Adhere Blues Bar is a small, narrow establishment on Samsen Road just over the Norarat Sathan Bridge, which is easily reached from Khao San Road. The bar is decorated with photos, album covers and musical instruments. Here, all the blues-lovers are in for a treat as you listen to all the famous blues. Drinks are affordable and mostly Thai food is served. Live music usually starts around 9p and includes a mix of local talent with occasional visiting artists engaging in sporadic jam sessions with travelers.
Mikkeller is the popular microbrewery chain from Denmark that has finally made its way to Bangkok. The only branch of this brewery in Asia, it has set high standards for other beer brewing places in the city. The bar is known or its rustic yet innovative approach as they produce some quirky and unique beers, which are impossible to find anywhere else. Their experimental approach, and the limited batches have been a major crowd puller. They offer 30 varieties of tap beers and bottled brews to choose from.
Set in a 1910 colonial building, Namsaah Bottling Trust catches your eye with its vibrant pink exterior. The meaning of its name is soda water or sparking water as it was the office of a soda company’s bottling unit at one point. Spread across two levels, its sumptuous decor accentuated by Asian artifacts, intricate wallpapers, antique mirrors, elegant regional furnishing, Chinese parchments, dim lighting and old brass fans will surely wow you. Each space is done up in varying jewel tones and looks distinct from the other with its decoration. For a fantastic cocktail experience, their ground floor cocktail bar is one of the finest in the town. Created by their expert mixologists, their delightful concoctions not only feature classics but specialty drinks like the Kaffir Lime Watermelon Smash and Sangsom Salted Caramel Whisky Sour. Upstairs is a more refined dining venue where you can savor contemporary Thai cuisine with influences of various cooking styles. You can be sure of an interesting epicurean trip at Namsaah Bottling Trust. Reservations are highly recommended.
TUBA is a designer furniture shop and gallery where young and budding artists show-case their talent. There is a rich collection antique furnishings from the bygone era as well. If shopping is not on your mind then you can surely enjoy the local delicacies served here as this space doubles up as restaurant. You can gorge on the Thai dishes flavored with authentic herbs and spices. Not in the mood to either shop or eat? Simply relax and sip the cool cocktails and other beverages served here. TUBA surely is a place that has something for everyone.
With dazzling lights, mega-decibel sound system and a swank decor, Route66 is one of the hottest nightlife spots in Bangkok. The club has a lively decor with mood lighting, lavish VIP rooms and a perpetually full dance floor. There's an eclectic choice of music on offer, and the club hosts some of the best DJs in town. Drinks are reasonably priced if bought by the bottle, and the bar offers a diverse choice of drinks. With good international music and a peppy crowd, Route66 is sure to lift your spirits.
There are few clubs that make a mark on the international scene and Onyx is one of them. On par with the trendiest clubs in Dubai and New York, it is, perhaps, the best place in the city for an indelible party. Multi-level dance floors, balconies and futuristic LED lights create an ambiance that many can only dream of. With high ceilings and expansive spaces, the dance floors resemble sports stadiums, while the advanced mood lights lend the club an ultra-luxurious vibe. Booking one of its 15 VIP booths may cost most people their monthly salary but these booths do afford a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Famous international dance troupes, singers, bands and DJs often grace its eclectic performances. Dress up in your very best and be prepared that you might meet a celebrity here if lucky.
The delights of European cuisine with a tinge of Asian flavor happily adorn the menu at Restaurant Ember. Chef Suif painstakingly uses Asian influences and ingredients to add a local dash to the traditional European fare. The desserts are equally tempting, while the impressive selection of drinks complement the lavish fare. The decor is serene, sophisticated, and as much a blend of two continents as the food. Definitely worth a visit.
Club 88 is nestled in the main lobby of the grand Davis Bangkok hotel, and is the favorite party house of the chic and famous people of Bangkok city. The intimate settings of the club make it an apt space for a perfect romantic dinner or a successful business meet. The calm and serene ambiance zones manage to keep out all the loud and blaring sounds of the city, allowing you to unwind with ease. Live music played in the background complements the entire set-up. You can pickup the drink of your choice from an amazing assortment of beverages. In a nutshell, elegance and cozy are the words that exactly define Club 88. Call for additional information.
Located on Soi 33 on Sukhumvit Road, The Green Parrot is a perfect place to catch a game. With seven TVs, this bar makes sure that you will see the latest action in rugby, cricket, golf, football and other sports.
Ad Makers is now at a new venue on Ruamrudee, after moving from Luangsuan Road. The place has a brighter and more modern interior than the old restaurant and has a good-sized wooden deck outside for those barmy evenings in the cool season. The menu is predominantly Thai, extensive and with some excellent hot and spicy soups and seafood on offer. A few western and Chinese dishes are included. There is a well stocked bar with draft beers and wine. Live music starts around 8:00p - some acoustic country or easy listening rock and then later the excellent house band plays and the evening takes off. - AH
Just like its wacky name, Sugar Ray | You've Just Been Poisoned features whimsical decor mirroring that of a speakeasy. Slightly hard to find, this bar's dim lighting and vintage decor create a hushed ambiance. A retro-style red carpet and odd pieces of wall hangings add pops of color, while cocktail ingredients are displayed prominently on the mixing table. As one of the best bars in Bangkok, Sugar Ray offers a psychedelic mix of exceptional cocktails and DJ music. There is a DJ deck with a vinyl set, and on Wednesdays, some of the best DJs in town spin groovy rhythm and blues, hip hop and electro house tracks. Saturdays are reserved for fun theme parties, which attract a young and lively crowd. The bartenders are known to be some of the best in the city and their signature orange syrup and bourbon-based Old Fashioned is as sought after as their more innovative blends. Like a classic speakeasy, this bar is open only three days in a week, so head here early to bag a good seat.