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  • Guides

    5 best wine bars in Bangkok offering rich and quality wine

    It’s wine o’clock! Whether you’re all about fruity reds, sweet whites, or funky naturals, Bangkok has many great spots to sip your favourite varieties. But with an array of options to choose from, and the constant rise and fall of existing places, landing the perfect wine bar in Bangkok can prove a challenge. But worry not; below, we’ve compiled the…

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    Rooftop bars in Bangkok: A guide to the most stunning views and relaxing vibes

    Bangkok is renowned for its rooftop bar scene, and with so many incredible options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 most stunning and relaxing rooftop bars in the city, each with its own unique charm and personality. From romantic and intimate to lively and…

  • Things To Do

    Watch Koh Samui’s magical sunset from these sunset bars

    When it comes to wining, dining, and watching Koh Samui’s magical sunset, the sunset bars dotted around the island are the best places to go. From seaside locations to fantastic clifftop bars, Koh Samui boasts a great collection of bars that let you enjoy the sun sinking into the sea while sipping on creatively mixed cocktails. Here we’ve gathered a…

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    LGBT friendly clubs in Bangkok: Party in style

    Bangkok, a city renowned for its vibrant nightlife, welcomes everyone with open arms, and the LGBT community is no exception. From pulsating dance floors to laid-back lounges, Bangkok’s LGBT clubs offer many options for those seeking a night to remember. Here’s a curated list of the best LGBT clubs in the city, promising an inclusive and unforgettable experience. Best LGBT…

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    Enjoy Pai’s vibrant evenings in the best nightclubs and bars

    Nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Thailand, Pai is a quaint yet vibrant town that has captured the hearts of travellers from around the globe. By day, it’s a haven for those seeking serenity amidst nature’s embrace. As the sun sets, however, Pai reveals a different side – its lively nightlife. In this guide, we’ll explore the top clubs…

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    5 Best bars in Krabi you need to visit

    From pre-sunset drinks to late-night live music, Krabi offers a fun and enjoyable nightlife. Whether you want to chill while sipping some refreshing cocktails, meet new people, take part in beer games, or watch sports, there will always be a great bar offering non-stop fun and fabulous drinks. So, if you’re looking for the best bars in Krabi, check out…

  • Things To Do

    Rooftop bars in Phuket you should visit in 2024

    When you’re in Phuket, you’ll most likely spend a lot of your time on the beach, in the sea, or by the pool. But if you want to have a different experience, leaving the beach behind for a while and enjoying your time in a rooftop bar is an excellent choice. Rooftop bars in Phuket offer natural scenic views, with…

  • Chiang Mai Travel

    Best bars in Chiang Mai: Top spots to savour Chiang Mai’s nightlife

    Thailand is considered a lively Southeast Asian country for its lively culture and stunning beauty. In the north of Thailand, there lies the province of Chiang Mai which is famous for its beautiful temples and abundant markets. However, you might be surprised to find out that the city has various bars that range from relaxing rooftops to energetic nightclubs that…

  • Guides

    Best Koh Samui’s sunset bars

    Koh Samui, a picturesque island in Thailand, is renowned for its pristine beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and vibrant nightlife. Among its many attractions, the island’s sunset bars stand out as must-visit destinations, offering breathtaking views of the sun setting over the horizon while guests enjoy refreshing beverages and delicious local cuisine. Spanning from idyllic beachfront venues to spectacular clifftop bars,…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya bar fight injures more than 6 people

    There’s been another late-night bar fight in Pattaya. Two groups of young adults brawled in the early hours of this morning at the YES Pattaya pub on Third Road. The bar fight, which injured more than six people, took place at 3.20am. The youths started throwing punches and bottles at each other. When police officers and rescuers arrived at the…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya bans airhorns at bars after noise complaints

    Pattaya‘s nightlife scene can get loud, and authorities are looking to deal with noise pollution. Pattaya City has now released a statement to the city’s bar operators with three regulations that they must fully follow by March 15. Among these regulations is the removal of air horns. The new regulations come after numerous Pattaya residents lamented to police about the…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya Police report used condoms and illegal drugs after bar raid

    Pattaya Police are once again cracking down on monkey business in the city’s bars. Bang Lamung police said they found used condoms and illegal drugs after they raided a bar on Soi Pattaya Klang 12, located in the Nong Prue sub-district, early this morning. The raid on the Dragon Man Bar was led by the district chief Pisit Sitisawatnukun and…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok bartender announces new pet-friendly pop-up bar

    A Bangkok bartender announced that she is starting a new pet-friendly pop-up bar. The bar will have its first service tonight and will operate until February 2023. The bar is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm until late at night. The bartender, Suwincha “Chacha” Singsuwan, wrote in a Facebook post… “Cocktail bar pop up with less stress possible. Small…

  • Tourism News

    4am alcohol curfew may increase revenue, but also crime, deaths

    Supporters of the current proposal to allow nightlife entertainment venues to open and serve booze until 4am in some tourist provinces think it will allow money-spending customers to drink alcohol and party for a few extra hours. Meanwhile, opposition to the proposal worries that it will allow customers to drink alcohol and party for a few extra hours, with dire…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok nightlife venues frustrated with June 1 re-opening rules

    The owners of bars, clubs, and other nightlife venues in Bangkok have expressed frustration with conditions governing the June 1 re-opening. From Wednesday, such businesses can re-open, provided they are located in the 31 blue or green zones, adhere to disease prevention measures, and close by midnight. It’s the midnight closure that most are finding frustrating, with several business owners…

