Top Ten Bars in Bangkok

December 5, 2007

1. 87+

87+Atmosphere: Groovy
Description: One of the most upscale bars in Bangkok, situated in the Conrad hotel. A hotspot for aristocratic Thai locals where one can listen to international live bands. Later in the night when things get more lively DJs provide guests with quality house and commercial hip hop.
Address: Conrad Hotel, All Seasons Place, 87 Wireless Road
: +66 2 690 9999

2. Bar @494

Bar @49
Atmosphere: Cosy
: A very high end wine and champagne bar situated in the Grand Hyatt, Erwan Hotel. A marvelous garden adds ambience to the atmosphere, once here one can choose from the long wine and champagne list to go along with their favourite Cuban cigar (the widest range of Cuban cigars).
Address: Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, 494 Ratchadamri Road
Telephone: +66 2 254 1234

3. Diplomat Bar

Diplomat BarAtmosphere: Lounge Heaven
Description: This is a very classy and chic bar/lounge where its host to Thailand’s finest. Crowds here include young, rich Thais, diplomats and wealthy businessmen. A wide range of cocktails and drinks can be enjoyed in this dimly lit bar, decorated with Thai silk and the service is very silky indeed.
Address: Conrad Hotel, All Seasons Place, 87 Wireless Road
Telepone: +66 2 690 9999

4. Syn Bar

Syn BarAtmosphere: Funky and Groovy
Description: For those who want the atmosphere of a club/bar, this is the place for you. The atmosphere is neither retro nor futuristic but amazingly both, with sexy dance beats which you can either dance or relax to. What is unique are the Asian inspired cocktails such as Mangosteen Martini or the popular Wasabi Mary, just hearing the name one has to try.
Address: Nai Lert Park Swissotel, 2 Wireless Road
Telephone: +66 2 253 0123

5. Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café
Atmosphere: Lively
Description: This name is familiar to millions across the globe, so no real introductions needed then! Once inside the feel of this place is a classic American bar with, in afternoons, all day music videos that are streamed directly from the U.S and at night, it is time for electrifying live bands to take the stage.

: Siam Square
Telephone: +66 2 251 0797

6. Met Bar

Met BarAtmosphere: Lounge Heaven, intimate and personal
Description: This is the sister of the current Met Bar in London with the same concept. A place for those who seek an energetic but yet private bar, as it is only open for hotel guests and members. Many feel this place is pricey than most but definitely worth a visit.
Address: The Metropolitan, 27 South Sathorn Road
Telephone: +66 2 625 3333

7. My Bar

My BarAtmosphere: Lounge Heaven
Description:Considered by many as one of the coolest bars in Bangkok, home to many young working Thais wishing to relax after a hard day’s work. A great wine list and many imported beers and whiskeys are also available for those in need of winding down. What better way to welcome a weekend than a drink here and listening to the band playing jazz, blues and some pop songs.
Address: The Dusit Thani Hotel, 946 Rama IV Road
Telephone: +66 2 200 9000 ext: 2999

8. V9

V9Atmosphere:Intimate and personal
Description: This bar is situated on the 37th floor of the Sofitel Silom offering a paramount view of Bangkok. It is also a wine bar with a stylish restaurant, if the wine there does not suit your taste then you can bring your own with no corkage fee. More suitable for those who wish to relax, have a drink and chat to their friends whilst listening to smooth house.
Address: Sofitel Silom, 188 Silom Road
Telephone: +66 2 238 1991

9. Flava Lounge, Dream Hotel

Flava Lounge, Dream HotelAtmosphere: Surreal
Description: This is a bar designed to match the surrealism of the hotel itself, and what a fine job they did. This place consists of a long list of cocktails and drinks, plus the world’s finest cigars to go with your drink. Not very popular amongst locals but does not mean it is not lively.
Address: Dream Hotel, 10 Sukhumvit Soi 15
Telephone: +66 2 254 8500

10. For Hor Gor Dor

For Hor Gor Dor
Atmosphere: Groovy
Description: The name may not appeal to many tourists but one has to be there to realize this is not just a bar with a funny name. The interior is mainly decorated in white which gives a pure and relaxing feel when having a drink in order to escape the chaos of city life. The music is very soothing too, mainly piano tunes and Wednesdays live bands take the stage.
Address: Sukhumvit 63 (Ekkamai) Soi 4
Telephone: +66 2 391 1326