Soi Cowboy
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Soi Cowboy is a lively nightlife spot in Bangkok, stretching for almost 500 feet and filled with colorful go-go bars on one side and bustling nightclubs on the other. The neon lights illuminate the street, creating a vibrant atmosphere that is particularly lively on the weekends. Some of the popular spots to check out include Tilac, where a scene from the movie ‘Hangover 2’ was filmed, and Baccara, which features a glass dance floor. Consider a night tour of Bangkok to explore Soi Cowboy and the city's most exciting nightlife spots. – Tripadvisor
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  • KarlwithaK
    8 contributions
    Fun times for all.
    Wild alley next to Terminal 21. This short alleyway packs a lot of bars and clubs. Worth the 200 yard walk (if that). Was very much alive and kicking on a Thursday at 11 pm.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2023
  • Thomas A
    Miami, Florida698 contributions
    Fun night out in Bangkok
    This is a fun street lined with various bars, ranging from live music bars to strip clubs. Don't pay attention to some reviews that give the entire street a low rating because of one bar - if you have a bad experience, just move to the next place. Two excellent bars at the beginning of the street with great live music and reasonable drink prices. A couple of the strip clubs were packed with beautiful and friendly girls as well. Ambience and experiences, of course, vary based on bar.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Cruiser791485
    2 contributions
    Cramped, crowed, and to aggressive
    I had a hotel within walking distance and checked by for about an hour. Too cramped and busy for my taste. Found a much better place about .4 miles on Sukhumvit Road to the Ruamchitt Hotel. Soi Cowboy is about a building away from Soi Cowboy Downstairs large room opens at. 8 pm no cover, get a beer and look around.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Steven M
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida92 contributions
    Fantastic night out.
    Where do u start. I walked this little bar strip looking for somewhere that looked like I wasn't going to bet hassled. I found a little sports bar called oasis and walked in and sat at the bar. Un beknown sitting next to me at the bar was one of the owners. Darren was his name like me from the uk also. We chatted and hit it off straight away he showed me around his bar. They have an up stairs air-conditioned room with free pool tables and an outside upper deck. Really nice food also me then gave me a well advised tour of the area where to and not to go. To say he was a great guy. I'd got ever go to Bangkok lookin him up and say hi. His bar Really is hassle free and that's a blessing.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Gareth K
    2 contributions
    Dolls house club 5 star
    Great place to go and experience Bangkok , we went to Susie wong and the dolls house . A.Wong was interesting watching the girls pop the balloons and of course the ping pong ball … Dolls house was a relaxed and chilled strip club went there a few nights and started talking ti the manager guy called Dennis . Such a friendly guy that makes you feel welcome . There no pressure in the club you can just buy a drink and watch the girls .
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 26, 2024
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Robby the Gardener
Brighton, UK6 contributions
Dec 2019
I had heard about Soi Cowboy and asked an expat friend to take me there. We went at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and it was dead quiet – shows how much my expat friend knows! We found that it starts to get going about 7 o’clock in the evening. After looking around on my first visit, I found that the Tilac Bar was my favourite for subsequent visits. “Tilac”, is the Thai word for “Darling”, I was told, and I met some right darlings there! I was also told that the Tilac Bar featured in the film Hangover 2, which was set in Bangkok. Apparently it’s the place in the scene where the main characters are offered guns for sale and Alan lets off one and hits the ceiling!

On a normal evening (when no guns are for sale!) the tilacs start dancing some time between 7 & 8 pm. The good news is that it’s Happy Hour until 9pm with drinks at normal bar prices before doubling. Make sure to order a couple of rounds shortly before 9pm, so that you can drink for another hour at sensible prices, unless you buy a lady drink which is double the price at any time. Some of the tilacs offer their companionship, but I always left before 10 pm, so as not to have to buy an expensive drink, and don’t know what that involves. In the words of the Roxy Music song, "Love Is The Drug", you can guess the rest.
Written January 27, 2020
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Tom B
Luzon, Philippines425 contributions
Feb 2020
This is the only Soi Cowboy place that makes you buy a drink outside before getting to glance inside to see the bar. Two rude workers block the door. Even on a Saturday night, almost every nearby club had a poor crowd or poor dancers. So not being able to check out the situation before paying was another example of the tourist scams.
Written February 29, 2020
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Houlden1973
Leamington Spa, UK108 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
I walked in knowing it was
red light and ready to experience the noise, lights and girls. It was just so seedy. Young girls in bikinis with numbers on for identification and single old european looking men prowling. Definitely not an Amsterdam vibe. Left with sadness within minutes .
Written December 29, 2022
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David
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
I met jack ten years ago in Europe very nice and honest guy. I used his tailor service for ten years now . Very helpful guy and he knows what he doing. When i went to his new shop in bangkok I ordered new jackets again which I don't need but jack knows what customers like and how to recommend fabrics for customers. Thank you jack for mine expensive jackets. See you guys
Written December 23, 2022
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Gareth K
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great place to go and experience Bangkok , we went to Susie wong and the dolls house .
A.Wong was interesting watching the girls pop the balloons and of course the ping pong ball …
Dolls house was a relaxed and chilled strip club went there a few nights and started talking ti the manager guy called Dennis . Such a friendly guy that makes you feel welcome . There no pressure in the club you can just buy a drink and watch the girls .
Written January 26, 2024
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JJ K
Hua Hin, Thailand178 contributions
Apr 2022
This usually bustling oasis of BKK-nitelife has not quite recovered as yet from the pandemic closures.
Dancing is still not allowed (as of APR 22) so the bars are struggling to accommodate the needs and desires of perspective customers. I'd estimate that 1/3 of the bars are even bothering. Most are offering outside/sidewalk beer-bar-like venues with little to offer indoors. The rest are darkened shells.
I'll be some time and take some changes in governmental policies before anything like the olde COWBOY is resurrected.
Written April 23, 2022
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Dev Arya
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India8 contributions
Sep 2019
Soi Cowboy along with Nana Plaza is one of most sought after places in Bangkok for adult nightlife and rightly so... The street is full of Go Go bars and clubs on both the sides of the street. The only downside is you will find some barmaids too pushy and few bars showing unnecessary racism... Not called for..
Written August 6, 2020
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Vee T
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Not that interesting. Just girls with less clothes standing by the street shouting for customets. Another place for old men. This small street gave me a sad evening.

Music and people are loud probably because most customers here already have hearing problems.
Written July 10, 2023
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Ryan F
Bristol, UK43 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Travelling as a couple and staying near by we decided to check this place out as it was pretty much next to the MRT station. It seemed popular with tourists.
Personally I went with the intention of taking some photos of all the neon lights and to get a feel for the place.
There are a lot of bars and clubs. It is known as a red light district so be warned. You will see girls/ladyboys waiting to be picked up for a few hours by some dirty old men looking for a fun time.
This gave me the Ick a bit and didn’t stay at any of the bars for a drink.
It’s worth a visit if your passing to see what it’s all about but I wouldn’t say it’s worth going out of your way to visit, unless your looking for fun times and/or an expensive drink.
Written January 28, 2023
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Your Travel Buddy SG
Singapore, Singapore13,031 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Seems like covid had impacted the businesses here and not all the bars were opened when we were there. What you would expect of a red light district but these days, it seemed that the crowd had thinned as well.

Short street which most probably took us 10 minutes to complete.
Written June 20, 2022
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