  • Covid-19 News

    Government urges bars, nightlife venues to remain safe on re-opening

    The Thai government is warning nightlife operators to remain safe and to continue to adhere to Covid-19 prevention measures once they re-open next month. The warning comes following a meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration last Friday, when it was agreed that nightlife in designated parts of the country could re-open. The businesses in question include bars, nightclubs,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Proposal for new “green zone” provinces goes before CCSA today

    Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has submitted a proposal to classify some provinces as “green zones”. The proposal will be considered by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration when it meets today. Kiattiphum Wongrajit from the health ministry says the proposal involves adjusting the Covid-19 colour-coded zoning, which currently has provinces listed as yellow (high surveillance) or blue “tourism” zones. The…

  • Covid-19 News

    In Thailand, Covid numbers plummet, but restrictions remain

    Thailand registered 5,238 new Covid infections and 40 new Covid-related deaths over the last 24 hours, another day of drops in numbers since the Omicron variant hit its peak on April 1 with 28,379 infections in a 24 hour period. Yesterday there were 6,094 new infections and 51 deaths. But the number of deaths from Covid-19 has been stubbornly consistently…

  • Thailand video news

    Welcome to Thailand’s Endemic Sandbox | GMT

    The Bikini Beach Race to take place in Pattaya this October. An endemic Sandbox has been proposed where nightspots and entertainment would re-open. Thailand is open for business as per the PM. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

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    Getting Ready to Open Thailand Night Life | GMT

    A tropical cyclone, Thailand getting ready to open its night life, fortune telling tarantulas and prioritising the public needs. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

  • Business News

    Nightlife venues in “blue zones” want permission to re-open from June 1

    Thailand’s nightlife venues are demanding to be allowed re-open for business in “blue zone” tourism areas from June 1. According to a Bangkok Post report, the proposal is one of several being submitted to PM Prayut Chan-o-cha today. Sa-nga Ruangwatthanakul from the association of Khao San Road business operators says the proposals are being put forward by over 10 associations…

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    Thailand News Update | Pattaya officials discuss re-opening bars and night life

    Pattaya officials and stakeholders have been meeting to discuss the dropping of curfews and an official reopening of bars and the city’s vibrant nightlife. กุลชาติ กุลชัย the superintendent of Chon Buri Police, chaired the meeting. Bars around Thailand, particularly in tourist magnet areas, have been forced to convert to ‘restaurants’ in order to reopen and serve alcohol. From May 1, restaurants,…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya police raid karaoke bar, some partygoers also test positive for drugs

    Police in Pattaya raided a karaoke bar open past the 11pm cutoff time set by the government under the Covid-19 preventative measures. Officers from the Mueng Pattaya Police Station went by the karaoke bar Casanova at 1:30am on Sunday. Many cars and motorcycles were parked out front and music could be heard coming from inside the bar. Customers dancing and…

  • Travel

    Top 5 unique bars in Bangkok 2022

    Why do people love going to bars? Bar-going is definitely a way for people to wind down, let off steam, and enjoy good company. But what makes bars distinctively attractive in comparison to drinking from the comfort of your home? Well, it’s the vibe that the bars offer. Yes, contrary to popular beliefs, it’s not only about loud music or…

  • Phuket News

    Venues in Phuket selling alcohol must apply for new permit

    First, they shut all the bars and entertainment venues selling alcohol in Thailand. Then they said those venues could reopen, but not as a boozy bar, rather as restaurants, who eventually were allowed to sell a bit of alcohol again, now until 11 pm. But now in Phuket, entertainment venues that were originally licenced to sell alcohol but then got…

  • Bangkok News

    BMA follows CCSA; Bangkok entertainment venues remain closed

    It will likely come as no shock to anyone, but the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration declared today that they will follow the rules of the CCSA and extend the closure of entertainment venues indefinitely. The decision was announced today that bars, pubs, karaoke, nightclubs, and other nightlife and entertainment venues will not be reopening in Bangkok as with the rest of…

  • Pattaya News

    12 Pattaya restaurant owners, managers arrested for breaching 9pm cutoff for booze

    A dozen of owners and managers of Pattaya’s bars-turned-restaurants were arrested for allegedly serving alcohol past the 9pm cutoff time. Some bars reportedly lowered their shutters to make it appear like the venue was closed, but continued to serve booze to customers inside. Some turned off the lights and music at 9pm, but stayed open, serving alcohol discretely with disposable…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya police raid bars serving alcohol past 9pm, arrest two managers

    Two bar managers in Pattaya were arrested for violating the disease control measures last night. Bars across Thailand are ordered to remain closed, but some have opened up as restaurants. In “blue zones,” which includes Pattaya, alcohol sales and consumption at restaurants are allowed until 9pm. At around 9:30pm, Pattaya police officers went to Soi Bua Khao and Walking Street…

  • Covid-19 News

    Updates for food and beverage venues in Pattaya

    (“Food and beverage venues” is a euphemism for ‘bars-pretending-to-be-restaurants’) Pattaya businesses are being thrown another curved ball with the Chon Buri governor releasing new orders last night to clarify, and in some cases increase, restrictions and conditions for food and beverage venues. The updated guidelines relate specifically to bars that are trying to re-open under a loophole that lets them…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok revises closure order, bars and nightclubs to stay closed until January 15

    Bangkok officials revised its provincial closure order and extended the date the order is in effect to January 15, requiring bars and entertainment venues to remain shut for at least the next two weeks, which is in line with government’s nationwide closure order. Approved New Year countdown events still can continue under the “Covid-19 Free Setting” measures, which require proof…