There’s a lot going on in Bangkok all year round, but on New Year’s Eve, things get to a whole different level.
There are parties and things happening all over the city, from the incredible fireworks by the river that you can enjoy, from luxury hotels, dinner cruises or the best rooftop bars in town, to the wildest parties in town with hundreds of sexy Thai girls.
Needless to say, celebrating NYE in Bangkok is something unique that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
And here’s our recommendation on where to welcome the New Year in style in the city of angels.
At a Gentlemen Club
Bangkok is home to the best gentlemen clubs in Asia and every night there are incredible shows and girls, so just imagine for a second how wild it gets at NYE.
Take The PIMP Bangkok, Thailand’s #1 G-Club, for example.
It becomes the scene of an incredible night with over 200 young Thai girls, special sexy performances with Thailand’s hottest net idols, as well as live bands and international DJs late into the night.
At a gentlemen’s club, you can even rent a private party room and say goodbye to the year in the privacy of your own private club, surrounded by Thailand’s hottest models.
It’s the best way to start the new year if you ask us.
At a Nightclub
But it’s not just the gentlemen’s clubs that get all the action on New Year’s Eve.
In Bangkok, all the major nightclubs bring the best local and international DJs for themed parties with exclusive shows and unique artists.
Neon light paint, LED robot shows, aerial silk acrobats, and more.
Each nightclub tries to one up the competition for the busiest night of the year.
Don’t forget to book as soon as they announced the event, as most VIP tables are often booked up within a few days.
At a Pool Party
If you’re from Europe or North America, you probably didn’t imagine partying poolside with beautiful bikini models for NYE.
But that’s one of the many ways you can celebrate the New Year in Bangkok.
The city usually has at least one or two pool parties for Christmas Eve and NYE.
Keep an eye on the Facebook or Instagram account of the best pool parties to see if they have a special event for the occasion.
At a Music Festival
Bangkok is known for hosting some of the biggest music festivals in Asia, and usually one or two of them take place right on New Year’s Eve.
The most populars are Meta Music Festival and Neon Countdown at Show DC, which have featured artists such as Ben Nicky, Oswin, Armin Van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, and many other international headliners in recent years.
After 2 years off due to the pandemic, Neon Countdown is back in Bangkok for a 3 days festival from December 30, 2022 until January 1, 2023.
At a Rooftop Bar
Another great way to celebrate the end of the year in Bangkok is at a rooftop bar.
Each one offers an incredible view over the city skyline, and some have prime locations to watch the last sunset of the year and, later in the night, the incredible fireworks during the countdown.
Most rooftop bars have special DJs and shows for the event and are always in high demand, so don’t forget to book in advance.
For NYE we recommend the Mahanakhon Tower, from which you can get an incredible 360° view of the city and watch the fireworks from all over town.
At a 5-Star Hotel
Most luxury hotels in Bangkok offer special events for NYE.
It can be an extravagant buffet with lobster and caviar, to a big party with live band, DJs, shows and a special chef just for the occasion.
Luxury hotels are a great option to celebrate NYE in Bangkok if you’re looking for something sophisticated with fine dining, but more relax than the wild parties the city is known for.
If you want to learn more about the best luxury hotels in Bangkok, check out our list.
A Boat Cruise on the Chao Phraya
Aside from the rooftop bars and top hotels in Bangkok, there’s another way to see the incredible fireworks: a boat cruise on the Chao Phraya at night.
From classic dinner cruises to lively boat parties, there are plenty of boat rides to choose from.
Enjoy the beauty of the city’s landmarks from the river as you celebrate the New Year in style.
Where Should I Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Bangkok?
Without a doubt, at The PIMP Bangkok. This is by far the best club in the city to celebrate the New Year and there are always incredible special shows, performances and girls for the occasion.
Is Thailand Good For New Year’s Eve?
Thailand is the most popular destination in Southeast Asia for NYE with all kinds of parties to please everyone. Just look at all the options you have in Bangkok.
Where To Party The Rest Of The Year?
There’s always something going on in Bangkok, no matter the day or time.
Click here and explore our website to learn more about the best places to party, stay and do in the city of Angels.
And if you want to know the best places to celebrate the Thai New Year, read our guide to celebrate Songkran in Bangkok.
We even have a guide for Chinese New Year in Bangkok.