The upscale nightlife venue Ku Dé Ta, which opened to great fanfare last year, has found its stride after hosting a number of Bangkok’s biggest recent parties, including a packed Playboy event in mid-March and a well-attended All Chambers Young Professionals gathering a week later. In the increasingly hip area southwest of Narathiwas Road, the club has proved to be a pioneer.
Partygoers at Ku Dé Ta enjoy no shortage of entertainment and dining options, with three highly acclaimed restaurants – Izakaya, a traditional all-day Japanese eatery; Signature, a fine-dining spot; and Grill, a classic steakhouse – complementing the numerous other bars, dance floors and VIP areas spread across the club’s 3,700 square metres. Despite being located on the 39th and 40th floors of the Sathorn Square building, the nightclub isn’t about its vistas.
Instead, all of the action flows toward the spacious Club Lounge, a long, rectangular party space with tall ceilings and jungle motifs throughout. Above the dance floor, a colourful, kinetic light rack gives energy to the space, while professional dancers groove from the platform limbs of a faux tree and laser lights shoot up from the floor.
Aviary, the VIP lounge, is perched above the DJ station, while in the back of the club, behind soundproof doors, lies Soundgarden, an intimate live music hall that hosts everything from Britpop to indie rock. The laid-back Ku Bar, between Izakaya and Signature, offers sweeping panoramic city views, with a beautiful, hand-carved wooden screen from Java on the ceiling.
The well-established Ku Dé Ta brand currently operates two other locations, in Bali (on Seminyak beach) and Singapore (at Marina Bay Sands), with a Hong Kong project (in Lan Kwai Fong) also said to be in the works.
Ku Dé Ta
39-40F Sathorn Square Complex, 98 North Sathorn Rd
02-108-2000 | kudeta.com