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Bangkok Nightlife 2023- Best places to dance in Bangkok

Bangkok Nightlife – The Best Places to Dance in Bangkok!

Bangkok nightlife is world-renowned but it can be difficult as a visitor to find what you’re looking for. Specifically, this Bachata Embassy article on Bangkok nightlife will focus on the best places to dance Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba.

It will also list some of the most popular areas for the best nightlife in Bangkok except for Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy. Both Nana on Soi 4 and Soi Cowboy are part of Bangkok’s red light district.  So if you want to know where to dance Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba in the best Bangkok nightclubs, then this article is for you!

Additionally, if you need help with finding a hotel in Bangkok, one of the world’s top party destinations, then use our special Bachata Embassy link for hotels. Our link features many of the best hotels with fantastic cancellation policies!

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BANGKOK AT NIGHT - ABOVE 11 - ROOFTOP BAR - SOI 11

The place to go Salsa and bachata dancing in Bangkok on a Wednesday night is Above 11. This is also ladies’ night and it is always packed with dancers, dancing the night away. It is also one of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok at night and an Instagram spot for visiting tourists.

It is located on the 33rd floor of the Fraser Suites Hotel. This is a high-class Bangkok Nightlife rooftop bar and restaurant with some amazing views. It has also been listed as one of the top rooftop bars in Bangkok by an international magazine.

Dancing starts at 9 pm sharp and ends at midnight.  The DJ on Wednesday nights is DJ Alex. Dancing is all on one level with normally a good mix of Salsa and Bachata music.

Indeed the dress code here is enforced so no sandals, flip flops, or Birkenstock (Only fully covered shoes for gentlemen). additionally no sleeveless T-shirts for Gentlemen.

Moreover please don’t show up with backpacks or luggage. This is one of the high-end spots in Bangkok so dress to impress!

The dancing finishes at midnight but you can follow the crowd across the street to the afterparty at the Havana Social Club. DJ Ploy is the DJ there on Wednesday nights. If you have trouble finding Havana just ask a local or look for the hidden entrance with the phone booth.

Lastly, remember to check the Above 11 Facebook page to see the latest times and dates for these parties.  

How to get to Above 11?

The nearest BTS Metro station is Nana. Just walk up Sukhumvit Soi 11 until you see the Fraser Suites Hotel on your left side. Then make sure to go around to the back of the Hotel where you will find the express elevator, which will bring you to the top floor.

BOM - BACHATA ON MONDAY'S - SUKHUMVIT SOI 11

Without a doubt, the best Bangkok nightlife on a Monday night is Bom (Bachata on Mondays). Bom is located at Lush Rooftop on Sukhumvit Soi 11, above the Hemingway’s. Specifically, the entrance to this rooftop nightclub is the staircase on the right-hand side of Hemingway’s. Soi 11 Road in Bangkok is one of the ways to experience the nightlife.

Moreover, this Monday night party in Bangkok has been going strong for over ten years. It is run by Alex Teodorescu and Saori Watanabe.  The DJ is DJ Ajad. The Bachata Dance lesson starts at 8pm. Registration for the party starts at 8:50pm & after that, the party starts at 9pm.

It’s only 250 Thai Bhat for the dance lesson and party or 100 Thai Bhat after 9pm.

The instructors are usually Alex Teodorescu  & Saori Watanabe or a visiting professional dance instructor. The dance party starts at 9pm and goes until 12pm. Specifically, the music is mainly Bachata, Salsa, and a little Kizomba.

This night is very popular with both local and visiting dancers and there is plenty of space to dance. There is also no dress code so no need to get dressed up. Additionally, sometimes they will move the party to the second floor of Hemingway’s due to weather, etc. If you need a nice hotel near this event check out the Aria Hotel on Soi 11.

How to get to Bom.

The nearest BTS Metro station is Nana. Just walk up Soi 11 (a popular Bangkok Nightlife street) until you see Hemingway’s Bar on your left. Take the Lush Rooftop stairs on the right-hand side straight up to the rooftop. 

HAVANA SOCIAL CLUB - HIDDEN BANGKOK NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCE

Havana Social Club is a cool secret pre-revolutionary 1940’s Cuban Cocktail Bar located in Sukhumvit 11. Specifically, it is located at 1/1 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 11, directly across from the Fraser Suites Hotel.

Indeed it is a very popular Bangkok nightlife spot for both locals and tourists as well as a favorite Instagram spot for tourists. Sunday night is one of the best nights for salsa and they have a salsa lesson at 9pm.

However, this is a popular spot every night of the week with a variety of Latin, Reggaeton, Hip hop, and party music played each night. Moreover, admission is free and the club closes every night at 02 am.

Undoubtedly this is a very well-hidden spot so be prepared to ask the locals how to find it. A giveaway is the telephone booth in the doorway. Don’t forget to try the awesome Mojitos!  The telephone number is +66 80 467  7409, [email protected] or Instagram @havanasocialbkk

BACHATA FEVER - LATIN DANCING NIGHT OUT IN BANGKOK

Bachata Fever is another great choice for dancing on a Sunday night in Bangkok.  The organizers are Social Dance Bangkok & Bangkok SaBaki! This is a new event and is the most popular Bachata event on a Sunday night with over 170 dancers.

