What To Expect And Where To Go In Soi Cowboy?

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Soi Cowboy is the most famous red-light district in Bangkok, Thailand.

This short, 200-meter-long street is home to over 40 gogo bars, beer bars, and live music clubs.

If you love to party with sexy Thai girls, we can assure you there’ll be fun times in this tourist-friendly zone.

Before you head out for a naughty night with the boys, let us guide you to the best places to visit in Soi Cowboy.

Gogo Bars

gogo girls posing in clubs in soi cowboy in bangkok

At least two dozen bars lining both sides of the party street are known in short as “Cowboy” because of an American known for wearing a cowboy hat who started the first gogo bar in the street decades ago.

Bright neon lights and sexy women standing in front of each bar will grab your attention.

This vibrant nightlife zone, full of foreign-oriented bars, is home to some of the most well-known venues in Bangkok.

Like the Tilac Bar, made famous by the Hangover 2 movie.

But before you go, if you’ve never to a gogo bar before, make sure to read our guide for first-timers.

Crazy House Bangkok

a group of girls wearing tiny colorful bikinis posing at crazy house gogo bar in soi cowboy

Crazy House is located just at the entrance of the strip.

It’s a popular hangout for Western expats and tourists and should be the first bar to visit.

Tourists love this place because the girls are fully nude, with X-rated strip shows on the 2nd floor.

You definitely don’t want to miss this flashy space filled with naked girls.

Baccara Soi Cowboy

group of sexy thai girls posing at baccara gogo bar in soi cowboy in bangkok

Baccara is the most famous gogo in Soi Cowboy and has many young and pretty ladies.

The bar features a double-decked dance floor stage, with chicks on stage dancing topless or nude.

What makes Baccara so special is the transparent ceiling between the first and the second floor that lets you see what is under the girls skirt.

Dollhouse Bangkok

two sext thai girls wearing tight sport uniforms are kissing on the counter of a bar in soi cowboy in bangkok

This large gogo bar has two floors and plenty of entertainment.

The second floor’s glass floor allows customers to view all the action upstairs.

The bar also has a large-screen TV, which is usually tuned in to live sporting events.

Suzie Wong

A thai gogo dancer is posing near a pole dance in a suzie wong a bar in soi cowboy in bangkok

Suzie Wong is known for giving every guest an incredible VIP treatment.

Buy lady drinks at Suzie Wong’s, and the girls will be all over you in no time.

And they have no shortage of hotties working there.

From all the guys we’ve met, there’s endless fun and hot women at Suzie Wongs.

It’s also a great place to sit and watch a sexy show.


front of tilac gogo bar in soi cowboy in bangkok

Tilac is a popular gogo bar that was featured in the Hangover Part II movie that was filmed in Thailand.

They have cold beers, happy hour, and friendly staff.

But most importantly, they have a lot of attractive girls working there.

They also have some of the lowest prices in Soi Cowboy for lady drinks.

Push the curtain, grab a drink, invite a girl over, and see where the night takes you.

The venues listed here all offer happy hours.

So go early, grab a seat outside the clubs, and order a drink outside before stepping into the bars.

If you want to find a ladyboy bar, there are a few like Cockatoo.

But we recommend you go to check the ones in Nana Plaza.

Live Music Bars

A thai singer sings a song at the oasis in soi cowboy

If you like live music, make your way to the west end of Soi Cowboy.

Country Road

a band playing live music in soi cowboy in bangkok and a pool table in a bar

Located at the entrance to Soi Cowboy, Country Road is one of the few bars that aren’t a gogo.

It features live music every night and alternates between country and rock.

There are definitely good vibes here.

You’ll find most customers and staff love to party.

@Corner Bar

a few thai men play live music at @corner bar in soi cowboy in bangkok

You’ll find this buzzing bar on the other side of Soi Cowboy, next to the entrance in Sukhumvit Soi 23.

The music is much louder here, and it’s packed until closing.

There’s also a pool table so you can show a girl how to strike a few balls!

The Oasis

front of the oasis bar in soi cowboy

The Oasis is a British Style Pub that wants to be an oasis where you can chill in the middle of this wild street.

It’s a great place when you need a break from the gogo girls grabbing you as you walk down Soi Cowboy.

Nobody will be chasing you to order lady drinks here.

The Oasis features live performances by different bands each night from 9 PM to 2 AM.

The three bars offer various local and imported beers, and all have a few options for snacks and dinner.

Want to see more live bands?

Have a look at our list of the top live music bars in Bangkok.

Late Night Club

a few girls posing at penny black asoke a late nightclub in soi cowboy

Hidden between the gogo bars, you’ll find one club.

The street shuts down at about 2 AM, and (almost) all the bar girls go home.

But if you want to continue the party, here is the place to go next.

Penny Black

girls partying at penny black asoke in soi cowboy

Penny Black is a bar with three floors for after-hour hangouts.

The second floor has a pool table and less music, making it perfect to have a chat with your date.

And on the third floor, you have DJs playing hip-hop.

This floor is usually packed every night from 2 AM until late.

For other places to party late in Bangkok, check out this post.


dinning room at little italy a restaurant in soi cowboy in bangkok

A night on Soi Cowboy is bound to make you hungry.

Luckily there’s more to Soi Cowboy than gogo bars.

Just outside Cowboy, there you’ll find a variety of restaurants on Sukhumvit Soi 23.

Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it nearby on Soi 23.

Little Italy

terrace of little italy restaurant with tables and chairs at soi cowboy in bangkok

Little Italy serves authentic, homemade Italian food.

They’re open all night long with great drink specials and some of the best pizzas in Bangkok.


pictures of bottles at whisgars a bar in sukhumvit 23 in bangkok

Whisgars is well known for its fine cigars and single malt whiskies.

