smaller pub and karaoke place, behind the Ratanakosin Hotel
on Ratchadamnoen Avenue.
+66 1 493-8670, +66 1 615-0898
gay meeting place in the Sukhumvit area with a restaurant,
gym and steam room. Open daily from 3.00 pm - midnight. Admission
Sukhumvit Soi 11
Tel: +66 2 255-8920
gym, sauna and massage are available at this very popular
gay place. Just a few minutes' tuk-tuk ride from Silom.
Soi 9 (close to the Surasak BTS Station)
Tel: +66 2 286-4535, 286-5233
of the city's foremost gay venues with a downstairs bar and
terrace, and an upstairs karaoke area with great views overlooking
the soi. The upstairs area can be reserved for parties or
get-togethers for the evening. Plenty of activities, including
gay movie nights, talent shows, bingo and so on. Happy hours
every night between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm, and late night buy-1-get-1-free
happy hours between 1.00 am and closing time. Ten percent
discounts for students and Thai Armed Forces if you have a
valid student card or military ID card. Stays open till 3.00
Silom Soi 4
Tel: +66 2 235-5891
small, relaxed place with two floors and mainly gay customers.
Bank Studio is located on Soi Tantawan, near the Golden Cock
and Tawan bars, after Patpong Road. The bar stays open till
early morning and gets a lot of late-night revelers from the
gay bars nearby that are closing for the night.
Tawan, off Surawong Road
transvestite cabaret show, located in the Asia HoTel: on Phyathai
Road. Amusing Broadway-style drag review, and the Asian 'Spice
Girls'. Two shows nightly at 8.15 pm and 9.45 pm but with
a dual pricing arrangement of 350 baht for Thais, 700 baht
Tel: : +66 2 261-6355, 216-8937
sauna, steam and massage facilities, plus a cozy caf?.
opposite the National Theater on the frontage road near Phra
Pinklao Bridge, Banglumpu not far from Kaosan Road. Sauna
and bar available.
Phra Pinklao Bridge
Tel: +66 2 629-0429, 629-0431
a mixed (but predominantly gay) crowd. Great to sit out front
and drink one of those kamikaze drinks while you cool off
from the jam-packed bars and discos. Open 9 pm. til 2 am.
Tel: +66 2 234-6151
Station is Bangkok's only true gay nightclub. Started in 1991,
it is one of the trendiest places in Bangkok, straight or
gay. DJ plays the latest tracks for the disco and underground
dance crowd. Transvestite cabaret shows are held most evenings.
Food is also available. Very hot and crowded on Fridays and
Station is located on Silom Soi 2, at the heart of Bangkok's
Tel: +66 2 266-4029
is an upscale discotheque with a gay cabaret along the small
alley between Silom Soi 2 and Soi Thaniya (next to The Factory
disco). Dubbed 'Bangkok's hottest gay dance venue', Freeman
Dance Arena has a first-floor dance area and stage, a second-floor
bar and viewing area, and third-floor 'Red' and 'Blue Rooms'
for relaxing and meeting up.
comfortable and fun. Mainly upscale younger Thais in their
20's and 30's at this trendy karaoke place.
Sukhumvit Soi 21 (Soi Asoke, near Asoke BTS Station)
Tel: +66 2 258-4311, 259-2230
mixed crowd of Thais and tourists, straight and gay, frequent
this slightly upscale bar. Live music and a pub atmosphere,
Silom Soi 2
Tel: +66 2 233-3247, 235-1227
among the Thai crowd. Located on the second floor above Super
Lex bar in Soi 6.
Tel: +66 2 233-3247
old-style Broadway theme, rehashed by local transvestites.
Located in the former Washington Theater, close to Phrom Pong
BTS Station. Open daily 8.30 pm to 10.00 pm with a ticket
cost of 600 or 800 baht. Two shows nightly.
Theater, Sukhumvit Soi 22
Tel: +66 2 259-5128, 259-5715
karaoke bar in the Asoke/Prasarnmitr neighborhood.
Fl 116/1 Sukhumvit Soi 23
Tel: +66 2 662-3021
air cafe and indoor karaoke lounge. Lot of late nighters from
nearby Patpong and the sois. Often open till dawn.
from the usual Silom gay bar strips, over in the Sathorn/Rama
IV Road area. Located within walking distance of the Malaysia
HoTel: in the backpackers area. Casual bar to hang out for
a while, with a range of snacks if you're feeling a little
peckish. Open till the morning.
Soi Sribumphen, off Rama IV Road
Tel: +66 2 287-1670
in Silom, at the end of Soi 4, in the gay heart of Bangkok,
Sphinx has become one of the most popular gay venues since
opening in 1993. Sphinx has earned a reputation for fine Thai
cuisine, a romantic setting and friendly, courteous service.
Thai and Western 'a la carte' menus are available as well
as set Thai menus. Try out the special kantoke dinner for
a truly Thai experience. Karaoke is available upstairs for
the budding songsters and parties or other functions are catered
Silom Soi 4
Tel: +66 2 234-7249
is one of the more famous gay venues along Silom Soi 4. The
pub and restaurant is a favorite spot for food, drinks and
simply checking out the new faces along the soi. The upstairs
area has a bar with more cozy seating arrangements.