Bangkok’s bars and clubs fight for survival in face of curfews

It’s barely midnight on Saturday, but the lights are already on, the DJ is packing up and stragglers are making their way towards the door. Since it opened in 2014, Dark Bar has been a key part of Bangkok’s underground electronic music scene. Despite its limited capacity and minimal decoration, it built up a loyal word-of-mouth following – until the start of this year, when police stormed in and imposed a curfew on the bar.

Bangkok’s bars and clubs fight for survival in face of curfews and developers

It’s barely midnight on Saturday, but the lights are already on, the DJ is packing up and stragglers are making their way towards the door. Since it opened in 2014, Dark Bar has been a key part of Bangkok’s underground electronic music scene.

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