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 in Ekkamai that you should absolutely try.
It just has a more relaxed and local vibe to it.
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 and 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.
The cocktail bars in Ekkamai are one of Bangkok’s best-kept secrets.
Iron Balls Distillery & Bar
A must-visit is Iron Balls Distillery & Bar, famous for its gin distillery and fancy cocktails.
They specialize in gin and tonics, negronis, and other classic cocktails with a unique twist.
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.
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.
And they have delicious cocktails too.
Live Music Bars
If you’re looking for the best live bands and DJ’s, Bliss Ekkamai or Tuba Design and Restaurant are the top picks.
Both have chilled vibes with Bliss Ekkamai playing more upbeat hip hop tunes.
Now if you want to party, listen to music, and have some bites throughout the night, there are better places.
These pubs include YOLO Ekkamai and The Cassette Music Bar Ekkamai.
All four venues are longtime favorites among Bangkok’s bar crowd.
Bliss Ekkamai is where young Thais go out to drink shots of whisky while listening to local bands playing the best Thai hits.
It doesn’t get more local or wilder than that in Sukhumvit.
Tuba Design and Restaurant
If you prefer a more upscale ambiance, check out Tuba Design and Restaurant.
Three nights a week, they feature live bands and serve a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails.
For 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!
The Cassette Music Bar Ekkamai
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.
When it comes to nightclubs, Ekkamai doesn’t get the attention RCA, Thonglor and Sukhumvit do.
But Ekkamai is home to one of the most popular clubs in Bangkok, Babyface Superclub.
It is the biggest EDM dance club in Sukhumvit.
The crowd is affluent young Thais and Asians who want to get away from the expat clubs in Sukhumvit Soi 11.
And they often bring popular international DJs to play, like Juicy M, Monster Electric Syllable or La Creme.
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 there 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.
The Melting Clock
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 restaurants enthusiasts may want to dine at Khao Ekkamai, where they serve the most authentic Thai cuisines.
For more Asian food, try Gen Japanese Charcoal Grill, or traditional Thai at SabaiJai and MK Gold Ekkamai.
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, an 8-story 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
Wat That Thong is 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
Health Land Ekkamai is 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 Airbnbs 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
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
The Somerset Ekkamai Bangkok is a 4-star hotel, only a 3-minute walk from the main street and Iron Balls Distillery & Bar.
These are serviced apartments ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms.
THA City Loft Hotel
THA City Loft Hotel is perfect if you’re going to the Nowhere rooftop bar.
If you go to have a drink there, you might as well stay at this hotel since it’s in the same location.
It’s also a girl-friendly hotel, so get ready to party!
How To Get To Ekkamai?
The best way to get to Ekkamai is to take the BTS. Ekkamai BTS station is close to most venues on this list.
But if you want to arrive like a VIP, book a limousine with all your friends.
What Is The Best Bar To Party In Ekkamai?
The best bar to party in Ekkamai is YOLO for its wild atmosphere and awesome live music.
What Is The Best Restaurant In Ekkamai?
The best restaurant in Ekkamai is Khao in Ekkamai soi 10.
What Is The Best Cocktail Bar In Ekkamai?
The best cocktail bar in Ekkamai is Iron Ball Distillery and Bar.
Especially if you like gin. They have more than 100 combinations of gins and tonics available.
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.
The crowd is 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.
Which Area Has Better Nightlife: Thonglor or Ekkamai?
Most people prefer Thonglor because there are more bars, clubs, and restaurants.
But Ekkamai’s nightlife scene is catching up to Thonglor. Its relaxing vibe attracts many expats and local girls, so it’s definitely worth a visit for any party.
Ekkamai Nightlife Map
Learn more about the best party streets in Bangkok.
|Ekkamai Nightlife||Best Places|
|Cocktail Bars||Iron Balls Bar|
|Live Music Bars||Bliss Ekkamai|
Tuba Design and Restaurant
The Cassette Music Bar Ekkamai
|Gentlemen's Clubs||Sherbet Club|
|Restaurants||The Melting Clock|
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