Dance The Night Away Up Above or Down Below at Bangkok's Best Dance Clubs

Dave Stamboulis

By , Local Expert, Bangkok
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Whether you want to dance in some of the city's highest and most fashionable spots, such as the acclaimed Q Bar or Spassos, or want to head into the subterranean world of the Lava Club or roof top nest of Gazebo, Bangkok wont let you down. Urban upscale Thais head to the Thong Lor neighborhood, where it seems that a new club opens every week. Places like Escudo have been operating here for years, and it (and the clubs around it) are known for groups of Thais coming in, sharing a bottle of whiskey, and dancing to cover tunes of their favorite Thai bands. If this isn't your scene, at the other end of the spectrum is an indie...  Read more »

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    Bed SupperClub

    Local Expert Tip: "Bed enforces a strict 21 and over entry requirement, as well as a smart-casual dress code. Men without socks or enclosed shoes will be turned away. Easiest to get here via the BTS Skytrain to Nana and a short stroll up Soi 11."

     
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    Q Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Best choice to get here is to BTS Skytrain to Nana and walk up Soi 11. It can get very crowded here on weekends."

     
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    Club Culture

    Local Expert Tip: "Not the easiest place to get to, at least by public transport. Your best bet is to Skytrain in to the Ratchathewi BTS station, then walk up to the Petchaburi intersection and take a taxi west from there."

     
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    Spassos

    Local Expert Tip: "a dress code is in effect here, with no tank tops, shorts, rugby or soccer shirts, or sandals allowed, so get out your nice duds."

     
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    CM2

    Local Expert Tip: "Wednesday night is Ladies Night, with free entrance and 2 standard drinks for all the gals."

     
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    Tawandang

    Local Expert Tip: "not an easy place to get to, but most taxi drivers know it (but make sure not to confuse it with "Isan Tawandang." Location is on the Chao Phraya River near the Rama 9 bridge."

     
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    Slim/Flix

    Local Expert Tip: "ID is scrutinized at the door no matter how old you look, so bring a passport. It can be slightly confusing as to how to get here. Best to take a taxi from the Phra Ram 9 MRT subway station."

     
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    Gazebo

    Local Expert Tip: "free entrance for ladies each night plus extended hours (til 3am) make Gazebo a very worthwhile stop on the Bangkok party circuit"

     
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    Lava Club

    Local Expert Tip: "the party gets going here after 11pm. Located in the basement of the Bayon Building, follow your ears rather than eyes to get here."

     
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    Escudo

    Local Expert Tip: "Dress code and ID checks at the door. Sandals, shorts, tank tops are the usual no no's. Located up near Thong Lor Soi 13, best to take a taxi as it is a bit too far to walk up from the Thong Lor Skytrain station."

     

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