By Aiden Jewelle Gonzales
‘Tis the sea-sun for cool water and even cooler drinks. Masala is staying in the swim of things by bringing to you, for our latest Masala Recommends, the coolest recurring pool parties in Bangkok so you can tropic like it’s hot. Don’t forget to check out our video montage of the swimmingly good times where you, too, can make a splash. To the infinity pool and beyond.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON’S BLAST POOL SERIES
Shell-abrate good times at DoubleTree by Hilton’s Blast Pool Series, which is calling all adult partygoers aged 20 to 35 years old. An open-air event concept based on Tech House, the party brings together the most active DJs and producers of the scene so you can splash it up while ensconce in Bangkok’s vibrant cityscape. The pool has a covered deck so there’s plenty of space for you to shake it off.
When: Every second Saturday of the month, from 2pm to 9pm
Price: B350 for online tickets, B400 for tickets at the door (inclusive of one drink), and exclusive free-flow package deals for each event
Dress Code: Bikinis and shorts
What’s Boppin’: Live music from international artists such as Tommy Vercetti, Miguel Bastida, Simone Liberali or Anthony Atalla, and local artists including Dan Buri, Alex Fischer, Soi Dogs and Adiero+Nukier
Tipples and Nibbles: Cocktails, beers, wines, spirits, whiskeys and more!
SO SOFITEL BANGKOK’S SO POOL PARTY
One of Bangkok’s most established pool parties, the SO Pool Party rocks out each month at The Water Club, So Sofitel Bangkok’s rooftop pool bar on the 10th floor. With glass walls on three sides, the pool has stunning panoramic views of Lumpini Park, and there’s a garden solarium to the side if you just wanna have sun. Themes vary each month so every event is splashtatically unique.
When: Every last Saturday of the month from 1pm to 9pm, and special festive occasions.
Price: B600 (inclusive of one drink) and varied prices for VIP packages
Dress Code: Bikinis and shorts
What’s Boppin’: Fresh beats every month with DJ line up in theme with each event
Tipples and Nibbles: Easy bites, tapas, and a variety of drinks by the poolside, with special beverages included in each month’s VIP packages.
THE WESTIN GRANDE SUKHUMVIT, BANGKOK’S SATURDAY POOL PARTIES
Time for some adult swim! The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok’s Saturday Pool Parties dove into the scene two years ago and have since seen a deluge of partygoers, growing from a mere 50 guests to over 500 in recent months. The polygonal pool with a faux-pier that goes into the water itself has proven to be one of Bangkok’s best ways to unwind and enjoy some fun in the sun, with beats that stay hot later into the night.
When: Every third Saturday of the month, from 1pm-9pm.
Price: B400 (inclusive of one drink) and varied prices for VIP packages
Dress Code: Casual wear and swimsuits
What’s Boppin’: A variety of visiting DJs to get you in the mood for some wet and wild fun!
Tipples and Nibbles: Refreshments at the pool bar, poolside bites, and an array of mixers and drinks included in their variety of VIP packages.
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BANGKOK’S AMBAR POOL PARTY
One of the first in Bangkok. Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok’s amBar pool party has been making waves on the scene for years. With a different theme for each event, the parties are sure to stay current, such as their upcoming Star Wars-themed pool party, “May the 4th be with you”. amBar has plenty of deck space so you can get your groove on, while its pool has uninterrupted views of the urbane district popular with visitors and expats alike.
When: Every first Saturday of the month, from 2pm to 8pm
Price: B250 for early-bird tickets, B300 at the door (both inclusive of one drink), and varied prices for standard and VIP packages.
Dress Code: Dress to impress for each Thai festive season or trend: Songkran, neon, fancy dress, and much more!
Whats Boppin’: Live music and three Djs from around the world, spinning from 2pm onwards.
Tipples and Nibbles: Local craft beer with Best Brews, or fancy cocktails and delicious food made from fresh ingredients, including Tuna escabeche, Pigs in blankets, Yam salmon takra, Larb moo tod and more.
W BANGKOK’S BEAT BY THE POOL
After six years of staying pool for the summer, W Bangkok has decided to “seas” the day and launch a new pool party series, Beats by the Pool, and their signature WET Deck. Transforming the deck with dynamic decorations, their unusually shaped pool with playful, architectural structures invites guests to find their wild side- so you can enjoy the beats by the pool, while channelling your inner beast by the pool.
When: Every two months, not including the rainy season from june until the end of the third quarter.
Price: B400 for early-bird tickets, B600 for regular tickets (both inclusive of one drink), and exclusive package deals for each event
Dress Code: Your very best beach and pool wear!
What’s Boppin’: Cutting-edge music beats with a variety of DJ partners, such as the Bangkok Invaders featuring Dj Ono, DJAYBUDDAH, DJ T-Double E and DJ Double B
Tipples and Nibbles: A mix of drinks and guests can buy a pool party package that include a premium Saturday brunch straight from W Bangkok’s renowned restaurant, The Kitchen Table.