The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Bangkok
The most popular city for tourists in the whole world in 2019, Bangkok has a lot to offer, including a thriving nightlife. Wherever there are tourists looking for a good time, there will be cocktails aplenty. If you are planning on taking a trip to Thailand this year, take a quick look at our suggestions of the best bars to get your mixed beverages.
Maggie Choo’s, Novotel Hotel Silom Road, Suriyawong, Bangrak
With a reputation that precedes itself, Maggie Choo’s is the premium destination for clubbers who like to have fun. Imagine beautiful dancers draped across swings dangling from the ceiling, as well as extravagant stage shows and lively DJs and you have a glimpse into the chaos of this bar. Enjoy one or two of the signature or classic cocktails if you can remain undistracted for long enough!
Smalls Bar, 186/3 Suan phlu Soi 1
A popular speakeasy bar with a Parisian vibe, this bar will create a custom cocktail for you if you tell them what you like. The bar is set over three floors in an old townhouse and has an incredible range of liquors, so that you can really get creative with your drinks.
Havana Social, 1/1 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 11
Originally billed as a secret bar, you can now ask almost anyone in Bangkok and they will be able to point you in the right direction. Entry to this bar is via a hidden telephone system, that will give you the code to get in. Once inside, you will find smartly dressed waiters and an authentic speakeasy vibe, perfect accented with a good Cuba Libre cocktail.
The Bamboo Bar, Mandarin Oriental, 48 Oriental Ave, Bang Rak
If you are looking for award-winning cocktails, then The Bamboo Bar is for you. A place for jazz lovers to relax and unwind, this bar has live music almost every night and has a strict dress code after 6.30pm. The cocktail menu takes inspiration from the five regions of Thailand, transporting you to a different destination with every sip.
Paii at the House on Sathorn, 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom
The cocktail list at this drinking establishment might be short, but it is very good! Choose from selected classics and a few signature drinks, with the emphasis on making each drink perfectly. If you have something else in mind, however, the team are usually more than happy to accommodate you. The décor is extravagant, with leather sofas and a decadent ceiling design, so that you feel as though you have walked into luxury.
Whatever your reason for visiting Bangkok, there is no denying that the nightlife is a huge attraction. The numerous bars and clubs might make it difficult for the cocktail connoisseur to find what they are looking for, so we hope this guide will make it a little easier for you.