Nightlife in gay Bangkok is so much fun!
The Thai capital has really nothing to envy to its western counterparts! If you are looking for a queer night out you will not be disappointed.
The main area of gay Bangkok is the Silom District. Try and find accommodation there: all of the hotels and guesthouses around Silom are gay friendly. And all the bars will be walking distance.
I chose to stay in the Sofitel So Bangkok: comfortable and convenient hotel with an amazing skybar with a terrific view over the city.
From there you can walk to Silom Soi 4, Silom Soi 2 and Soi Twilight (the latter being the gay red light district of the city). My favorite bar to start the night is the Telephone: the name comes from the fact that originally the customers had on each table a telephone to call the other tables of the bar. Now there is no telephones anymore, but the Free Wifi allows you to use your own mobile to SCRUFF at the other guys nearby You can choose to sit either on the terrace on the walking street or inside the bar. Inside, the atmosphere is pretty chilled and friendly, attitude free: the best option if you are a solo traveller like me to get to meet new mates.
If you fancy a bit of dancing, there are two night clubs in Silom Soi 2 where to dance like there is no tomorrow, heart of gay Bangkok: DJ Station and G.O.D. (Guys On Display).
The infamous DJ Station is open every night of the week, busy all the time. Best time to head there is from 11pm. The crowd is usually young, a mix of locals, expats and visitors. Good vibe, good music, good prices (entry is 200 bahts inclusive of 2 drinks): usually good looking boys in shorts and tank tops, so you will easily find one or more eye candies that will keep you busy!
If it’s wekend and you still have a lot of energy, after DJ Station (the bar closes at 2am) you can walk down to the G.O.D.: it is a very big club on three different floors where all the good looking boys gather every Fridays and Saturdays to end up the night, before going home, alone or in good company. Music is hard dance, and the dance floors can be very packed with sweaty sexy shirtless bodies… I am sure you will not mind!
My favorite night ever in gay Bangkok nightlife is the Sundays at the Maggie Choo’s.The bar itself, located at the ground floor of the Novotel Fenix Silom, at the end of Silom Road, is amazing: it has been decorated in a retro style by Ashley Sutton, famous pop designer. The gay night is even better: plenty of hot shirtless waiters will make your night enjoyable. The crowd is in the mid 30s: you will meet professionals, gym rats… Drink prices are a bit expensive but hey classy fun must not be cheap!
Date of last visit: January 2016