You can bet that with over eight million people living in the year-round sweltering heat, that there are going to be lots of bars in Bangkok. Their biggest claim to bar fame is that they might have the most rooftop bars in the world in this city.
There’s some amazing places to have a drink or two here, from swish cocktail bars to cosy whiskey dens.
Take a break from the heat and check out the best bars in Bangkok.
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Bamboo Bar is a fantastic jazz bar inside of the posh Mandarin Oriental hotel in Bangkok. It is one of Bangkok’s most infamous jazz bars and has been serving up fantastic cocktails along with relaxing jazz tunes for nearly 70 years.
Try the prideful Thaijito cocktail, a delicious and refreshing Thai Mojito.
Don’t let the basement location of Maggie Choo’s fool you. There is an air of mystique of this bar that is unseen with any other bar. To find Maggie Choo’s, you must go through a restaurant, go through a black curtain, and find the wooden stairwell to take you down to this amazing bar.
They serve nothing but the premium stuff here, so bring enough cash for a few drinks.
Looking more like an old-train car than a bar, Q&A Bar brings out one of the better bar settings in Bangkok. Here, they serve up hand-crafted cocktails on a cocktails menu that is constantly rotating by the month.
Check out this charming bar in Bangkok and ask for a cocktail recommendation from the bartender.
Octave Rooftop Lounge and Bar just might be the best rooftop bar in all of Bangkok. Spanning over three floors, this bar has an incredibly chill vibe and offers panoramic views of Bangkok (amazing sunset views as well!).
Head up to the top level for more of a party vibe or chill out on the middle level and sip on some delicious cocktails.
If you want to be transported back in time to what you might think China looked like in the 1950s, come to Sing Sing Theater. With hanging lanterns, red lighting and dragon statues, it’s not hard to think you’re in China here at Sing Sing.
With the amazing decor, their drinks are just as fantastic, as they use premium liquors in their cocktails. Just an overall fabulous experience.
If you can look past the shady name of this bar, you’ll end up in one of Bangkok’s best gin bars. With only 15 spots in this entire bar, you’ll most likely elbow-to-elbow with a stranger next door but what better way to get to know each other than with one of their amazing gin cocktails?
Grab a classic Gin & Tonic that comes in a large chalice.
Get a bit of Cuban flair in Bangkok at Havana Social. Here, sip and savour on some delicious rums in classic Spanish-influence cocktails. Head on upstairs with your cocktail where you can smoke on your favourite Cuban cigar.
To enter this bar, you’ll have to find the payphone and punch in the secret password!