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Bangkok is the most renowned spot in the world for nightlife, and Patpong is Bangkok’s most famous, and longest running nightlife area. It is hard to imagine that in such a small area you can find such a huge variety of bars, and believe us when we say that whatever you fancy, you’ll find it at Patpong!
The main Patpong area is two sois (soi = lane in English) that run between Silom and Suriwong Roads, two of the main roads in the business district of Bangkok. Each lane is about 250 metres long and is lined with bars of all sorts. You’ll find Bangkok’s world famous gogo bars where beautiful Thai women dance to the latest hits. There are open air beer bars where you can sit back and watch the world go by while enjoying the company of some of the lovely hostesses. There are live venues and of course there are specialty bars.
On Patpong Soi 2 are a number of lounge bars that are much more relaxed than the gogo bars on Soi 1. Here you can find bars such as Cosmos Club, Executive Lounge and Crown Royal which are more quiet, do not feature scantily clad dancers and boast a more comfortable atmosphere than a noisy gogo. These are ideal spots to relax if all you want is a beer and someone to chat with, as opposed to a view, so to speak.
But everyone has their favourite bars and all of the bars offer something a little different. This is Thailand and so the prices of drinks and what not are very reasonable. If you happen to enter a bar that you’re not a great fan of, just settle the bill and wander into the next joint. There are heaps of fun spots for a beer and a laugh on Patpong.
Most bars in Patpong open early evening, although a few of the bars, the open-air beer bars and some of the specialty bars are open during the day.
A few massage parlours can be found on Patpong Soi 2. Be sure of the type of message you want as some of the massage parlours in the area provide an excellent traditional massage helping to relax you after a long day in the tropical heat, whereas others will be more about trying to satisfy you.
Patpong is the oldest red light district in Bangkok. But it is so much more. Along with the night market and the 24-hour super, the Pong is currently in a state of gentrification. Le Bouchon and French Kiss have been here for years, but with the additions of the spectacular Shenanigans, the chill and homey Paddy Field, and supremely excellent Steakhouse Co., this little neighborhood is transforming. Come see what’s happening, or if you’re stuck at home, visit us here regularly. A lot’s going on, and you won’t want to miss it.