Bangkok drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Thanon Sukhumvit

WTF

Wonderful Thai Friendship (what did you think it stood for?) is a funky and friendly neighbourhood bar that also packs in a gallery space. Arty locals and resident foreigners come for the old-school cocktails, live …
Top Choice Bar in Thanon Sukhumvit

Tuba

Part storage room for over-the-top vintage furniture, part restaurant and part friendly local boozer; this quirky bar certainly doesn’t lack in diversity – nor fun. Indulge in a whole bottle (they’ll hold onto it fo…
Top Choice Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

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…
Top Choice Bar in Thanon Sukhumvit

Studio Lam

Studio Lam is an extension of uberhip record label ZudRangMa, and boasts a Jamaican-style sound system custom-built for world and retro-Thai DJ sets and the occasional live show. For a night of dancing in Bangkok th…
Top Choice Bar in Thanon Sukhumvit

Q&A Bar

Imagine a mid-century modern dining car or airport lounge, and you're close to picturing the interior of Q&A. The short list of featured cocktails can appear to be a divergence from the classic vibe, but an old-…
Top Choice Bar in Chinatown

Tep Bar

We never expected to find a bar this sophisticated – yet this fun – in Chinatown. Tep does it with a Thai-tinged, contemporary interior, tasty signature cocktails, Thai drinking snacks, and raucous live Thai music p…
Rooftop Bar in Thanon Sukhumvit

Brewski

Urban rooftop bars are synonymous with a big bill, which is why Brewski is a breath of fresh air. With drinks starting at 70 baht, this beer-centric rooftop is a chilled-out spot to while away an evening 30 stories …
Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

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…
Bar in Banglamphu

Ku Bar

Tired of buckets and cocktails that revolve around Red Bull? Head to Ku Bar, in almost every way the polar opposite of the Khao San party scene. Climb three floors of stairs (look for the tiny sign) to emerge at an …
Bar in Thanon Sukhumvit

Dim Dim

Bangkok’s love of Chinese-themed bars reaches its zenith at Dim Dim, a candlelit cocktail bar in Phrom Phong. China's lucky colour of red dominates the decor, and a row of gold waving cats beckons you to try the hou…