10 BEST Things To Do in Bangkok at Night

Bangkok is known as the city that never sleeps, with its vast selection of nighttime activities for every traveler type.

This article outlines some of the best things to do: sampling local street food, partying the night away, and Bangkok as you’ve never seen it.

Things To Do in Bangkok at Night

ActivityBest For
Visit a rooftop bar/restaurantDining
Visit a nightlife districtDrinking / Nightlife
Explore a night marketStreet food / Shopping
Take a cruiseSightseeing / Dining
Relax with a massageRelaxation / Stress relief
Visit ChinatownStreet food / Culture
Visit the SEA LIFE AquariumSealife / Family
Sample local street foodStreet food
Late night shoppingShopping
Experience a live show Culture / Entertainment

Visit a rooftop bar and restaurant

Bangkok is known to have some of the best rooftop wine and dining experiences in Asia.

Take in the breathtaking views of the Bangkok skyline from a classy bar/restaurant and dine while watching the sun go down.

There is a rooftop restaurant for every occasion and budget but be prepared to pay a premium compared to other dining options.

Popular Bangkok rooftop bars and restaurants

Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar

  • Open: 5 pm until 2 am

Cielo sky bar

  • Open: 5:30 pm until midnight

Ojo Bangkok

  • Open: 5:30 pm until 11:30 pm

SEEN Restaurant & Bar Bangkok

  • Open: 11 am until midnight

Mahanakhon Bangkok Skybar

  • Open: 10 am until midnight

Red Sky

  • Open: 5 pm until 1 am


  • Open: 6 pm until midnight

Recommended for: Dining

Visit a nightlife district

Teens of Thailand

Love to party? It’s no secret that Bangkok is known for its excellent nightlife scene, with cocktail bars, superclubs, whiskey bars, and spanky speakeasies dotted around the city.

Bangkok’s nightlife scene is distributed into various districts around the city, including Khan San Road, Chinatown, Thonglor, Sathorn, and Sukhumvit. Whatever your budget or drink preference, Bangkok has you covered.

Khao San Road – A backpacker’s paradise that comes alive at night with bars and restaurants offering tourists and locals cheap drinks and an unforgettable nightlife experience.

Chinatown – The historic part of town has some of the best cocktail bars in the city, offering Thai fusion and classic cocktails.

Thonglor – One of the most popular areas for younger Thais to relax after a long week, Thonglor has a great selection of cocktail bars, clubs, and pubs.

Sathorn – the business district of Bangkok, comes alive at night with fancy rooftop sky bars and speakeasies.

Learn more about each area in my best areas to stay in Bangkok for nightlife article.

Recommended for: Drinking / Nightlife

Explore a night market

You can’t say you’ve experienced Bangkok without trying one of the many night markets dotted around the city.

Night markets come alive with locals looking to indulge, get a late-night snack, grab a beer, and listen to local bands.

Love to shop? Night markets in Bangkok have some of the city’s most affordable clothing and wares.

Popular night markets:

Jodd Fairs Night Market (most popular)

  • Open: 4 pm to midnight every night

Asiatique Night Market

  • 3 pm to midnight every night

Srinagarindra Night Market

  • Open: 4 pm to midnight, Thursday to Sunday

Liab Duan Night Market

  • Open: 5 pm to 2 am every night

Owl Night Market

  • Open: 5 pm to midnight every night

Indy Night Market Dao Khanong

  • Open: 5 pm to midnight every night

JJ Green 2 Night Market

  • Open: 4 pm to midnight every night

Learn more about each market in my top-rated night market article.

Recommended for: Street food / Shopping

Take a cruise

Explore Bangkok’s waterways by taking a dinner cruise along the famous Chao Phraya River, taking in the cityscape views.

Cruise ship packages include a full-course buffet selection with a mix of Thai, international, and seafood cuisine prepared by onboard chefs.

Cruise operators Chao Phraya Princess and Meridian Dinner will travel along the Chao Phraya River where you can soak in amazing historical nighttime views of The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Kanlaya, and Asiatique.

Recommended cruise packages:

Chao Phraya Princess Cruise in Bangkok

  • Pickup point ICONSIAM mall
  • Price: 1,200 THB
  • Length: 2 hours

Meridian Dinner Cruise in Bangkok

  • Pickup point: ICONSIAM mall
  • Price: 910 THB
  • Length: 2 hours

Recommended for: Sightseeing / Dining

Relax with a massage

Relax after a long day exploring the streets of Bangkok with a traditional massage at one of the many massage parlors located around the city.

Spas that offer Thai, foot, head, aromatherapy massages, and even Japanese onsens can are found at every corner of the city, catering to every budget.

Recommended Spas in Bangkok

Let’s Relax Spa

  • Conveniently located in CentralWorld
  • Onsen
  • Options include Thai, oil, and hot stone massage
  • Prices start from 6XX THB
  • Open until 10pm

Oasis Spa Experience

  • Located on Sukhumvit 31
  • Options include Thai, Aromatherapy, and coconut oil massage
  • Prices start from 1,XXX THB
  • Open until midnight

Recommended for: Relaxation / Stress relief

Visit Chinatown

Chinatown in Bangkok is a must-go for foodies wanting to sample the local Chinese street food scene and immerse themselves in crowded streets surrounded by bright lights and unique sights.

Yaowarat in Chinatown is a walking street at night with endless food stalls selling everything from chicken rice to sweet Chinese snacks.

Once you’ve sampled the local street food, make your way to the hip cocktail district of Soi Nana in Chinatown.

Recommended for: culture/street food

Visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium

Learn about the creatures of the deep by taking a walkthrough tour of the SEA LIFE Aquarium with giant fish tanks housing sealife and penguins from around the world.

Walk through a large fish tank and admire sharks, turtles, and other amazing sea creatures from every angle.

The Aquarium at Siam Paragon is an excellent activity for the whole family.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Located at Siam Paragon

Opening times: 10 am – 8 pm


  • Adult 1,15x THB
  • Children 975 THB

Recommended for: Sealife / Family

Sample local street food

Sample the best of Bangkok’s food scene at one of its many delicious street food offerings dotted around the capital.

Night street food stalls fill the streets in busy areas in Bangkok, offering delicious food to tickle your taste buds at affordable prices.

Prepare to queue at the more popular street food vendors, especially the ones recognized by the Michelin Guide.

Popular street food vendors

Recommended for: Street food

Late night shopping

Shop till to drop at one of Bangkok’s supermalls. The malls in Bangkok are open late and don’t close on Sundays or public holidays.

There is a shopping mall for everyone in Bangkok, ranging from budget to luxury and everything in between.

Had enough shopping? Malls also have cinemas, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Popular shopping malls

Recommended for: Shopping

Experience a live show

Immerse yourself in Thai culture by watching a live show or prepare for a once-in-a-time experience at a ladyboy Cabaret show.

Popular shoes in Bangkok

  • Calypso Cabaret
  • Mirinn Cabaret Show

Recommended for: Culture / Entertainment

Before you go…

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