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Local Experts: Bangkok, Ashley Niedringhaus

By Local Expert Ashley Niedringhaus

Best Bars in Bangkok

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Iron Fairies

Iron Fairies

What Iron Fairies lacks in square footage, it more than makes up for in atmosphere—think 1920s Paris lounge meets Peter Pan’s Lost Boys’ hideaway. Jazz singers preform on the spiral staircase each night, and the bar is known for serving Bangkok’s best burger. Order an absinth-laced cocktail—they’re a specialty here.

2
The Nest Bangkok

The Nest Bangkok

If you need a break from the party scene, The Nest is a quieter alternative to the non-stop clubs on this iconic Bangkok street known for its nightlife. Avoid the active post-dinner crowd at the bar, to grab one of the large daybeds outside where you can enjoy the funk and soul beats that pulse though the speakers while snacking on tapas. 

3
Le Derriere

Le Derriere

Boasting an absinthe fountain behind the bar and décor that is fully committed to a 1900s Paris vibe—complete with red velvet couches and checkered flooring—Le Derriere will feel like a beautiful escape from everyday life.  The large champagne and cognac selection make it the perfect place for a nightcap. 

4
Above 11

Above 11

Make your way to the 33rd floor of the Fraser Suites at the end Sukhumvit Soi 11, and you’ll be treated to top-notch modern cocktails and top-notch views of the city (make sure you bring your phone to the bathroom to snap a photo out the window). Signature drinks like Le Nouveau Comte and Big Smokey Apple are local favorites. 

5
Face Bar

Face Bar

Cocktails are poured with a generous hand at this upscale bar. Jazz music and Chinese-style lounge areas make it easy to talk while you sip on their exceptionally well-crafted mojito or Singapore sling. If you’re feeling hungry, the bar is attached to three teak houses that serve up Indian, Thai, and Japanese food.


Visit the Best Bars in Bangkok

Face Bar
29 Sukhumvit 38, Klong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
8.4/10

People like this place

Cocktail Bar
3
Above 11
38/8 Sukhumvit 11 (at Frasier Suites Sukhumvit Hotel), Vadhana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
9/10

People like this place

Hotel Bar
3
Le Derriere
34 Sukhumvit Soi 11 (Sukhumvit Road), Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
0/10

People like this place

Wine Bar
4
The Nest Bangkok
3/33 Sukhumvit 11 (at Le Fenix Hotel, 9th Fl. & RF), Vadhana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
8.3/10

People like this place

Hotel Bar
4
Iron Fairies
394 Soi Sukhumvit 55 (btwn Thong Lo 12 & 14), Vadhana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
9/10

People like this place

Jazz Club
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