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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 exciting nightlife in Bangkok except for Nana Plaza & Soi Cowboy. So if you want to know where to dance Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba in Bangkok, then this article is for you!

Additionally, if you need help with finding a hotel in Bangkok near the locations identified below, then use our special Bachata Embassy link for hotels. Our link features many hotels with fantastic cancellation policies!

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Bangkok Nightlife - Above 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 salsa & bachata dancers. It is also a favorite Bangkok Nightlife 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 9pm sharp and ends at midnight.  The DJ on Wednesday nights is DJ AlexDancing 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 a very high-end Bangkok nightlife event 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.

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BOM - Bachata On Monday's

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.

Moreover, this Monday night event 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.

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

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, Bangkok, Thailand. 

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 02am.

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, or Instagram @havanasocialbkk. 

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Baile latinio

Baile Latino is a popular Friday Night event held approximately twice a month.  The organizers are Pom La Rueda & La Rueda Bangkok. This is an event that has been running since 2001 and is very popular with local dancers.

The current location is the 2nd floor of the Sportsman Sports Bar Bangkok located on Soi 13.

Bachata dance class by Leo normally starts at 8pm and social dancing starts at 9pm. The DJ is DJ Leo and the party is over at 0100am. 

Baile Latino plays 3 salsa songs, three bachata songs followed by two Kizomba songs till closing time.

Entry fee is normally 450 Thai Bhat which includes a drink and dance lesson & party or 350 Thai Bhat for the party.

The location of these events can change so make sure to check the La Rueda Bangkok Facebook group to see their updated Bangkok nightlife information.

How to get to the Sportsman Bar

Take the BTS Metro to the Nana Metro station. Then walk down to Sukhumvit Soi 13 and make a left.  The bar will be a couple of blocks up on the right-hand side. Take the stairs outside to the second floor and enter through the doors in front of you. Then inside go right and the party entrance will be on your right.

Bangkok Nightlife - CNE Group Saturday Night Parties

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 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 Nightlife Tips for Tourists!

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 a popular transportation app in Bangkok. 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+ 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, some with live music.
  • RCA Nightlife (Royal City Avenue) – RCA is known for its large nightclubs and Electric Dance Music (EDM) scene.
  • Thonglor Nightlife – This area 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 Bangkok Nightlife & where to dance in Bangkok, Thailand is helpful to you. Don’t forget to also sample the amazing food and desserts 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

Brian Moran is a Salsa, Bachata & 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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