Bangkok’s hospitality is famous and its people are very welcoming and friendly. With so many hotels, restaurants, bars and other entertainment options you really are spoilt for choice, even on a budget. Bangkok by night has something for everyone, and it’s well known the world over. In this section we detail the best bars, eateries, nightspots, spas and shopping, as well as providing scores of hotel suggestions.
Hotels in Bangkok offer some of the best value in Asia for comfort and style, and we’ve lined up the web’s biggest room booker, Agoda.com, for an instant search. Dozens of cheap guesthouses are also listed. Silom and Sukhumvit are the two districts that come alive at night, where you’ll find excellent restaurants, night market stalls and plenty of bars, including the ‘hostess variety’. Then there’s the lively and often bizarre Khao San Road; backpacker central.
Budget travellers get surprisingly good value in the guesthouses of Khao San Road or Soi Ngam Duphlii, where the atmosphere is chilled and rooms can go as low as 150 baht (US$5) a night.
Go on, get pampered at one of the many exotic and relaxing spas located across the city! From a hot press massage, to facials and detox, you’ll feel rejuvenated in an afternoon.
If you are planning on going out tonight in Bangkok, you can choose from any one of the many superb Thai or international restaurants offering excellent value for money. Or, if you want to do things the Thai way, there are countless street stalls in Bangkok offering some very tasty food to fit a microscopic budget – it seems that in Bangkok you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from some kind of food outlet.
Tourists certainly come to Bangkok to indulge in the city’s buzzing and sometimes hedonistic nightlife, and it’s not all go-go girls and massage parlours as some very sophisticated nightclubs and live music venues can be found in the city including themed pubs, sports bars and live music aplenty in the hotels districts. Then there are movies, concerts, performances, shopping, and even Thai boxing bouts.
Of course, you can’t mention the Bangkok nightlife without describing the red light districts with their many go-go bars and friendly, eager, hostesses. Like it or loathe it, it’s certainly a Bangkok attraction and you’ll find more details in this section on how to enjoy this aspect of Bangkok safely and respectfully.
Then there is the accommodation and numerous pampering spas, offering a level of luxury that is unaffordable to many elsewhere in the world. There’s a huge choice of Bangkok hotels to suit all expectations and budgets, and we have 80 per cent of them listed here for immediate confirmation and booking at the same discounted rates as other online services. Located mostly in the tourist districts of Sukhumvit, Silom and Banglamphu, they will certainly be a highlight of your stay.
Some of our most popular pages are on the go-go bars, massage parlours and red-light districts of Bangkok. For sure it’s a major Bangkok attraction, with bemused tourists, excited punters and the plain old curious all mingling in the main red-light areas.
The atmosphere is easy-going and harmless, the bar girls fun, and entertainment eye-opening. On this site we tell it like it is. Feel free to ignore it, or find out exactly how it all works, where it happens, what to be wary of and how much it all costs.