What’s New: 20 Recently Opened Bars, Clubs, and Restaurants in Bangkok That You Just Can’t Miss
Bangkok is no stranger to having a bustling nightlife scene, that’s why we always see fresh venues popping up on our social media feed almost every day, especially during the beginning months of 2018 (January - March).
During that 3-month span, a whole new line of venues opened up all over the city and had just been waiting for all of us to go and explore what they have to offer for the never-ending list of Bangkok’s nightlife options.
Whether you like to or dance the night away at a nightclub, we’ve collected for you 20 brand-new bars, clubs, and restaurants in Bangkok that are worth stopping by. If you are planning to go out this coming weekend, why not spend the night giving one of these places a try.
Who knows? It might become the perfect new spot for you and your friends to meet up every Friday night from now on.
Seenspace was a favorite place to grab dinner and drinks before heading to the clubs in Thonglor. When it closed down, it left most of us wondering what would come in its place. Thanks to the same brilliant minds that made Fallabella one of the hottest nightlife spots in Bangkok, the venue was transformed in Pirate Arena, a brand-new 3-story hangout spot with each floor set to immerse you into a different journey of its own. The first floor is home to the Pirate Saloon, a beer and whiskey bar dressed up as a pirate’s ship. There’s also a variety of food and drinks items on the menu that will certainly spice up your voyage. The second floor is a Pirate Bazaar where you can find a wine bar that plays some smooth jazz. The third floor is Fallabella Luxe, a reincarnation of the legendary nightlife venue that comes ready with fine food, creative cocktails, and music that will certainly make you dance the night away.
Pink Flamingo by Prelude
This retro-looking cocktail bar filled with pink flamingos sits right behind the restaurant Prelude. Seemingly inspired by the parties in the 80’s, this tropical bar is a rare find in the middle of a district like Thonglor. The cocktail list was meticulously crafted by the lead mixologist who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), filling it up with a wide variety of fascinating and palatable drinks. We recommend the Angel Pink (350 THB) that is made out of gin, elderflowers, and red Shiso or simply let the bartender surprise you with the Mystery Box (350 THB).
Koi Restaurant & Lounge
Up high on the 39th floor of Sathorn Square is Thailand’s second branch of the world-renowned Japanese Fusion restaurant Koi that also have branches in cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Abu Dhabi. They are best known for using only the best available ingredients to create some of the most tantalizing dishes in the world. The venue is separated into two zones, one is the restaurant itself and the second is the lounge. Both bear a modern interior design adorned with the beautiful view of Bangkok city. Let the good food and smooth Jazz music take you away on a night of unmatched supremacy and excellence.
ABar & ABar Rooftop
Don’t confuse between the ABar and the ABar Rooftop because they will give you a distinctively different experience. The ABar is a retro-style indoor bar lined with dark-colored wooden furniture that has a hint of the Victorian era. The balcony just above the Benjasiri Park serves as the perfect spot for enjoying the cool Bangkok evening breeze along with your favorite glass of cocktail. The ABar Rooftop comes off as more modern and laid-back than the previous. The distinction, however, lies within the Chinese-themed bar that serves up to 55 uniquely different drinks of your choosing. We recommend the bar’s signature G&T No.3 (425 THB) made from Martin Miller gin and Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic and adorned with colorful flowers on the side. Looking for a perfect rooftop bar in the middle of the city? Look no further.
Born from the brilliant minds behind Teens of Thailand, Asia Today focuses on sourcing the best local ingredients for your drinks. Whether it be herbs or honey, the team of owners finds themselves venturing far outside of Bangkok to find the next gimmick for their creative drinks. You will notice that the drinks menu rotates quite often because of this, but they’ve also got the usual classic cocktails for those who want to keep things simple as well. Most of the items are Rum-based and the name will feature the unique ingredient used on that day such as the Wild Honey Khao Yai (360 THB). If you’re interested, feel free to ask the bartender for more details on the story of the drink you have in hand. They will be more than happy to tell you about the journey from start to finish.
