What’s New: 8 Recently Opened Bars and Clubs in Bangkok You Should Be Checking Out Right Now
Think of nightlife, think of Bangkok, simple as that. There seems to be no stopping Bangkok from seeing new venues and bars popping up here and there around town, and these past few months towards the end of 2017 is no exception. Whether you like a chilled out restaurant & bar where you can find both good eats and intoxicating drinks or just an epic club to spice of your nightly plans, you’ll be thrilled to see what Bangkok city just added to its never-ending list of nightlife venues.
Here are 8 bars and clubs that just recently opened in Bangkok, listed in no particular order. If you fancy one of them, make sure to invite your friends and go check it out!
This Japanese style bar and restaurant by Chef Chet Adkins serves up charcoal grilled Izakaya-style skewers made from the best produce and an impressive sake collection and Izakaya-style concoctions. The refined downstairs terrazzo bar and old-style upstairs seating are so easy on the eye and will get you admiring the decor all night long. The price is also not in far from the other Izakaya places nearby, but with such outstanding food and drinks along with such a space that attracts a lively crowd, Jua might just have the edge over the rest.
Recommended: House-cured Bacon-wrapped Asparagus (100 Baht), Namba Sour [Jameson whiskey, lemon juice, yuzu and egg white] (250 Baht)
The Smokin’ Pug
After moving from the original spot on Surawong Road, Smokin’ Pug is now back on Lang Suan with the best of Southern American hospitality in the form of mouth-watering BBQ and upbeat Jazz & Blues. The bar is a true BBQ shack dressed with flickering tea lights and wooden dining room decor. Other than 12-hours overnight cooked beef brisket and pork ribs and cocktails that are straight to the point, you will also be treated with a couple of smokin’ Pugs here named “Basil” and “Su”.
Recommended: Baby-Back Ribs and Beef Brisket Platter [for two] (895 Baht), Smokin’ Mary (295 Baht)
This is the right venue to look for underground music as well as showcasing art, workshops and film screenings. This hidden gem is placed right inside of the abandoned Liberty Plaza Building in Thonglor. With a raw industrial design well equipped with a proper lighting and sound system, you can be sure to see a diverse line-up of indie artists booked to play throughout the year.
The first official Schneider Weisse’s beer house in Asia is up and running in the bustling area of Soi Ari. The modern and cozy house with a spacious garden comes with more than 145 years of Bavarian wheat beer heritage and a cuisine that perfectly whips up a combination of favorite European and Thai dishes into one, just like the som-tum dish made with actual beer and a side of German pork knuckle. Whether you’re a family looking for a homey place for dinner or a group of friends out finding a beer garden to accommodate the good weather this is the place to be.
Recommended: Schneider Som Tum Tap 7 (250 Baht), Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Mein Original (260 Baht)
This brand new club brought to the people of Sri Nakarin area by the owners of neighboring Begin Bar & Bistro is the place to be right now. With the main room and hip-hop zone equipped with the best sound and lighting system in town, you can be sure to find quite a party happening inside the walls lined with graffiti and laser beams every night.
If you’re looking for some rum and tropical flavors, Tropic City is the place to be. Dance away to smooth hip-hop hits in the room decorated with mid-century furniture, colorful tiles, and plenty of neon signs while sipping on drinks inspired by the Caribbean, Bahamas and Southeast Asia. If you loved it at UNCLE or Lady Brett, you'd love it here as well.
Recommended: Jamaican Spice Bowl (320 Baht), Jungle Letter 23 (370 Baht)
The Meatchop Butcher & Spirits | Happy Endings Eats & Bar
The people behind this place really knows how to get people going with premium steaks, tasty tapas bites, and cocktails amid a retro deli and butcher vibe. Choose to sit inside near the open kitchen while admiring the interior that represents a neighborhood deli or grab an ice-cold Thai craft beer from the fridge and make your way to the tables outdoor. Just upstairs is the first of its kind Vietnamese-themed bar. Sit among a mix of neon lights and raw concrete while enjoying your favorite Vietnamese classic dishes and getting tipsy with Asian-inspired cocktails made from ingredients like Chinese herbs and Vermouth.
TacoChela by Mikkeller
From the masterminds behind Mikkeller microbrewery, here is a place where you can find an excellent beer selection alongside some of the best tacos in town. Inside the laid-back house, you will find rainbow-colored chairs, brightly painted window frames, and a vast variety of Mexican flavors, both food and drink, that will get you to order right away.
Recommended: Queso Fundido (Mexican cheese fondue, 250 Baht), Fried Barracuda Tacos (280 Baht), Mikkeller SD Mango Berliner Weisse (360 Baht)