Gay bars and clubs in Bangkok


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Bangkok is famous for being the gay capital of Asia for a good reason. It offers freedom of expression for the LGBTQ+ community and people are rarely judged or looked down upon just because of their sexual orientation. 

The city is no stranger to gay bars that cater to both locals and visitors from around the world – whether LGBT or not, all are welcome to have fun! If you find yourself in Bangkok and want to experience its gay nightlife, here’s where to be:


1. Kika Bar – lively bar with boys’ night promos


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Fun and friendly vibes are what Kika Bar has to offer, which go hand in hand with its warm loft-style style interior.

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The place is full of life with its weekly events  like Sunday Gay Tea Dance La Vida Kika on every Sunday or Drama Mammas on every Tuesday with fabulous drag queens and dancers taking over the place. Keep yourself updated with the event schedule here.

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Boys! If women can have their ladies night at every bar, Kika sure has brought equality into the game with their boys night promotion – Boys R Us: Buy 1 Get 1.

They also have Spanish-inspired cuisine here which is just as exciting as a drag show. Try Spanish “fried rice”, or paella, Soccarat Rice (฿290 ~USD9.52) served with grilled shrimp on top. Pair it with a blackberry & mint flavoured vodka-based cocktail You’ve Got Mule (฿300 ~USD9.85) with a hint of tangy lime.

Kika Bar 
Address: 14/2-3 Convent Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 5PM – 1AM. (Closed on Monday)
Nearest Train Station: Get out of Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 2) and take a 10-minute walk into soi Convent
Telephone: +66-95-592-0510
Website


2.Maggie Choo’s – underground den with drag shows


Maggie Choo’s is a speakeasy-style bar that is situated under a hotel that features 19th-century colonial art and architecture, giving it a dramatic flair.

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If you come early enough, you can reserve a private room. These are hidden behind huge vaulted doors that open to reveal brick-walled rooms that look like a secret lair.

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Maggie Choo’s hosts its famous drag show every Sunday with fun games, free shots, and drink deals. Entry fee is ฿500 and it includes 1 free drink. It also has special extravaganzas depending on the season which include exotic dancing and sexy models. The bar has even brought in burlesque shows and prides itself to be the only burlesque theatre in Bangkok!

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Pangina Heals, the ringleader of Thai drag queen-dom
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Get a glass of wine (From ฿300 ~USD9.85) or whiskey (฿240 ~USD7.87) while getting inspired by the lavish interior and eye-opening shows that will get you laughing and dancing all night long. Click here to get new updates on their events.

Maggie Choo’s
Address: 320 Fenix Novotel, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 7.30PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 2) and take a taxi or Grab there
Telephone: +66-91-772-2144
Website


3.Telephone Pub and Karaoke – pub that’s over 30-years-old


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Start your pre-drinks session at Telephone Pub and Karaoke, a 2-storey bar and restaurant that has been in Silom for more than 30 years.

Long before meeting apps were invented, Telephone Pub was a place for men to meet. There would be a telephone on each table, and if you saw someone you fancied sitting at another table, you could simply get their table number from the waiter and give them a ring! 

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Nowadays, the vibrant 90s decorations can still be seen inside the pub
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If you want to have a proper dining experience, the bar also has a seating area on the mezzanine between the second and first floor. Afterwards, go up to the second floor where the karaoke room is and unleash your inner Whitney Houston with your gang.

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Telephone Pub and Karaoke is widely known for inexpensive drinks, but if you want to save up even more then be here during their happy hours that run from 6 to 8pm and again at 12am till closing time. You’ll get house spirits like gin with mixers or a mug of beer at only ฿69 ( ~USD2.27). Or you can sip on their Cocktails of the Month for just ฿120 ( ~USD3.94) all night long.

Telephone Pub and Karaoke
Address: 114,/11-13 Silom 4, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 6PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Go out from Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 1) and take a 3-minute walk to Silom Soi 4
Telephone: +66-2-234-3279
Website


4.The Stranger Bar – popular with drag queens


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“House of Drag Queens” is The Stranger Bar’s slogan, and it’s a perfect description of this place.

Even on weekday nights, you’re likely to run into a queen or two if you find yourself in Silom Soi 4. But the fun really happens on the weekends, when there’s a parade of fierce and fab queens werking it around the place and inviting people to join their lip-sync shows. Each queen comes with a bag full of personality and talents, so you can expect different vibes from each and everyone of them – whether humourous, sexy, or fierce. A lot of them have also been on Drag Race Thailand, so you know where to go if you’re a fan.

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Kandy Zyanide from Drag Race Thailand season 2!
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The Stranger Bar

You can visit these talented queens at The Stranger Bar on the weekend for free, but you must order 2 drinks minimum. Be early and get special deals during the happy hours (5 – 9pm) where you can order house spirits with soft drink mixers or local beers at only ฿89 ( ~USD2.92).

The Stranger Bar
Address: 114/14 Silom soi 4, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 5.45PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 1) and take a 3-minute walk to Silom soi 4
Telephone: +66-2-632-9425
Website


5.White Rabbit – cafe and bar with chill vibes


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Welcome to White Rabbit, another perfect place to pre-drink before dancing your heart out in the club. It’s also very convenient since it’s located near the famous gay clubs in Silom Soi 2 where most people go after.

Filled with a old Hollywood vibe, you’ll see portraits of old-school Hollywood stars hung on the walls with thick red and black carpets along the entrance.

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They also entertain customers with a drag queen lip-sync shows every Wednesday night, so don’t miss out on that.

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Although the place is named White Rabbit, you’re more likely to meet the restaurant’s white doggo
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Beside beers and classic cocktails, White Rabbit offers a selected series of wine like Pitars Cuvée Stella Sparkling Wine (฿990 ~USD32.50) and  Chartron La Fleur Bordeaux: Sauvignon Blanc White Wine  (฿1,100 ~USD36.11) to start off your night.

