Nightlife in Udon Thani
The nightlife of the most popular tourist destinations in
Thailand is legendary and world famous. Bangkok attracts night owls
with the red-light districts of Patpong, Soi Cowboy or Nana Plaza. In
Pattaya there is - among many other roads - Walking Street, and on
Phuket the girly bars found in Patong, on Soi Bangla. Chiang Mai and
other cities have similar entertainment districts to offer various
Udon Thani offers fans of nightlife a surprisingly large selection of bars and clubs. Udon Thani recognized the needs of the GIs stationed here during the time of the Vietnam War and made entertainment accordingly.
In the meantime, of course, the Americans have gone and with them vanished many bars, GoGos and brothels. With the onset of the city boom two decades ago, and the increasing numbers of western visitors, a new entertainment district sprang up. Two entertainment areas have particularly specialized in the needs of Western foreigners and their offerings designed accordingly; Nutty Park and Day and Night.
Nutty Park is located about halfway between the railway station of Udon Thani and Central Plaza shopping center, on Prajak Sillapakom Street. Nutty Park offers its visitors a variety of bars, some with pool tables, dart boards and televisions. Some bars offer light meals or even a wide selection of Western and Thai cuisine. Friendly entertainment and plenty of attention from the young ladies is guaranteed. Most bars open early in the afternoon and close at midnight.
Day And Night is two thirds of the way down Samphanthamit Road, not far from Top Mansion Hotel. Day and Night is a large hall, containing numerous bars all vying to attract customers. Lonely hearts will not be lonely for long. As in Nutty Park entertainment is provided until midnight.
On the same road several other farang bars and restaurants serving Western cuisine can be found, and on the Prajak Sillapakom Street, in the immediate vicinity of Nutty Park and the night market of Udon Thani, the local bars and clubs are predominantly geared to Western styles.
Mr Tong's Bar on Prajak Sillapakom Poad, equally popular with Thai and foreign customers, has been in Udon Thani for so long that it has become a nightlife institution. The bar opens at 4 pm and closes at midnight.
Those who are happy in discotheques will find many like-minded people in the Yellow Bird Nightclub, mostly young Thais. The club is part of Charoen Hotel. Before 10 pm you cannot expect much, but later appealing live music generates an exuberant mood here. The club is part of Charoen Hotel.
The same crowd, in another location, can be found in the Rythm Club And Bar, formerly known as the Mambo Discotheque. The club is part of Napalai Hotel.
The Vake Up Club is also on the list of popular venues, very popular with students. It's located in the high-tech bar district at Thahan Road, now called Udon Night Life. The club is open from 9 pm to 1:30 am.
Live Thai music can be found in the Tawan Daeng Pub, with a rustic theme and plenty of atmosphere, which sometimes tends to overheat, causing the occasional disputes.
Here occasionally Thai music legends like Carabao or Phongsit Kumpee play live. The crowd is usually rather younger. After 10 pm the atmosphere is great.
Go-go bars in Udon Thani; there are no go-go bars in Udon as the last of its kind, the Wolverine, closed its doors in 2016.
posted on: 26.06.2015 - last update on: 25.10.2016
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