Best Bangkok Nightlife

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    The Moon Bar

    The Moon Bar, perched on the rooftop of the Banyan Tree Hotel, offers one of the most stupendous panoramic views of Bangkok, and a sunset here is a...

    Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts
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    As the name says, Apoteka seeks to emulate a 19th century apothecary, with plenty of old wood and brick and lots of potion looking glass bottles up on the...

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    Mambo Cabaret

    Many people cringe at the thought of seeing a transvestite cabaret, but these ladyboys put on one of the most professional and entertaining shows you will...

    Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
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Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

About Bangkok Nightlife

One could stay in Bangkok a year and still not run out of options for nightlife and bar hopping. It is not just that there are so many places, but that there are so many type of experiences to choose from. You can choose to drink with a view, such as above the city in the Moon Bar or overlooking the river and Wat Arun at the Amorosa, or perhaps you prefer to enjoy good blues, jazz, or Thai country with your drink, at stalwart spots like Adhere the 13th or Saxophone. For some, the ale itself is the most important, and venues like the Wine Connection  serve up 8% microbrewed beer, while others may want to take in the age old art of champagne sabering, which happens daily at the St. Regis. And for those who want something completely different, the outrageously funny and talented antics at the transgender Mambo Cabaret will have the entire family in stitches. Whatever your choice, you will not be going home early.

About Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle trip; he moved there for good in 2005. Dave's photos have appeared in publications around the world. He is the author of Odysseus’ Last Stand, which received the...  Read more »

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