The absolute best Pride parties in Bangkok
Bangkok's LGBT scene is only getting bigger and better. If you're looking for LGBT things to do, we've lined up the best Pride parties in the city that you don't want to miss in this month of Pride. Wed 19 Love Out Loud at W Bangkok; 7 pm; B300/inclusive of one drink W Bangkok, in partnership with Gayle and Chandon Thailand, invite you to celebrate this pride month with “Love Out Loud”, a party celebrating self-expression, queer history, and love. A portion of proceeds will go towards the Love Foundation. Fri 21 Pride Night: Drag Me to SO at HI-SO; 6 pm; B450/inclusive of one drink Glam up in your most fabulous outfit and come celebrate pride month at HI-SO. Hobnob with your favorite drag divas Kwang Yonce, Zymone "The Rapper Queen," and Meannie Minaj while dancing to hot beats from DJ StevenG and DJ SoShine. Wed 26 Pride Month Celebration at SO Sofitel Bangkok; 6 pm OUT BKK, UNGlobe, GLIFAA, and Equal AF are joining hands in co-hosting this pride month celebration at So Sofitel Hotel. Let your pride shine and enjoy fun activities, performances, and giveaways. Sun 30 Drag-a-licious 2 at Maggie Choo's; 7.30 pm; B500/inclusive of two drinks Maggie Choo’s is hosting their special themed gay night party with Drag-a-licious 2. Enjoy 10 Drag shows and free shots all night long. DJ Yui Truluv and Dj Tackthai will be spinning tunes from the 90’s mixed with today’s hottest pops.
Places to dance in Bangkok
Sing Sing Theater
After wielding design magic on Maggie Choo’s and Iron Fairies, Australian designer Ashley Sutton is back with Sing Sing Theater. Decorated with metalwork, wood, lanterns and neon lights, the place combines inspirations from Shanghai in the 1930s with futuristic Blade Runner-esque elements. The dance floor on the first floor is the heart of the place and is sometimes used as a stage for many a gimmicky performance. The balcony on the second floor is the best spot for looking over and enjoying the shows. The drinks list includes specials like the Cabinet Escape, a gin-based cocktail served in a birdcage (interesting) and Bank in Lemon, another gin-based drink. The music is always pumping and include house, hip-hop, hit songs, and live music.
When the concept of the secret speakeasy bar keep on rising in Bangkok, Australian designer who was behind many concept bars in Bangkok (Iron Fairies and Clouds) Ashley Sutton takes it to the next level. This Shanghai 1950s-inspired bar is located on the lower ground floor of Novotel Silom with the ‘set-up’ Chinese restaurant in front to keep the speakeasy mood. Here the elegant element from New York gentleman club style got mashes up with chinoiserie hint of lighting, sculpture and altogether with ladies in Qipao welcoming you. Drinks side comes courtesy of Bangkok’s celebrity mixologist Joseph Boroski offering fancy choices with local fresh ingredient. Entertainment is also quite variety as you can expect DJ performs beaty tunes from hip hop, funk and old school r n’b to live band doing jazz and blues. If you have friends visiting, here’s an all in one place you can always rely on.