*A special thanks to all the venues for their collaboration.

Dear queens and queers, welcome to Bangkok – the city that never sleeps and never stop anyone from food escapade. Whether you’re still settling in in your room or have already taken a stroll around the neighborhood, you’re probably already asking: what does this city have to offer for queer girls? Who wants a guide to Bangkok LBTQI friendly places and parties for ILGA World 2016 period?

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If you’re having trouble finding  any signs of life from the queer women’s community in Bangkok and you’re looking for some fun – say, a nice bar or restaurant where you can meet queer women and maybe also  hang out with your straight friends and gay buds – don’t worry, because we have you covered!

Here you go a short guide to Bangkok LBTQI friendly places and parties for ILGA World 2016 period. (You are very welcome!)

For updates and further and information about places, parties and activities in Bangkok, we suggest that you also read here and here.

Now, let’s get started!


After a long day of adventure, before even start your night of fun, it’s important to fill your bellies with something delicious. So why not go somewhere LBTQI+ friendly? The choices below are not only queer-friendly but also owned by queer women. Support your local girls’ gang and dig into some delicious food. 

tacos and salsa mexican restaurant bangkok

Tacos and Salsa Mexican Bar and Restaurant

Managed by a Thai/Mexican female couple, this restaurant offers some yummy authentic Mexican dishes and drinks, surrounded by colorful walls, curious Mexican accessories and Frida Khalo-inspired decoration. Try out their Burrito Grande (220 THB – with the captivating option of making it “wet”) and share their famous Margochelas (a bowl of frozen margarita served with an upturned bottle of Corona, 700 THB) with your friends.

Where: Tacos & Salsa Mexican Bar and Restaurant, Sukhumvit Soi 18.

Opening Hours: Open daily 11am-11pm

Phone: 02-663-6366 or 086-346-0822

Budget: Main dishes from 150 THB to 250 THB

Near: Asoke BTS / Sukhumvit MRT

Burgers and Bangers

After working in some of the best international restaurants in town, Chef Poupée now specializes in gourmet burgers and sausages. Here, you will find vegetarian options, comfy and relaxed vibes and unique burger recipes. Try out the Vegetarian (B230) and the Signature (beef, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion rings topped with Bearnaise sauce, B290), all served with a free side and the owner’s best smile.

Where: Burgers and Bangers, Sukhumvit Road between sois 18-20, Bangkok

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 2:30-11pm; Sun noon-8:30pm

Phone: 097-283-4598

Budget: dishes from 230 THB to 290 THB

Near: Asoke BTS / Sukhumvit MRT

burgers and bangers bangkok


Being vegan, just like being queer, means taking a step outside of society’s mainstream beliefs. So why settle for a side dish or a salad when you can try out some of the many yummy dairy and meat-free dishes around Bangkok?

May veggie home

May Veggie Home

100% vegan and 100% Thai. If you want some typical Thai and Asian-inspired dishes, this is where you want to go. Not too fancy, not explicitly queer friendly, but affordable, central and definitely delicious. Try out their stuffed avocados (129 THB small, 199 THB large), Panaeng Curry (149 THB small, 220 THB large) and iced mint-lemon tea.

Where: May Veggie Home, Sukhumvit Soi 16 (Asoke Sukhumvit Intersection), Bangkok

Opening Hours: Daily 11am-10pm

Phone: 089-042-7215

Budget: Dishes from 100 THB to 240 THB

Near: Asoke BTS (Exit n.4)

Chomp Bangkok


We should note that CHOMP! is not a strict vegan restaurant, but has some vegan options. These have mostly been created by replacing meat with vegetarian/vegan versions; you can get a breakfast with meat or vegetarian sausage, for example. They also serve exquisite signature cocktails. In addition, it’s an art gallery and community space with a definite feminist, female-positive atmosphere.

Where: CHOMP! Cafe, Samsen 1 Alley, Wat Sam Phraya, Bangkok

Opening Hours: Daily 9am-11pm

Phone: 02-629-2026

Budget: Main dishes from 180 THB to 300 THB

Near: Phra Sumen / Khao San Road

More info and map

veganerie concept

Veganerie Concept

This restaurant, done up in a trendy modern industrial style, has a sweet and savoury all-day breakfast, as well as a number of delicious Western and Thai dishes. Veganerie Concept moves beyond the idea of veganism as just a health choice, although they also have a focus on clean eating. There is no explicit queerness, but there is a political edge to their veganism and the service is beyond-courteous. On top of that you will appreciate the variety of spaces they have set up – including places for solo diners to eat and plug in their laptops, and super fast wifi.

Where: Veganerie Concept, Soi Methi-nivet (Sukhumvit 24), Bangkok

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10am-10pm. Thursday closed.

