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Bangkok Nightlife | Bangkok nightlife and entertainment

Sometimes, when we are on holiday, the last thing we want to contend with is a bunch of loud music and sweaty crowds. For those who want a bit of refined nightlife while visiting Bangkok, there are several bars and lounges within the city that offer quiet ambiance, good food, soft music and tropical drinks. Many of these are found in some of the larger hotels in the city and several have beautiful rooftop venues.

One place you will want to visit while staying in Bangkok is 87 Plus, located at the Conrad Hotel at All Seasons Place. 87 Plus draws a posh crowd of mostly locals an is the perfect upscale place to relax with a few cocktails. Live bands, instead of loud DJs, supply the music for this international club. Here you can sip a cosmopolitan or enjoy a tropical drink amid luxurious surroundings. The 87 Plus has a bit of a younger crowd on weekends, but weeknights are reserved for those who enjoy a more classical atmosphere with fine live music. 87 Plus is one of the top bars and lounges in the city of Bangkok.

Another wonderful place to go for a romantic evening of wine or cocktails is Bar 494 located at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. The Bar 494 has a cosy atmosphere and is very chic. The extensive wine list makes for a great romantic evening out and cigar lovers can enjoy some of the best Cuban cigars around. You can even sit in a romantic corner and enjoy a lite meal at the Bar 494. It is the perfect place to have a nice evening of cocktails without a lot of noise and mayhem.

For more traditional, pub style entertainment, try the Novotel Bangkok, one of the newest stylish cocktail bars in the city. Sleek furnishings adorn this ultra modern club and there are pool table and large screen televisions that portray the latest sporting events. This is a fun club and appeals to many Westerners, particularly those who love sports and the international food menu. There are also several arcade games and pinball machines to appeal to the young at heart. The Novotel Bangkok draws a young and young at heart crowd and is a lot of fun for an evening out in Bangkok.

For a classic inner-city bar, try The Barbican. The downstairs features a large bar and jukebox and appears to be just like any ordinary pub. Upstairs, you can dine on delicious European pub food and enjoy sporting events on the many different televisions. If you miss the comforts of home, the Barbican is the perfect evening out while perusing bars and lounges in Bangkok.

Amid the seedy go-go bars and such, there are plenty of classy bars and lounges in the city of Bangkok that are a welcome sight for Western tourists. To enjoy the at home atmosphere in a tropical locale, visit one of the stylish, sophisticated bars and lounges in Bangkok during your Thailand holiday.


Last Updated: 27 Feb 2008