So you’re in Thailand with your beau, whether you’ve been together for a long time or you just met, you’ll need to go on some amazing dates! You have a whole world at your feet, but let’s begin with the basics: the wine and dine.
Even if you are an adventurous duo, this classic date night is a cornerstone to a beautiful time in any country, especially Thailand! Each area of Thailand has a unique energy, which means that no two restaurants/bars will be exactly alike.
If you find yourself in the epicenter that is Bangkok, you’ll find luxury and urban glamor. If you’re in the north, Chiang Mai will treat you to a more laid back, natural atmosphere. Head south to Phuket and experience the serenity of the shore, as well as abundant nightlife. No matter what kind of atmosphere you and your man are into, you’ll find the perfect date night in one of these amazing places.
Zuma– Located in the heart of Bangkok, Zuma resides within the St. Regis, and is the at the intersection of elegance and fun – Perfect for date night! This Japanese restaurant is designed with accents of stone and an open kitchen. Enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks inside out outside, as they have a gorgeous terrace. It’s always a great idea to have a beautiful view on a date (besides your date!), so make plans to enjoy yourself and the city! After you’ve had your romantic dinner, stay for dancing in their bar and lounge section, complete with DJs to make sure everyone’s moving.
La Table de Tee – While on the subject of classic date nights, let’s throw some adventure into the mix. At la Table de Tee, the menu is ever-changing. Whenever you and your man decide to hit the town for a beautiful meal and drinks, this locale will never disappoint if you’re looking for variety. Combining Thai and French cuisine influences, this restaurant will be one fancy and delicious treat for you and your date. Book a table to be surprised, wowed, and delighted (not just by the person across the table from you, but from your plate as well!). Sourcing their ingredients as freshly and authentically as possible, you’ll be sure to get a true Thai experience through food here.
The House by Ginger – You’ve got to love options, and at The House – you and your date can have a delicious meal, great drinks, and do a little browsing in their kitchen shop. The interior of this restaurant is eclectic and relaxed, and connects you to the old world of Chiang Mai with plants and knick-knacks all around. Combining a sense of a cafe and art gallery, you’ll even get great music with their French DJ curated music. While this layout is a classic dinner date, if you and your honey happen to be art lovers, this place will be the ideal for a bite, a sip, a shop, and general relaxing atmosphere to really get to know each other!
Le Crystal Restaurant – When nature comes to mind for Chiang Mai, Le Crystal restaurant delivers. You can sit outside along the restaurant’s terrace along the Ping River and their curated garden and enjoy the beautiful evening weather. If your dream date night includes French cuisine and a wide array of wine, this is the place to be! You can also enjoy live Jazz music Monday-Saturday at this wonderful restaurant, making it ideal for a romantic atmosphere for you and your lover. Booking a reservation is recommended, as Le Crystal is popular for both date nights and private events.
Club One Seven – Club One Seven is a hotel known for their amazing gay culture. They also offer an authentic Thai dining experience! If you and your man find yourselves in Phuket, Club One Seven perfectly combines the party atmosphere with a romantic date. You can order any traditional Thai dish along with Western cuisine, making your choices endless! Pictured above, the rainbow cocktail bar also offers the perfect addition of tasty drinks and socializing to your date night – unless you want to keep each other all to yourselves!
Le Bistro – This gay restaurant boasts a menu ranging Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Western Food – satisfying all tastes! This is a great date night place for the couple who loves to be in the action, which if you’re in Phuket, there’s a good chance you are! Check their website for special events such as the first Sunday of every month Spit Roast Hog! This date night will make you feel like you’re truly part of the community and have a great time with the person sitting across from you and the restaurant as a whole!
All in all, traditional dinner dates are still relevant in today’s romance, and Thailand is full of opportunities for you and your beau. Wine and dine, dance and shop – These three locales give you anything you’re interested in! And remember, the dinner and drinks is just the start of the date, as these locations will give you all the beauty and adventure of nighttime long after you’ve digested your meal!