Looking for somewhere extra special to spend en evening in the City of Angels?
With so many fabulous bars to choose from in Bangkok knowing where to go can be confusing.
To help steer you in the right direction, we’ve put together this list of hotel bars of only the highest calibre where you are sure to enjoy a luxurious and unforgettable night out…
- 1 Best Hotel Bars in Bangkok
- 1.1 Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental
- 1.2 The Loft at Waldorf Astoria
- 1.3 ABar and ABar Rooftop at Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
- 1.4 The Diplomat Bar at the Conrad
- 1.5 Above Eleven at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit Soi 11
- 1.6 St Regis Bar and Drawing Room at St Regis
- 1.7 HI-SO Rooftop Bar at SO Sofitel
- 1.8 Long Bar at Shangri-La
- 1.9 Sky Bar at Lebua
- 1.10 The Speakeasy and Blind Pig Cigar Lounge at Hotel Muse
- 1.11 Moon Bar at Banyan Tree
Best Hotel Bars in Bangkok
A Mecca for jazz lovers in Bangkok, the Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental in Bangrak neighbourhood hosts some of the best live jazz acts around, 6 days a week.
Seductive and sophisticated, the setting is perfect for smooth sounds, with sumptuous furnishings, warm wood, and low lighting. The romantic outdoor terrace looks out over the wide waters of the Chao Phraya river.
The drinks are equally as sultry as the decor, with signature cocktails and exotic new creations by skilled mixologists combining Asian ingredients and premium quality liquors with imaginative presentation.
Take for example the Hang Lay, which effortlessly blends Phraya Rum with turmeric, ginger, tamarind and lime, or the Ratchada – a heady and delicious mixture of Chivas 18, spiced Tea, and Peychard bitters. In addition to cocktails there is an impressive selection of fine whiskies.
The average price of a cocktail is around 420 THB.
A slice of old world New York in Bangkok, The Loft at Waldorf Astoria oozes elegance.
Situated sky high on Ratchadamri Road, panoramic floor to ceiling windows give unparalleled views out across the glittering city and the Chao Phraya river.
Inside, it’s all Art Nouveau style glamour and romance, with chandeliers, luxurious fabrics, and glowing gold accents.
Craft cocktails are inspired by the drinks once served at the Old Waldorf Bar in New York, and the menu features a wide array of stirred drinks with a heavy spirit base accompanied by sweeteners and bitters.
One of the signature cocktail is The Waldorf, which features a decadent mix of Michters bourbon, Thai basil, Mancino sweet vermouth, chocolate bitters, coriander, and maple. The Mont Blanc offers a stimulating combination of La Fontaine Absinthe, pear liquor, homemade almond syrup, and lime juice.
Cocktails cost roughly between 450 and 550 THB, and The Loft also offers an excellent selection of spirits, champagnes, and high class bites such as caviar, oysters, and beef tartar.
Towering 37 floors up above the vibrant Sukhumvit Road, A Bar and A Bar Rooftop at Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park transports guests to the bygone eras of Victorian London and 1930s America, combined with a chic contemporary influence.
The ABar boasts moody yet cosy decor with dark wooden furnishings, shining black marble, walls lined with curiosity cabinets and plush sofas, with views out across the city.
This magical cocktail den features an equally mysterious cocktail menu, with an emphasis on premium dark spirits such as whiskies, dark rums and cognacs.
Cocktails cost around 400 THB, and include such delights as the Scarlet Crusta with Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, ruby port, orange and maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon, and Scrappy’s cardamom bitters, and the Devonshire Daisy featuring plantation pineapple rum, green chartreuse, house made parsley cordial, fresh lime, and soda.
For even more wow factor, head to the ABar rooftop, a casual, modern space serving more than 50 different varieties of gin, including many craft labels, and which can also be mixed into elegant cocktails as you take in the stunning views out across the Bangkok cityscape.
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The Diplomat Bar at the Conrad hotel on Wireless Road claims to offer Bangkok’s absolute best Martini with its signature ‘Martini Experience’, as well as an outstanding hand crafted range of classic international cocktails designed to be the best representation of their creating nation using premium spirits and ingredients.
One such cocktail is the The Scottish, which includes Chivas 18 and pineapple syrup for a zesty, luscious finish.
Another alternative is the The Frenchman which features a spectacular Martel XO cognac blended with yellow chartreuse, lemon juice and fine white sugar.
As a rough guide, cocktails will set you back anywhere between 400 and 900 THB. There is also a fantastic range of whiskies and spirits available, plus a good selection of wines by the glass.
Drinks aside, The Diplomat Bar has a warm and welcoming ambiance and handsome upscale décor with rich dark wood, soft silk furnishings, and traditional That influences.
And as an added bonus guests can enjoy captivating live entertainment courtesy of international jazz singers every evening.
Bangkok has some of the most unique rooftop bars in the world, and Above Eleven is no exception. With incredible 360 degree views outs across the sparkling city and down to bustling Sukhumvit 11 below, this is a bar brimming with style.
Inspired by New York’s Central Park, sculptural trees reflect the city lights, and walls are covered with vines and grass at this vibrant bar.
Guests enter the bar via a maze, leading them on to a glorious cocktail menu like no other and Peruvian Japanese fusion dining.
Cocktails with a Japanese twist include the Sake Spritz with Grey Goose vodka, sake, prosecco, pineapple juice, passion fruit purèe, lychee and angostura bitters, and for something with a Peruvian flavour there are offerings such as the Leche de Tigre with Aji Amarillo Pisco, Leche de Tigre, egg white, Aji Amarillo balsamic reduction, 360 lime, and passion fruit juice.
