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Sukhumvit Soi 11: Best Night Street to Party in Bangkok

For Party lovers, Bangkok is a must-go destination. Its night colors and sound attract thousands of people to go out and enjoy themselves. But you might wonder which night street in the capital is the best to let loose. And the answer is, without a doubt, Sukhumvit Soi 11.

Sukhumvit Soi 11 is the best night street in Bangkok for many reasons. The night is always lively. It’s a nightlife hub with hundreds of pubs, bars, and party venues. Restaurants and street vendors line two street sides. Not to mention the sex tourism with gorgeous ladies and hotels available.

Basically, Sukhumvit Soi 11 has everything you could ask for from a night street. The question is whether you can find what you want. Read on to ensure that you won’t miss anything when you visit.

What makes Sukhumvit 11 the best street for nightlife in Bangkok?

Sukhumvit Soi 11, or Soi 11 for short, is… a lifestyle. That’s right. This street in central Bangkok is not just a location for party venues, hotels, and food shops. Soi 11 is always alive and ready to give you joy.

And here are the reasons for its No.1 title.

1. Party 24/7

As mentioned, Sukhumvit 11 is always ready. From sunset to sunrise and vice versa, this street never sleeps. 

During the daytime, Soi 11 offers a myriad of restaurants, bistros, and cafes. You can find local and foreign places lining up the street — big names or small times. Not to mention huge shopping malls like Terminal 21, Emporium, and The EmQuartier. Enjoy your food, coffee, and shopping to the fullest.

Night time? It’s a full-blown party. Club, pub, bar, or dance floor, choose your poison, and let the light and sound take you through the night. Of course, you will get to meet new people from all over the world here. Everyone comes for the same reason as you: to have fun. So, let loose. No holding back.

Once exhausted, you’ll need a place to crash for the night (or the following morning). Hotels, hostels, and guesthouses are right there waiting for you. And if you feel extra spicy, love hotels are available as well. Prostitutes are always there. You only need to know where to look (like at a corner of a bar or a neon-lit back alley).

Basically, Sukhumvit Soi 11 is a hub of all things entertainment. Food & drink. Party. Shopping. Accommodation. It has everything available at all times. 

2. Easy to get to

Located in the center of Bangkok, Sukhumvit 11 is the most accessible area to drop by from anywhere. 

Taxis and motorcycle taxis are always an option. Many buses, like No.2, 3-54, 4-39, and 511, also stop there. But if you’re not a fan of traffic, the BTS Skytrain and MRT underground train are also available. The closest stations are Nana for the BTS green line and Sukhumvit for the MRT blue line.

In short, you can go to Sukhumvit 11 anyhow you like. It’s in the city’s center, so you can’t miss it.

3. Prices for everyone

At first glance, the Sukhumvit district might look like a high-end modern downtown. And it is. Most of the real estate here prices seven digits minimum. Only the rich live in the area. However, not everything is expensive.

The restaurants, bars, and hotels are varied in price. From over-the-top luxury to backpacker-friendly budget venues. You can always find something that suits your wallet.

And don’t worry about feeling out of place. Even though it’s a fancy part of the city, people of all backgrounds flock here without a care for their status. So, enjoy.

The Rise of Sukhumvit

Before understanding Sukhumvit Soi 11, you should gain insight into the Sukhumvit District.

And frankly, the story of the area is quite vague. Not because of some mystery or anything. But urbanization and development happen too quickly for anyone to make a record. Sukhumvit today looks totally different compared to ten or even 5 years ago.

Nevertheless, let’s dig up the dirt and find the origin of its rapid development.

The origin

Sukhumvit District got its name from one of the 4 main roads in Thailand — Sukhumvit Road. This road connects Bangkok to the eastern provinces, like Rayong, Trad, and Chanthaburi. (Source)

The road’s significance is remarkable in recent history. Why? Well, eastern Thailand is a seaport. Meaning: international trade usually happens here. Connecting the trade site and Bangkok would speed everything up, economy-wise.

This road facilitates transportation and communication to and from Bangkok and the rest of the world. So, it’s no wonder people would settle down on this game-changing road right after its construction.

The change

After the road establishment, communities came in the late 1930s. 

The first group with the funds to buy lands around the road were nobles and investors. They bought the empty land cheaply and settled down. It was meant to be a community for the rich to enjoy the distant shoreline hills (back when it was not packed with skyscrapers). (Source)

Fast forward to 1999. The BTS Skytrain extended to the Sukhumvit district, making transportation from inner to outer Bangkok even easier. Tons of new businesses like shopping malls and other facilities sprout up monthly. But the real game-changer is the hospital.

If you’re familiar with Thai history, you might have heard that the Thai medical facility is world-class — not only because of the staff and treatment quality but also affordable price (compared to the Western world). And since the Sukhumvit road was heavily related to foreign trade, foreign investors would never overlook the opportunity.

The lifestyle

With top-notch facilities in the area, foreigners started flocking in. At first, they looked for a place to settle down near the hospital and trade site. The locals saw the demand and constructed condominiums and other housing to accommodate them. Needless to say, they were rented out in a heartbeat.

So, new condos keep popping up in Sukhumvit according to the ever-rising demand.

Following the condos come entertainment venues targeting foreigners. And it just happened that Sukhumvit Soi 11 was the remaining area for bars and clubs in the district. So, these businesses are concentrated here. Thus, the start of the best nightlife street in Bangkok.