It’s easily one of the most popular cigar lounges in Bangkok.

They also have one of the tastiest menus on the street.

Customers love their seared avocado tuna and mini mozzarella truffle burgers.


pictures of people enjoying beer and food at craft a bar in sukhumvit 23 in bangkok

Craft is Bangkok’s premier pub for homebrew.

They also have a great menu.

Signature dishes are the stuffed pastrami sandwich, krapao pizza, and chunky chicken nachos.

Scruffy Murphys Irish Pub

pictures of a woman singing, a pool table and food at scruffy murphys a bar in bangkok

Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub is Bangkok’s authentic Irish pub.

They serve actual Irish Specials like Ulster fry breakfasts and Guinness beef stew.

The bar offers pints of Guinness, Kilkenny, or Magner’s cider.

Massage Parlors

a woman getting a massage at health land ekkamai

Sukhumvit Soi 23 is a short walk from Soi Cowboy.

You’ll find a couple of massage shops that offer all types of massages.

But they’re not the happy ending type of services.

Stop by for a short break and get an authentic Thai massage.

It might even be a good starting point before you decide on which gogo bars to explore.

Sam’s Massage

massage parlors with single mattresses in soi cowboy in bangkok

Sam’s is open every day from 8 AM to 12 AM.

They offer oil, Thai, foot, and herbal massages starting at 500 THB.

They’re located right next to @Corner bar.

Saitong Massage

long chairs for customers at saitong massage parlor in soi cowboy in bangkok

Saitong Massage is open every day from 9 AM to 1 AM.

Saitong’s massages start at 300 THB.

They offer foot massage, Thai massage, and aroma oil massage.

Their skilled masseuses will make sure that you leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.

For a full-service massage, check our list of the best happy-ending massages in Bangkok.


a view from pullman bangkok grande sukhumvit in bangkok

There are many guest-friendly hotels around Soi Cowboy.

These hotels don’t charge extra fees for overnight guests.

Here are the best hotels for your stay if you plan to visit Soi Cowboy.

Hotel Pullman Grande Sukhumvit

view of a room at deluxe suite pullman bangkok grande sukhumvit

The Pullman Grande is a guest-friendly hotel that’s a 2-minute walk from Soi Cowboy.

Their rooms start at 5,000 THB a night.

And if you want to stay there in style, there’s a Presidential Suite with all the comfort you deserve.

You’re in for a hot night if you stay here!

Sukhumvit Suites Hotel

view of a bedroom at sukhumvit suites hotel in bangkok

Sukhumvit Suites is a guest-friendly hotel with affordable and comfortable rooms.

The hotel is also less than 2 minutes from Soi Cowboy.

Rooms start at 1,700 THB per night.

Jasmine City Hotel

pictures of a room with private pool at jasmine resort in bangkok
pictures of a room with private swimming pool at jasmine resort in bangkok

This hotel is located in the center of Sukhumvit Soi 23.

Room rates start at 3,600 THB per night, including breakfast.

We recommend you take the Executive Jacuzzi suite, one of the hotel rooms with a private pool in Bangkok.

The Continent Hotel Bangkok

room with transparent shower at continent hotel in bangkok
Sky room shower

The Continent Hotel Bangkok is a hotel in the heart of Sukhumvit, listed in the Michelin guide.

The infamous Soi Cowboy entertainment area is directly behind the hotel.

Rooms start at 3,600 THB per night, including breakfast.

Go for Sky Club Rooms, where you’ll have stunning night views of the city.

For more ideas on where to stay with girls around Sukhumvit Road, have a look at our selection of the best guest-friendly hotels in Bangkok.


How To Get To Soi Cowboy?

Soi Cowboy is easily accessible by taxi or by BTS.
Asoke is the closest BTS station to Soi Cowboy.
It’s only a 3-minute walk from here.

What Is The Best Gogo Bar In Soi Cowboy?

The best gogo bar in Soi Cowboy is Baccara.

What Is The Best Live Music Bar In Soi Cowboy?

The best live music bar in Soi Cowboy is Country Road.

Which Hotel Around Soi Cowboy Is Guest Friendly?

Most hotels around Soi Cowboy are guest friendly.
For more information, check our review on the best guest-friendly hotels in Bangkok, or our selection of best short-time hotels in Bangkok. 

What Are Soi Cowboy Opening Hours?

Soi Cowboy opens every night at 6 PM.
Since it’s not a designated entertainment area, the bars have to close at 2 AM.

Are There Ladyboys In Soi Cowboy?

There are a few ladyboy bars on Soi Cowboy.
Cockatoo is the most famous of them.

Is Soi Cowboy Better Than Nana Plaza?

Soi Cowboy is different compared to Nana Plaza.
Some might find the atmosphere on Soi Cowboy more fun and laid back.
Check out our guide of Nana Plaza and see for yourself.

Is Soi Cowboy Better Than Patpong?

Soi Cowboy is definitely better than Patpong nowadays.
It has more gogo bars and more hot girls.


Soi Cowboy is between Sukhumvit Soi 23 and Asoke road.


Soi CowboyBest Places
Gogo BarsCrazy House
The Dollhouse
Live Music BarsCountry Road
@Corner Bar
The Oasis Cowboy
Late Night ClubPenny Black
RestaurantsLittle Italy
Scruffy Murphys
Massage ParlorsSam's Proper Massage
Saitong Massage
Guest-Friendly HotelsHotel Pullman Bangkok Grande
Jasmine City Hotel
Continent Hotel Bangkok

Explore The Other Red-Light Districts Of Bangkok

Soi Cowboy is only one of the many red-light districts in Bangkok.

We have a complete guide where you can learn about all the others.

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