|Address:||Favela, 2/F, The Opus, 139 Thonglor Soi 10, Bangkok, Thailand|
Thonglor welcomes a Latino party spot.
The buzz: Thonglor continues its reign as Bangkok’s biggest nightlife district with this new late-opening glitzy nightclub dedicated to reggaeton music.
The decor: The name “favela”—referring to Brazil’s slums—may seem at odds with the glitzy venue, but the idea is to create a space that pays homage to the colorful party spirit of Rio. As a result, everything is fancy, sleek, white and glam—but, don’t worry, thanks to their lighting technology it won’t make you feel like you’re sitting at Kaizen Coffee. The owner and the bar manager are the only two people with the magic power to control the club’s lighting (via their phones) and they change the colors night by night. The space comprises of a big dance floor in the middle surrounded by VIP lounge areas—the larger table requires a minimum spend of B20,000-30,000, while the spend for a smaller table on the other side is B10,000; there are also standing booths, which only require you to purchase one bottle (roughly B3,000).
The music: They are very proud to be the first and only club in Bangkok dedicated to reggaeton music—a genre widely played across South America. They also throw in some hip-hop as well.
The drinks: Standard club drinks: a bottle of Jack Daniels will set you back B3,500, Smirnoff vodka B2,500, Tanqueray gin B3,000. If you’re not that hardcore, then a bottled beer costs B200 and classic cocktails are B270-350.
The crowd: Hip, cool Thai professionals in their twenties through to 40 somethings. Though this place opens till very late, the crowd usually starts showing up around 10:30pm.
Why we would come back: Although we might not start the night planning on going here, we’d gladly stumble in after a few drinks and let the next morning’s Facebook tags remind us how much fun we had attempting to grind to the music.