Has Bangkok’s nightlife suffered since the coup?

It seems that there is a noticable lull in Bangkok’s nightlife at the moment, Bed Supper club is just plane boring at the moment, Koi is still full of wannabe spanish catalogue models and the Tunnel seems to be getting shut down earlier every night, what’s going on?

Go past any bar in Silom most nights of the week and you were guaranteed to see a healthy mix of people enjoying drinks, yet on a Saturday night, Funky Dojo (Silom) had only a handful of people.
Anyone have a good explanation of why there is a noticable dip in good nightlife these days?

Can someone recommend a new venue to try out, or is willing to do a review on their favourite place?

7 Comments so far

  1. michael (unregistered) on January 20th, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

    hi, i’m going to be in bangkok for a few days next month, would love to know what are the better places to check out…

    lasttime i was there (1yr ago) we only really knew about the rca district, so stuck to that….


  2. Daniel (unregistered) on January 20th, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, there are still loads of places that are still cool (and have been reviewed by on me here, so check the archives section)

    Currently I would recommend:

    Koi (26 Sukhumvit Soi 20)
    Great on a tuesday night and also a friday night. It closes early, but has one of the best designed bar’s i’ve seen in a while and the people who frequent it are ok

    Escobar (217/1-3 Sukhumvit Soi 63)
    I still feel this place has some of the best house music going. I’ve been dj’ing since the late 80’s and prefer this place to anywhere else

    RCA is still good, depending what night you are there and also if any special dj is playing.

    Anyone else wanna add?

  3. michael (unregistered) on January 20th, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    thanks mate,

    last time i was here saw deep dish at club astra, so irrespective of venue or people i was guaranteed a good time, and was not dissapointed…also had some funny times at the gay bar across the street, i think called re-feel. ofcourse we only clicked on after a few nights of going there, so there was a good reason why all the guys were being extra friendly tooo me, hehe.

    to give me a rough indication, what are drink prices (say cocktail or imported beer) at the above mentioned places? i.e are they at the top of the social heirarchy of bkk where they charge exorbitant prices?

    likewise i have never been to such places as vertigo or as you mentioned in your review the Sofitel’s late night bar. Is food at such places priced in USD or is it in baht?

    thanks for the help, havign a look through the posts and pictures it looks like you are all having a crazy time in bkk. i really do miss the city and can’t wait to be back, there’s definitely a buzz there unlike any other.

  4. Brazil (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 4:51 am

    on the topic “header”…I’m not residing in Bkk but from what I can see from various blogs, and other commentaries: seems that there is other ppl too who are feeling that “numbers are down” on nightlife…:-/ One opinion more (for what is worth) from The Nation quoting some taxi driver “Everything is getting worse, going slower. People are not spending money like before, instead they’re waiting. “

  5. Matt (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 12:59 am

    Jazzit, Astra, V9, Cafe De Moc, Lullabar, Ana’s Garden, The Club, Tapaz… those are my tips. I don’t like Koi very much. Inch was OK but I haven’t been for a while. X9 and XCyte are very Thai but quite fun.

  6. Matt (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 1:00 am

    Also check Boss, Blur, Scratchdog, Tunnel.

  7. WHITE (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 1:33 am

    For the local’s favorite (age 20’s – 30’s mid taste party people) here are some still popular venues to check out. Sukhumvit 55/63 Area: Nung Len & Escobar, Zantika, 2 Salung, Booze, Gigabyte. RCA Strip: Slim, Route 66, Prop Bar. Ratchada: Snop, Baryantree, Inch.

    For bars with call girls and friendly dancers, check out The Resort, Resort Square, Piano, Sherbet, Carribean, Exotica

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