What else can we do besides partying?
Known as the city that never sleeps, there seems to be a myth that there’s nothing much to do in Bangkok at night besides drinking the night away and clubbing. Well, we’re here to break the myth. Here are some cool ideas from awesome things to do to the latest trends you should definitely give a try!
1. Cruise along the Chao Phraya River
Cruising along the bloodline of Bangkok is another popular thing to do in Bangkok at night for first-time visitors. Taking a boat ride to explore Bangkok and its spectacular views, no matter how touristy it gets, is worth seeing and experiencing. Enjoy the night scenery and the Bangkok’s breeze along the waters!
Open – Everyday
2. Savor local street delicacies
Sampling Bangkok’s street food is another thing you just can’t miss when visiting Thailand (especially for first-time visitors). There are many areas in town that are very popular for their yummy street dishes such as, Chinatown, Samyan, and Ratchada to name a few. Want to check out all the local street foods? Need someone to show you around and take you to the must-eat? Be our guest and check out one of our best street food tours here.
Open – Always open/ Recommended at night starting from 7 p.m. – Midnight
3. Chill out at a night market
Wondering where local youngsters like to hang out in Bangkok at night? Train night markets are one of the most popular night markets for us locals. Not only do they sell good (and relatively cheap) products, but they also have some delightful foods, desserts, and drinks. Ratchada Train Market is one of the most popular among Bangkokians, and the closest one to town.
Open – Tue-Sunday from 6 p.m. ’til late
4. Check out the highest rooftop bar
Chilling out at one of Bangkok’s many rooftop bars is one of the things you have to do at least once when you’re visiting Bangkok at night. You can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic sunset view ’til late night at one of the most gorgeous rooftop bars such as Octave at Bangkok Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit, a very nice place with a great atmosphere and affordable prices. However, if you’re looking for more high-end places, then Vertigo and Sirocco would be more up your alley.
Open – 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
5. Work in style
Still have some extra work to complete? Don’t let your spirits fall working at your office or home! Working offsite at some awesome co-working spaces such as Hubba is definitely a cool alternative to lift your mood. Don’t forget to check out the newest Hubba branch located at BTS On Nut station called HUBBA-TO. Plus, you won’t be lonely either, since the staff will always be by your side 24/7!
Open – 24/7
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6. Paint and Sip
Feel the artistic energy within you? Unleash your creative power for the night with Paintbar. Just simply book a date with your favorite canvas and enjoy the night; chilling, drawing, painting, and drinking with new friends. No skills necessary ’cause there will be an instructor who will always guide you through.
Open – The night session starts from 7pm until 11pm.
7. Jumpin’ around
If you’ve been sitting at the office all day long and wanted to play around like a kid for the night, how about a trampoline park? At Bounce, you can enjoy hopping and flipping back and forth as much as you want. What I love about this place is that they often hold an event where DJs play EDM music while you jump around and have fun with your homies.
Open – Everyday from 10am. – 10pm.
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8. Rave & cycle at the same time
This is a very cool alternative for those looking to gym in Bangkok at night. There are now many fitness centers that offer cycling class with EDM music. One place that you definitely shouldn’t miss is OMMO Studios. Not only you can cycle in a backlight room, but you can also enjoy EDM music from DJs!
Open – Mon-Fri 7am. – 10pm./ Sat-Sun 8am. – 4pm.
9. Relax at an onsen
Not only can you get a traditional Thai massage pretty much everywhere in Bangkok, but you can also go to an onsen (Japanese bathhouse) as well. Why don’t you take a dip in different onsen tubs, and get a healthy and relaxing massage for your beautiful skin!
Open – Every day from 9am. – midnight
10. Play games with new friends
This is perhaps one of my most favorite things to do in Bangkok at night with my mates other than clubbing and dancing. Game Over Lounge is a fun place where you can grab your delicious grills and beers. Not only that, but this is also a place where hardcore gamers would definitely call home. From board games, beer pong, to arcades, you’ll have a ball of a time with your squad.
Open – Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
11. Join in a Laser Game battle
Another place for gamers, this place takes it to another level. Lazgame is the first laser tag place in Thailand that offers awesome futuristic labyrinths to venture in different levels and themes. Each game will last around 15 minutes and costs 350 baht. Whether you are playing as an individual or group, you can always be sure that this sci-fi game is definitely going to be challenging.
Open – Monday to Thursday from noon to midnight, Friday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m., and Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
12. Surviving in District 13
‘May the odds be forever in your favor.’ A little further away from the heart of Bangkok, there is an archery field where you can test your reflexive skills and accuracy. Let’s do some archery battles just like we are in the Hunger Games at District 13. Is it me or you who will be the last man standing?
Open – Monday, Thursday – Friday 2pm – 9pm. Saturday – Sunday from 10am – 9pm.
Originally written by Kate
Edited by Jug on May 14th, 2019