Drink Bar & Pool Club at Pooltime Cafe
Don’t be fooled by the adorable Raccoon Cafe during the day, because this venue turns into an awesome colorful neon-lit pool party-themed bar by nightfall. The DJs take the stage on Fridays and Saturdays, turning the bar into an epic party that features upbeat tunes, entertaining activities, and extraordinary drinks. Be sure to try out the Whirlpool (250 THB) that is sprinkled with edible green glitter!
If you’re one to try out something different, then this new cocktail bar in Thonglor is definitely on your can’t miss list. The LED lights that fill the place continuously changes color throughout the night, rotating between colors like purple, blue, and pink and certainly makes you feel like you’re in a Sci-Fi movie. One of the unique features here are the cocktails that come straight out of the vending machines. You can choose between the carbonated Fizzy Cocktail, the shaved-ice inspired Fluffy Cocktail and the smooth and refreshing Slushie Cocktail. Don’t be fooled by the pretty looks and great taste of these drinks, because Brainfreeze is definitely generous with their alcohol. The Long Island (330 THB), made with copious amounts of vodka, gin, and tequila, will get you all lit up before you even finish the glass.
You can find this bar within the walls of the rustic Italian restaurant “Harvest”. As the name suggests, the interior is primarily filled with dark-colored wooden furniture, giving off a very cool and collected atmosphere. On Fridays, you get to treat your ears with live Jazz, while Mondays will be the job of a master pianist to take you away on a pleasant evening with delightful piano tunes. The drinks menu here offer some of the most unique items and is also specially curated for each season. We recommend The Smoke Lingers (450 THB), a concoction of whiskey, tequila, and espresso syrup decorated with roasted walnuts, and the Deadly Invitation (430 THB), a blend of vodka, rum, and redcurrant syrup served in a glass decorated with tropical pitcher plants.
This cocktail bar is pulling out all the stops on its decors The most notable feature, designed by a French designer Matteo Messervy, is the ceiling made of white textured paper that is lit up from within, giving you the feeling as if you were dancing under a sky full of stars and a fully-lit moon. The bar rethinks the cocktail menu every month, providing us with exciting options every now and then. The signature cocktail list is also a can’t miss, with drinks like the Star Dust (300 THB), a blend of vodka, egg-white, and herbs, that will surely have you ordering a second in no time. Each night will also feature different types of music, ranging from Hip-Hop and Techno DJs to live bands that will give you a unique experience every you visit.
Maison Close isn’t just a bar, it’s also a tattoo shop and an art gallery. The bar part serves a variety of craft beers and cocktails as well as classic “Ya-Dong” or Thai herbal whiskey options in a lively atmosphere enhanced with upbeat music from Hip-Hop artists. The gallery hosts art exhibitions from time to time showcasing both international and local artwork. The interesting bit is, however, the display and workshop in bondage art like the Japanese Shibari that visitors and try their hand on as well.
Kiki Korean Bar
If you’re a fan of Korean culture, then this bar is the place you would want to be spending your Friday nights at. Everything in this red-colored bar screams the word “Korean” as you can find authentic Korean food and drinks, as well as popular Korean music playing from the speakers. If you’re hungry, the Cheese Dukbokki (200 THB) and the Fish Cake Soup (390 THB) are a hit with the visitors. You can also find Makgeolli (300 THB), a lightly sweet and milky sparkling rice wine, and multiple flavors of Soju (230-250 THB) as well as classic beer and whiskey options.
This new Bangkok rooftop bar offers a cozy atmosphere decorated with lovely trees and unique furniture sets overlooking the Bangkok city skyline and the Benjasiri Park down below. Start your night off with small bites like the Charcuterie (390 THB), Mini Chicken Mayonnaise Buns (360 THB), or Guacamole, Salsa with Corn Chips (350 THB) to go with your drinks. Sunday is hangout day at the Aire bar as you can grab a pitcher of your favorite cocktail for only 1,100 THB that is definitely worth sharing with your gang. R&B and Hip-Hop DJs take turns with vocalists Friday through Sunday to make your night even more special.
