Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy is a short street, running through the Sukhumvit district and not far from the metro station of the same name. During the day it is more or less innocuous, but at night it turns into one of the most popular entertainment places in the whole of Bangkok.

The street began to develop into a popular entertainment center in the Thai capital back in the late 1970s, when the expatriate T. G. "Cowboy" Edwards (he rarely took off his cowboy hat in public) opened the first bar there. Later, an authoritative columnist of Bangkok’s nightclubs named the street after the owner of the first bar in one of his articles.

Over time, Soi Cowboy turned into a red-light district, luring curious the tourists with its bright lights and its atmosphere of endless party and frivolous entertainment.

Although it is just 150 meters long, Soi Cowboy is home to around 20 go-go bars and nightclubs. Each of them is illuminated with bright lights and plays with different colors and each of them tries to attract visitors with provocative and tempting names. It is worth mentioning that the most popular facilities fill up with great speed and if you want to get good seats for the show, you should arrive well in advance. In addition, it is worth considering that according to the Thai law, most facilities close at 1 a.m. and only some of them are allowed to work until 2 or 3 a.m.

Soi Cowboy was repeatedly used as a setting for famous Hollywood movies. Episodes for “The Hangover: Part II,” “Bangkok Dangerous” and “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” were all filmed there.

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Reviews: 35
Cynthia

Very touristy. Unique experience just to walk through the block once, but enter bars at your own risk!

08.04.2017  
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Andrew

The girls will grab you trying to bring you into the bars haha

18.01.2017  
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Delia

Pretty Lights, Nice atmosphere, no harrasment.

30.12.2016  
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MD

Pity girls... please, don't go where while you sober!

10.12.2016  
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Çilenkli

U should visit if u are in bkk. It's a shame to see European guys (aged 40+) is so sad.. They seem so desperate..

01.05.2016  
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Faelis

Way better than Nana.

12.04.2016  
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Ky

show show show time

28.03.2016  
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Stacey

"If you like to be close to the action, another row of stools is available directly around the stage... first timers tend to sit in the back. Soi Cowboy is fairly straight forward, no traps or scams"

22.02.2016  
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Gondel

Dont be confused between lady and ladyboy, both of them is actually beautiful

31.12.2015  
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Magic

All Vices...

20.10.2015  
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Hakan

Hangover 2'nin birkaç sahnesinin de çekildiği, Bangkok içerisinde eğlencenin gece boyu devam ettiği çok küçük bir sokak. Phuket'in bangla road, Pattayanın walking street'i neyse, burası da o.

21.09.2015  
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Steve

Soi Cowboy is one of the top three red light district tourist destinations and is a must see on a trip to Bangkok...

05.08.2015  
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mizz

Girls , if you enter from the road directly opposite the Terminal 21 building , gigolos will beckon you. Bikini clad bargirls at the centre. Hang onto your man they will call out to him too !

20.07.2015  
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Steve

Reviews of Bars within Soi Cowboy can be found here at BarNewsBangkok...

07.04.2015  
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Lee

Very short soi full of go go bars. It's for foreigners only and to get ripped off if not careful.

11.02.2015  
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Steve

Reviews of bars at Soi Cowboy can be found at Bar News Bangkok

03.02.2015  
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Ivy

Happening on Saturday nights. Public allowed to enter and take a walk down this street

05.10.2014  
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Le

Deja vu bar seems crowded. There is one Ladyboy bar looks tempting to tourists..it's a short street but very busy:):):)

18.08.2014  
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Robert

Flesh market

07.08.2014  
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Kaitlyn

See a ping pong show if you dare! Otherwise, Cowboy 2 was the most fun of them all. And you can carry your drinks from bar to bar.

21.07.2014  
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Other interesting places nearby...