journey, huge party area with upscale clubs.

Other bars : Outside of the above places there are more venues for nightly entertainment.

Afterparty places : Yes bars normally close at 1 or 2 but that does not mean we want to go home.