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Bars & Pubs

There’s A Huge Range Of Bars In Bangkok, And Downtown Bangkok At Night Can Become A Frenetic, Pulsating, Lively Place.

There Are Many Western-style Expat Pubs, Go-go Bars, Hostess Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Huge Supper-clubs, Street-side Cheap And Cheerful Places And Many More Options. There Are Also Lots Of Gay And Lesbian Bars, With Whole Areas Dedicated To Gay Or Mixed Crowds.

There Are Many Areas In Which You Can Bar-hop Between Many Close-by Pubs, Or You Can Take A Taxi To A Stand-alone Club Which Will Typically Feature Live Music And Lots Of Whisky.

Most Places In Bangkok Close At 1am Or 2am At The Latest, Leaving You To Either Go Home (the Sensible Option!) Or Continue On To Find An Illegal “after-hours” Pub Which Often Involves Quickly Ducking Under A Half Closed Shutter And Tip-toeing Upstairs Into A Packed And Sweaty Room Filled With Other Like-minded Party-goers.

Some After Hours Places Don't Actually Open Until 3:30am Or Even 4am, Meaning That The Many Pavement Bars On Sukhumvit Road May Be Your Only Option.


This apothecary-themed joint is a relatively recent addition to Sukhumvit Soi 11’s ever-changing scene and it's already opened a second location on the city’s other nightlife thoroughfare, Soi Thong Lor.

The wrought iron railings, glass bottle displays and French doors that op...

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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant captures all that is hip and sexy. Located on Soi Ruamrudee, this sleek venue is tucked away on the right hand side just a minute from Ploen Chit BTS station.

You are welcomed by their amazing staf...

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Picture a super-contemporary, all-white art installation inspired by the derelict buildings of Bangkok and you have Badmotel in a nutshell.

Only it really is in a once-derelict, three-story building, now restored and freshly painte...

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Ku Bar

Brave your fears of eerie vacant buildings and you will be rewarded with the discovery of one of Bangkok’s most hidden cocktail bars – Ku Bar.

Helmed by Anupas “Kong” Premanuwat and his partner, Ela...

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Le Derriere

If Ernest Hemingway weren’t perpetually broke during his Paris years, perhaps he’d have spent time at places like Le Derriere.

Located behind the popular Q Bar (you have to walk through it to get in), this lounge feels ...

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Maggie Choo's

It may be located in the basement of a hotel (accessed via a separate, dark entrance), but this speakeasy-esque bar with a Shanghai opium den vibe comes with the solid pedigree of nightlife mogul Ashley Sutton.

Sutton is behind sev...

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From the people who do Bangkok’s beloved Sonic and Cosmic Café, Moose is the latest stronghold of the local hipster scene.

The tastefully ramshackle space is tucked away at the end of Soi Ekamai, not far from another l...

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Opposite Mess Hall

Opposite Mess Hall is Bar & Restaurant

While not officially open until May 25, Opposite Mess Hall (OMH) is one of the most talked-about and anticipated new venues in a long while, thanks to the cred lent b...

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Sky Bar

Sky bar at Sirocco is known as Bangkok’s highest open air bar, and is a feast both for your eyes and your pallet. Sky Bar is the must see destination for both tourists and locals alike. Located on the 63rd floor of The Dome at Lebua (State Tower), Sky Bar offers the most alluring and panora...

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