Thailand Nightlife

  • Automotive

    Night driving in Thailand: Essential safety tips unveiled

    Driving at night in Thailand presents a unique set of challenges, even for the most seasoned travelers. From unlit vehicles to unpredictable road users, the nocturnal streets demand your full attention. It’s not just about the vibrant nightlife; it’s about ensuring your journey through the dark is as safe as possible. Staying vigilant is key, especially after sunset when the…

  • Thailand News

    Nightlife venues in Thailand extend opening hours to 4am

    Anutin Charnvirakul, the Interior Minister, has expressed his satisfaction with the compliance of business operators and customers to the new opening hours of nightlife venues which now extend to 4am. During an inspection of these venues in Bangkok, including the RCA area along Rama IX Road, he noted that the authorities are diligently checking operating licenses and maintaining public order.…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s nightlife gets green light: Entertainment venues now open until 6am

    The Interior Ministry today gave the green light for entertainment venues across Thailand to remain open until 6am in a move to bolster tourism and add extra sparkle to new year celebrations. Interior Ministry Spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said the temporary extension of the closing time at entertainment venues across Thailand was aimed at promoting tourism and new year celebrations. Traisuree…

  • Thailand News

    Breathalyser tests proposed for Thai nightlife venues

    The Thai Ministry of Public Health is set to propose a policy where nightclubs and bars wishing to extend their operating hours would be required to administer alcohol breathalyser tests to customers who may be too intoxicated to travel home safely. The proposal also includes the responsibility of these establishments to arrange transportation services for such patrons. The breathalyser tests…

  • Thailand video news

    Thai e-visa system expanded, upgraded | Thailand News Today

      Thai e-visa system expanded, upgraded Thai e-visa system has expanded and been upgraded so tourists from around the world will soon be able to apply for Thai visas more easily. The Foreign Ministry has been tasked with refining the e-visa system so that it can handle the very large number of tourists who want to use it. The e-visa…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Opposition to extending nightlife to 4am

      Supporters of the current proposal to allow nightlife venues to operate til 4am think it will increase revenue. Meanwhile, opposition to the proposal worries that it will also increase crime and deaths. The Centre of Alcohol Studies of Mahasarakham University Faculty of Pharmacy believes that the increase in drinking will also see a rise in injuries and deaths due…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Afternoon alcohol sale ban to be lifted

      According to Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, restaurants and tourist attractions may also sell alcohol during this time, at the provincial governors’ discretion. Phiphat stressed that lifting the ban could hugely boost Thailand’s tourism industry who have been bewildered by the 2 – 5pm ‘ban’ for many decades. The afternoon booze ban has confused both Thais and foreigners…

  • Thailand video news

    Cannabis in Thailand – Dos and Don’ts | GMT

    Thongchai Jade became the first player from Thailand to win on the PGA Tour Champions. Police raid bars breaking the alcohol closing time. Nightlife closing times, revised mask requirements and more land border re-openings. All this and more on today’s Good morning Thailand.

  • Economy News

    Employment at Thailand’s venues slowly picks up following nightlife reopening

    Aspiring bartenders can dream again, because now that Thailand’s nightlife is ‘officially’ back on, venues are slowly employing again. The country’s pubs, bars, karaoke bars, massage parlors and other venues are picking up the pieces after having to lay off employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. This news comes after Thailand stopped requiring such venues to call themselves ‘restaurants’ on June…

  • Thailand News

    “Cases could reach 10,000 a day again”. Thai Public Health Minister.

    Thailand’s party-pooper-in-chief, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, has made another spurious claim to Thailand’s media. He’s predicted that Thailand’s Covid infections could soar to 10,000, a day, now that Thailand’s nightlife has ‘officially’ reopened. He said that the numbers of new coronavirus cases could “soar” within 3-5 days after the country’s entertainment venues were given the official nod on June…

  • Thailand video news

    Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs Re-open in Thailand | GMT

    Entertainment venues such as pubs, bars and nightclubs will reopen in 31 provinces. Nick Chapman joins us in studio to talk about the success of the recent BKFC event. Thai economy in April showed signs of improvement. Thailands new data law, what is it all about? Thats all coming up on todays Good Morning Thailand.

