I wanted to give some ideas for night time fun for the visiting family. Bangkok tends to have a bad international reputation for the seedy life. But there are a lot of fun things to do for the whole family. Here is one recommendation: Have a great dinner at Bangkok’s Chinatown, the street food is Awesome! And there are many restaurants to enjoy..
Then you can enjoy more nightlife (once the kids are put to bed) at Khoa San Road, where there are many bars places to enjoy many types of music. I caught this great break dancing on my last trip there.