10 Best Places to Go for Nightlife along Sukhumvit Road

Sukhumvit stretches on forever, actually running all the way out along Bangkok's eastern seaboard, but the real action takes place from lower to mid Sukhumvit, basically between soi's 1-55, encompassing the Nana, Asok, and Thong Lor districts (for Ekkamai and Thong Lor nightlife, see our separate pages on this, as this guide covers Sukhumvit proper). While the area is noted for its infamous Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy red light bars, those not looking for adult pleasures can have an excellent night out at all the other drinking and dancing venues. Soi 11 has become famed for its bar life, ranging from legendary Cheap Charlie's to the more upscale Above Eleven, and current top dance nightclub Levels, as well as Bangkok's best live music bar, the sleek Apoteka. The range here is endless. You can have a 360 degree panorama at the chilled out sky high Octave Bar, get up above the crowds at the centrally located sky lounge Axis & Spin, enjoy a bustling happy hour at Hemingway's, or you can hang out in frozen splendor at the Titanium Club and Ice Bar, which also rocks the night away. One thing is for sure, you will have all your happy hours taken care of along Sukhumvit with an endless array of possibilities.

A combination pub/bar, wine shop, and restaurant, the Wine Connection in the sleek new Rain Hill Mall, continues where the other Bangkok Wine Connections leave off. The newest addition to the collection features some of the best beer in Bangkok,...  Read More

The Londoner has been going strong for fifteen years. Their Pride Cream Bitter is the only pub brewed bitter in Bangkok, and their London Pilsner 33 is also brewed on premise and a big favorite with the crowds that come in daily to enjoy the...  Read More

Titanium Club and Ice Bar
Photo courtesy of Titanium Club

Titanium is a happening and pulsating place to check out some live music and totally chill, literally that is. The lavish club features innovative lighting, a big sound system, celebrity DJ's, and Thailand's hottest all female rock band that...  Read More

Octave Rooftop Lounge and Bar is the latest arrival to grace the sky high bar scene in Bangkok. While most of the airborne bars with views tend to be concentrated around Silom Road and the Chao Phraya River, Octave sits towering above Thong Lor...  Read More

No phone, no website, no interior, and hey, almost no tables or chairs, and yet Cheap Charlie's is a Bangkok institution, now in its 3rd decade. More of a roadside shack than a bar (the place doesn't even have a front door), Charlie's attracts...  Read More

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 shelves. The retro feel is in here, but the scene is very modern. Not only does the bar...  Read More

Above Eleven defies convention in many ways. Inspired by a Central Park style vertical garden, this oasis towers above Bangkok's most up and coming trendy music and club scene street, Soi 11. The setting is outstanding, and the food and drink...  Read More

Located in the heart of Sukhumvit, just steps from the skytrain and subway stations at the Asok intersection, Axis & Spin flies under the radar of most visitors, perhaps because it sits so far above them, located up on the 38th floor of The...  Read More

Hemingway's isn't just a cool restaurant, it also is a great bar and nightlife hangout. The old house has a choice of funky rooms, bar areas, and lots of outdoor space with fans for drinkers to make merry at, and it is one of Sukhumvit's most...  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


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

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