For a long time, the nightlife in Ekkamai has been overlooked and underrated.
People see Ekkamai as an extension of its well-known neighbor – Thonglor.
But, there are also top restaurants, bars, and clubs here.
It just has a more relaxed vibe.
Compared to Thonglor or Sukhumvit Soi 11, Soi Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63) is right up there with the trendiest bars and clubs in Bangkok.
There’s food from all over the world, including Japanese, Italian Cajun, and Thai.
Plus, lots of shopping and family entertainment from cinemas to ice skating.
So if you want to party for a night in Ekkamai, where do you go?
Read on and we’ll show you all the best places to visit.
When it comes to nightclubs, Ekkamai doesn’t get the attention RCA, Thonglor and Sukhumvit do.
But Ekkamai is home to four of the most popular clubs in Bangkok.
Firstly, check out Babyface Superclub.
It is one of the trendiest new EDM dance clubs in Ekkamai.
The crowd is affluent young Thais and Asians who want to get away from the ex-pat clubs in Sukhumvit Soi 11.
Another top club is DND, featuring a musical mix of EDM with live performances by local Thai bands.
This fashionable club inside Ekkamai Soi 5/1 is packed every night, so reservations are a must.
For exclusive parties and live performances, go to Barbarbar nightclub.
Their international DJs will have you partying the night away to the best EDM in Bangkok.
Then there DEMO’s “Dirty Bar”, one of Bangkok’s top hip hop rooms.
The club’s warehouse vibe makes it the perfect place to escape the glitz and glam of other clubs.
The cocktail bars in Ekkamai are one of Bangkok’s best-kept secrets.
A must-visit is Iron Balls, famous for their gin distillery and fancy cocktails.
They specialize in gin and tonics, Negronis, and other original cocktails.
For the best night views, Nowhere BKK is Ekkamai’s own rooftop bar on the top floor of THA City Loft Hotel.
They feature a beautiful 180-degree view of the city, and delicious food and drinks.
If you’re looking for the best live bands and DJ’s, Bliss Ekkamai or Tone Ekkamai are the top picks.
Both have chilled vibes with Bliss Ekkamai playing more upbeat hip hop tunes.
Tone Ekkamai might be the better option if you’re on a date or want to pick up a gorgeous Thai girl.
Speaking of girls, if you love Koreans – go to K-Bomb Korean Bar.
Combine great soju, the latest K-Pop music, and you have a recipe for a crazy night out.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a secret bar, check out Graham.studio
They’re hidden inside Tuba Design and Restaurant.
Three nights a week, they feature live bands and serve a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails.
Just minutes from the busy streets of Sukhumvit and Thonglor, Ekkamai is home to some of Bangkok’s best pubs.
Most expats know Mikkeller, Thailand’s first craft beer pub, with hundreds of beers from around the world.
They feature over 30 craft beer taps and a menu of sandwiches, burgers, sausages, and pizza.
But if you want to party, listen to music, and have some bites throughout the night, there are better places.
These pubs include Nunglen LAB, Thay Ekamai, and YOLO Ekkamai.
All three venues are longtime favorites among Bangkok’s bar crowd.
But if you want some real fun, start at YOLO, as the music and drinks really start flowing towards midnight.
With the theme of “You Only Live Once”, girls are much more open!
For something unique, you can’t miss Ekkamai’s Cassette Music Bar with its pink paint and huge cassette-shaped sign.
The music is all hits from the ’90s, and the bar serves a variety of beers and signature cocktails.
Some of these venues also made our top list of best bars in Thonglor where you can find more hot girls!
If you like gentlemen’s clubs, two of Bangkok’s favorites are located minutes apart on Ekkamai Road.
Sherbet Club features beautiful ladies, top entertainment, live music, and private VIP rooms.
The VIP rooms are great for parties.
They include big-screen TVs and pool tables.
As long as you keep opening bottles, beautiful girls will drink with you all night long.
Not far from Sherbet, you’ll find Ekkamai’s other gentlemen’s club, Czech Club.
Czech Club is a one-stop entertainment venue where there are more coyote dancers.
You can either party in the main room or a private VIP Room.
Whichever you choose, beautiful girls will entertain you all night long with drinks and dance shows.
In Ekkamai, you’ll find food from all over the world, including Thai, Japanese, Italian, and Cajun.
We’ll highlight some of the best international options first to get your night started.
For Italian food with a Thai twist, head to The Melting Clock.
