Punk, Ferris Bueller, sliders, cheese, DJs, poetry, beer, and more.
Well, there are no fireworks this weekend, but there’s also less traffic and hopefully fewer accidents. This week, events range from wild nights of punk at Afterlife and a cheese evening at the ever so hi-so So Bangkok to poetry and a showing of the 1980s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
It’s the first proper weekend of 2024, and BK is here to help you smash your resolutions to pieces.
This every-Thursday event features a carefully curated “besties” experience starting at 1pm, so you can get your New Year’s Eve weekend started right by digging into their wide selection of vino. Reserve here, Trattoria Delina
Mustache is back with Dirty Rabbit family party for their first proper party of the new year. Look for Optikz, Danaii, Tnz, Alex Edels, and more. B350, Mustache
You should know by now that DJ Pepe is always spinning on Thursdays at Havana Social. Pop in for that Cuban style and a live Latin band this week. More info here, Havana Social
It’s the first Friday of the month (or 2024 for that matter), and that means So Bangkok is back with their epic cheese buffet at Mixo Bar. Expect more cheese than you know what to do with and wine to keep you eating it. Tickets here, So Bangkok
Hey there troubadours and raconteurs, the Fig Lobby is turning out the poets this weekend with the Open Mic Kickback with Lyrical Lunacy as well as the stylings of MC Pableroy. B200 / B300 at the door, Fig Lobby
This cozy but never disappointing spot for live music in Ladprao is putting on three bands this weekend, including Gilded Forest who are making their way from Beijing. Alongside them you can expect Neuter Lover and The Mushy. B300, Noise House
Bangkok’s Bangkok Invaders will be taking their talents to Platform in Thonglor, a hot nightlife spot for the downtown club kids. Palm The Voice kicks things off at 7pm. Tickets here, Platform Thonglor
French punk band Guerilla Poubelle are taking their brutal style to the city’s metal and punk club, Afterlife. This group has been around since 2003, so pop around and see what all the screaming is about. Tickets here, Afterlife
Hair of the Dog will be closed? Say it ain’t so! It ain’t so. No, they’re just taking a breather until Jan 11. But, in the meantime, you can get a 20% discount this Saturday. They close at 8pm, so get there early. Free entry, Hair of the Dog (Phrom Phong)
It’s that time again. The city’s swank Shangri-la is putting on their RDRD, a buffet from food stalls from around the city and beyond. You can also look forward to live music and food stations. Tickets here, Shangri-la Bangkok
It’s the seventh iteration of El Ritmo at that perennial clubbing favorite, Sing Sing. Check out E Nick, Ashima, Gaspray, and Readhwan and this never-disappoints club in Phrom Phong. B300, Sing Sing Theater
W is one of the few hotels that really knows how to be cool, and you can chill at Sun Chasers at their bar, Wet, this Saturday, featuring a DJ starting at 3pm. Tickets here, W Bangkok
CALM is the al fresco spot in Phrom Phong for good vibes and good drinks. This Saturday they’ll be kicking off their second Samba and Bossa Nova event, featuring Gustavo Matos and Tiago. Tickets here, CALM Bar and Guignette
The Slider Shack from Nonthaburi will be sliding their way into one of Bangkok’s coolest nightlife spots for you to sample their high-grade beef with Small’s hi-so nightlife. Free entry, Smalls
Bueller?...Bueller?...Bueller? We hear you Ben Stein, and Mathew Broderick’s unforgettable 80s antics will be upstairs at Arcadia this Sunday, for a one-time showing of this all-time classic John Hughes masterpiece. Free entry, Arcadia
Sunday is for the kiddies at The Deck in Phrom Phong. But if mommy and daddy still need their night-night juice, check out the 3-hour freeflow package because parenting is a learning on the job sort of thing. Free entry, The Deck
The swank, design-forward Sukhothai Hotel is putting on their “legendary” brunch to round out the weekend, all starting at noon. B3,900, Sukhothai