Bangkok's Best Dance Clubs: Party the Night Away in the City of Angels

Bangkok used to be noted for its wild all night massive party clubs, but this has changed a bit over the years. With a maximum 2am closing time in effect for most legit spots, it's no longer party until the sun comes up, and additionally, young Thais have taken to frequenting smaller and more intimate venues as of late, so the big clubs aren't being built anymore. That said, there are still a lot of good places around the capital to go dancing, and there is a fairly varied selection.

Undoubtedly, the hottest club right now is the happening Ce La Vi (the former Ku De Ta), the well known stylish nightclub from Singapore, which has opened a magnificent spot high above the city on Sathorn, featuring 7 themed bars and 2 nightclubs. Running a close second is the crazy big mega-dance club Onyx, along with Levels Club over on Suhkumvit Soi 11, which has become Bangkok's hottest party spot. The infamous Q Bar is still here, although the former owner has moved on and the club is now known as Q Up.

Other newer and happening openings include Grease and Demo over in fashionable Thong Lor, both of which have DJ's spinning house, techno, and hip hop to go with the great mixologists at the cocktail bars. along with Bangkok's best hip hop venue, Sugar Club.

Of course there are still some of the top longstanding clubs in other areas to go to as well, like Lava Gold over on Khao San Road, and old favorite Slim/Flix on RCA (Royal City Avenue, same venue as Onyx). And if you want to stay up all night, Insanity Nightclub on Sukhumvit tends to stay open anywhere from 3-6am!

Wherever you choose, you are guaranteed a good night out with all the Bangkok dance clubs have to offer.

These mammoth twin clubs under the same management stand at the head of Royal City Avenue, an entertainment zone packed with nightclubs catering primarily to Thai youngsters. Three grand exteriors are filled with party hounds screaming and...  Read More

Set in the basement of the Bayon Building in the middle of Khao San Road, The Lava Gold Club is decked out in scarlet light and resembles an underworld dungeon, which attracts plenty of Thai and foreign revelers into its loud and raucous dance...  Read More

While the location here on Sukhumvit right between the Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy naughty nightlife areas might bring a lot of rather dubious characters, both male and female, into this spot, Insanity has revamped from its seedier days, and...  Read More

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Photo courtesy of courtesy of Q Bar

The Q Bar has long been known throughout Bangkok and outside of Thailand for its outstanding list of touring DJ's who grace the house week in and out with their thumping dance floor choices, ranging from hip hop to electronic to all the latest...  Read More

Sukhumvit Soi 11 is now the undisputed party capital of Bangkok, and Sugar Club is the latest on the scene to get into the act. This new dance club has a state of the art sound system and is committed to bringing great live bands and hip hop...  Read More

Whether it be full on clubbing, or just lounging the night away on the rooftop, this four storey entertainment venue has become the hottest spot in town since opening this past year. Run by fashionable newspaper heir Dan Hetrakul, Grease is...  Read More

Demo might be located in an old warehouse and covered in graffiti, but make no mistake, this pulsing nightclub is a playground for the well heeled. One look at the cars in the parking lot will give you an idea of the crowd, mostly young and very...  Read More

While Bed Supperclub may have closed down, Sukhumvit's party central Soi 11 keeps on going strong in the nightlife department, with the slack taken up by new kid on the block Levels. This swank electronic nightclub with a view is located up on...  Read More

Ce La Vi (the former Ku De Ta) is an extremely posh complex of clubs, restaurants, and bars that has been a staple in Singapore for years, and the owners there have now brought their upscale product to Bangkok, creating quite a buzz. Ce La Vi...  Read More

Newly opened Onyx is now the biggest dance and party club in town. Never mind that it is over on youngster-happy RCA, not really known for sophistication or being an overly popular tourist area, this place does really bring it, with a 2,500...  Read More


Meet 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...  More About Dave