Bangkok’s watering holes cover the spectrum from English-style pubs where you can comfortably sit with a pint and the paper to chic dens where the fair and beautiful go to be seen, not to imbibe. Its bar scene is also unique in that Bangkok is one of the few big cities in the world where nobody seems to mind if you slap a bar at the top of a skyscraper (although it’s worth noting that most rooftop bars enforce a dress code – no shorts or sandals). But many visitors associate Bangkok with the kind of bars that don't have an address – found just about everywhere in the city. Think streetside seating, plastic chairs, auto exhaust, and tasty dishes that are absent-mindedly nibbled between toasts. Bangkok bars don’t have cover charges, but they do generally enforce closing time at 1am, and sometimes earlier if they suspect trouble from the cops.