Nightlife Bangkok: VERY Festival 2023, Plus More Hot Events

Nightlife Bangkok: VERY 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. Rendezvous Point: Kota Taki

Rendezvous Point Kota Taki Bangkok
Photo by Facebook/House of Tri

Love improv? You're in for a treat. Bangkok-based Japanese freestyle guitar looping master Kota Taki will take you to a different dimension this week, as he treats his audience to a boundless improv performance at the House of Tri. The musician, known for using an electric guitar and a pedalboard, has performed over 3,000 improvisations thus far. See you there!

When: 8 PM onwards, Nov. 23-24

Where: House of Tri, 14/38 Sukhumvit 65 Road

How much: Free entry

2. Hedkandi x Octave

English record label and dance powerhouse Hedkandi is bringing a phenomenal party to Bangkok this Friday! With a bunch of Top 40 hits and UK Top 10 Singles under its belt, Hedkandi will surely keep you dancing all night long as it brings Mark Doyle, Soraya, Vivian, Sammy J, Mark Henderson, and DJ Patsan to the forefront. Look forward to a special guest DJ, too, who will be coming from Shanghai to spin tunes during the sunset hour. Get your tickets via Megatix!

When: 6 PM onwards, Nov. 24

Where: Octave Rooftop Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

How much: Starts at THB1,000

3. VskPresents DJ Habibeats

Meet DJ Habibeats, a master of his craft, at Escape this Friday night as he brings you his mashups, samples, and remixes. The DJ has had residences at the hottest bars and clubs in Los Angeles and San Francisco and will be setting the dancefloor on fire with other artists like Kingsize, Ashima, Rabbit Disco, Tom Funky Gangster, and Kitti. Vibe to afrobeats, Bhangra, Arabic, dancehall, disco, hip-hop, house, R&B, and more! Grab your tickets now.

When: 5 PM onwards, Nov. 24

Where: Escape Bangkok, EmQuartier, 695 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

How much: THB390

4. The Rave Dungeon

The Rave Dungeon Bangkok
Photo by Facebook/Dreamland Techno

The Rave Dungeon is back anew to bring you acid techno, underground churches, vampires, dark shades, psytrance, and more! With its Berlin vs. Goa theme, expect private and dark rooms, neon, fetish decors, and the best vibes at the Bangkok: Castle ThongLor Special Lounge Bar. Check out two music areas, namely the Fetish Lounge Area and the Sacred Church Area, and vibe to a special lineup of eight DJs, including Nukier, Metasonic, Puffer, Richie, and more. Tickets are available here!

When: 9 PM onwards, Nov. 24

Where: Castle.Thonglor, 105, 2 Thong Lo 5 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

How much: Starts at THB325

5. Answer: Techno Pool Party

Like clockwork, Answer: Techno Pool Party is here once again. Bangkok's biggest monthly pool bash has a lineup of international DJs who'll take you on a melodic, unforgettable journey. Enjoy happy hour drinks in the afternoon, show off your prowess in beer pong and drinking and water games, and dance to your heart's content! Grab your tickets here

When: 3 PM-10 PM, Nov. 25

Where: Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit, 1 Sukhumvit Alley 22, Klongton, Khlong Toei

How much: Starts at THB990

6. Thaiger Thaiger: Not Another Full Moon Party

Here's another shindig happening at Escape! Thaiger Thaiger: Not Another Full Moon Party, known as Bangkok's most boisterous party, makes a return this Saturday with the theme of Leonardo Di Caprio's movie "The Beach." Look forward to a sandpit, a playlist of '90s and 2000's bangers, a karaoke room, and cocktails served in buckets. Make sure to come in a beachy outfit! Tickets are available here.

When: 5 PM onwards, Nov. 25

Where: Escape Bangkok, EmQuartier, 695 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

How much: Starts at THB150

7. Elliott Sings Sinatra

Jazzheads, don't miss this event at Foojohn! American singer Elliott Imlay will be returning to the club for a tribute performance to Frank Sinatra, one of the greatest jazz legends of all time! Imlay will be joined by Bob Mocarsky on the piano, Krittawit Phattarphan on the bass, and Mr. Sticks on drums. For chow, the club offers chicken wings, French fries, salamis, and other mouthwatering bites!

When: 8:30 PM onwards, Nov. 25

Where: Foojohn Jazz Club, 831 Charoenkrung 31

How much: THB150

8. FUMP Warehouse Festival 2023

Indian techno pioneer Arjun Vagale and Thai techno titan Mendy Indigo will be leading the 10 international and local DJs at this weekend's FUMP Warehouse Festival. Featuring two music zones, attendees are guaranteed eight hours of the best underground techno and house music to party to! Presale tickets are still available, but not for long. Get yours here.

When: 4 PM onwards, Nov. 25

Where: Chang Chui Plane Night Market, 460/8 Sirindhorn Road, Bang Phlat

How much: THB1,300 (final release presale), THB1,500 (at the door)

9. Couch Lock Festival

Couch Lock Festival, Bangkok's "happiest 420" community event, is here! This bud-friendly event promises two days of fun, happiness, and good music from four talented artists, namely R&B funk pop band H 3 F, Paradise Bangkok Mo Lam International, Srirajah Rockers, and Landokmai. There will also be a DJ session, experts and veterans from the green industry to exchange knowledge with growers and smokers, as well as a green market for cannabis enthusiasts to shop for different herbs. Get your tickets here!

When: 2 PM-12 AM, Nov. 25-26

Where: ESC Park Rangsit, 31/1208 Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani

How much: THB520

10. VERY Festival 2023

VERY Festival is one of the hottest international music festivals happening in Bangkok this year! Get ready to witness the performances of various artists the world over in this two-day festival, from English indie artist PREP, rising American artist D4VD, South Korean indie-pop band 92914, JOJI, English rock artist Nothing But Thieves, British rock legend Bloc Party, and so much more. Tickets are available via Ticketmelon!

When: Nov. 25-26

Where: Ballroom Hall, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, 60 Ratchadaphisek Road, Khlong Toei

How much: Starts at THB2,900 (one-day pass)   

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