White Rabbit
Address: 12/3 Silom, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 4PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Step out of Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 3) and you should see the place near Silom soi 2
Telephone: +66-91-758-8999
Website


6.Fake Club The Next Gen – popular club in Ratchada


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Fake Club The Next Gen is the first place on our list that is not located in the famous Silom area, but in Ratchada. 

Although the club is mainly for gay men, it is still really popular among young Thai locals in general as the space often invites famous local comedians, singers, and DJs entertain its guests.

When there are no special guests, the place is often filled with male models to help hype everyone up. Yes please!

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In Thai practice, we usually call up the restaurant and book for tables before we go. As for the entrance fee, it depends on the event that night so you can contact Fake Club directly here

Fake Club The Next Gen
Address: 60, 1 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
Opening Hours: 8PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Phra Ram 9 MRT station (Exit 1) and take a taxi or Grab to the club
Telephone: +66-81-390-8888
Website


7.HUGs Bar – bar for the “bear” community


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Welcome to HUGs Bar, a bar and club for the bear* gay-tizens of Bangkok. This place is not just a bar, but it’s also a community space for gay men to come and enjoy each other’s company. 

*In gay slang, “bear” is a term that refers to men of bigger, muscular build.

After walking through a small entrance, the stairs will lead you to the second floor where the party takes place in a green-lit room with a dance floor in the middle. There’s also a karaoke area for vocalists to show their singing skills off to the crowd – do it and someone might buy you a free drink!

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HUGs Bar
Address: 82 Silom soi 4, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Sun – Tue, Thu: 7PM – 1AM | Fri – Sat: 7PM – 2AM. (Closed on Wednesday)
Nearest Train Station: Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 1) and take a 3-minute walk to Silom soi 4. The entrance is located near the Balcony.
Telephone: +66-2-041-0457
Website


8.The Balcony – cabaret shows 5 times a week


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The Balcony is another great bar with a wallet-friendly menu. It also has an outdoor seating area next to Silom Soi 4. In fact, this bar is situated right opposite Telephone Pub, meaning you pop on over a la pub crawl.

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Cabaret show during Chinese New Year
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What special about the place is that they have free cabaret shows 5 days a week. Each show will be tailored to fit in with the season or festival at the time.  

Note: Cabaret shows take place on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun.

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A pitcher of Strawberry Daiquiri to share with friends
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Aside from their cheap spirits and beers, The Balcony is known for its 1-Litre Cocktails (From ฿450 ~USD14.77) that you can literally feed the whole village with. Don’t forget to check out more promotions on their website below.

The Balcony
Address: 84-88 Silom soi 4, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 5.30PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 1) and take a 3-minute walk to Silom soi 4
Telephone: +66-2-235-5891
Website


9.DJ Station – most famous gay club in Bangkok


DJ Station is arguably the most visited gay club in Bangkok and it probably is the ultimate destination of many party animals who land in Thailand’s capital. 

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The music here is mostly techno, trance, and house so if you’re into those tunes, you’ll be pumped up all night. Every night, there is a special drag show that starts at midnight to kickstart everybody’s night out with a bang.

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The club is situated in the deep end of Silom Soi 2’s bar and club complex, and you’ll have to pay ฿300 ( ~USD9.85) for the entrance fee. You’ll get 2 drink coupons that you can use at any bars in the complex.

DJ Station
Address: 11 Silom soi 2/1, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 9.30PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 3) and you should see Silom soi 2 on your right
Telephone: +66-2-235-1227
Website


*Bonus* The Babylon Bangkok – seasonal pool parties


Unlike other places on the list, The Babylon Bangkok is neither a club nor a bar. It’s actually a leisure complex that includes saunas, a fitness centre, restaurants and bars, and a huge pool with a garden view. 

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This place often throws popular pool parties that attract local and international crowds alike. Most of the time, they come up with themes like Songkran or Halloween. Beside pool parties, Babylon occasionally hosts raving foam parties too.

Click here to check out for upcoming events.

The entrance fee for special parties is ฿350 ( ~USD11.50). Or if you just want to use the facility when there’s no event, the regular fees are at ฿250 (~USD8.21) for Monday – Thursday and ฿280 (~USD9.20) for Friday – Sunday. But if you’re a guest at their hotel, then you won’t have to pay for anything.

The Babylon Bangkok
Address: 34 South Sathon Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120
Opening Hours: 10.30AM–10.30PM, Daily (Sauna and Spa) | Always open (Hotel)
Nearest Train Station: Sala Daeng BTS station (Exit 1) and take a 3-minute walk to Silom soi 4
Telephone: +66-2-679-7984
Website


Silom: Bangkok’s best known gay area


During the day, Silom takes on a serious role as one of the city’s main CBD districts. But when the sun goes down, she transforms into a neighbourhood full of character and is known as Bangkok’s gay district to people from all over the world. 

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Silom Soi 4
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While bars and restaurants are scattered around Silom, its actual heart lies between Soi 2 to 4, which houses more popular gay bars and clubs. It is also really near the BTS and MRT stations, making it a convenient place to get to.

Silom doesn’t offer just clubs and bars either. There’s Patpong Night Market – a huge market that stretches from Patpong Road all the way to Surawong Road. Here, you can shop for Thai-style souvenirs as well as some fashionable clothes.


Have a good night at Bangkok’s gay bars


Although these bars might cater mainly for LGBT folk, their doors are always open for everybody to come and have a good time together. So whether you’re gay, straight, or still figuring things out, follow our bread crumbs to one of these spots and make the most out of your night!


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