Nightlife Bangkok: Best Gigs & Events on Dec. 7-13, 2023

Nightlife Bangkok: 808 Festival 2023, Plus 9 More Hot Events 

Another weekend in Bangkok is upon us and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of concerts and gigs, happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves, and club nights you must not miss. We saved you the stress of planning your weekend and week ahead with our rundown of the best nightlife events.   

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Bangkok to see what’s best in store for nightlife and partying in the city from this Thursday to next Wednesday. 

1. Havana Social 8th Anniversary

Bangkok's one and only secret pre-revolutionary 1940's Cuban cocktail bar, Havana Social, is turning eight this week! Join the establishment in its celebration, which includes free-flowing drinks and a raffle with eight prizes! The event will also feature a carnival clown, LED performers, a Cuban singer, a live Latin band, and DJ Pepe to get the party going. Book a table here!

When: 6 PM onwards, Dec. 7

Where: Havana Social, 1/1 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11

How much: N/A

2. PoA Jazz Night: December Breeze

Jazzheads, don't miss People of Ari's first jazz night this December on Thursday! Look forward to the performances of three jazz musicians, namely Puchiss Mayod on alto sax, Vetit Suebnukarn on tenor sax, and Tanakrit Tongnopnua on keys. Feel the holiday spirit as the trio "[evokes] the gentle ambiance of the first December wind, creating a musical journey that resonates with the spirit of the upcoming holiday seasons." Grab your tickets here!

When: 8 PM-10 PM, Dec. 7

Where: PoA White Box, Yellow Lane, 92/2 Phahonyothin Soi 5

How much: THB300

3. 808 Festival 2023

The hottest electronic music festival in Thailand is back! The 808 Festival has been around for a decade, delivering unforgettable memories to festgoers year after year with its lineup of musical talents from all over the world. This year, catch some of the big artists headlining 808, such as David Guetta, Marshmello, Alok, Morten, Oliver Heldens, Timmy Trumpet, and W&W. Tickets are still available, but not for long! Buy them here.

When: Dec. 8-10

Where: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 88 Debaratna Road, Bang Na Tai

How much: THB4,350+ (general admission, final tier)

4. Opening Party: 30 Years of Metalheadz

Siwilai Radical Club is the latest revolutionary nightclub in town! Join its opening party, 30 Years of Metalheadz, this Friday night to experience music, culture, and circularity under one roof. Groove to Goldie, along with MC medic, Sunday Sundae, DK Orawan, Nerz, and Brad-Roc until the wee hours, and dance to your heart's content! Tickets are available here.

When: 9 PM onwards, Dec. 8

Where: SIWILAI RADICAL CLUB, 148 Thong Lo, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

How much: THB700 (regular), THB800 (at the door)

5. Go Grrrls 'Y2QUEER' feat. Dragtiny's Child & Lonely Girls Club

Throwback to the style, sass, and sounds of the Y2K era with "Y2QUEER" and be dazzled by the fierce performances of super girl group Dragtiny's Child, featuring Gigi Ferocious, Notty Naughty Gurl, and Spicy Sunshine! Shimmy to jams with an exciting DJ lineup from the Lonely Girls Club and the House of Go Grrrls, such as Uby-Ibby, Kade, B.F.D., Peachji, and Dookie. Make sure to come in your Y2K millennium costume and join the dance-off if you want to take a shot at being crowned Miss Y2QUEER! Get your tickets here.

When: 9 PM-3 AM, Dec. 8

Where: Decommune, 469 Phra Sumen Road, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon

How much: THB350 (regular), THB450 (at the door)

6. Brew Buddies: Speed Friending With a Twist

Taste fine craft beer, make new friends, and jam to DJ bops this Saturday at ASAI Bangkok Sathorn's "Brew Buddies: Speed Friending With a Twist." Whether you're a beer enthusiast, an extrovert in need of a good time, or a trivia master, you're bound to have a ball at this event with its lineup of exciting activities. Every ticket except for free-flow tickets will include one complimentary beer and a 15% discount at ERR Sathorn. See you there! Tickets are available here.

When: 6 PM-9 PM, Dec. 9

Where: ASAI Bangkok Sathorn, 195 North Sathon Road, Silom, Bang Rak

How much: Starts at THB300

7. Mustache Festival

Nightlife brand Mustache Bangkok's pilot edition of the Mustache Festival promises a three-day party you'll never forget. Brace yourself as the festival brings 34 artists from the techno, house, tech-house, afro, and downtempo music scenes for nonstop partying and raving. The festival will take place in diverse venues, including Infinity Beach Club, Samsara, Retro Mountain, Dream Forest, and Bluerama. For more information, go here.

When: Dec. 9-11

Where: Multiple locations

How much: THB1,700 (general pass)

8. Boots Walker Live in Bangkok

Boots Walker Live in Bangkok
Photo by Facebook/Immortal Productions Thailand

The Rock Pub is the city's original rock bar and one of its longstanding rock institutions that's still going strong. This Sunday, headbang to Japanese heavy thrash metal band Boots Walker, who will be joined by performances by hard rock band Black Bird, heavy hard rock band The Last, thrash death band Sinful Aggressor, and groove metalcore band Improwize. See you there!

When: 6 PM onwards, Dec. 10

Where: The Rock Pub, 93 Payathai Road

How much: THB350 (at the door)

9. DJ Pepe Weekend Sets

DJ Pepe Above Eleven Bangkok
Photo by Facebook/Above Eleven Bangkok

Party this weekend at Peruvian Japanese restobar Above Eleven and dance away with the picturesque city skyline as your backdrop! Resident DJ Pepe will have you fist pumping and grooving nonstop as he spins heart-thumping house Latin beats! Don't forget to come in proper smart casual attire. Sandals, flip-flops, athletic wear backpacks, and sleeveless shirts for men are not permitted. Make your reservations here!

When: 8 PM-12 AM, Dec. 10-11

Where: Above Eleven, Fraser Suites Hotel, 38/8 Sukhumvit 11 Road

How much: N/A

10. Sing Sing On The Move x Henri Schwarz

Sing Sing Theater is presenting producer Henrik Schwarz at Octave Rooftop next Wednesday for a night of underground electronic music. Schwarz has worked with various labels throughout his career, including Innervisions, Compost, Running Back, and more. He will be joined at Octave by a slew of other artists, namely Alex Nude, Joe Gradante, Jules Blons, Lazykay, Walter Griot & Ukai, and Willer. When you're done with this shindig, jump right to the after-party, which will be held at Sing Sing! For more information, go here.

When: 5 PM onwards, Dec. 13

Where: Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, Klongtan Nua, Wattana

How much: THB1,000 (full access pass) 

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