Nightlife

Being one of the most famous countries in the world, Thailand’s nightlife has a lot to offer its customers. Thailand has it all: from exotic thrills to street shopping. You can also explore the cultural diversity and performance of traditional martial arts during your nightly tours. And not forgetting the delicious Thai cuisine available in all corners of Thailand. So, let’s look at some of the best places in Thailand to enjoy and have a good night!

Bangkok

If you ask most people who just returned from their first trip to Thailand how they liked Bangkok they usually say it’s terrible, too many people, too chaotic, too hot, too much.

Well, it’s not a big surprise, because if you’re traveling to Thailand, you don’t expect a megalopolis, but heavenly beaches, limestone cliffs, and coconuts. It’s different if you already come to the party – then you will find your paradise here.

Bangkok is, of course, the nightlife capital of Thailand, nowhere else will you find beer bars, nightclubs, massage parlors (and salons), bars and everything you could want and dream. 

Stay two nights in Nana, perhaps with a trip to Khaosan Road or Thonglor, and you will experience nightlife like nowhere else on earth.

Pattaya

I probably do not have to explain much about Pattaya – it is the most famous destination in Thailand among single men around the world. Lots of guys even take the bus directly from Suvarnabhumi Airport to this seaside town and vacation there.

The great thing about Pattaya is that it is not only a hub of lively nightlife but there are also so many fun things to do during the day – especially a trip to the beautiful Koh Larn or the Ramayana water park, which is just one of the many daytime attractions in the area.

The best nightlife areas in Pattaya are the famous Walking Street with all its go-go bars and clubs, Soi 6, 7 & 8 which are full of beer bars as well as Soi Buakhao which has it all and countless massage salons.

Phuket

Lots of people are undecided between Pattaya and Phuket. That’s because you always see photos and videos of Bangla Road in Patong, which looks a lot like Walking Street in Pattaya – a 400m long strip full of bars, clubs, girls and ladyboys.

But what is the main difference between Phuket and Pattaya?

Well, Phuket is much larger and much more than Patong, the island’s nightlife capital. There are many other beach towns like Karon and Kata, which are not as crazy and lively as Patong, but still offer more than enough restaurants, bars, and hotels. Also, it is one of the most beautiful experiences in all of Thailand to rent a motorbike in Phuket (just like 300 Baht per day) and travel the picturesque roads along the coast, through the various seaside towns, viewpoints and up to the Big Buddha in the center of the island.

Chiang Mai

If you ask frequent visitors to Thailand what their favorite place is, you will hear “Chiang Mai” again and again.

Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and probably has the best climate in the country, beautiful surroundings (it is surrounded by hills) and in my opinion the best food – not only delicious local Thai dishes, but also countless western restaurants managed by expatriates.

The main nightlife spots for tourists in Chiang Mai are Loi Kroh Road (beer bars and massages) and Zoe in Yellow in the old city.

Koh Samui

If you are looking for the island with the best nightlife in Thailand – this will be Koh Samui.

Nowhere else will you find trendy and modern beach bars like Chaweng Beach, as well as dedicated nightlife areas teeming with bars and clubs – Soi Green Mango and Soi Reggae.

Lamai Beach offers a more relaxed tour contrast to Chaweng Beach – here you will find romantic seafood restaurants and massage booths right on the beach instead of noisy bars. 

But you also won’t complain about a lack of nightlife (and girls) here – there are a lot of beer bars in the alleys all around the city.