Bangkok has a lot to offer after dark. Live music, bowling, ice skating, dinner shows, river cruise, Thai boxing, night shopping - a lot of things to do for all people and all budgets. Bars and clubs catering especially to foreign guests are confined to the following hot zones -Patpong, Soi Nana, Soi Cowboy and Khaosarn Road.
The nightlife strip runs along two short lanes, Patpong I and 2 in Silom. Bars share street-space with restaurants, massage parlors, a couple of hotels, and incongruously, a Foodland supermarket, while a night market selling clothes, fake watches and souvenirs runs down the center of Patpong Land out along Silom Road.
Often billed as a backpacker's haven, where budget travelers go for cheap accommodation, Khaosarn transforms itself after dusk into an entertainment center unique for its western feel.
Located on sukhumvit Soi 33, this haunt offers more upscale bars and clubs. The young ladies who welcome customers to these establishments wear fancy silk dresses or evening gowns. The clubs on Soi 33 are sometimes referred to collectively as the 'artist bars' because several have adopted the names of famous European painters like Van Gogh, Renoir and Degas.
Three floors of nightlife activity around a central atrium. Located on Sukhumvit Soi 4, it is a cluster of go-go and beer bars in the three-story building Nana Entertainment Plaza. The first floor has a lot of busy and exciting bars. The second floor is occupied by smaller bars, often frequented by old hands. The third floor has a few, really big bars known for their girlie shows.
Just a few meters from the Asoke BTS Station, Soi Cowboy is a cluster of go-go bars and beer joints. Prices here are cheaper than those in other red light zones in the capital. Beer costs 55 to 85 baht, perhaps a little less during happy hour and a little more at some of the more popular spots, and the obligatory (soft) drinks for the girls cost a little more.