If you?re heading to Bangkok and are looking to party, here are the city?s top-five clubs where local VIPs and uber-cool clubbers hang out.
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If you love a bit of hard house or techno, this is the place for you. The DEMO crowd is mostly young Thai professionals with Daddy?s credit card, so be sure to dress up for this chic, industrial club that looks like an abandoned warehouse, but is considered the most fashionable in Bangkok. There?s a cocktail menu that?s huge, a large outdoor area and cool graffiti. There?s no cover charge but the drinks are expensive. 2. Levels Club & Lounge 6th Floor, 35, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sukhumvit Rd
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One of Bangkok?s best-known nightspots, Levels is spread over three different party ?zones? that include a terrace bar, a lounge and a dedicated dance room for those who really want to get down. It?s usually free to enter except on the odd night when there are special events or DJs. You can book a booth and a bottle if you want to, or just circulate through the rooms checking out the crowd of young Thai professionals and expats. The music in the dance room tends towards bass-heavy house and trance tracks and people dress up, so make an effort! 3. Grease 46/12?13 Sukhumvit Soi 49
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There?s something for every sort of clubber, from hardcore clubbers to rooftop chillers, at Grease. There?s a restaurant, dance room, live music bar and rooftop lounge with shisha bar and a ?no shoes? policy; the music is fairly wide but mostly drum?n?bass and dubstep in the dance space. Entry is free but drink prices are expensive; the crowd is a mix of expats and moneyed Thais, a bit older than the usual university-clubbing crowd. 4. Slim & Flix Club 29/22-32 Royal City Avenue (RCA)
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Slim & Flix has a fun, young Thai crowd of mostly university students and three spaces ? two clubs and a live music room. The music covers everything from house and trance to hip-hop and R&B. Although it?s full during the week, on the weekend it becomes so crowded you can barely move, let alone dance, so spring for a ?bottle table? and you?ll be able to do both. Oh, and if you look young make sure you take ID, the staff will always ask regardless of whether you?re 15 or 50. Entry is 400 baht for foreigners, free for Thai citizens. 5. Narz 112 Sukhumvit Soi 23
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Narz has three separate areas to explore but it?s really an ?after club? since it stays open after most of the other hot venues close. Before midnight the upstairs hip-hop room will be pumping, later on it?s the trance room that will be packed out; it?s what Narz is known for with top DJs regularly dropping by. The crowd is young, moneyed and mostly Thai or in-the-know expats who arrive late and party until dawn, literally. Entry after midnight is 400 baht, which includes two drinks, or pay for a bottle table to get four people in.