Sathorn Nightlife

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    What to Do at Night in Sathorn

    Many modish hotels and serviced apartments in Sathorn usually feature their own bars or clubs. Zuk Bar at Sukhothai Hotel and Met Bar at Metropolitan Hotel are among the city's best. One of  Bangkok's most popular nightlife experiences is drinks at Vertigo, the trendy rooftop bar at Banyan Tree Hotel. The city views are fantastic (covered by the steep prices on the drinks menu), and well worth a visit. Get there before sunset and dress nicely if you want to get in (no beach shorts, vests, sandals or flip-flops).

    For a full-blown racy nightlife scene, however, head to Silom and visit Patpong's notorious go-go bars.

Sathorn Bars and Nightlife

Junker and Bar

Junker and Bar on the trendy Soi Suan Plu gets packed-out pretty much every night, although considering the size of the place, that isn’t difficult. Despite the limited space, a full band manages to cram into the skinny converted shop house, playing acoustic covers, blues and jazz. Enter during their set and you’ll almost have to step over the singer to get to the bar, which is stocked full of spirits, imported beers and wine. 

Burgers, pasta and other comfort food is available too, but probably best enjoyed when seating is less limited during the day time. 

  • Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 12:00-24:00
  • Tel: +66 (0)851003608

Ku De Ta was one of the most high profile openings Bangkok has seen in years, creating a buzz right across the city. This lifestyle and entertainment brand is rightfully world-famous for their elegant restaurants, bars and nightclubs spread across the hot spots of Asia, and Ku De Ta Bangkok is the newest addition to the collection. Located on the 39th and 40th floors of the mammoth Sathorn Square Building the views are suitably impressive, with an uninterrupted cityscape from the nightclub section and views to the Chao Phraya River and beyond from your dinner table. Read More...

  • Location: 39th and 40th floors, Sathorn Square Complex, 98 North Sathorn Road
  • BTS: Chong Nonsi
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2108 2000

Met Bar at Metropolitan Hotel

When it first opened in 1998, London's Met Bar became the hottest nighttime haunt west of Ibiza. Now its newest sister, The Met Bar Bangkok at Metropolitan Hotel Bangkok, delivers the same for the Asian capital, answering a sophisticated need for privacy and energy in a space reserved for hotel guests and members only (although they are known to be flexible).

At night, it morphs into a sultry, lounge-style member’s bar with deep chairs and wine-dark walls. Lighting is soft and moody. Bar staff - 'mixologists' - create bespoke Martinis while headline DJs spin worldwide lounge sounds. Drinks start at 200 baht and there's no cover charge. At its busiest and best when hosting an international act or one-off event.

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 - 02:00
  • Location: Metropolitan Hotel Bangkok, 27 South Sathorn Road
  • BTS: Sala Daeng or Lumpini MRT
  • Tel: +66(0)26253333

Rooftop bars seem to be the latest craze in Bangkok, so much so that I wonder just how many cities in the world have more rooftop bars than here? And open-air bars are popular for a reason! The weather during half the year is safe, you never have to worry about rain, and during the 'rainy season' you can still enjoy many happy hours under the open skies. Actually, the cloudy skies of the wet season are a lot nicer than during high season, when all you get on your photo is a plain blue sky. Boring... Read More...

  • Address: 2 North Sathorn Road Bangrak
  • Tel: (+66) 2 624 0000

Smalls Bar

The team behind Bangkok’s famous Q Bar opened this slightly more modest venue at the start of 2014; since then, Smalls has been making waves across the city’s expat community as the place in Sathorn to come for live music and inventive cocktails. 

Located on the increasingly popular Soi Suan Plu (just off the major Sathorn Road), Smalls is dark, broody and welcomes a young and trendy crowd who come for the weekly line up of live jazz, world music and DJ sets. Amongst a long list of cocktails and local beers you’ll find absinthe by the glass – a bit of a rarity for Bangkok – and there’s also a cute second level balcony overlooking the bustling Suan Plu neighbourhood.

  • Opening Hours: Wed-Mon 20:30-02:00
  • Tel: +66 (0)818196808

With a seating capacity of 1,600, you will be hard pushed to find a bigger drinking venue in Bangkok than this German beer hall, that presents its own brand of ‘musical theatre’.  With live entertainment that includes singing, dancing and instrumentals, the stage show is a visual extravaganza well worth seeing.

Tawandang takes its cue from a traditional German brewery while ironically attracting a predominantly Thai audience. The food here, (pork knuckles and som-tam come highly recommended) consists of Thai snacks that go down particularly well with beer or two. Open seven nights a week, the place attracts a regular crowd throughout the week and whether you venture in on a Wednesday or a Saturday evening you will find the venue packed with people enjoying themselves. The general format is to eat, drink and dance, and in this respect you can’t really go wrong with a night out at Tawandang. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 20:00-01:00
  • Location: 462/59 Nang Linchi Road
  • BTS: Chong Nonsi

Situated on the rooftop of the Banyan Tree, the 360 degree panorama offers a bird’s eye view of Bangkok, providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy some sunset cocktails 61 floors above ground level. Here, you really get the sense that you are floating mid air with the cool night’s breeze the bar is built in a way where as there is just a sheet of glass between you and vertical drop.

It is however, extremely safe and nor the sort of place you are likely to have an accident. You can choose between the bridge that links the restaurant and bar to enjoy a cocktail or up on the decking surrounding the bar where sofas and plush seats offer the perfect base to enjoy the view.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 17:00-01:00
  • Location: The Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 Sathorn Road
  • BTS: Sala Daeng or Lumpini MRT
  • Tel: +66(0)2679-1200

Wongs

If you can imagine the Moon Bar at Vertigo being one end of the nightlife scale in Sathorn then Wongs would be the other end. Having been open over twenty years, this Bangkok institution has seen some changes. All of which are documented on the walls which are covered with photographs of customers, both past and present.

Open until the last person leaves the bar has a policy of drink now and pay later, but few escape without paying later, so we suggest you pay as you go or keep your bottles together and pay when you leave to avoid confusion.Wongs has one of the best music collections in Bangkok, much of it still on VCR. A nostalgia inducing bar, you can expect to spend the evening watching old Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan gigs.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – till the last person leaves
  • Location: Soi Sribumphen
  • MRT: Lumpini

Vogue Lounge Bangkok in MahaNakorn Cube is bringing the inimitable style of the world’s premier fashion magazine, Vogue, to Bangkok’s most anticipated urban development in years. Three Michelin starred chef Vincent Thierry is in the kitchen, creating modern French cuisine in bite-size, tapas style portions to suit the lounge vibe, while behind the bar you can expect signature cocktails, classic martinis and fine wines to be the order of the day here. Funky, soulful house and nu-disco keeps the sophisticated lounge vibe going too. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 am - Late
  • Location: MahaNakhon CUBE, 6th Floor, 96 Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Road, Silom
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2001 0697

If you can imagine the Moon Bar at Vertigo being one end of the nightlife scale in Sathorn then Wongs would be the other end. Having been open over twenty years, this Bangkok institution has seen some changes. All of which are documented on the walls which are covered with photographs of customers, both past and present. Open until the last person leaves the bar has a policy of drink now and pay later, but few escape without paying later, so we suggest you pay as you go or keep your bottles together and pay when you leave to avoid confusion.Wongs has one of the best music collections in Bangkok, much of it still on VCR. A nostalgia inducing bar, you can expect to spend the evening watching old Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan gigs. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – till the last person leaves
  • Location: Soi Sribumphen (a small street behind the immense Q House Tower at Lumpini intersection)
  • MRT: Lumpini

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