This is probably the best known nightclub on the RCA strip and it's an institution in Bangkok, being around for around a decade. The space itself is divided into North, South, East and West wings, each with a different concept. For example, the interior is all-white in the West with big speakers, lots of tables and chairs across the dance floor and elegant hanging lamps and chandeliers. There's also a big stage for live music. South is covered in flashy graffiti art and also offers live hiphop music. It's more chilled out here, with TVs and comfy sofas. There's something for everyone at Route 66, depending what you're looking for in the evening.
Don’t be intimidated by the colossal size of this club on RCA.
The sweeping white exterior is impressive and so is the room on the left (Flix) with a giant chandelier suspended from the ceiling.
In keeping with the current trend of RCA, Flix/Slim consists of two major rooms: one side, Slim, playing the same old soundtrack heard in every other club in Bangkok (i.e commercial hip hop/R&B), and the other, Flix, spinning quite banging house tunes. Both spaces are definitely stylin’ with kick-arse sound systems. Weekend nights are packed out with a mostly youngish Thai crowd.
The only drawback is the lack of a dance floor in Flix. Admission is free, but you must have ID.
open : Daily 20:00 - 02:00
Like Flix/Slim, the new and improved Route 66 is divided into two. Because of popular demand, both sides now feature Hip Hop and R&B. The Bed-inspired entrance opens up to an all-white interior for West, with massive speakers backed up by a digitized sound system. Animation and other visuals play on the walls and ceiling, but again tables and chairs crowd the middle space, otherwise perfect for a dance floor, making it difficult to cut up rug. Again like Flix/Slim, the Hip Hop/R&B room on the east side is more packed with the virtually all-Thai crowd. This room also includes a superb sound system and commercial music videos flashed across big screens.
Free entry but don’t forget your ID!
Drinks:Red Label 890, Black Label 1,350, Heineken 120, Bacardi/Cruiser/Nite 140 ,Mixers 40 baht.
We headed down to RCA where there's a bit younger of a scene (I'm 25 and t looked like most people were about 5 years younger than me). Decent bars were down the strip. Near the beginning of the strip, on the left, there's a bar where when you have to go to the bathroom, you walk through these little doors. On the other side, instead of the typical bug ridden squat toilets, is a a full out bathroom lounge, with 5 peice band. An attendant quickly noticed me, radioed the other attendants about free stalls, and excorts you to the newly available one. Hilarious! Check it out. It's too bad I can't remember the name of the place.
Dress Code: no flipflops, club wear is common
A whole street of night life. How super. It really does have probably the 2 best non-expat clubs in Bangkok. You can go to Slims or Route 66. Mostly hiphop but really a pretty place to see and be seen if you're into that kind of stuff. Don't expect a dance floor. The Bangkok version is a club full of standing only tables where you stake your section of the table by ordering a bottle. Again, don't expect to dance, except in very close proximity to everyone else and their drinks. If you want to get a table, its easiest to have money and be willing to spend it. Otherwise, someone has to get there by about 9pm and sit and wait for 2 hours before it starts to get hopping. Went to slims with some friends and honestly, had a great time on a thursday night. Not too crowded but just enough. Ordered enough bottles to have 2 waiters serving and guarding our section of the room. Don't mean to be cocky American but sorry some of the other expats felt empowered to try and snake our table behind our backs and it was the only way to keep them in their place. Never had a problem with the locals which is why I sometimes prefer RCA to other places.
Dress Code: Dress the way you want other to see you.
Visited these 2 places during my tour. What makes them unique is the live Thai band performance, which is catchy and electrifying.
There are no entrance fees, so you can hope between the clubs. Drinks are cheap too. A Heineken costs 140 Baht!!!
Devided in 2 sides. One side is "SLIM" (on your right) playing commercial hip hop/R&B (always packed) Other side is "Flix" playing electronica, House music sometimes features kick-ass bosanova jazzy house as well. Fridays are terrible coz it's really too crowded on SLIM side. But if you like to party with LOT of people this is a place for you. (Always still alright on FLIX side though.. some air to breath) Try to get there early to get a table.
Beers cost 140 Baht, RTD drinks 120 Baht. No entry fee.
Dress Code: No flip-flops for guys. Dress Smart for girls. Bring your ID (copy of a passport for foreigners) you must be over 20+
Renovated RCA's "Route66" East/West, divided into two parts. First part features Hip Hop and R&B, Other part features live bands (but less popular and less packed compared to hip-hop room). New version of Route 66 looks very much like Bed Supperclub though.. but as good.
Can be too crowded on Fridays-Saturdays. Most of crowd are Thais. (mostly university kids) Go early if you want your own "table" Otherwise you have to hang around on the dance floor which won't have much space left. And it kinda sucks if you get your own table!
Club closed at 2 AM
Red Label 890, Black Label 1,350,
Heineken 120, RTD drinks 140 ,Mixers 40 baht.
Dress Code: No flip-flops for guys. (sneakers = OK, Jeans = OK) Dress "well" for girls. Don't go with your Khaosan road fisherman pants and 80 Baht tank tops.
It's not that new but newer than those "coming back" SLIM, ROUTE 66, etc. Astra.
Hosts famous local/ internation DJs every now and then. But suggest you to go on "Special dates" there (when they host famous DJ) Which usually costs 500-800 Baht for entry fee (cheaper if you buy in advance)
Check their website for an update/DJs Line up
Dress Code: No flip-flops, Bring copy and your passport
If you want to go where the locals go - this is IT.
Those who love R&B must check out Route 66. The club is divided into North, South, East and West areas with the larger areas (East and West) playing R&B music. I was there on a Friday night and it was jam-packed with young people out having a good time. Great R&B/Hip hop music with the music videos being shown on screen too. If you need a break, there are plenty of tables and chairs outside where you can sit down and get a drink.
Another club to check out is Club Astra, just a few doors away from Route 66. There are plenty of different events held here weekly - the Friday I was there, it was drum and bass which I LOVE. Cover charge applies here though.
A few other places along RCA that were worth checking out but I was quite happy spending the rest of the night at Route 66. Clubs have to close at 1am so don't head out too late! And don't forget to bring your passport for identification.
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