Drinking In Bangkok Tonight? | Find The Best Bars Here

Drinking In Bangkok Tonight? | Find The Best Bars Here

Drinking In Bangkok Tonight? | Find The Best Bars Here

Are you in Bangkok this evening? I have a few aces up my sleeve to provide you with the best bars and pubs in this great city. I love Bangkok so much it holds a special place in my heart, and the nightlife is a big part of it. I remember going underground bars and seeing some big DJs while on a big session with the boys.  Bangkok is a diamond, and I’ll tell you why I love this city so much as we go!

If you’ve never been to Bangkok, you’re in for a real treat with some of the best bars in the world located here. Since going back to the UK, I’ve hardly been out because I don’t enjoy it compared to Asia. If I’m in Bangkok, I’m out every single night without fail. Bangkok caters to everyone, and you feel free, and everyone’s in a better mood, and the girls are friendly.  I find the West a lot more expensive, and it’s losing its charm with big pub franchises taking over.

Bangkok has its drinking areas dotted all across the city, and it depends on what you want? The most popular areas are Khao San Rd (Backpacking Central), the old city, Sukhumvit, Thong Lor, and Ekkamai. All areas have price variances, with Sckhumvit and Ekkamai costing more, but it has more vibe with better bars and restaurants. Now that I’ve written this post, I can’t stop thinking of the nights out I had across this great city, with the late-night street food grabs, Tuk Tuk’s wheeling at traffic lights, underground nightclubs, and the friendships I met. This city is incredible on every level!

Below are my top bars to go while your in Bangkok! You will find hidden gems here that you’ll love!

Maggie Choo’s

Old school Chinese venue with a 1930’s Shanghai ambiance and a quirky old skool theme will leave you in awe of this fantastic bar. You can find hanging paper umbrellas, terracotta-style Warriors, and models dressed up in traditional Chinese costumes dancing in the venue.

The venue also has live music suspending above your head with swings with band members jamming in the sky. If that doesn’t get you interested, what will? The venue’s entrance is pretty fly with a bit of a walk down some steps to a traditional noodle shop before you enter the bar.

One of the things I like about Maggie Choo’s is the private booths from the East India Company back in the day. You can also find a grand piano that’s they still use for entertainment every evening. The cocktails are a bit expensive, but you pay for what you get, and you get value with a lovely garnish and a perfectly shaken cocktail.

Where To Find: Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom Hotel, 320 Silom Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Opening Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30pm to 2am (Rest Of The Week Is Closed)

Phone: +66 (0)91 772 2144

Havana Social

A great bar on Sukhumvit and a real gem of a cocktail venue providing you with Caribbean classics with a real authentic taste. The bar’s design is pre-revolution Cuba with a low-maintained feel, which sets the bar’s tone and compliments the style significantly.

The bar is hidden, and you’ll find a retro phone booth that you type a secret code, and the door opens. The bar is defiantly worth checking out, just for the decoration.

Where To Find: 41, 3 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-2am with live music every Fri/Sat

Phone: +66 (0)2 821 6111

Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental

If you like live jazz music, you have to go bamboo bar on the ground level off Mandarin Oriental. The bar’s design is top-notch with marble, wood, leather, and rattan, with dim lights and a 1950s mirrored ceiling, which compliments the unique cocktails.

If you’re on a date, this is a great place to take a girl and drink sublime cocktails while being serenaded to jazz music. 

Where To Find: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Ave, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Openng Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 5pm to 1am, Friday–Saturday- 5pm to 2am

Phone: +66 (0)2 659 9000

Website: Click here

Bangkok Bars

Tuba Bar

If you’re a bit of a hipster, then head over to the cool area “Ekkamai” where you find plenty of excellent restaurants and bars to choose from. Tuba Bar has a huge cocktail list with a laid-back vibe thats chilling to be around. The venue has fantastic colors, furniture, erotic paintings, retro furniture, and old-school lighting. The best perk is saved to the last, “a human-size Spiderman with a diving helmet”. If that doesn’t excite you, nothing will LOL!

