The Best Cocktail Bar Spots For A Night Out In Bangkok

Bangkok has a plethora of unique pubs to discover
By: Nina Shahriman
May 10, 2022

 Bangkok’s nightlife culture is both busy and energetic, as it is Thailand’s capital city. Aside from night markets and pub crawls, Bangkok has a plethora of unique pubs and speakeasies to discover. With that, Glitz is listing out the best cocktail bars in Bangkok for you to spend the best night in the heart of Thailand.

1. Backstage Cocktail Bar

AddressPlayHaus Thonglor 205/22-23, 55 Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating hours –
Contact+66 61 519 5891

Backstage Cocktail Bar, located in the foyer of the theatre-themed Playhaus boutique hotel in Thonglor, offers a unique take on the glitz and glamour of Broadway. Take a seat at the bar, which has been transformed into a dressing room, replete with mirrors that double as a menu board for the day’s drinks. The alluring drinks at Backstage Bar aren’t simply smoke and mirrors; each one is full of quality and inventiveness. With chamomile vodka and yuzu puree, the iconic C&Y evokes a crisp autumn morning, while the seductive Aphrodisiac strikes the perfect combination of smoky, sweet, and sour.

2. #FindThePhotoBooth

Address14 Soi Sukhumvit 11 Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating hours
Contact+66 2 117 2636

In more ways than one, #FindThePhotoBooth might be Bangkok’s most photogenic speakeasy. To get to this hidden pub, you must first climb to the second level of 8 On Eleven to Score Bar, which is your typical sports bar. A functional photo booth can be found on the other side of the area, where you may pose for fast photo prints.

Once you’ve figured out how to get beyond the innocent exterior, you’ll discover a sleek cocktail bar created by four of Asia’s greatest bartenders, including one from Singapore’s Nutmeg & Clove, that offers both classic and South-East Asian-inspired drinks. The instant images are yours to keep to remember your night β€” this is one-night location where the beverages are only half the pleasure.

3. Salon Du Japonisant

Address36/5 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Soi Prommit, Klongton Nua Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating hoursTuesday to Sunday (6pm – 11pm), Monday (Closed)
Contact+66 92 294 4457

Salon Du Japonisant, opened by Bacchus Global, a well-known importer of quality Japanese alcohol for the Thailand bar scene, is the place to go for a voyage into the world of Japanese spirits. This store, hidden behind an unmarked door on the corner of Soi 39, is meant to create a warm, even domestic atmosphere as if you were walking into an upmarket pseudo-retro Japanese house. Start your night with a variety of Suntory, sake, and other Japanese liquors before moving on to cocktails made with these premium spirits. Choose a lighter Suntory Chita Old-Fashioned with a touch of green tea bitters and kuromitsu to sweeten, or a Japanese Mojito with shochu and lime.

4. Pink Flamingo Bar

AddressPrelude, 2/F, Arena 10, Thonglor Soi 10, Bangkok, Thailand.
Operating hoursTuesday to Sunday (6pm – 11pm), Monday (Closed)
Contact

Pink Flamingo Bar, located behind Prelude Restaurant in Thonglor’s Arena 10, was created by the same team who created the Neo-French restaurant. This nostalgic 80s tropical-themed hideaway boasts a selection of traditional beverages and inventive cocktails, with the same focus on local ingredients and goods as Prelude. Try their trademark pink gin and Fernet Branca-infused Flamingo Sling, or the seasonal Smokin Aces with peated whiskey, yellow Chartreuse, and chocolate bitters to go beyond the traditional Gin and Tonic. Order a customised Mystery Box and let the bartenders call the shots if you’re feeling daring.

5. ABar

Address199 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Klongton, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating hoursEveryday (5pm – 12am)
Contact+66 2 059 5950

The view of Bangkok’s beautiful skyline can be found from the 37th floor of the Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park hotel in Bangkok. ABar is the perfect setting for a stylish night out, with cushioned lounge couches, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a soundtrack of soft jazz music. The rooibos tea-based Baker Street Rose is a fun way to start from the handcrafted cocktail menu, while the straight-laced Tuxedo is a safe bet. To go with your drinks, you may choose ABar’s trademark AB Tacos or Crispy Rice.

6. Rabbit Hole

Address125 Thong Lo Rd, klongtonnuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating hoursEvery day (6pm – 12am)
Contact+66 98 532 3500

Rabbit Hole, one of Thonglor’s best-kept secrets, is a jewel of a pub to visit if you’re in the hipster quarter. You’ll be taken to a beautiful three-story bar with shiny marble counters and floor-to-ceiling metal storage if you open the unmarked wooden door. The finest seats are at the bar, where you can see two of Bangkok’s best bartenders make the cocktails. 

If you’re looking for something tropical and refreshing, try the strawberry kombucha-infused My Father Is A Great Farmer or the strawberry kombucha-infused My Father Is A Great Farmer. You’ll find something to your liking whether you choose from the broad menu or create a custom cocktail.

7. Havana Social

Address41, 3 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating hoursEvery day (6pm – 12am)
Contact+66 80 467 7409

Havana elevates the speakeasy experience to new heights. Its entrance is totally unmarked, with just a graffiti-ed phone booth visible. It is set on a colourful mural-painted concrete wall. Step inside, dial Havana for the day’s passcode and enter it to unlock the rear of the booth’s fake door. 

Havana takes you to pre-revolutionary Cuba in the 1940s with tiled floors, mismatched old furniture, and towering bar stools. For a traditional Bacardi-and-coke combination, order a plate of empanadas or a Cuban sandwich, and for bar snacks, choose a spicy kaffir lime-spiked Cuba Libre. Don’t miss the live Cuban jazz band on Friday and Saturday nights in Havana!

8. The WoodShed

Address24 1 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Operating hoursMonday to Saturday (5:30pm – 12am), Sunday (Closed)
Contact+66 2 262 0762

With the addition of a craft spirits bar buried inside its area, the rustic farmhouse-style harvest restaurant takes on a new look. The Woodshed, as the name suggests, is decked out in wood and exposed lighting, with a carefully picked selection of artisan spirits and liquors that begin in their cocktails. Their latest flower-adorned Fleur mixes two gins – Rock Rose winter gin and Pimm’s No. 1 – with green chartreuse, fruit shrub, and lemon juice for a cocktail that blends all four seasons. The Smoke Lingers, on the other hand, is a strong wake-up call made with Laphroaig 10-Year-Old single malt, tequila, espresso, and burned walnut.