Phone: 02-258-8489

Budget: Dishes from 200 THB to 300 THB

Near: Phrom Phong BTS

More info and map


Here’s a list of places that are very queer-friendly, not only in terms of their crowds but also their organised activities mood and ambience.



Hidden away in a small corner near the motorway close to BTS Surasak, the cozy JAM bar offers an eclectic agenda of events – from free Wednesday movie screenings to electro and experimental music nights, and from art exhibitions to workshops. The crowd is jolly, queer (in the broader sense), arty and often mao maak (Thai: very drunk). Try their Veggie burger (120 THB), and sip one of their delicious Lychee Rum cocktail (B150) while you have intense conversations with the incredible humans mingling there.

Where: JAM, Soi Rong Nam Kang (Charoen Rat Soi 1), Bangkok

Opening Hours: Daily 6pm-midnight. Monday closed.

Phone: 089-889-8059

Near: Surasak BTS (Exit n.2)

More info and map

23 bar and gallery

 23Bar & Gallery

This small bar and two-floor gallery shophouse is one of the most happening places to be in Chinatown. Here you will find cheap beers, a smoky atmosphere, rock music and a different art exhibition every month. With a grungy, hipsteresque feel, this is the place to go to chill, spill and thrill.

On Tuesday, November 29th they will host an event called “Queer Voices”. More information can be found here.

Where: 23Bar & Gallery, Soi Nana in Chinatown, Bangkok

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 7pm-1am

Phone: 080-264-4471

Near: Hua Lamphong MRT (Exit n.1)

More info and map

dark bar x light room bangkok

Dark Bar X Light Room

Dark Bar X Light Room are two disco rooms smaller than your living room, but they promise quality DJ-ing, decent drinks and an alternative, occasionally queer Thai scene for people who love to party like there’s no tomorrow. You can choose between a black/electro or a glitterish/pop atmosphere to dance and party until the early hours of morning. The best place to make new friends? On the stairs right outside the club.

Where: Dark Bar X Light Room, 2/F Ekkamai Mall, Ekkamai Soi 10, Bangkok

Opening Hours: Fri-Sat 10pm-2am

Phone: 092 446 6298

Near: Ekkamai BTS

More info and map


Did you meet some amazing people and future friends during the trip, and you want to dance and experience a crazy queer night out in Bangkok with them – but in a queer women-friendly place?

Don’t ask us twice! We’ve listed below the best of what the city has to offer in terms of parties and cool events during the ILGA World 2016 period (28 November – 2 December 2016).

Thailand's LGBTI Rights Movement: Photography Exhibition

LGBTI+ Right Movement Art Exhibition (TBC)

We are more than proud to present to you this travelling art exhibition about the LGBTI+ rights movement in Thailand from M-Plus Foundation. The exhibition shows the grassroot associations’ and local movements’ fights for their rights to be visible, to exist and to have their status recognized. In addition to pre-exhibition setting at Sukosol Hotel, on Thursday, December 1st, the highlight part of the exhibition; the documentation of the making of ILGA World Conference in Bangkok, will be revealed to the public.

Location and confirmation of the event will be communicated on queermango.com (so, stay tuned!)

When: During ILGA World Conference and on Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:30pm onwards (opening event at Whiteline)

Where: Sukosol Hotel and Whiteline Gallery (opening event)

queens and queers party

Queens & Queers Party

Yes, you read that right! There will be a Pride-themed party at the end of the ILGA World Conference to celebrate your beautiful diversity and say farewell without tears but full of glitter! At this party you will find an all-female and queer-friendly DJ crew playing your favourite electro, pop and dance tunes with 2 floors, special surprises and loads of fun.

When: Thursday, December 1st 2016, 9:30pm- till late

Where: Whiteline, Silom soi 8, Bangkok

Near: Silom MRT

More info and map

Queer Voices at 23Bar & Gallery

23Bar & Gallery is organizing a live music and open mic night, welcoming all queers and allies and inviting those who want to share their voice to come and express themselves, in any form possible. You can sign up by sending a private message to their Facebook page or just by showing up early at the bar.

When: Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 7pm-1am.

Where: 23Bar & Gallery, Soi Nana in Chinatown, Bangkok

Near: Hua Lamphong MRT (Exit n.1)
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go grrrls 3rd birthday party

Go Grrrls 3rd Birthday Party

o Grrrls is a queer, all-girls DJ crew that share a love of party and indie music. It’s one of the most varied and open parties in town where LGBT, androgynous, and straight people are all welcome to party together. Their 3rd birthday party will take place during the ILGA conference- you definitely don’t want to miss this!

When: Friday, December 2nd 2016, 9:30pm-2am

Where: Third World, Tapas, Silom soi 4, Bangkok

Near: Silom MRT

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There are more events, activities and places which perpetuate the queer and queer women culture in Bangkok. Where? Let us know you favorite places and events here below or by contacting us.