Bangkok is renowned for its lively nightlife, making it the ideal destination if you’re planning a wild stag party for your soon-to-be-hitched mate and all of his friends. If you don’t know what to do in Bangkok for the perfect stag weekend, here are some ideas to get you started.
Go Bar Hopping
Bangkok is full of enough go-go bars and strip clubs to suit even the most decadent of stag parties. Soi Cowboy – a hundred-metre pedestrian road filled with strip clubs and go-go bars – is a particularly popular choice for stag parties in Bangkok.
If you’re looking to do something a little less obvious, there are also plenty of other bar/club options for you and your friends. Of course, no bachelor party these days would be complete without a homage to The Hangover movies so make sure you stop by Sky Bar, which featured in the second movie in the series. Don’t forget to try the hangovertini!
Fuel up at Vertigo – in The Banyan Tree Hotel – where they offer seafood and premium steaks alongside a stunning view of the city from their roof terrace. Then pop along to Maggie Choo’s, a 1930s-style cabaret bar that relives those heady, anything-goes colonial days of Shanghai. Finally, finish the night at The Iron Fairies, a steampunk-style jazz bar that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into an alternative reality.
Party by the Pool
Looking for a ready-made party for you and the boys? Then swim, dance and drink at one of Bangkok’s many pool parties. So Pool Party at Sofitel So Bangkok is held once a month on the hotel’s 10th floor. This glamorous pool party attracts all the beautiful people and runs from 13:00 to 21:00.
Otherwise, Go Wet and Go Wild at Four Points by Sheraton features DJs and plenty of drinks promos to really get you in the party mood. Running from 16:00 to 22:00, this pool party is held once a month. Double Tree by Hilton holds pool parties once or twice a month at the weekends. Taking place at their 7th floor pool and fancy Mosaic Bar, here you’ll enjoy good tunes and cheap drinks. Check their Facebook page to find out when their next one is being held.
Learn to Thai Box
Keep your days busy as well as your nights with a full-on Thai boxing (also known as muay thai) training session. Specialist companies, such as Bangkok Bachelor, offer you the opportunity to learn the culture, history and technique of Thai boxing at a professional school in Bangkok before trying out some moves for yourself. Afterwards, head to Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok to watch the professionals slug it out in the ring. Tickets are available on their website.
Stay Somewhere Swanky
Bangkok is a city of indulgence, and choosing where to stay when you’re there should be no different, particularly if you’re there for a blowout stag weekend. Book the Extreme Wow Suite at W Bangkok, which has a sky-light, projector screen and a sunken Jacuzzi. Start your night of bar hopping at the hotel’s trendy Woobar.
Situated on Sukhumvit Road in the heart of Bangkok, the 5-star Landmark Bangkok is perfectly situated within the city, with several bars and restaurants nearby. The hotel itself has a full-spa service, outdoor pool and 9 restaurants to choose from. DoubleTree by Hilton is another centrally located luxury hotel – and it’s not far to go for your pool party.