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Top Ten Bars in Bangkok

Top 10 Bars in Bangkok…Chai-Yo!


1. Sirocco Sky Bar

The world’s highest…enough said. Many a rooftop bars are strewn across the city, but none beat the breathtaking view of this one. Modern, yet Romanesque with stairs ascending to the gods. 800ft above the Chao Phraya River, this place is not for those faint of heart.

+66 2624 9555; Open Daily: 9am – 1am; The Dome at State Tower, 1055 Silom Road; Free Entry

Sirocco Bar, Bangkok

2. Phranakorn Bar

Head directly for the roof terrace and order yourselves some cheap Thai food. Then take your time to stumble through the gallery exhibitions and music shows whilst absorbing the eclectic decor. It’s warm and welcoming, and favoured by Bangkok university students. A true example of how to transform the dull into delightful.

+ 66 2222 0282; Open Daily: 6pm – 1am; 58/2 Soi Damnoen Klang Tai, Ratchadamnoen Rd. Bangkok; Free Entry

Phranakorn Bar, Bangkok

3. Nest

Drinks in bed. A pre-party escape from the chaotic streets below in one of Bangkok’s busiest party districts is an ideal way to kick start your night. Winter or summer,  this spot boasts a 360 degree view of the lower Sukhumvit skyline, grassy floors, leafy palms, enticing daybeds and signature cocktails including Spicy Mango Margarita and Campari Fresco. A getaway on your getaway.

+ 66 2305 4000; Open Daily: 6pm – 2pm; Le Fenix Hotel, 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11; Free Entry

Nest, Bangkok

4. Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar

It may be the closest you’ll ever actually be to the moon… but the Banyan Tree Hotel lays out a view of a bustling city right at your feet..well 61 floors below them. Aladdin’s flying carpet in real life…all walls are eliminated, and nothing blocks your vision. The restaurant and bar are joined by an open-air bridge connecting two areas that hover gracefully over Bangkok.

+66 2679 1200; Open Daily: 5pm – 1am; 21/100 Banyan Tree Hotel, South Sathon Road, Sathon 

Vertigo Bar, Bangkok

5. The Iron Fairies

The definition of ‘magical’. By day, a blacksmith’s workshop in its truest form, where mythical creations such as gargoyles are painstakingly created by local craftsmen. By night, your senses are thrust into overload attempting to absorb the whimsical world of darkness enshrouded by jazz band trumpets. Curiosity is tempted beyond imagination, and the need to discover what lies behind the bookcases becomes inevitable…

+66 2714 8875; Open Daily: 6pm – 2am; 394 Soi Thonglor, Sukhumvit 55 Road; Free Entry

The Iron Fairies, Bangkok

6. Raintree Pub

‘Songs for life’? Indulge yourself in the music born during the rock protest movement in the 60′s and 70′s through the live bands hosted by this bar. A more Westernised concept, with embedded Thai roots, you’ll feel like you’re out in the woods surrounded by a rustic hunter’s cabin decorated with buffalo horns.

+66 2640 1428; Open Daily: 6pm – 1am; 116/64 Ruamchit Rangnum Rd. Rajdatavee; Free Entry
Raintree Pub, Bangkok

7. Tawandaeng

German Beer? Ok…In Thailand? What? Asian-style stage shows under the roof of a German beer house creates a weird and wonderful vibe, all under one roof. Locals flock here for great food and even better beer brewed on site, so book fast. You won’t be disappointed.

+66 2678 1114; Open Daily: 5pm-1am; 462/61 Rama 3 Road (Pradit Manutham Rd); Free Entry

Tawandaeng, Bangkok

8. Indy Trees Bar

Garden drinks, anyone? Eat, drink and sing till your heart’s content…no, really. The bar has karaoke rooms, so after you’ve sung at the top of your lungs, take a break from the hard work and let the professionals handle it. Sit under the fairy lights in the garden listening to the live bands whilst sipping on some Thai beer.

+ 66 2249 0222/3; Open Daily: 5pm – 1am; 44/4, Chueaphloeng Rd., Thung Maha Mek, Sathon; Free Entry

Indy Trees Bar, Bangkok

9. Maggie Choo’s

This East India Company vault has fused sexiness with enigma and lure. Thanks to Ashley Sutton (also responsible for the fascinating decor of the Iron Fairies), this place has become one of Bangkok’s best nightlife venues. Leather armchairs, women hanging from swings and bank vaults with hidden semi-private escapes creates an tantalizing experience. Reserve!

+ 66 2635 6055; Open Daily: 7.30pm – 2am/3am (Fri/Sat); Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom Hotel, 320 Silom Rd; Free Entry

Maggie Choos, Bangkok

10. Hippie De Bar

Settle down hippies…although a popular attraction for this type of crowd, the same goes for alternative Thais. An old house converted into a hangout spot for those seeking an atmosphere enshrined in psychedelic paraphernalia, old kitsch decor and mismatched furniture. Drink for cheap to a soundtrack swaying from oldie to indie.

+ +66 1820 3762  ; Open Daily: 3pm – 1am; 46, Thanon Khao San Road; Free Entry


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