Thong Lor is a favourite scene for buzzing cocktails and fine restaurants, with more new hipster bars opening up every other month. It’s hard to choose where to spend your evening.
Yes, we’ve tried and tested the very best like Rabbit Hole and six other bars in Thong Lor. Get the lowdown on the best chill out spot for a great night of drinks in Bangkok.
Since their opening, Rabbit Hole has earned itself a reputation as the go-to-party spot in Thong Lor area. There’s no signage but you will figure it out as it’s probably the most opened one with people streaming in and out.
With 3 storeys of different layouts, including a full bar at the ground floor, it’s especially fun when it comes to finding feel-good and completely relaxed joints like this.
Rabbit Hole is made up of a mixed crowd of dolled-up Thai pretties sipping on their whisky cocktails, to a sprinkling of expats and travelers. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a local celebrity.
The live music keeps the cheering vibe going till wee hours.
125 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily 7pm – 2am
Tel: +66(0) 81-822-3392
One of Thonglor’s best known and most creative bars is Q&A. Offering a new standard to the real imbibers who are living by Bangkok city, the cocktails are genuinely created with au-naturale ingredients.
Q&A is like a long train bar – passengers just get high with self- control. All are welcome here. Our favourite part about this bar is that they serve awesome classics while they source for freshest ingredients to blend with the bar’s home-made bitters and infusions.
Not to mention, Q&A scored as no. 26 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016.
235/13 Sukhumvit Soi 21, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7pm – 2am
Tel: +66(0) 2-714-8875
The Iron Fairies & Co provides some intriguing hints as to what lies inside. Entering the doors and passing through spiral staircases and low ceilings, one’s eyes may need to adjust to the darkened bar’s space while the magical world unfolds.
The food menu is well executed with gourmet quality, home made burgers. Best options from the cocktail menu tried will be their flaming cocktails like the Burning Bush.
This bar hits well with hip, trendy crowd and it is also said to be the most-frequented bar in Thong Lor nightlife area.
404 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily 6pm – 2am
Tel: +66(0) 2-664-1445
Despite of the close-to-saturated bar scene in Thonglor for years, Iron Fairies made another attempt opened Bon Bon against all odds.
This not-easy-to-miss bar at Seed Space, conceals a magical world with playful music, secret freezing room – complete with dozens and dozens of innovatively executed liquid nitrogen cocktails.
Earlier this year, The Iron Fairies & Co made another bold move to set up their exclusive members-only bar – Dragonfly. Stay tuned for a review…
Location: Bon Bon, Seenspace, 251/1 Thonglor Soi 13, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 11.00am – 1.00am
Tel: +66(0) 2-185-2378
Joseph Boroski is like an institution and he’s behind many, many stellar cocktail lists for five-star hotels and top restaurants in the region.
Each cocktail here is handcrafted for you only and there’s no menu. This speakeasy bar has no website and no signage, but it offers one of the country’s most delicious bespoke cocktails to chic and saavy patrons. It’s quite pricey though, so come with your wallet armed.
16 125/16 ซอย สุขุมวิท 55 Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat, 7.00pm – 2.00am, Sun, 7.00pm – 12.00am
Tel: +66(0) 2-712-6025
Little Beast will be belittled if we put it under gastrobar classification. They do make great cocktails that are delicious, and packed with a good punch.
But more than that, Little Beast makes it into our favourite restaurants’ list to visit in Bangkok. With unpretentious food and drinks, it offers more than just a competent bar menu.
Location: Thong Lo 13, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: Tue to Sat 5.30pm to 12mn | Sun 11am to 3pm
Tel: +66(0) 2185 2670
While it focuses on its easy-going vibe, Dusk Thonglor works on craft cocktails using freshest and seasonal produce. Prices at an affordable range, the drinks here come with gin-based cocktails and fraught beers like Hoegaarden and Asahi.
What we like best, Dusk offers splendid and entertaining live bands and it certainly works well as a new addition in Thong Lor district.
Thonglor Soi 13, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 6pm till midnight, Sunday, 6pm till midnight, Friday – Saturday, 6pm – 2am
Tel: +66(0) 96 860 7690