Top Choice Live Music in Banglamphu

Brick Bar

This basement pub, one of our fave destinations in Bangkok for live music, hosts a nightly revolving cast of bands for an almost exclusively Thai crowd – many of whom will end the night dancing on the tables. Brick …
Spectator Sport in Thewet & Dusit

Ratchadamnoen Stadium

Ratchadamnoen Stadium, Bangkok’s oldest and most venerable venue for moo·ay tai (Thai boxing; also spelt muay Thai), hosts matches on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6.30pm to around 11pm, and Sunday at 3pm and …
Top Choice Live Music in Northern Bangkok

Parking Toys

One of Bangkok’s best venues for live music, Parking Toys hosts an eclectic revolving cast of fun bands ranging in genre from rockabilly to electro-funk jam acts.
Top Choice Cabaret in Ko Tao

Queen's Cabaret

Every night is different at this intimate bar where acts range from your standard sparkling Abba and leg kicks extravaganza to steamy topless croons. If you're male, note you may get 'dragged' into the performance i…
Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini


This six-story shophouse-turned-artspace in bustling Silom has something for everyone: film screenings, indie concerts, gallery nights displaying local talent and parties that rage late into the night. Drinks are si…
Live Music in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

Saxophone Pub & Restaurant

After 30 years, Saxophone remains Bangkok’s premier live-music venue – a dark, intimate space where you can pull up a chair just a few metres away from the band and see their every bead of sweat. If you prefer some …
Cinema in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Bangkok Screening Room

Bangkok has heaps of attractions that draw tourists in — great weather, fantastic bars, unbeatable food, low prices — but it's not known for being an arts haven. This cinema is trying to change that, one indie film …
Spectator Sport in Northern Bangkok

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

The other of Bangkok's two premier Thai boxing rings has moved to fancy new digs north of town. Matches occur on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30pm to 11pm, and on Saturdays from 2pm to 8.30pm.
Cabaret in Northern Bangkok

Playhouse Magical Cabaret

Watching gà·teu·i (transgender people; also spelt kàthoey) perform show tunes has, not surprisingly, become the latest must-do fixture on the Bangkok tourist circuit. Playhouse caters to the trend, with choreographe…
Theatre in Chinatown

Sala Chalermkrung

This art deco Bangkok landmark, a former cinema dating to 1933, is one of the few remaining places kŏhn can be witnessed. The traditional Thai dance-drama is enhanced here by laser graphics, high-tech audio and Engl…