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Govt announces 3.2-trillion-baht spending bill

      Opposition Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has slammed PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s spending plans ahead of tomorrow’s budget bill as “pointless.” PM Prayut will defend the government’s 3.2-trillion-baht 2023 budget bill in a three-day House debate starting tomorrow, explaining why the sum is so large and his spending plans for the fiscal year. But the Move Forward Party leader…

  • 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…

  • Thailand video news

    Is it too late for Thailand’s Nightlife? | GMT

    Is it too late for Thailand’s Night life? Nightlife venues have been warned to stay safe and follow precautions. Thai PM urges people to only travel for essential Photo contest thaiger member winners and smuggling durians. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand

  • Thailand Travel

    As Thailand’s bars plan to reopen ‘officially’ in some areas, vendors want to extend hours

    After Thailand’s CCSA announced yesterday that nightlife venues in both “green” and “blue” zones will reopen ‘officially’ from June 1, nightlife operators are calling to move the current midnight closing time to at least 2 or 4am. The 31 provinces defined as green and blue zones include busy tourist hubs such as Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Chon Buri. The…

  • 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…

  • Thailand video news

    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,…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Academic says Omicron may have already peaked

    Last week, as some Thai doctors were having fun predicting a ‘doomsday’ scenario with up to 100,000 new Covid infections per day post-Songkran, one academic just had to kill the party by citing..whoops… “real data”, that indicates Omicron may have already peaked in Thailand. In a Facebook post over the weekend, a science lecturer from Chulalongkorn University Jessada referred to…

  • Pattaya News

    “Happy Water” teen drug party at Pattaya luxury villa busted

    Pattaya City Police busted over 20 teenagers at a drug party at a Pattaya luxury villa in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri yesterday. The Narcotics Suppression Bureau superintendent says one of several drugs found at the party was “Happy Water”. Happy Water is a drug powder mixed with liquor that is popular in China. The Pattaya News reports that…

  • Phuket News

    Change of mood over Covid restrictions as demands rise to reboot Test & Go

    There’s a change of mood in some government circles as plans are afoot to ease some current restrictions imposed since the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The CCSA will meet again next Friday to consider the current restrictions and curbs to control the spread of Covid-19. Now, the Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is publicly noting the low…

  • Thailand video news

    Thai Crypto curtailed & Fake vax certificates | Thailand Top Stories

    In the latest raid du jour, police have raided a restaurant in Bangkok early yesterday morning. Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is looking into fake vaccine certificates after a post advertising bogus certificates went viral on Facebook. The Finance Ministry has pulled the plug on the business licence of The One Insurance after it failed to raise enough capital to solve…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Top Stories | Proposal to legalize pornography, Pattaya calls for alcohol lift | October 13

    Natty gives us a quick update on the national Covid-19 situation as well as the top headlines in Thailand and around the region: Proposal submitted to parliament for the legalisation of pornography, PM confirms delay lifting nightlife ban, Operators of Pattaya entertainment venues step up calls to lift alcohol ban, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted president to face…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai PM warns bars, nightlife not to open, defends ongoing closure order

    PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the CCSA’s decision to delay the re-opening of Thailand’s nightlife to January 15. Bars and clubs around the country had been widely anticipating a re-opening on December 1. However, any hopes of making some revenue over the normally busy end-of-year period have now been dashed. Bars and nightlife venues have decried the decision, which now…

  • Tourism News

    Will Thailand’s nightlife survive another 2 months of closure?

    OPINION On Friday morning we were talking up the speculation that Thailand’s bars would be permitted to reopen on December 1. It had been a strong rumour, verified with countless politicians and police. Surely, with all the open flouting of the current alcohol ban, the government had just given up and were ready to reopen the bars, officially. The daily…