Nightlife Guide for Chidlom and Ploenchit in Bangkok
Want to check out the nightlife for Chidlom and Ploenchit in Bangkok but not sure where to start? Follow this guide to get your night started the right way:
Brown Sugar Jazz Boutique
If the name doesn’t inspire you to hop onto a table and shake and shimmy the night away, nothing will. Located on Phrasumen Rd, a new locale after calling Sarasin Rd it’s home for nearly three decades, Brown Sugar is a Bangkok institution, with a fan base that have been returning here year after year. In the daylight hours, the scene is quite and demure, with a full service restaurant and coffee house serving up great Thai cuisine. By night, it turns into a jumpin’ and jivin’ jazz bar, with a monthly showcase that features local and international artists and performers.
As sultry as its name, Syn is a great place to go in groups, in a couple, or as singles looking to mingle. A lounge more than anything else, Syn features infectious dance-beats, creative Asian-influence cocktails with fresh ingredients, and decor that makes you feel like you’re straddling Ibiza and London all at once. If you make it here between 5pm – 9pm, there’s a Happy Hour, stay later, and enjoy some of the best DJ’s in the Bangkok scene do their thing on the ones and two’s!
It’s true you’ll find Bangkok’s elite, the uber wealthy, the famous and the trying-to-be famous party-goers, but it doesn’t matter who you are, as long as you’re here for a good time, you’ll fit right in. The bar’s decor doesn’t miss a beat with its rich wooden interior, over-the-top silken couches, and with a cool and sultry jazz performer singing into the wee hours of morning, you’ll soon know why Diplomat is a favorite play spot for the rich and famous.
Foodies and cocktail enthusiasts love the menu offerings at Glaz Bar, not to mention its convenient location on Wireless Road. Locals love to snack on the Thai Tapas and with knowledgeable mixologists on hand throwing together some of the most sophisticated and creative looking cocktails in the city. Glaz Bar is a fun alternative to a regular restaurant. You’ll find Glaz Bar inside the Plaza Athenee Hotel, just listen for the fabulous live jazz performers.
Throw on your bell-bottoms, get out your hair spray and slip into those sky-scraper tall platforms because you’ll be inspired once you step through the doors of Spasso, Bangkok’s longest running diso bar and most beloved. Every night a live band is there to play your favorites, and a lively staff is there to serve your favorite drinks. Relive your youth at Spasso, and cross it off your Bangkok bucket list!
Located inside The Conrad, the crowd at 87+ resembles who you might find in New York’s Lower East Side on a Friday or Saturday night. Young, sophisticated, affluent Thais come here to play with equally affluent international travelers from the hotel upstairs. Hailed as one of the best spots to have a Cosmopolitan in the city, the super sultry staff are an eyeful, and the music, a blend of Hip-Hop and House is reflective of a generation that how to have a good time.
Zense Rooftop Bar
One of Bangkok’s best features is the number of fantastic bars in the sky. Get above it all at Zense Rooftop Bar, and enjoy sweeping views of the city. Perched atop the Central World Mall, on the 17th floor. The industrial-like decor is ultra-inviting, yet inviting and the room spacious. The great thing about Zense is the crowd who comes here, from budget-minded backpackers to well-to-do businessman, everyone comes for two reasons: To enjoy delicious cocktails, and check out the staggering views.