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For flat-out debauchery, it’s hard to beat this hipsterish student venue...
This theatre is named after the famous play by local hero Danzan Ravjaa, who would be proud that this Sainshand theatre group is considered the best outside of Ulaanbaatar...
Performs a selection of Tibetan operas nightly at 6.30pm at the Himalaya Hotel. Tickets for the 90-minute show cost ¥180 with dinner and drinks, and there’s a small museum on site. It was under renovation in 2014.
A tad sleazy but Bubbles still mysteriously wins the affections of the prowlers and the ravers alike. Pretty much anything goes on the dance floor, including techno-trance, which is usually jammed full of tourists.
A highly unexpected find in deepest Kon Tum province, this modernist cafe – concrete flooring shaded by artistically arranged bamboo pillars and roofing – is where the hipsters hang...
Does a great imitation of Seattle’s best, only much cheaper and quite artsy. The cakes are delicious...
Run by a former foreign correspondent, this bar and restaurant is popular with expats, including current and retired writers, and anybody else who wanders by. There's also English pub grub to help anchor a liquid meal.
This veteran boozer has an old South Pacific thatched charm and is one of many casual bars on this street. Enjoy cheap drinks under the palms in the large, shady garden...
Kawai-san, the proprietor of this Golden Gai bar, knows more about film (especially that of Chris Marker) than most of us ever will. No English is spoken here, though you’re welcome to practise your rusty Français.
One of the late-night spots in town, X Bar draws revellers for the witching hour when other places are closing up...
This sky-high, open-air bar will literally take your breath away. The lift delivers you to the 59th floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel; weave your way through dimly lit hallways to the roar of Bangkok traffic far below.
Karaoke your heart out and be noticed: some rooms have floor to ceiling windows fronting onto the street so you can show off your K-Pop moves. Rates rise between 6pm and 7am and everyone gets a free ice cream.
This bar for boys and gals has been the gateway to Tokyo’s gay neighbourhood, Ni-chōme, for many a moon. A cavernous place with a dance floor and intimate booths, Arty Farty is open to all in the community.
This massive club is worth a visit if you’re on the younger end of 20-something. Events here are usually jam-packed every night. Occasionally the club hosts some of Tokyo’s bigger DJ events and hip-hop acts.
Every night is open-mic night at Actors, where customers are given the chance to get up and play music on one of the several assembled instruments laid out for jamming. Just the place to let your inner Elvis out!
Almost an attraction in its own right, Soi Kaafae (Coffee Lane on Soi 9, Th Nimmanhaemin) is populated by two bustling coffee shops and lots of laptop-tapping Thais. One of the coffee shops here is 94° Coffee .
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