The current location is Ambar at the Four Points Hotel By Sheraton on the 8th floor (pool deck), Soi 15. 

Bachata dance class normally starts at 8pm and social dancing starts at 9pm. The beginner class is lead by Keisha and the open level class is lead by Lisa.

The music ratio is 4 bachata songs, 1 salsa song and 1 kizomba song. The party ends at midnight. 

Entry fee is normally 250 Thai Bhat which includes a drink and dance lesson & party.

The location of these events can change so make sure to check their page to see their updated Bangkok nightlife information.

How to get to Ambar

Take the BTS Metro to the Nana Metro station. Then walk down to Sukhumvit Soi 15 and make a left.  The Four Point Sheraton Hotel  will be a couple of blocks up on the right-hand side. 

Take the elevator to the eight floor and make a left.  The party is located right next to the pool on the pool deck. 

BANGKOK NIGHTLIFE - SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY IN BANGKOK

The CNE Group frequently holds fun Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba parties on Saturday nights at different nightclubs and hotels in Bangkok. Currently, many of their events are held at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites located at 19 Sukhumvit 18.

Registration normally opens at 7 p.m. At 7:30 pm the Salsa dance lesson normally begins with instructor  Jesse Cruz. At 08:15 the bachata dance lesson starts and at 9:15pm the social dance party begins.

These dance socials feature Salsa, bachata, and Kizomba music.  These socials and parties have a very friendly ambiance and all of the attendees have a good time.

Entry fee is normally 550 Thai Bhat which includes two drinks, both dance lessons and the party, or 400 Thai Bhat for the party.

The location of these events changes frequently, therefore make sure to check the CNE Facebook Page and see their latest events in Bangkok.

How to get to the Rembrandt Hotel.

Take the BTS Metro to the Asoke Metro station. Then walk down to Sukhumvit 18 and make a right.  The hotel with be on your left-hand side a couple of blocks down. Enter the hotel and head up the main staircase in the center of the hotel to the first floor. Go straight ahead for approximately 25 yards to enter the party.

BANGKOK NIGHTLIFE - AFRO-LATIN PARTIES WITH DJ PLOY

Tuesday night in Bangkok is a good night for Kizomba dancing.  DJ Ploy holds fun Afro-Latin Tuesday night Kizomba/Bachata parties in different hotels and nightclubs throughout Bangkok.

Currently, her Tuesday night party is located at the Deck. The Urban Kiz lesson starts at 8 p.m. and is taught by instructor Stefanos. The dance social starts at 9pm and finishes at midnight. She also holds small Kizomba festivals in Bangkok and brings in some amazing international kizomba dancers such as Albir Rojas and Mr. Taras.

Make sure to check her Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest Kizomba, and Urban Kiz parties, lessons, and festivals in Bangkok. Lastly, join the Kizomba Bangkok Facebook group if you want to keep up with all the new local African dance parties.

BANGKOK NIGHT - TIPS FOR TOURISTS IN THAILAND!

Taking a trip to Thailand, remember that the Bangkok BTS Metro system shuts down around midnight so you will have to find a different way back to your hotel.

Download Bolt, which is one of the best ways to experience Bangkok Bars and clubs as well as street food. Make sure to request a car and not a motorbike taxi as Thailand has one of the highest fatality rates in the world. On average 62 people are killed every day on the roads in Thailand.

If you take a taxi make sure to agree to a price in advance.

Don’t rent a moped or try to drive a car in Bangkok.

Keep a photo of your passport and entry visa on your phone in case you are stopped by the police.

Don’t drink more than you can handle and don’t get into arguments.

Remember to smile as you are in Thailand!

Lastly, if you are visiting Bangkok and are looking into different areas for specific types of nightlife, then here are my Bangkok Nightlife recommendations.

POPULAR BANGKOK NIGHTLIFE AREAS

  • Sukhumvit Nightlife – In my opinion, this is the best area known for its numerous bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Some popular spots include Thonglor, Nana, and Asoke. Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba dancers should stay near the Nana BTS station and Sukhumvit Soi 11 or at least on the BTS Line.
  • Silom Nightlife – This area is known for its LGBTQ+ vibrant nightlife, as well as its rooftop bars and nightclubs.
  • Khao San Road Nightlife – This area is well known for its backpacker scene, with budget-friendly bars and nightclubs, and live music venues.
  • RCA Nightlife (Royal City Avenue) – RCA is known for its large nightclubs and Electric Dance Music (EDM) scene.
  • Thonglor Nightlife – This district in Bangkok is well known for its upscale bars and restaurants, as well as its trendy nightclubs.

Thanks for visiting the Bachata Embassy! I hope this information about where to dance in Bangkok, Thailand is helpful to you. Don’t forget to check out the cool night markets, Muay Thai boxing matches, and Chao Phraya river cruises on your trip!

Feel free to share this article with your friends and let us know if we are missing any good Salsa, Bachata, or Kizomba spots in the comments section.  See you on the dance floor soon!

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran is a Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba dancer from New York City.  He has been fortunate to live and work abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean for over 13 years. While living overseas, he has attended hundreds of international dance festivals and events. He has also taken classes and workshops with some of the top professional Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba Instructors worldwide.

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