Today, Sukhumvit Soi 11 is known for its night parties. It welcomes local and foreign night wanderers from dusk to dawn with lights and music. You can almost say that it has already forgotten the medical significance of the past.

Where to party in Sukhumvit Soi 11?

At this point, you should know that there are hundreds of places to let loose on this street. However, here are the party venues the locals would recommend.

Levels Club

Location: Levels Club & Terrace
Opening hours: 9.00 PM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 82-308-3246

If you talk about nightclubs, the name Levels must pop up. It’s basically a no-brainer place for any party-goers in Thailand. 

Located on the 6th floor of the Aloft hotel, this club boasts a massive space of 1,000 square meters with 2 zones. One for dance parties. Another for drinking and chilling


Location: Sugar Club Bangkok
Opening hours: 9.00 PM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 61-391-3111

Another must-go club of Sukhumvit 11, especially for hip-hop lovers. Live performance is the name of the game here. If you like to see a burning dance floor, pay Sugar a visit.


Location: Eden Club Bangkok
Opening hours: 10.00 PM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 64-593-9289

This place is a little tricky. The current name is actually Eden. But the locals call it Candy because of the large red signboard that says so. Googling this place can be a bit confusing.

However, the club itself would never disappoint you. High-energy music and thematic events are the usual sight here. Make sure you don’t miss it.

Where to drink in Sukhumvit 11?

Havana Social

Location: Havana Social
Opening hours: 6.00 PM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 2-821-6111

As the name suggests, this is a Quba-inspired bar located on Sukhumvit 11.

This place is known for its master-crafted cocktail collection. You can enjoy your favorite liquor that mixes well with the rustic vibe.


Location: Mullis Sports Bar
Opening hours: 11.00 PM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 94-798-9586

If you’re a sports fan who wants to cheer for your favorite team in a big match, Mullis is your destination.

Order beer, grab food, and enjoy the hottest sports moment with other customers. Soccer, rugby, motorsport. Anything goes here.

Old German Beer House

Location: Old German Beerhouse on 11
Opening hours: 8.00 AM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 94-798-9586

If you’re done with Thai beer and prefer quality stuff from Germany, this beer house has you covered.

You probably know what you’re getting into with this place. Expect German food and drinks together with German+Thai style decoration. Even the waitress wears Dirndls here.

Nest Rooftop Lounge

Location: Nest
Opening hours: 6.00 PM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 63-901-1006

Rooftop bars have been gaining popularity in Thailand. And Nest is among the best representatives in Sukhumvit 11.

Like other rooftops, you can enjoy a more relaxing atmosphere and music. Hang out with friends and sip on the beer glass on the highest floor of Le Fenix Hotel.

Other Big Names

Where to eat in Sukhumvit 11?

Oskar Bistro

Location: Oskar Bistro
Opening hours: 5.00 PM – 1.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 97-289-4410

This swanky Mediterranean-inspired bistro is a popular meeting point to kick off any Soi 11 party.

Whether it’s for food, drinks, or both – Oskar is a Soi 11 must-visit. If you’re planning to eat before you hit the clubs, make sure you book a table well ahead of time.

And it’s not all about the food and drinks. If you’re a single guy looking to get ‘lucky’, you’re guaranteed to see some beautiful Thai women in Oskar. The music gets pretty good too.


Location: Hemingway’s
Opening hours: 11.00 AM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 2-653-3900

Like the author himself, this restaurant is highly sophisticated.

Enjoy the menus that blend international cuisine with Thai flare on top. And indulge in the relaxing atmosphere the place has to offer.

Artisan Craft Burgers

Location: Artisan Craft Burgers
Opening hours: 11.00 AM – 2.00 AM
Phone:+ 66 (0) 2-001-3454

Yes. Burgers are awesome everywhere. And Sukhumvit 11 is no exception. If you miss your favorite burger from home, this place has your back.

The burgers aren’t just cooked but crafted — guarantee the taste and texture of every bite.

Street Food Vendors

Thailand is all about street food. So of course, you should not miss them on Sukhumvit 11.

Appetizers, main course, and dessert. You can find a full-course meal by jumping from one vendor to another. Just find whatever you like and order away.

Other Big Names

Where to stay: Hotels on Sukhumvit 11

Eleven Hotel

Location:Eleven Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Price:2,100 – 8,200 THB
Phone:+ 66 (0) 2-080-3111

It’s Sukhumvit 11, so why not Eleven Hotel. It’s a 4-star hotel with rooms ranging from couples to family size. There’s a rooftop Thai restaurant and bar with a swimming pool. It’s also close to the previously mentioned Old German Beer House.

Aloft Hotel

Location:Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Price:3,400 – 6,700 THB
Phone:+ 66 (0) 2-207-7000

Aloft Hotel is a no-brainer choice for those planning on visiting Levels Nightclub. After all, it sits right on top of this hotel. And not only that. If you plan well enough, your stay might coincide with the pool party event.

Holiday Inn Express

Location:Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Price:2,000 – 2,500 THB
Phone:+ 66 (0) 2-119-4777

Now, here’s the more affordable end of the spectrum. The hotel is suitable for quick crash-and-go style travelers. Not to say that the room is horrible, of course. It’s an international standard.

Other Big Names

It’s the best of Bangkok

Thanks to its location, Sukhumvit Soi 11 is the peak of Bangkok nightlife entertainment. There’s no such thing as a boring night on this street. Everyone is always in high spirits, and all the venues will light up the place from sunset to sunrise.

Nighttime Sukhumvit 11 never disappoints.

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