Bangkok bars near the BTS


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Aside from being street food capital of the world, Bangkok is a cosmopolitan city known for its nightlife too. But even with so many options, it can be hard to decide where to go sometimes. 

For visitors and Bangkokians looking for a chill night out, here are 8 bars that are easy to get to with good vibes and drinks to match, all located near BTS stations around central Bangkok. That means escaping the BKK jam and getting home safe!


1. Taproom – large variety of quality craft beers


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Nearest BTS: 3 minutes from Ari

Standing out from other bars in the Ari area with its bright neon lights, Taproom is heaven on earth for all craft beer fans. Here, you’ll be offered with so many choices of craft beer, along with extensive information about each drink. 

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If you show up with no idea about beer and want to try them out, go for the Beer Flight (฿926). This includes a selection of 6 beers of your choice, which you can pick from the bar’s 14 taps. Beer fans recommend going with Original Maisel’s Weisse, and Brew Dog’s Jet Black Heart

Taproom isn’t all about beers – they’ve also got interesting drinks like strawberry sundae flavoured cider.

taproom

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Coming here with an empty stomach won’t be a problem either. They serve appetisers such Grilled Mixed Sausages (฿270) and Chicken Wing in Spicy Broth (฿180) to go along with your drinks. Just show up with an appetite for trying some new beers!

Taproom
Address: Phaholyothin 7 Rd., Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 2-116-3308
Opening Hours: 5PM-11:30PM, Daily


Peak-a-boo Cafe and Bar – cosy bar with fun drinking games


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The interior decor of this place is super cosy – awesome for a night out or a brunch date
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Nearest BTS: 5 minutes from Victory Monument

Peak-a-Boo Cafe and Bar sits hidden on the 5th floor of Victory Mall, a shopping mall close to Victory Monument. It’s separated into an indoor and outdoor zone, which means you’ll get to enjoy the sights of Bangkok while here – all while being really close to the BTS. 


The view from their outdoor sky bar
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Customer tip: Make a reservation before heading down as this place is really popular with the locals!

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Aside from the usual bar vibes and live music experiences, Peak-a-Boo is famous for Chess Shots (฿450/ round). And if you find yourself really enjoying it, you can get a refill at just ฿250 a game. Other fun activities include Jenga with shots and childhood games like Tumblin’ Monkeys.

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Tumblin’ Monkeys and Jenga
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If you’re looking for a fun night out aside from just chilling with your drinks, head here with your buddies for a good time. Plus, they’re also open as a cafe in the day. So if drinking isn’t up your alley but you’d still like to check it out, brunch is still an option.

Peak-a-boo Cafe and Bar
Address: Fl.5, Victory Mall 6/2, Ratchawithi Rd., Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok
Telephone: 086-399-5430
LINE: @peakaboocafeandbar (For reservations)
Opening Hours: Cafe: 10AM-5PM | Bar: 6PM-1AM, Daily


3. Skate Cafe and Bar – skateboard themed bar with beer promos


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Nearest BTS: 1 minute from Ratchathewi

Skate Cafe and Bar, or as the locals call Skate for short, is a bar in Coco Walk Plaza, Ratchathewi. It has a unique theme – check out the chairs made out of skateboards – giving the place a young and energetic vibe. Aside from its cool interior, the bar also offers pocket-friendly promotions and live music performances for visitors to enjoy.

Skate offers beer promotions with one ice bucket for free like:

  • 4 bottles of San Miguel at ฿390
  • 4 bottles of Leo at ฿420

You can also get beer bites like Fried Chicken Joints (฿95) or Fish n’ Chips (฿270).

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Have a go at the pool table
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skate cafe

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There’s even a mini skate ramp here, and the bar hosts activities for skateboarders here too. So if you’re into the sport and wanna have a good time, you know where to be!

Skate Cafe and Bar Bangkok
Address: 89/70, Coco-walk Plaza, Phayathai Rd., Ratchathewi, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 89-993-3500
Opening Hours: 5PM-1AM, Daily


4. Wishbeer Home Bar – bar that looks like an old basketball court


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Nearest BTS: 4 minutes from Phra Khanong

Tucked away in a warehouse is Wishbeer Home Bar, which is set to look like an old basketball court! This bar and restaurant serves up a variety of craft beers and other alcoholic beverages imported from all over the world. Plus, the interesting setting will make you feel like you’re not even in a bar, which is something new.

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A wide selection to choose from
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There are many choices of beers that start from the price of  ฿160. If you’re no beer expert, don’t worry – the menu provides information about each drink, from things like aroma and flavour to the country of origin and alcohol by volume. Munchable snacks include Edamame (฿100) or Truffle Fries (฿190).

