Behind the Secret Doors: 21 Intriguing Speakeasies in Bangkok
Speakeasies originated as illegal establishments that sell bootleg liquor during the American Prohibition in 1920-1933. Nowadays, they’re used as the main concept and a design theme of countless secret cocktail bars.
Such venues can offer many new and exciting nightlife experiences, as well as a variety of creative food and drinks. The cocktail list includes rare & original creations inspired by the Prohibition era, plus classic and signature cocktails concocted by skilled mixologists.
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled, as appearances can be deceiving. Speakeasies employ a clever gimmick for their hidden entrance. From the outside, they often don’t look like a bar at all.
Here’s our secret map to the best speakeasies in Bangkok. So set out and have fun exploring all the bars hidden throughout the city.
008 Bar stands on Soi Thonglor 8 and pulls from the aesthetics of the time of World War I, immersing the venue in a classic ambiance from a bygone era. At this bar, you’re greeted with all kinds of jazz sounds in full swing. Synth jazz, swing jazz, and electronic jazz by live bands and DJs rotate on…Read more >
Alonetogether Bangkok, located in Soi Sukhumvit 31, is a two-story, speakeasy-like bar dedicated to cocktails, cigars, and live Jazz. Inspired by the Jazz bars that were popular in America during the ‘90s, the interior features dark-colored wood and leather elements dimly-lit by a few mood lightings.…Read more >
Black Cabin Bar - a bar for lovers of underground music - is located inside Wild & Co restaurant. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas follow the 'mysterious black cabin' theme. Trees and vines wrap around the stage, while various animal taxidermies adorn the dimly-lit venue. If you're looking to enjoy…Read more >
Crimson Room, tucked away inside Soi Langsuan's Velaa Sidhorn Village, is a lavish bar inspired by The Great Gatsby. Its style borrows from the aesthetics of ‘The Roaring Twenties’ or the 1920’s – the height of jazz culture after WWI. The décor follows a color scheme of red, gold, and black. High ceiling…Read more >
Find The Locker Room takes a very literal approach to its name. To find this secret cocktail bar, you need to first find the right building in Thonglor (Sukhumvit 55). After that, search for a hidden door behind a locker, which will take you to a world of handcrafted cocktails. The interior is dressed…Read more >
Find the Photobooth has already clued you in on how to get to the place with its riddling name. To find this secretive speakeasy, you must first locate a photo booth inside Score Bar in Nana. Through the back of this booth is a small entryway. If you find yourself walking through a photographer's darkroom,…Read more >
Hailiang, despite having a Chinese-sounding name, is a Japanese-style whiskey bar tucked inside Soi Sukhumvit 33. The small bar serves a wide array of premium whiskeys from Japan and around the world in a cozy setting. To bring its patrons an authentic Japanese bar experience, Hailiang also offers a…Read more >
Havana Social is a secret bar that is very hard to keep a secret due to its popularity. The team behind it is SoHo Hospitality who also have multiple other successful properties which range from bars to restaurants - a sign that the team at Havana Social know what they are doing. Located in a small…Read more >
Honest Mistake Bar is a speakeasy that's inspired by the time around 1930-1940 when Chinese businesses had to wade into a world of triad influences. Such backgrounds become that bar's main concept, shaping its design as a pawnshop ‘front’ that masks shady activities. The bar takes over an entire 4-floor…Read more >
J.Boroski Bangkok is a secret bar in Thonglor owned by Joseph Boroski - the famous mixologist behind many high-class hotel bars. The venue is divided into the main floor and a loft with a dark, alluring ambiance. Visiting J.Boroski Bangkok offers a truly exclusive experience. There’s no menu, as…Read more >
Lennon’s is a speakeasy tucked away on the 30th floor of Rosewood Bangkok Hotel in Ploenchit. The place is designed to look like a ‘50s-‘70s recording studio, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let you admire the glowing Bangkok nightscape outside. As you exit the elevator, you’ll arrive at the venue’s…Read more >
Maggie Choo’s is located below Novotel Fenix Silom, on Silom Road. It’s unique interior and decoration is inspired by an underground cabaret of 1930’s Shanghai. Part of the concept are real life cabaret girls. Their menu features an extensive selection of whiskey, scotch, wine and champagne. The music…Read more >
Mutual Bar welcomes anyone looking to trade the downtown hustle-bustle for some peace and a few sips of cocktails. Located on the 5th floor of an old building in Phromphong, this cocktail bar has plenty of character. Choose from classic and signature cocktails, each featuring an interesting background…Read more >
Q&A Bar is a secret bar hidden in downtown Asoke. Inside, the venue takes you right into a 20th-style train coach, looking luxurious with the leather-lined ceiling and wooden furniture. There are a wide variety of drinks to choose from, but the top recommendation is the cocktails. Q&A Bar serves both…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 >
Tep Bar is a small establishment tucked away in Yaowarat. Its creative concept combines traditional Thai style and vibrant nightlife vibes with the use of Thailand's Golden Age aesthetics. The choice can be seen through elements in Tep Bar's decor such as cushions, klong yao drums, and wooden tables.…Read more >
The Champagne Bar sits on the 57th floor of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. From its modern palatial venue and its location at the heart of Bangkok, you can catch a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the city. As the name suggests, this bar offers all kinds of champagnes from around the world both by the glass…Read more >
The Key Room No.72 is hidden behind door number 72 at the ultra-hip Josh Hotel. Inside, you’ll find a bar decorated in classic red & green tones. With its mood-setting decor, you can't deny the place has quite the romantic pull. The main feature is the lengthy marble counter that invites you to explore…Read more >
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