12 Best Nightlife Experiences in Sathorn

Where to Go at Night in Sathorn

    Find among the best nightlife in Sathorn right inside the 5-star hotels and serviced apartments that dot the area. There are sophisticated nightclubs and lounges where the Thai capital’s glamorous often come to play, complete with dance floors as well as open-air terraces with great views of central Bangkok for whenever you need a breather.

    Indeed, some of the most popular nightlife experiences in Sathorn are high up at the area’s trendy rooftop bars. The city views from Sathorn are fantastic and well worth it. For most venues, get there before sunset and dress nicely if you want to get in (no beach shorts, vests, sandals or flip-flops).

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    The Club at Koi Bangkok

    The Club at Koi Bangkok is a sophisticated nightclub and lounge where the glamorous come to play. You should dress to impress here, whether you intend to shake it on the dance floor or chill in some of the central booths with a few friends and a top-shelf bottle. If it all gets too much, take a breather on the open-air terrace with views of central Bangkok.

    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.

    Location: 39FL, Sathorn Square Building, 98 North Sathorn Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 9pm to 2am (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 108 2005

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    Junker and Bar

    Junker and Bar on the trendy Soi Suan Plu gets packed-out pretty much every night, though, considering the size of the place, that isn’t difficult. Despite the limited space, a full band manages to cram into the skinny converted shophouse, 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.

    Location: Thanon Suan Phlu, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 3pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)85 100 3608

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    Met Bar at COMO Metropolitan Hotel

    The Met Bar Bangkok at COMO Metropolitan Bangkok answers a need for privacy and energy in a space reserved for hotel guests and members only (though 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 lounge house 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.

    Location: COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Sathorn Tai Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 2pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 625 3333

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    HI-SO Rooftop Bar

    HI-SO Rooftop Bar at SO Sofitel Bangkok occupies the 29th and 30th floors of the 5-star hotel, offering expansive views of Lumpini Park and Sathorn avenue.

    HI-SO Rooftop Bar has a small selection of tapas, cheese, and cold cuts. For something more filling, you can order mains such as Black Angus burgers, steaks, and fish with chips. Cocktails are must-tries at this rooftop bar – standouts include the Butterfly Bellini, Gin Blossom and frozen coconut mojito.

    Location: 2 N Sathorn Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: (+66) 2 624 0000

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    Revolucion Cocktail Bar Bangkok

    Revolucion Cocktail Bar Bangkok is a Latino-themed cocktail bar and Salsa dance club in Bangkok known for its excellent cocktails and local DJs. Originating in Shanghai, Revolucion Cocktail in Bangkok is the second branch in Southeast Asia and offers a great place to complement the buzzing nightlife scene in Sathorn. The entire interior is themed in Cuban Latin style, with bright colors and a lively outdoor bar and terrace area to enjoy warm Bangkok nights.

    Location: 50 Sathorn Soi 10, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Sunday–Wednesday from 6pm to 2am, Thursday from 6pm to 3am, Friday from 7pm to 3am, Saturday 7pm to 2am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 235 4823

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    Smalls Bar

    The team behind Bangkok’s famous Q Bar opened this slightly more modest venue in 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, 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. Among 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 neighborhood.

    Location: 186, 3-4 Suan Phlu 1 Alley, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 7pm to 2am (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +66 (0)95 585 1398

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    So Pool Party at Sofitel So Hotel

    The monthly pool party at the glamorous 5-star Sofitel So Hotel is widely regarded as the best of its kind in Bangkok. So Pool Party is a place to see, as well as be seen. Deep house is the music of choice around the main poolside area, and hip-hop beats rock the garden. Around 400 baht gets you entry to both areas plus 1 free drink.

    Running for 8 hours, the non-stop party action starts at 1pm and gets busy almost instantly. If you want to claim one of the best poolside tables then aim to get there around opening (for these tables you’ll also be required to buy a top-shelf bottle of liquor: a bottle of vodka starts from 2,400 baht with six mixers and ice).

    Location: 10th floor, Sofitel So Hotel, 2 North Sathorn Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: last Sunday of the month from 1pm to 9pm

    Phone: +66 (0) 2624 0000

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    Tawandang Brew House

    Tawandang has a seating capacity of 1,600 and you'll be hard pushed to find a bigger drinking venue in Bangkok than this German beer hall. It 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 a beer or two. Open 7 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.

    Location: 462 61 Rama III Rd, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 678 1114

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    The Roof @ 38 at Mode Sathorn Hotel

    The Roof @38th Bar at Mode Sathorn Hotel is on the 38th floor of the fashionable hotel, easily identifiable by its mauve color. Once there, you're way above the traffic jams and the little annoyances of big city life. The rooftop is entirely open-sky so not really an option on rainy days but the feeling of being high up in the air is real and impressive. You can walk around the entire circumference of the tower and discover a superb 360 view of this part of Bangkok.

    On the south side, the most popular one as it faces the sunset, you can sit in very comfortable sofas with a glass of wine or a fancy cocktail, stare at famous Sky Bar standing nearby and watch how the crowds are squeezing themselves without seats on the very edge of Lebua Tower.

    Location: 144 N Sathorn Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thaland

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am (Sunday closes at midnight)

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    Vertigo and Moon Bar

    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. There's 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 sit on the decking surrounding the bar where sofas and plush seats offer the perfect base to enjoy the view.

    Location: 21/100 South, South Sathorn Rd, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Moon Bar from 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 679 1200

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    Vertigo Too at Banyan Tree Bangkok

    Vertigo Too lounge bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok is located just one floor below the famous Vertigo rooftop bar, but at this fancy lounge, you can enjoy a starry night sky no matter what the weather is!

    This indoor cocktail bar’s galaxy theme is definitely unique, as is the gourmet tapas-inspired menu. The drink’s menu is excellent and the live jazz band creates a fancy, sophisticated ambience. Take a trip to the 60th floor of the Banyan Tree to get to Vertigo Too Bangkok. The 5-star hotel is located on South Sathorn Road, a 10-minute walk from both the Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain station and the Lumphini MRT subway station.

    Location: 60th floor, 21/100 Banyan Tree Hotel, South Sathorn Road, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 679 1200

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    Zuk Bar

    Part of The Sukhothai Bangkok, the Zuk Bar offers an elegant, intimate setting with views of the courtyard garden and lotus ponds on one side and a water garden with its mystical stupas on the other. It's an ideal place for aperitifs, after-dinner drinks or perhaps off-the-record business drinks.

    Location: The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am (Sunday close at midnight)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 344 8888

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    Willy Thuan | Compulsive Traveler

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