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Discover RCA: Royal City Avenue nightlife - Bangkok


The Royal City Avenue or RCA is one of the highly crowded landmarks and one of the city’s finest red light districts in Bangkok. It is one of the most recognized places designated by the government zones for dance clubs, full moon parties, rock and roll and live concerts. Though these sites do draw the crowd, some of the major attractions that popularized the RCA is its features of local and international singers, as well as DJ performers, who gather here every night and during the weekends. It is surely the place to be for those who want to celebrate the end of their Bangkok adventure with a bang!

The Route 66 and the Slim & Flix in Rama Road, are just some of the most popular clubs in RCA. They gained popularity among teenagers and university students for live shows, RnB music, dances and other light activities to make friends. The Ztudio is also one of the fastest rising clubs because of its wide range of drinks and live music entertainment. They have a huge and impressive entertainment hall decorated with dazzling neon lights, which are always lit for year round festivities. They already featured big names in local and international music industry, including Paul Van Dyk and Vinai.

From the City Center or Khaosan Road, you can take a taxi or a motorbike for about 50 to 60 Baht before you finally get to the RCA. The RCA Road is a bit far from the public transportation, but the journey will be worth it once you arrive. You can also take the MRT train from the Bangkok Hualamphong train station; it is now made more accessible for local and foreign tourists going to the RCA.

The good thing about the Royal City Avenue is that there are several nightclubs open seven nights a week as early as 7:00 pm until 2:00 am. For locals, there are free entrance night clubs while for foreigners, the entrance fee is as low as 300 Baht. Trip Guru strongly advises that you bring a valid ID, for RCA does not promote underage drinking. It is also better to bring a couple of friends along because sometimes, the RCA can get pretty loud and rough.



What our experts tell about this experience.
  • Eva

    05. 08. 2016

    Royal City Avenue.. What can I say.. My girls and I had the time of our lives. It may not have opened till the sun came up but the time spent was wild.. From my perspective, I consider RCA that it is more of a high class zone, then the other streets and districts. They dress stylish around here. The music, the sounds, the lights.. I had enjoyed a night of crazy paradise. You don't want to be the same as a packed sardine can ? Advisory: Arrive before 10pm . Why? Because after this hour... The later the time passes, the more the people. My friends and I had a wonderful and fun night. The people here were very friendly too! Check it out!

  • Gemma

    05. 08. 2016

    LOCALSSS! The locals are all here. That's what my friends and I were looking for! To make new Thai friends. Men or girls. The more the merrier. You wouldn't find a lot of tourists in RCA. It's more EXPATS and Locals. If that's what you're looking for I highly recommend for you to check IN at RCA. If we're talking food, there are some really good restaurants you can find easily in this area too. Street food at the corners at the start of the street are also a life saver after a hangover I tell you. Personally occurred on this matter myself. Taxi fees and price for your ride.. Be a little careful about that as they are expected that you would pay a "Certain" price and not by the meter, don't forget to "check" first. Dress code: RCA's dress code is on the side of "Classy" Men and Women look very well dressed and hey.. everyone loves a bit of "class&style" right? So... dress it up a bit.. take it off, a bit later.

  • Apit

    05. 08. 2016

    RCA. It's quite different from any other night life district in Bangkok. Here, there is class and style. Everyone has on an attractive dress code. Less "Working girls". More of the local party people and from a mix range of ages. Preference of Asian Beauties? Here is the place to mingle or even just making friends. My mates and I had a supreme night. We enjoyed some Thai dishes from a side cart in the evening, walked across the street and hit off a hard night at Route 66. It's that easy.. everything is so close to everything. We loved this! Route 66 is one of the most famous and the most fun clubs we've experienced! The beats are a mixture from R&B/HipHop to TopCharts and more. The prices are considered reasonable as well. RCA is recommended from us for sure!

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