It is the perfect place for a night out in Ekkamai with friends, especially when you can choose from over 300 different wines.
If you’re dying for authentic Cajun, Bourbon Street Restaurant and Oyster Bar will bring the taste of New Orleans to Ekkamai.
Specials include blackened fish, gumbo, jambalaya, fresh oysters, and American BBQ.
Michelin star enthusiasts may want to dine at Khao Ekkamai, where they serve the most authentic Thai cuisines.
Both Bourbon Street and Khao Ekkamai made our list of best restaurants in Thonglor too!
For more Asian food, try Gen Japanese Charcoal Grill, or traditional Thai at SabaiJai and MK Gold Ekkamai.
With so many choices, it can be hard to decide.
As you get off Ekkamai BTS, drop by The Coffee Club, grab a fancy latte or ice coffee before planning your night.
They also serve western dishes, including The all-day breakfast such as their signature “Eggs Benedict” and the “Special Blend” coffee.
Ekkamai has three main shopping malls which are all quite different.
We’ll highlight their main features so you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Right next to Ekamai BTS, you’ll find Gateway Ekkamai, a Japanese-themed shopping mall with retail shops and big-box stores.
It’s a mix of restaurants, retail shops, beauty salons, IT stores, and electronics.
Upstairs you’ll find IT City with branches of Apple, Samsung, Acer, and Toshiba.
Another popular Japanese-themed shopping mall is Donki Mall, further up Soi 63.
For even more shops and entertainment, go to Major Ekkamai.
They have an ice rink, bowling alley, and cinemas upstairs.
For groceries, you can go to Big C Supercenter.
You’ll find imported foods, household supplies, furniture, and electronics – all in one store.
Things to do
Ekkamai has a few interesting places to see that you won’t find in a tourist guide.
Here are some of our recommendations:
- Wat That Thong – a Buddhist temple not far from the Ekkamai BTS station. Visitors come to Wat That Thong to view the beautiful Golden Buddha statue. The best time to visit is during Buddhist Holidays when the temple puts on carnivals with food and games.
- Health Land Ekkamai – part of Thailand’s premier massage and spa provider. It’s one of the best places for a top-quality relaxing massage. They offer a variety of spa and massage services starting from 1,000 baht.
- Major Ekkamai is an eight-screen cinema complex, a stone’s throw from Ekkamai BTS. They show all the latest Western and Thai films. Tickets usually cost 90 baht with higher prices on weekends. If you don’t want to sit through a movie, there’s a bowling alley and an ice-skating rink in the mall.
Hotels in Ekkamai
There are a number of hotels and Airbnb’s nearby.
But we only recommend staying at the following places after a big night out.
These are all highly-rated and conveniently located near Ekkamai nightlife.
- Civic Horizon Hotel is a short walk from Ekkamai BTS Station. The hotel offers comfortable modern rooms, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
- The Somerset Ekkamai Bangkok is a 4-star hotel, only a 3-minute walk from the main street and Iron Balls. These are serviced apartments ranging from 1 to 3-bedrooms.
- THA City Loft Hotel – If you’re going to the Nowhere rooftop bar, you might as well stay at this hotel since it’s the same location. It’s a girl-friendly hotel, so get ready to party!
Ekkamai Nightlife Map
Learn more about the best party streets in Bangkok.
What’s the best way to get to Ekkamai?
The BTS is the most convenient way to get to Ekkamai.
Ekkamai BTS station is close to most venues.
But if you want to arrive like a VIP, book a limousine with all your friends.
Which area has better nightlife: Thonglor or Ekkamai?
Where do the hottest girls hangout in Ekkamai?
The hottest girls hang out at Babyface Superclub.
Babyface has become one of Bangkok’s best nightclubs clubs.
The crowd are mostly young Thais and expats with money.
And the local girls love it when guys take charge!
Don’t be surprised if you see some hotties in tight skimpy dresses.
|Ekkamai Nightlife||Best Places|
|Cocktail Bars||Iron Balls Bar|
The Cassette Music Bar Ekkamai
|Gentlemen's Clubs||Sherbet Club|
|Restaurants||The Melting Clock|
MK Gold Ekkamai
The Coffee Club Ekkamai
Gen Japanese Charcoal Grill
Bourbon Street Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Big C Supercenter
|Things to Do||Wat That Thong|
Health Land Ekkamai
|Hotels in Ekkamai||Civic Hotel & Residence|
Somerset Ekkamai Bangkok
THA City Loft Hotel by TH District