Top of the Class: 7 Award-winning Bars in Bangkok to Experience Excellence
Bangkok has its fair share of award-winning bars - the cream of the crop so sought after by cocktail enthusiasts and the like.
Each year, various organizations judge and award bars and restaurants around the world. Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and the much-coveted Michelin Star are some of the most well-known names.
These awards serve as encouragement and a guarantee of the bar’s quality. Many such venues become highly popular shortly after receiving their titles, what with all the people pouring in to get a taste of the legend.
Award-winning bars usually boast exquisite final products on all fronts, from the decor, the service, to the expertly-crafted cocktails that any tasteful drinker will love. To show you that the city’s bar scene is truly among the best, here’s a list of venues famous for their excellence.
Backstage Cocktail Bar is a chic bar at Playhaus Hotel in Thonglor. Under the concept of theater, the decor is modeled after the backstage area, complete with light-framed mirrors and curtains. As you draw the curtains open, you'll find the bar counter lined with rows of drinks. The curtains also serve…Read more >
The Bamboo Bar is a bar with a curious twist at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel. Inside, bamboos and other natural materials give the bar wild tropical vibes. With the unusual decor choice, the place looks and feels exquisitely exotic. The drink menu at The Bamboo Bar is quite impressive,…Read more >
Rabbit Hole is an ultra-chic bar in Thonglor with a design that focuses on privacy and enigma, as the name might have suggested. Seating areas are spread across three floors. On the first is the bar counter, where you can sip on drinks and chat with the bartender. The loft offers comfy spots to chill…Read more >
Smalls interieur and design is a mix of French, Thai and Japanese influences. The venue features 3 levels, including a second floor with balcony and an open-air deck on the third floor. The menu features a variety of snacks ideal to be paired with wine or beer, an extensive list of signature cocktails…Read more >
Teens of Thailand is a gin bar tucked inside a small alley in Soi Nana of Yaowarat; it has held ranks among Asia's 50 Best Bars from 2016 to today (2019). Perhaps its most distinct feature is the heavy vintage wooden front door, framed by hundreds of street art stickers. Inside, you can see old movie…Read more >
Tropic City - a tropical cocktail bar in Soi Charoenkrung 28 - has managed to land on #31 on the 2019 Asia's 50 Best Bars list. The unique setting alone can take you to summer nights at a vintage beach bar; a glass of fine cocktail in your hand. The venue is decked out in vivacious, tropical-themed…Read more >
VESPER is a bar and restaurant opened in 2014, located on Convent Road. Their menu is a mixture of Spanish and Italian influenced dishes. Their menu features an extensive selection cocktails, sharing cocktails, apéritifs, digestifs and even barrel-aged cocktails. They also offer over 40 wines and over…Read more >
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