Live DJs spin tunes late into the night every day of the week. The average price for a cocktail is around 350 THB, and there are also a wide selection of spirits and a small selection of local and imported beers.
Enjoying a premier location on Bangkok’s Ratchadamri Road, the St Regis Bar and Drawing Room at St Regis offers an extraordinary selection of premier and unique spirits, classic cocktails, champagne and caviar in a wonderful setting.
This elegant bar has a refined ambiance with lustrous dark wood, black marble, leather sofas, chandeliers, and muted tones.
The rooftop terrace features sublime views of the city and the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, and guests staying at the hotel can enjoy them from the infinity pool adjacent to the bar.
The St. Regis signature cocktail is the Siam Mary, a luscious blend of spicy Thai chili, wasabi, lime, coriander, Thai basil and lemongrass. Cocktails are priced at around 300 THB, whilst a glass of champagne is from 950 THB upwards.
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Breathtaking, uninterrupted views of lush Lumpini Park and the striking city skyline beyond are what sets HI-SO rooftop bar apart from the rest.
Situated on Sathorn Road on the 29th floor of the Sofitel So hotel, HI-SO bar is a venue for the fashionable and the fabulous, and has a sleek, futuristic style with gleaming metal and glass, but with the welcome addition of comfortable seating from where you can admire the view.
Regular DJs keep the vibe hip and fun late into the night, and a selection of polished cocktails created by the local Thailand Diageo World Class team are a treat for the tastebuds.
On the menu are exotic gems such as lychee rose Martinis with vodka, lychee liqueur, rose syrup, and fresh lime, or the SO Amaretto Thyme featuring Amaretto, bourbon, fresh lime, home made thyme syrup, bitters, and elderflower and orange foam.
Ranging between 300 and 400 THB, cocktails are affordable, and wine, beers and spirits are also on offer.
Perched right on the banks of the majestic Chao Phraya river in Bangrak, The Long Bar at Shangri-La is a magical spot for watching the spectacle of river life, with amazing views, classic cocktails, and premium spirits to add to the experience.
Unashamedly opulent, The Long Bar is a stylish retreat with soaring glass windows and decorated in rich, earthy tones softened even further by silk furnishings. Indulgent prohibition inspired cocktails are accompanied by a selection of gourmet Asian style bar snacks and appetisers, and a background of live jazz entertains guests every evening.
Perhaps Bangkok’s most famous rooftop bar — and one of the world’s highest — the vertiginous Sky Bar at Lebua soars 820 feet high and boasts awe inspiring views, incredible cocktails, and a chic modern decor pulsing with softly glowing neon lights in a rainbow spectrum.
At sunset this place can get crowded, so arrive early to grab a seat in order to enjoy cocktails like the Sky Devil — a deliciously spicy concoction of tequila infused roasted red peppers with fresh lime juice and agave extract, dusted with crushed peppercorns — and the Havana Royale consisting of white grapes muddled over apple infused Havana and shaken with lime cordial and aloe vera juice.
As you would expect from such a prestigious location, drinks are pricey, with an cocktails costing around 700 THB on average. The Sky Bar can be found on the Silom Road in Bangrak.
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Get ready for some old world class at The Speakeasy and Blind Pig Cigar Lounge at Hotel Muse on Langsuan Road in Ploenchit, where the award winning bar is brim full of 1920s style glitz and glamour, and the views are second to none.
Away from the stylish terrace, the atmospheric interior is vintage inspired with Asian influences, with sofas to sink into and quirky touches like jam jar cocktail glasses.
A further nod to times gone past is the Blind Pig Cigar Lounge where connoisseurs can don smoking jackets and sample some of the finest Cuban cigars. Known for its excellent selection of gins, the Speakeasy also offers divine classic and contemporary cocktails created by highly skilled mixologists.
The Czech Absinthe cunningly combines whisky & galliano, passion fruit, apple juice, vanilla syrup cinnamon, and flamed absinthe, whilst the fiery Wasabi Martini is made from gin infused green tea, elderflower syrub, wasabi, lime, and salmon.
Cocktails range from 370 to 660 THB, or if you prefer you can sample one of a wide variety of spirits or a small selection of world wines starting at around 300 THB per glass.
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The Moon Bar is one of Bangkok’s favourite rooftop bars, and at 61 floors up it’s the second highest in the city.
Occupying the same rooftop as the Vertigo gourmet grill restaurant, this bar has a jaw dropping 360 degree viewpoint and unobstructed, far reaching views of Bangkok and simply awesome sunsets. Popular with tourists and expats, the décor is understated yet decidedly chic, with a lit up island bar on a raised platform and teak wood chairs.
Chilled lounge music floats on the cool breeze as diners and bar flies sip away at champagne, beer, fine wines, or cocktails such as the signature Moon Romance made from punchy melon infused vodka, crème de menthe, peach, and fresh lime juice served over dry ice, or the potent Siam Ice Tea which mixes Phraya Gold rum, Chalong Bay rum, vodka, gin, Midori, lime and lemonade.
Prices are a little expensive due to the stunning location and quality of the venue. Expect to pay around 550 THB for a cocktail, and anything upwards of that for a glass of wine.
The Moon Bar and Vertigo Restaurant can be found on South Sathorn Road, not far from Lumpini park.
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