Wishbeer Home Bar
Address: 2, Sukhumvit Soi 67, Phra Khanong, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 2-392-1411, +66 2-392-1403
Opening Hours: 10AM-12AM, Daily


5. Dumbo Jazz & Vinyl Bar – rooftop bar with panoramic city views


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Nearest BTS: 10 minutes from Saphan Kwai

Dumbo Jazz & Vinyl Bar is an American-inspired open air bar located on the 6th floor of an office building. Customers come to this rooftop location to escape the chaos of Bangkok, enjoying a relaxing jazz playlist playing classic tunes. There’s a live band that performs here too. You’ll also be able to see the BTS lines going by, paired with a nice panoramic view of the city.

Dumbo Jazz & Vinyl Bar

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Here’s where to go to comfortably chill over some of their signature cocktails:

  • Dumbo (฿240)
  • Fly Me to the Moon (฿240)
  • Buffalo Bridge (฿240)

And, if you’re not a cocktail fan, you can go for a bottle of Asahi (฿120)

Dumbo Jazz & Vinyl Bar

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For bites, begin with French Fries My Recipe (฿80) served with homemade cheese sauce or Ringlastic (฿120) – fried onion rings stuffed with cheese! You can also opt for the Cheese Lava Pork Burger (฿250) to experience cheddar and mozzarella cheese along with grilled juicy pork. If you’re a jazz lover, don’t miss this spot. 

Dumbo Jazz & Vinyl Bar
Address: 490/5 Phahonyothin Rd., Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 94-560-7222
Opening Hours: 5PM-12AM, Daily


6. WhAB – cafe that becomes a bar at night


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Nearest BTS: 2 minutes from Sanam Pao

Located right by Sanam Pao BTS, WhAB is a cafe by day and a bar by night. There bar has a special line-up of band performances too, so pick a day to head down depending your music taste. 

Many locals enjoy coming here to hang out with their friends – so if you’re here with your buddies, be sure to get a Pitcher of Tiger Beer (฿280).

WhAB

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You can try other side dishes like Pork Deep Fried in Thai Fish Sauce (฿180). You can also go for Spicy Bacon and Fried Egg Salad (฿170), or Cheng Cheng Chicken Wing Soup (฿170) to accompany your drinks. 

With comfortable vibes and lively music, this bar is a good choice for groups to hang. Plus, it’s open till 1am, which is great for late nights!

WhAB
Address: 1029/11, Phaholyothin Rd., Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 80-953-6563
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 7AM-1AM, Sun 9AM-1AM


7. Saxophone Pub and Restaurant – chill jazz-themed bar


Saxophone Pub and Restaurant

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Nearest BTS: 3 minutes from Victory Monument

Saxophone Pub and Restaurant is a jazz bar where you’re likely to meet other fans of the genre. Aside from music performances which you can check out on their website, this 2-story bar also provides a variety of beers and good food.

Saxophone Dropper
Saxophone Dropper
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Grab a pint to enjoy the music, at just ฿130. If beer isn’t really your thing, then opt for their cocktails like Saxophone Dropper (฿200), Gentlemen Blue (฿250), and Miss Ruby (฿220)

Saxophone Pub and Restaurant
Live music at the bar
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The bar is located in the vibrant area near Victory Monument, which has lots of other bars and restaurants to check out while there. 

Saxophone Pub and Restaurant
Address: 3/8, Phayathai Rd., Victory Monument, Bangkok,
Telephone: +66 2-246-5472
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 6PM-2AM, Sun: 6PM-1:30AM


8. Kenshin Izakaya – authentic Japanese izakaya-style bar


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Nearest BTS: 6 minutes from Phrom Phong

With Sakura tree decorations and signs in Japanese, Kenshin Izakaya will transport you to an authentic Japanese bar and make you forget you’re in Bangkok. 

Asahi is the beer of choice for customers here, you can go for a pint of draught beer starting from ฿88. Plus, you have more unique beer flavours to choose from, like Fujiyama Sakura and Hokkaido Lavender with prices starting from ฿108

Kenshin Izakaya

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There are also interesting izakaya menu items you can get, like fresh Japanese oysters, Nama Kaki (฿152, 3pcs.). Another recommended dish is Tako Wasabi (฿98) which is known for its sharp flavour that contrasts the drinks nicely.

Kenshin Izakaya

Mushroom and Bacon Skewers
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For more typical bar grub, they have Shiitake Mushroom Skewers (฿38/stick) and Mushroom and Bacon Skewers (฿48/ stick). Kenshin Izakaya is definitely one Japanese bar with affordable prices to check out when in Bangkok. 

It’s located near Phrom Phong, so drop by after a day of shopping at the nearby EmQuartier mall to round up your night. 

Kenshin Izakaya
Address: 1049, Sukhumvit Soi 33, Bangkok
Telephone: +66 2-058-0248
Opening Hours: 11:30AM-12AM, Daily


Enjoy your nights at these Bangkok bars


It’s important to drink responsibly, so it’s great that these bars are located right by the BTS for you to get home quick and safe – without any crazy traffic jams. Plus, they’ve all got something special to check out, so phone a friend and head on over to enjoy the weekends!


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