Thailand Travel: Gay Nightlife in Bangkok
Explore gay nightlife in Bangkok--all the legendary entertainment this great city has to offer
The city comes alive at night when it's nice and cool and when the traffic has thinned out. However, tourists often have difficulty navigating the bewildering maze of entertainment options, and even frequent visitors find it a challenge to keep up with the ever-changing circus of light, sound and "sanook" (fun). Trust our friendly guides to lead you to the all-time favorite clubs, pubs and discos, or show you some of the other unexpected things you can do in Bangkok after dark.
You have an amazing number of options when it comes to nocturnal diversions in the Big Mango, so you may want to plan two or more explorations of Bangkok After Dark. Our guides know where to find it all.
We normally begin at 09:00 p.m. However, your guide will be happy to start earlier if you want company for dinner. He can recommend restaurants that are popular with local gays or, if you are adventurous, take you somewhere visitors do not usually find.
If bars and discos are not what you enjoy most (of if you want to make your appearance late in the evening), you can enjoy the spectacular lights around the Grand Palace and nearby Si Ayutthaya Road. The bustling flower market is best enjoyed at night, and you are sure to be tempted to leave with an armload of bargain-priced blossoms.
Most visitors want to explore the night spots in the Silom/ Surawong area. The legendary street markets in the area are jam-packed with souvenirs, handicrafts, clothing and jewelry. The area is filled with gay entertainment venues popular with visitors and expats, and your guide can weave these into walking tour of the area.
If you have been there and done that already, we highly recommend a taste of gay nightlife Thai style. There are many bars outside of the Silom area that attract a clientele that is almost entirely Thai. They all play Thai pop music and most have a show of some kind, from lip-synching singers to dance numbers to comedic drag queens.
If you are in the mood for something unusual, we can even take you to a rustic nightclub with Thai country entertainment, including a cavalcade of handsome young singers and draft beer by the yard.