Where to go for a weekend getaway chilling out and partying? Next destination: Bangkok. There’s no question that Bangkok is a winner when it comes to nightlife and partying. But there is in fact more to Bangkok nightlife than partying it up. On the contrary there are a number of wine tasting outlets, rooftop bars and brews-only pubs as well as quirky hangout places.
No single person has probably visited all pubs and bars in Bangkok. There are just too many choices to choose from. Here’s a handpicked shortlist of 7 places for beverage lovers.
Water Library is located on Thonglor and open six days a week on Monday to Saturday from 6 PM to 1 AM. What makes this particular bar different is the Italian mixologist MirkoGardelliano who makes cocktails based on your mood. Just let him know how fast you’d like to get smashed, the state of your relationship or work and he’ll conjure up just the right remedy for you.
Badmotel isn’t the typical high-ceiling bar with dim-lighting but designed with a touch of street-style drinking. You’ll be greated with stools and bar tables with quite a bit of lighting. So why go to this bar? There are quite a number of unique drinks conjured up at the bar such as pink Hale’s Blue Boy milk mixed with rum. And where better to try ‘Ya dong’ than at a proper bar as oppose to drinking on the streets? The bar is easily accessible; located right next to J-Avenue on SukhumvitSoi 55.
Up for Sake tasting? This is the bar to go to. Get ready to be greeted with a hefty introduction to their huge list of sake list. And if the company you go with prefers martini or draft beers, those are also served. However, do get ready for a slight surprise as martinis are creatively mixed up with a touch of yuzu sake. The bar is accessible from BTS Ploenchit and closed on Saturdays.
Sky Lobby Bar
Sky Lobby Bar offers a large selection of Grand Vins international wines besides teas and coffee menus. Yes, you heard right, wine with tea and coffee. Where better to hang out with a diverse group of friends! Light meals are also available for those wanting a bit of food to go with their drinks. The bar is located on the 9th floor of Mercure Bangkok Siam and open daily from 11 AM to 1 AM.
Whiskey lovers would simply get addicted to Whisgars, which is all about cigars and whisky. How does puffing on a big fat Perdomo cigar while sipping a 14-year-old single malt from the Bowmore distillery sound? Heavenly no?Whisgars is located on SukhumvitSoi 23 and is open daily until midnight.
Bubbles and more bubbles! Free-flowing sparkling wine is available for ladies-only at Woo Bar every Wednesday. It’s a time-limited promotion but then again, the place is designed in a way ladies would love to spend time with lady friends with sparkling wine. The bar is open daily from 9 AM until midnight and accessible via BTS Chongnonsi.
Affordable wine. Does such a thing still exist in Bangkok? Apparently yes. Head over to Scarlett which is located atop the stylish Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. The ambiance is more than welcoming and the skyline view from the top makes any ol’wine taste ten times better. The bar is open daily from 6 PM to 1 AM.