If you’re a bit of an ale drinker like myself, you can’t go wrong here with everything from Boddingtons, Guinness, and Paulaner with other great European beers at your disposal. The bar also has pool tables, TV screens, and superb Thai food. Make sure you go, guys.

Where To Find: 34 Ekkamai 21 Alley, Khlong Tan, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Opening Hours: 7 days a week 10am-12am

Phone: +66 (0)2 711 5500

Website: Click here

Tep Bar

Another quirky bar on Soi Nana just off bohemian near China town, Tep bar, is found down an alleyway. The bar has become hugely popular, recently becoming one of Bangkok’s most popular bars. The venue has quirky drinks, light herbal whiskeys, strong shots with refreshing sides to help wash any harsh tastes.

Tep Bar has a Wat theme (Thai Temple) with golden cups and religious bowels for you to drink from. The bartenders are good for a natter, and we’ll talk about the excellent of range drinks they have to offer. Many of the ingredients are homemade and classed as moonshine, so don’t go too crazy, or you’ll be on your back! The bar has an extensive connection to Thai culture and must be visited at least once.

Where To Find: Address: 69, 71 Yi Sip Song Karakadakhom 4 Alley, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-11pm Fri-Sun Closed

Phone: +66 98 467 2944

Website: Click here

Moon Bar

Bangkok has its fair share of rooftop bars, and Moon bar is a heck of a bar. It is located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree hotel and has a full-circle view of Lumpini park and the Chao Phraya river.

The online community suggested this has the best views globally from a bar, not just that it also has the quality of products to go with it. The menu is extensive and houses plenty of liquor to get you on your way for a good night. A lot of the alcohol is made from locally sourced fruits such as mango and passion fruit, with a great wine list to boot. If it’s a special occasion and you want a few Instagram pictures, this place is perfect, and while you’re their you can say to yourself, I made it in life LOL.

Where To Find: 21, 100 S Sathorn Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-1am

Phone: +66 2 679 1200

Website: Click here

Mikkeller Bangkok

Get yourself off at Ekkamai BTS station and take the back roads through housing Estates until you reach the traditional house with a leafy yard. The Pub stocks many traditional Danish beers and has beer testers to find your perfect beer. Many bears come from Denmark, but you can get beer from other overseas countries such as New Zealand & Norway.

If you like hoppy IPA’s, which I don’t like, you can get some good strong ones here. They also offer finger food and tasty burgers.  If you have an afternoon session, give it a go, and again you’re in that area, Ekkami, and theirs plenty of other bars to make a bit of a pub crawl there.

Where To Find: 26 Ekkamai 10 Alley, Lane 2, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-11pm Sat/Sun 11am-11pm

Phone: +66 2 381 9891

Website: Click here

Siwilai City Club

Right in the central part of Bangkok lies Siwilai City Club, which is great if you’re a tourist looking for a drink. The bar has an indoor and outdoor terrace with different zones offering everything from tapas,  cocktails, sports, and whiskey. The bar has an innovative vision selling everything from coffee bourbons to spiced rums.

The food is also excellent, selling everything from Aberdeen Angus steak, to Thai classics. I think their selling point here is the variety. The prices are a bit steep, but you pay for what you get, and the location is fantastic.

Where To Find: Level 5, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Phone: +66 2 160 5631

Website: Click here


Hi, I’m Ian

I started traveling in 2006 when I was 21 and still today it’s the best experience of my life! I grew up in a rural town in England and I couldn’t wait to get away and explore the big wide world.

My first destination in 2006 was Singapour. After I visited Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos the dream continued and every day was a new experience with new foods, temples, lush countryside, and quirky boutique hotels. The variance of my days was tremendous from waking up in Jungles to a tropical island sipping an ice-cold beer 24hrs later.

With all this travel experience I started traveltin to help people who want to take the plunge into travel and seek advice. I really want to help people live their dreams and share knowledge and tips to help you have the best trip possible.

If you need anything just ask! I’ll get straight back to you.

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