The rooftop floor of The Emquartier department store has now been transformed into a beach bar. Upon your arrival by elevator, you will be met with green-pink toned tropical decors, trees, wooden furniture, and an open bar, almost as if you’ve been transported to the seaside vacation of your dreams. DJs and live bands take a turn on the entertainment front each day, while the kitchen offers the classic menu items like burgers, pasta, french fries, etc. For drinks, we recommend one of the signature cocktails like the Flora Wind (340 THB) that features a unique blend of vodka, pandan, and elderflower syrup topped with egg-white foam.
Sape Bar BKK
Sape offers a unique bar experience that revolves around traditional Thai culture. The decor features traditional Thai furniture and you will be served with authentic dining tools such as the khantoke and silver bowl. Almost the entire menu comprises of Thai food, even uncommon items like the “Bong Dad Diew” or Deep-fried Sun-Dried Alligator Meat that comes with a Northern Green Chilli Dip. Those of you who are adventurous might want to try the classic “Ya-Dong” or Thai herbal whiskeys on offer. Sticking with cocktails, we recommend the signature item “Ngor-Pah” (180 THB) that is Thai grass jelly doused in Kahlua and Irish cream. Be sure to drop by on Fridays and Saturdays as you will be treated with a night of quality live music that will also feature traditional Thai instruments.
Starting off as a craft beer home delivery service website, Wishbeer surely knows how to make things click when it comes to tap houses as they are already celebrating the opening of their 4th branch. The Thonglor spot offers a laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for grabbing drinks after work with your buddies. Even though there aren’t as much craft beer choices as the original Wishbeer Home Bar, but they still serve up to 13 types of craft beer on tap. On top of that, there also over 40 types of local and international bottled craft beer to choose from. If you like to try them all out, be sure not to do it all in one visit!
Oh Chic Social Club & Eatery
The venue takes its design inspirations from the Forbidden City, creating 4 distinct zones including the Bar & Bistro, Eatery & Lounge Bar, The Premiere Lounge, and the outdoor porch all dressed with one-of-a-kind interior design that exudes the mystical charms of the Far East. You can ditch your dinner plans for this place because Oh Chic Social Club & Eatery serves some tantalizing Italian delights and innovative Asian twists designed by Executive Master Chef Pairoh Arunngam, former Head Chef of the world-renowned Nobu Restaurant located at the Hotel Intercontinental Hong Kong. Afterward, you can a enjoy selection of handcrafted cocktails along with live music on Fridays, dazzling live shows on Saturdays, and upbeat dance music on the regular.
Future Factory is open for business again and now it had relocated from the Ari-Sanam Pao location to the heart of Bangkok’s nightlife in Thonglor. At this bar/creative space/art gallery, you can often find exhibitions from artists both local and international as well as parties that features House and Techno music on a daily basis. The venue has had special guest DJs from aboard like Cherub and Drewbyrd put a show and will definitely be looking to bring more quality acts for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a rooftop bar with a garden-y vibe then this is the place for you! Upstairs from the Oneday Wallflowers flower shop you’ll find a vintage-looking garden with a bar snugged right in between all the flora. While sipping on your favorite glass of mocktail, cocktail, beer, or wine, you can also enjoy the iconic Yaowarat-style old town view that gives off a uniquely different vibe the usual concrete jungle we’ve all become so familiar with. Take a break from the hectic Sukhumvit road and head over and immerse yourself in the charm of history and greenery.
House Ekkamai is actually the second branch of a bar/club that had been entertaining the local crowd in the Rangsit area for a very long time. The 2-story venue takes the same design as the original location and comes equipped with all the essentials for you to have an electric night out. There’s enough space to fit everyone and they also serve beer by the dozen here, 699 THB for 12 bottles of Chang beer, making it even more fitting to bring as many friends as you can!
20Something Bar is back with same amusing atmosphere and more party vibes in the classic 20STH style, but now at an even bigger location! With more space than ever, you can be sure to come and enjoy all the good music and drinks the place has to offer all night long without having to worry about having to rub shoulders with strangers for a place to sit. Furthermore, 20Something Bar continues to invite some of the best Thai artists to join their live events every now and then, so you can be sure to find a uniquely different experience at this place every time you come around.