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What I hate the most about Bangkok nightclubs is that they close very early. After 2AM during the week, and after 3AM on weekends, you can expect that only a handful of venues will still be open.

Even worse, the places that are open late in the night are terrible. As I wrote on my review about Bangkok Nightclubs, they can all be avoided during normal hours, but past a certain time you don't a lot of choice.

Late night/after hour nightclubs in Bangkok are not exactly dirty, but they are seedy, with 90% prostitutes and a miserable vibe. Most clients are Western/Indian/Arab males wearing shorts and t-shirts who seem to be desperately horny. Don't expect to meet normal girls as there are almost none.

Taxi drivers get a 200THB commission each time they bring a customer, so try to negotiate a free ride. You can save more money if you order a bottle of spirits as you'll enter for free.

If you can, you should try to start your nights out early while in Bangkok. You can hit your first bars at 7/8pm and start clubbing at 11pm. If you ever need to continue the party after 3AM, there is no perfect nightclub, but you may try one of the following (from "best" to worse):

Insanity (closes at 5AM)
This is probably the best nightclub to go to after hours in Bangkok. It is a sure bet as it is open 7 days a week and always decently crowded until early morning (5-6AM).  There are 90% of freelancers inside, many of them girls from the gogo bars on Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza. They visit Insanity to have fun and with the hope of finding a customer for the night. Insanity has a few normal girls too, including Western ones. Some are actually pretty.

It is a not a luxury club but it is modern, with an Ibiza-style design. They often have locally-famous DJs who play EDM, hip-hop and house music. The entrance fee is 300THB with a drink. Come before 1AM and you can get drinks for 99THB each. They have sexy dancers (coyote) you can hang out with if you buy them ladies' drinks.

Sugar (closes at 5AM on weekdays and 6AM on weekends)
I don't really like hip-hop, but I enjoy Sugar. They have a mixed crowd of Thais and foreigners dancing to rap and Rn'B, in an underground NY-style atmosphere. I would say that most girls are normal ones, not prostitutes. There are reports on the internet that the security is rude, sometimes beating up trouble-makers and drunkards. I cannot say it happened to me but consider you've been warned. Entrance 200THB with one drink.

Update December 2016: Sugar now closes at 4am.

Scratch Dog (Closes at 6AM)
3 Thai girls in Scratch Dog Nightclub
Located inside Windsor Suites Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 20 (near from Soi Cowboy), it is also a venue with prostitutes with approximately a third of normal girls. The crowd is mixed Thai/Foreigners (among which many are Malaysians and Singaporeans). The music is commercial (EDM, Top 40 and Rn'B). 400THB entrance with a free drink.

Mixx (closes at 5AM)
Inside Intercontinental Hotel, Mixx is made of two distinct rooms: The main one has Rn'B music and a large dancefloor with tons of expats, travelers and prostitutes. The other one, smaller, has EDM/house music with even more prostitutes, among which some Russian ones. They are not that pretty but consider themselves high-class and charge customers accordingly.

The entrance fee is 350THB for men and 300THB for women, both with one drink.

Climax (closes at 5AM)
This is the nightclub inside Ambassador Hotel Sukhumvit. Apparently, they have live music before midnight, but I've never been there before 4am. At that time, there is a DJ playing House/Rn'B music to an almost full crowd. The main room is divided by a podium, the only real dancefloor of the club, where you can see guys struggling to hook up with thirty-something prostitutes. There is another space, more quiet, with a pool table.

The entrance fee is 250THB with one drink, then you pay 120THB per additional standard alcoholic drink.

EQ Late Night Club (closes at 5AM)
Located just 200m on the left when you exit Nana Plaza, I visited this place only once and it was almost empty. They had only managed to grab a few customers from the street, including myself, with flyers promising free shots. It is not a bad club though as it is modern and bright, with sexy dancers. The few girls hanging around looked very bored and I left after a few minutes. Since it is walking distance from Nana Plaza, you may want to have a look as well. The entrance fee is only 200THB with a two free drinks.

Spicy (closes at 6am)
Danish tourists clubbing in Spicy
Twice I've been there, and twice I said I would not go back. It is rather dark, with loud music (no particular genre, just anything commercial) and a design that's almost a copy of Climax. The only interesting place to be is on the podium, but chances are you will be surrounded by other guys. 95% of the girls are looking for money. Entry 300THB inclusive of a drink.

Shock39 (closes at 6am)
Shock39 is similar to Spicy or Climax, with the particularity of being very popular among the black community in Bangkok. There are almost no normal girls there, and the freelancers are both average looking and not particularly friendly. 300THB entrance with a drink.

Bossy (closes at 6AM)
This nightclub is about 15 minutes north of Sukhumvit in Pratunam. Taxis can take you there for free as they get a commission. I wouldn't recommend it as it is likely to be empty (it might be close). It is currently popular with Middle-easterners, Indians and Westerners to a lesser extent. As all the places mentioned here, almost all girls are prostitutes. You may meet a few Russian/Uzbek ones. The design is similar to Climax and Spicy with a large podium in the middle and pool tables on the side. Music is commercial. Entrance fee 300THB.

Note: I visited those nightclubs when I was both tired and drunk. If I wrote a mistake in my description, please let me know by posting a comment below...

4 comments to '' 9 Late Night/ After Hour Nightclubs in Bangkok "

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  1. I would avoid climax and shock39. Mostly prostitutes... Mixx is OK but has a bit of a racist door attitude, which happens occaisionally in many Bangkok night venues.

    Also the pix of Mixx in this review is actually the Pattaya venue not Bangkok. Pattaya has the Go Go podium cages, and the recessed dance floor if I remember correctly..

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  2. insanity the best out there.

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  3. Is bossy club closed?

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  4. Would be happy if these clubs still open that late. Currently (Feb 2018) every club in BKK closes by 2am due to police enforcement.

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