Our Top 5 Picks to Celebrate New Year in Bangkok
Are you one of those people that like to celebrate the New Year with glitter, glam and fancy party? Or do you just want an easy night, like any other, in a place with good music and company? Do you like to stay at one place or do some bar hopping?
Bangkok, as one of the top destinations for celebrating New Year according to CNN, of course, offers a multitude of choices from street bars to the fanciest and most extravagant celebrations at expensive clubs and hotels.
Here are our favourite 5 places that could help you find the right spot from the most casual to the fanciest.
If you don’t want to make a big hustle about the New Year’s Eve, but want to have the time of your life, then this is the place for you. Bangkok’s oldest blues bar is a perfect place to enter celebrate New y=Year with possibly the best live music experience in town and a friendly crowd of local artists, musicians, expats and accidental tourists. NO entry fee, no dress code, just drop by and join in! But please have enough decency not to bring in drinks from the outside!!!
2. Smalls: New Year’s Eve at Smalls
One of Bangkok’s coolest bars is celebrating New Year in style with good music by DJs FREDRICK FUNK, SCOTT HESS, and ISAAC AESILI, and a free bubbly for all the guests from 11:30 pm until 12:30 am as their way to express gratitude to their patrons for such a great year! Their late night kitchen will be able and you can enjoy gallery pizza all night. To book your table: https://bookv5.chope.co/booking?
3. FooJohn Building: NYE Party: MTV is dead: Long live the 80’s
For the end of the year, Foojohn and Soulbar decided to team up to offer you a journey down memory lane and will create for you a time machine to relive the heydays of the once amazing MTV with quite a few different activities:
From 7pm on, the first floor will play and screen the most bizarre and kitsch synth-pop and new-age music videos. A super Famicom will be available for boozing Mario Kart competitions all night long.
The second floor will celebrate MTV’s ultimate music show with Charlie & Co playing an “MTV UNPLUGGED all-star tribute” concert (David Bowie, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Alanis Morissette, etc).
For the countdown, they are turning the third floor into a Hollywood sweatbox. “G&M Band'” will rock some of the meanest hair metal classics live (expect Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, ACDC, Deep Purple, Guns ‘n’ Roses).
For the most resilient once, the night or the morning will end with the chance for you to shine like a start with the rock karaoke (KARAOCKE) with a live backup band.
4. Havana Social: New Year’s Party
If you would like to enter the new year Latin style and feel like you’re travelling back in time, then find the most famous phone booth in town, dial the secret code and enter the world of pre-revolutionary 1940’s Cuban speakeasy. Expect lots of Latin music and salsa dancing with live band Habaneros, and DJ Pepe and DJ Meister. Entrance fee is THB 800 which gives you one complimentary drink, and table bookings start at 2,500 THB++ per person.
Make a reservation and get the entry code at: 080-467-7409
5. Flamenco: Quirky Circus NYE 2020
The extravagant Flamenco Sky Bar & Lounge offers you a full-on Cirque Du Solei experience with the Quirky Circus 2020 New Year Eve Party. Expect crazy circus acts like magicians, stilt walkers, acrobatics, jugglers and a variety of circus absurdus with a twist. Live music with Power Jam and Buhonero Clandestino, as well as DJ Mizuyo will provide you with a night of awesome party hits for the ears while the circus folk will ensure the entertainment for your eyes. Stimulate the senses and bring in 2020 with fun and style. Tables reservation are essential (at https://m.me/FlamencoBKK/), and you can get early bird tickets of ฿990.00 until 25 Dec and regular tickets ฿1,290.00 available till 26 Dec, 2019. (both incl one drink).
Whatever your choice for the New Year’s celebration is going to be, we wish you Happy Holidays and may the long-awaited 2020 bring you some fresh wind in your back and renewed energy to fulfill all your plans and dreams!