If you are in Thailand for New Year's Eve, there is no better place to be than Bangkok if you are looking for the best parties and festivities.

The city of angels and lights is an exceptional destination for New Year's Eve celebrations due to its vibrant atmosphere, diverse entertainment options, and incredible festive vibes.

Bangkok offers a range of exciting events and venues to celebrate the New Year.

Here are all the top things you can do on NYE in Bangkok.

Rooftop Bars

Bangkok has countless rooftop bars where you can catch the fireworks show at midnight.

Rooftop bars offer an incredible scene for New Year’s Eve festivities.

Some of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok include Octave, Vertigo, Pastel, SEEN, and Sky Bar. 

There are all kinds of rooftop bars, each giving a different vibe and atmosphere. Some are posh and sophisticated while others are like casual hidden gems.

To catch the best fireworks view, go for rooftop bars that are on high floors or near the river.

Riverside Restaurants

For a laid-back atmosphere, while still being able to watch the fireworks at midnight, there are many riverside restaurants you can dine and drink at.

You can explore the various restaurants and bars along the Chao Phraya River promenade which gives off a very different vibe than downtown Bangkok. 

Some fantastic riverside restaurants that you might want to go to are Howler Bar & Grill, Viva Aviv The River, Riverside Cafe, and many more. There are even quite a few Michelin-guide restaurants along the river worth celebrating New Year's Eve.

On the streets

Khao San Road and RCA are amazing party-central streets every day but on New Year’s Eve, it just gets crazier and wilder. If you are looking for crowded areas with lots of drinks, food, and loud music, you need to be here. 

Neighborhoods like Silom, Chinatown, and downtown Sukhumvit also come even more alive than usual on New Year's Eve. 

The streets of Bangkok are filled with bars, clubs, cafes, and street food vendors with an incredibly festive and energetic atmosphere.

In the clubs and bars

If you are a serious party go-er and like to drink, you can't avoid going to a club or bar on New Year's Eve.

You will be spoiled for choices when it comes to the types of venues that Bangkok offers.

Most of these establishments feature live music, DJs, and performances, which provide a dynamic and entertaining experience.

With some bars and clubs open till 4 am, they are the perfect place to ring in the new year. 

River Cruises

A cruise on the Chao Phraya River is the ultimate way to experience New Year's Eve. Apart from incredible riverside fireworks views, cruises offer delicious gourmet or buffet meals, live music, and free-flow drinks.

Some cruises are private and exclusive while others are more energetic with DJs and festive party vibes. 

There are many companies and operators who organize river cruise options on a daily basis and special occasions such as New Year’s Eve. Here is a list of some of the dinner cruises. You might also want to check out the Bangkok Island Party Cruise or the NYE Boat Carnival.

In front of Shopping Malls

IconSiam and Central World are also ground zero for New Year's Eve festivities complete with live music, special events, entertainment, and a dazzling display of fireworks.

You will find all sorts of people here, from locals and expats to international tourists.

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