The Best Pubs and Bars on Sukhumvit in Bangkok
Sukhumit’s bars and pubs cover all the bases. Whatever your style, you should be able to find a good place to hangout, party, or wander for the night.
The Iron Fairies
Thonglor Soi 12 is home to The Iron Fairies. This unique venue is small and somewhat hidden. It keeps up this style inside, where it is often quite dark. It gets its name from cool and at times hard-to-see sculptures and statues of magical creatures and gargoyles located all around. The industrial and urban vibe is offset by great jazz music, some Western food, and excellent cocktails. The Iron Fairies is open from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Q Bar is a trendy venue that has remained popular for more than a decade. Patrons are expected to dress up a bit at this stylish club. It attracts a bit of an exclusive group of local Thais, but it is worth checking out. Q Bar is located on Sukhumvit Soi 11 and is open from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. It is free on weekdays but there is a weekend entry fee.
Shades of Retro
Shades of Retro is a very comfortable venue that makes for a great place to relax and hang out with friends. Aside from its comfort, its great cocktails – which are generally quite powerful – and fun details like endless servings of popcorn help make it a special and very popular bar. You won’t get a meal here, but you’ll have plenty of music and a fun time checking out the retro décor. It is located on Soi Thararom 2 and is open from 3 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Bombay Bar attracts a young crowd of Thais between the hours of 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Of course, it’s later in the night when things really get moving. This two story bar features mainly modern radio hits, but a few hours after opening there is live music. This is a good place to go to experience genuine Thai nightlife enjoyed by the locals themselves. It is located on Soi Thonglor.
If you are looking for a good old English pub in Sukhumvit, head to Witch’s Tavern. With live music, pub food, and plenty of drinks, this relaxed but highly stylish and carefully designed venue is highly enjoyable. Visit from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. as it suits you.
BREW Pub at Seen Space
BREW Pub has more than one hundred beers available. The owners aim to foster knowledge and appreciation of this favorite beverage. Stylized to look a little like a beer brewery, BREW Pub also serves some favorite bar treats like meats and cheeses. It is open every day from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Long Table
Fewer people know about The Long Table than would probably love a night out here. It is aptly named, because there is one very long table here so that you can eat banquet style with all the other guests, or at least as many as will fit. It is located high up in the Column Tower and plays house music. This venue is quite stylish and carefully put together. Don’t miss it. It is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and be sure not to dress too casually.