Music of Bangkok & Thailand
Thais love music and are known as fine musicians. This is reflected in the vast array of venues for live music covering every genre you can imagine. You should find something in the list below that appeals to you.
Ad Makers Pub & Restaurant (Ploenchit Road, Patumwan tel 02-652 0169). Some of Bangkok' finest bands play here nightly from about 8 PM.
Ban Kebtawan (65 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Ekkamai Soi 1 Phrakhanong tel 02-381 4017). The music is primarily folk and songs for life and starts at about 9 PM. The decor has a kind of basic "Wild West" feel to it.
Clubs & Discos in Bangkok
Bangkok's club scene runs from jazzy casual to frenetic techno, but there is something for every taste.
This list barely scratches the surface. There are hundreds of smaller and more intimate clubs around the city from Sukhumvit and Silom to Ratchada Pisek and Royal City Avenue.
The entertainment venues on our list are the larger clubs which are currently popular. Some of the establishments will charge admission while others have a "drink minimum".
Bangkok's Bar Scene
The Bangkok bar scene - particularly go-go venues - isn't quite is wild as it was a few years back, but it is still thriving and still fun for those who enjoy letting their hair (nearly) all the way down.
The primary tourist nightlife areas are Nana Plaza on Sukhumvit Soi 3, Soi Cowboy, which runs from Sukhumvit Soi 23 to Asoke Road, and the legendary Patpong area, which is on a small soi between Suriwong Road and Silom Road. All taxi and tuk-tuk drivers know how to get there.