The Best Nightlife on and around Sathorn Road in Bangkok

Sathorn may be Bangkok's financial center by day, full of high rise skyscrapers and office towers, but it lets its hair down by night, with some of the city's most inviting and unique bars. It's here that you can find some of the top sky bars in town, with 360 degree rooftop panoramas overlooking the city at top venues like the Moon Bar or Zoom Sky Bar. Park Society at the Sofitel So also offers views and plenty of elegant fashion, and for fashionable, the chic Vogue Lounge offers a mix of fantastic drinks and great atmosphere. Those who don't like the 5-star hotel scene can follow the alternative crowd to Smalls, the latest endeavor by the former Q Bar owner, which is the most popular spot in town these days. Also high on the list is Ku De Ta, which has a whole selection of different clubs, bars, and restaurants to choose from, also a spot where those looking for a party tend to gravitate to. For unique bartender creations, head for the mixologist masters at Revolucion Cocktail or Lady Brett, some of Sathorn's newest trendy spots. If all these are far too chic, stay up late and go to Wong's, Bangkok's original hole in the wall dive bar, now a legendary institution, and well worth the effort to see a bit of no frills nostalgia in the City of Angels.

Park Society and its upstairs deck known as Hi So (a play on high society) is an outdoor bar area (adjoining the indoor upscale French focused restaurant of the same name) in the cutting edge Sofitel So Hotel that provides some stunning views...  Read More

Fashionable and vibrant are the keywords here at the W Hotel's signature bar, located right in the lobby to the left of the dramatic sliding door entrance. The dazzling bar features blinding white floors, leather sofas, and barstools, offset by...  Read More

Cushioned couch seating and a long rectangular open bar with seats all around it giving off dazzling 360 degree panoramas of all Bangkok make this slightly hidden off the main sky bar circuit one of the best rooftop bars in town, and a great...  Read More

This stylish tavern and bistro restaurant combo has a dark timbered interior set to look like something right out of 1920 New York. This small speakeasy style decor has become all the rage in Bangkok as of late, and Lady Brett and it's self...  Read More

Wong's Place is a Bangkok legend and institution. You won't get any sky views here, nor elegant wannabe seen types, not to mention that there certainly isn't a dress code. What you will get at this dark, dingy, ramshackle late night bar is...  Read More

Revolucion Cocktail made a name for itself in China, with five branches of the Latin-style cocktail bar becoming a big favorite. Founder Sebastien Bonnefoi, who also runs the top Urban Bar bartending school in China, decided to bring his class...  Read More

Ce La Vi (the former Ku De Ta) is an extremely posh complex of clubs, restaurants, and bars that has been a staple in Singapore for years, and the owners there have now brought their upscale product to Bangkok, creating quite a buzz. Ce La Vi...  Read More

The Moon Bar
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The Moon Bar, perched on the rooftop of the Banyan Tree Hotel, offers one of the most stupendous panoramic views of Bangkok, and a sunset here is a memorable occasion, well worth the price of a cocktail. The bar sits in a stylish roof garden,...  Read More

Set in a three story shophouse over on Suan Plu off of Sathorn Road, which seems to be Bangkok's most up and coming new drinking spot, Smalls is the brainchild of David Jacobson, the nightclub whiz who started the famed Q Bar in Bangkok several...  Read More

One would expect a lot from a bar inspired by fashion lifestyle giant Vogue, and Vogue Lounge delivers on all counts. Set on the 6th floor of the MahaNakhon Cube, just next to Bangkok's new tallest building, the MahaNakhon Tower, this chic and...  Read More


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