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Smalls

Even though it only opened its doors in 2014, Smalls is the kind of bar that feels like it's been here forever. Fixtures include a cheekily decadent interior, an inviting rooftop, food-themed nights (check the Faceb…
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Moon Bar

An alarmingly short barrier at this rooftop bar is all that separates patrons from the street, 61 floors down. Located on top of the Banyan Tree Hotel, Moon Bar claims to be among the highest alfresco bars in the wo…
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Vesper

One of the freshest faces on Bangkok's drinking scene is this deceptively classic-feeling bar-restaurant. As the name suggests, the emphasis here is on cocktails, including several revived classics and mixed drinks …
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Ceresia

Finally, a local roastery to rescue us from the caffeinated shackles of you-know-who. And best of all, boasting high-quality exotic and domestic beans, expertly prepared drinks and good pastries, Ceresia is more tha…
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DJ Station

One of Bangkok’s and indeed Asia’s most legendary gay dance clubs, here the crowd is a mix of Thai guppies (gay professionals), money boys and a few Westerners. There are several similar clubs in Soi 2.
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JAM

Take a break from rooftop bars and visit Bangkok’s best dive. With walls plastered with fliers, regular musical performances, and an impressive calendar of exhibitions and events, JAM successfully mixes low and high…
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Sky Bar

Descend the Hollywood-like staircase to emerge at this bar that juts out over the city's skyline and Mae Nam Chao Phraya. This is the classic Bangkok rooftop bar – scenes from The Hangover Part II were filmed here –…
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Wong's Place

This dusty den is a time warp into the backpacker world of the early 1980s. The namesake owner died several years ago, but a relative removed the padlock and picked up where Wong left off. It works equally well as a…
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Vogue Lounge

An extension of the eponymous magazine, brand placement is thankfully at a minimum here. Instead, you get a classy, classic-feeling bar in marble and brass, with an engaging menu of signature drinks and high-end nib…
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Maggie Choo's

A former bank vault with a Chinatown-opium-den vibe, secret passageways and lounging women in silk dresses. With all this going on, it’s easy to forget that Maggie Choo’s is actually a bar, although you'll be remind…