As Thailand’s longest road, Sukhumvit can give you everything from scenery to shopping and all that’s in between. A prime example would be the nightlife that you can experience in the Sukhumvit district of Bangkok. In Bangkok, Sukhumvit is more than just a road – it’s the core of the city’s nightlife scene. There are many sois – sub-streets – that attach to Sukhumvit, and each one has its own theme and unique aesthetics. Soi 11 is known for having crowds until the early hours, while Soi 55 usually a has a more touristy, socialite crowd. To give you a few ideas for your next evening of entertainment in Sukhumvit, here’s a list of the top five nightlife destinations in the area:
1. RedSquare Rooftop Bar
The RedSquare Rooftop Bar at the Novotel Resort is probably the best rooftop bar in Bangkok, especially if you’re a vodka lover, as it’s home to the world’s first international vodka bar. Having dinner here and sampling the various vodkas from different regions of the world can be a surreal experience. Soak up an amazing sunset view overlooking the ocean and the resort’s magnificent pool. The bar also has a unique menu that consists of traditional drinks given a twist by adding vodkas to the mix.
2. Beam Nightclub
This is one of the newer night clubs in the Sukhumvit district. If you’re looking for somewhere to party hard with a solid mix of deep tech-house and minimal EDM music, this is definitely a cool place to feel the bass, bump your fists, and dance up a sweat. This club also has an impressive laser and light show setup that gives off an exciting energy.
3. Octave Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Standing as the highest rooftop bar in the Sukhumvit district of Bangkok, this is an interesting spot to visit for memorable, 360-degree, panoramic views of the city. This bar and lounge sits atop the 45th floor of the Marriott Hotel and is only a few minutes’ walk from the ThonglorSkytrain Station. If you’re afraid of heights or are looking for a more party-friendly bar, this may not be the best rooftop bar for you.
4. Levels Club & Lounge
If you have a more diverse taste in music and want to go to a club that gives you options, Levels would be the place to go. This club and lounge on Soi 11 has three separate areas that play different genres of music and have different atmospheres. There’s a terraced bar, large club room, and a classier lounge area, so everyone can find a comfortable spot here.
5. Above 11
Above 11 is a rooftop bar that sits 32 stories above Soi 11. It’s situated on the roof of Fraser Suites and is only about a ten-minute walk from the Skytrain station. The interesting Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine is another reason to check out this sky-scraping bar and restaurant.
See Them All on Your Trip to Sukhumvit
Sukhumvit provides so many opportunities to explore new places and attractions. Fortunately, the BTS Skytrain system makes it easy to journey around the city, so you could easily see all of the destinations listed above in one night. However, be aware that trains stop running at midnight and start back up at 6 AM, so be sure to pick a spot that’s within walking distance of your hotel before midnight.