Glorious sunsets, glistening temples, and warm smiles are just among the many things that make Thailand golden
Year after year, Bangkok’s lively nightlife draws people from far and wide. People come to experience its raving crowd, inventive Asian beverages, and world-renowned bars. I occasionally enjoy painting the town red; and I recommend everyone to experience the city’s buzzing energy for themselves! Here are my suggestions on where you should start (or end) your night.
Red neon lights flood Soi Cowboy Street—fitting, given that it’s one of Bangkok’s red-light districts. It was named after a hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar in the thoroughfare. Now, about thirty establishments thrive here, many of them go-go bars. Allow yourself to be carried away by the dynamic energy of the area. Dance to the live music, try some body painting, or buy some of the bar staff a drink!
Sukhumvit Road between Asoke Road and Sukhumvit Soi 23, Bangkok, Thailand
Perched on the 33rd floor of Fraser Suites in Sukhumvit, Above Eleven is a swanky rooftop bar with a panoramic view of Bangkok’s cityscape. Inspired by New York’s Central Park, the space features custom-designed trees, manicured vertical gardens, and a maze at the entrance. Order from their Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) menu; and pair it with one of their cocktails with a South American twist. Take note: there’s a strict smart-casual dress code, so dress to impress!
33rd Floor, Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11, Bangkok, Thailand