The grand dame of gay clubbing just never seems to get old.
The buzz: The grand dame of gay clubbing just never seems to get old. Packed to the point of making dancing near impossible on weekends, DJ Station has come to define Thailand’s gay nightlife for many visitors.
The décor: You’ll find “DJ,” as locals call it, at the end of Silom Soi 2, a small dead-end alley lined with gay bars on both side, although none nearly as big as DJ Station. The place is three stories tall, although not much goes on at the very top. Most of the dancing takes place on the ground, with some guys going shirtless on stage. On the second floor, things are noticeably more cruise-y—and boozy. As for the décor, the dim lighting hides a pretty rundown and barebones setup.
The drinks: DJ Station’s entry is B200, which gets you two drink tickets. Inside, drinks are also B100, although some the brand X spirits used can give you massive hangovers the day after. Stick to beer.
The music: Any examples we’d give would soon be outdated but house remixes of big pop divas consistently dominate the decks. The synched music videos playing on big screen TVs are a pretty unfortunate addition.
The crowd: DJ Station is Bangkok’s most international gay club, so you can expect a mix of Hong Kong/Singaporean weekenders, flight attendants and small packs of gay tourists. As for the Thais, they tend to either be into the pan-Asian circuit scene and dancing shirtless on stage or chasing white guys on the second floor.
Entry fee: B300/two drinks