Bangkok is popular for its fast-paced lifestyle, fabulous food and fun-filled activities and sights to do and see for LGBT travellers around the world. As being known as one of the best gay cities around the globe, The Thai capital features an array of gay-friendly hotels, clubs, and famous gay bars to entertain both locals and foreigners. To make the best of your visit, make sure to check out our top gay bars in Bangkok you should not miss while visiting the famous gay destination or staying at Hotel Muse Bangkok – the best gay hotel in Bangkok:
Located in Silom area closed to BTS Sala Dang Station, Silom Soi 4 is simply a perfect spot for pre-drink with a relaxing atmosphere with a view onto the road ideally for crowd-watching (or if you like being watched). It is a side street of (in)famous Silom road and highlights great gay bars, restaurants, karaoke and drag shows. Tip? come early and get the most out of it with happy hour from 5.30pm to 6pm in most of these fabulous bars!
Opened its door in 1987 and recognised as the oldest and best gay bar in Bangkok, Telephone pub offers indoor and outdoor terrace and serves local and international food as well as cheap drinks and fun entertainment by house music and dragged shows (depending on event schedule). Opening daily from 6pm to 2am, Telephone pub also features karaoke lounge with huge video screen on the 3rd floor.
The Stranger Bar & Lounge (aka House of Drag Queens)
Featuring a stylish pub theatre with a classy electric mix, The Stranger Bar & Lounge is a house of drag queens known for their best party vibes with unique signature shots and sassy drag shows. Opening daily from 8pm to 2am, The Stranger Bar is where Strangers become friends and that is why it made it to our top best gay bar in Bangkok.
Ideally known as the place for dinner, drink and socialise, The Balcony claims to be the cheapest bar on the street with two outdoor terraces for grabbing a drink and being seen, indoor AC seating for dinning and upstairs bars for karaoke. Opening daily from 5.30pm till late, The Balcony is best for happy hour available from 5.30pm to 8pm.
Situated in Silom next to Silom Soi 4, Silom Soi 2 is home to an array of the best gay bars and clubs in Bangkok. It is best known for huge crowds of club-goers and legendary Bangkok’s residence Gay night club – DJ Stations.
Listed as top gay things to do in Bangkok, DJ station is a must-do gay institution across Asia and is known as the best gay bars in Bangkok. Featuring 3 floors of fun, the club is packed every night and gets busiest to the point of making dancing near impossible on the weekends. You can expect a mix of Asian and international travellers as well as locals. Opening daily from 9pm til late, the entry is priced at THB 300 with inclusive of 2 drinks coupons to be used inside.
Located in the end of Silom road under Novotel Bangkok Silom Road, Maggie Choo’s is the trendiest speakeasy themed bar and restaurant inspired by revolution era in Shanghai in 1950s. This top gay bars in Bangkok features swanky choices of drinks curated by celebrity mixology Joseph Boroski and entertainment varies on a nightly basis. The not-to-miss is definitely the Sunday Gay Night, the most awesome, upscale gay party in Bangkok. This busiest gay night is hosted by Pangina Heals – the Bangkok version of RuPaul and features quirky setting, fine spirit and hot hunks!
Located in Ratchadaphisek area and easily accessible by MRT Rama 9 or Cultural Centre, Ratchada is home to Ratchada train night market or aka Talad Rot Fai, gay saunas and one of the best gay bars in Bangkok – Fake Club The Next Gen
Fake Club The Next Gen
Featuring live bands and DJs playing Thai and international hits, Fake Club The Next Gen offers a large space, grand interior and impressive light & sound system with a great variety of drinks to wow party goers. It gets packed during the weekend with mixed crowd, mostly young Asian. Opening daily from 9pm till late, Fake Club is also known for its jaw-dropping highlight and events including sexy model shows – making it to our top gay bars in Bangkok.
Sukhumvit is the longest road in Thailand and is popular among both business travellers and shopping lovers. Accessible by BTS sky train throughout the road, the area also features fashionable restaurants, hippy to fancy bars, luxury hotels, and big shopping malls. There are also plenty of gay friendly hotels and hideaway gay bars in Bangkok hidden to be discovered.
Sing Sing Theatre
Located in Sukhumvit Soi 45 and accessible by BTS Phrom Phong Station and Thong Lo Station, Sing Sing Theatre is the award-winning sanctuary of nightlife in Bangkok, featuring the most creative interior design with retro-futuristic Chinese lanterns and the dimly lit red lighting. This place consists of small dance floor, bars, mezzanines and hidden backrooms for party-goers to enjoy their night to the fullest. As being labeled as a straight club, the crowds here are mainly girls and male expats/travellers, they however host LGBT night on Sundays to forgo gender and judgement with ‘Born this way’ theme. Sing Sing Theatre opens from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9pm to 2am and an advance reservation is highly recommended.
The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar
Located on the uppermost level of Hotel Muse Bangkok, The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar, is a friendly LGBT speakeasy bar in Sukhumvit road offering an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere with the view overlooking the city skyline – made it to top 10 gay things to do in Bangkok. The atmosphere merges an internationally-inspired food-and-drink concept with Asian influences – highly recommended for a romantic dinner or any special celebrations for gay couples and friend gathering. Golden Rule: make a booking online to get up to 50% off food menu here!
So now you know where to find your next favourite gay bars in Bangkok and enjoy nightlife during your visit. Even better, make the best of your stay by staying at Hotel Muse Bangkok. Thanks to its LGBT friendly policy, beautifully designed accommodation and ideal location, Hotel Muse Bangkok will ensure your ultimate gay nightlight even more fun, unique and worry-free. If you stay longer, do not miss to explore the city with our recommended top 10 gay things to do in Bangkok.
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