Drinking & Nightlife

  • WTF A sophisticated yet friendly local boozer.
  • Q&A Bar Creative cocktails in a slick setting.
  • Moon Bar Casual ambience and stunning views make this our favourite of Bangkok's original rooftop bars.
  • DJ Station One of the most legendary gay dance clubs in Bangkok – if not Asia.
  • Smalls An eclectic interior and fun events make this one of our favorite bars in town.
  • Beam Bangkok's It Club – for the moment, at least.

Bars for Cocktails

  • Sugar Ray Some of Bangkok's wackiest – and tastiest – cocktails.
  • Vesper One of the best places in town to sip the standards.
  • J. Boroski Mixology Leave it to the creative barkeeps here to concoct your drink on the spot.
  • Ku Bar Edgy cocktails in an even edgier locale.
  • Tep Bar Cocktails with unique Thai touches.

Bars for Chilling Out

Bars with Food

  • Tuba Full-flavoured bar snacks that span from Isan (northeastern Thailand) to Italy.
  • Mikkeller Craft beers and clever bites.
  • Madame Musur Singha almost tastes good when coupled with the northern-Thai-style dishes here.
  • Badmotel Quirky twists on Thai and international dishes.
  • Hair of the Dog Couple your draught cider with a hearty plate of poutine (chips and gravy).

Bars with Views

  • Roof Incomparable views of the river and Wat Arun.
  • A R Sutton & Co Engineers Siam One of the most unique interiors of any bar in Bangkok.
  • Long Table Boasting a bird's-eye view of one of the city's busiest intersections.
  • Above 11 Rise above it all at this lofty Th Sukhumvit bar.
  • Sky On 20 With views over some of central Bangkok's biggest green areas.

Dance Clubs

  • Studio Lam The themed DJ nights here are some of the best fun in town.
  • Route 66 Join the throngs at this long-standing megaclub.
  • Glow The destination in town for EDM snobs.
  • Sing Sing Theater Tiny dance floor, big fun.
  • The Club Dance with a virtual UN of partiers at this Th Khao San–based disco.
  • Demo Where the Thais go to shake.

Late-Night Bars & Clubs

  • Wong’s Place Open from midnight until the last punter crawls out.
  • The Bank Puff on shisha or dance into the wee hours on Th Khao San.
  • Narz With three vast zones to keep clubbers raving till dawn.
  • Levels When most Soi 11 bars begin to close, this club heats up.
  • Mixx Basement-level late-night disco.
  • Scratch Dog For when closing times trump quality music.

Rooftop Bars

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