Themed bars in Bangkok
Known as a bustling city with vibrant nightlife, Bangkok has numerous bars and clubs for party lovers to hop around. But not every place will make you burst out in ooh-s and ahh-s – instead, they might leave you with a short “oh” of mediocrity.
So, we’ve gathered 8 themed bars in Bangkok that will light up your night and give you fantastic – and extra – backdrops for your Instagram photos as a cherry on top.
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1. Backstage Cocktail Bar – broadway-theme with vanity mirrors
Backstage Cocktail Bar is made to look like a glamorous backstage scene you might find behind a theatre curtain.
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The bar perfectly captures a vivid picture of the famous Moulin Rouge with decorative dark red curtains and vintage vanity mirrors. A number of small seating booths are also modelled after private audience booths.
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For gin lovers, we recommend the bar’s signature Gin’s Perial (฿340, ~USD11.13), a refreshing combination of homemade Pimm’s and tonic, garnished with orange skin and pomegranate seeds.
Here, you’re also given liberty to customise your own drink (starts from ฿340, ~USD11.13). If you have no idea where to start, a bartender will have a brief chat with you to get to know your preferences and help you create your cocktail.
When you order a customised drink, the bar will take your photo and write its recipe on the back to save it for the next time you’re there. Isn’t that fabulous?
Backstage Cocktail Bar
Address: PlayHaus 205/22-23 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thong Lor) Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 7PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Thong Lor BTS Station
2. Q&A Bar – lavish 20s train carriage
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Shaped like a train’s dining carriage from the 20s, Q&A Bar brings its visitors on a journey through a series of classic cocktails.
From the vintage exterior, this place gives out a blind tiger type of bar vibe with luxurious sleek woodwork and gold metals interior. You can either sit at the bar and chat with other bargoers, or find a quiet spot in a private seating area.
Nope, you’re not in a train cabin
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Get a glass of Milano Negroni (฿420, ~USD13.73), a bold and mature drink with refreshing gin, sweet vermouth rosso, and campari, garnished with a zesty orange skin.
Address: 235/13 Soi Sukhumvit 21, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 7PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Phetchaburi MRT Station
3. Rongros – Opulent Oriental vibe
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Situated near the Chao Phraya river, Rongros offers a majestic vibe and view that will make you feel like a modern-day emperor.
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East meets West is the perfect description for this place. Around the bar, you’ll find opulent decor pieces like crystal chandeliers and partitions with intricate paintings.
Rongros is known for adding a Thai twist to their cocktails, like their signature Bong Petchakad (฿280, ~USD9.15), a mixture of famous the Thai rum, SangSom, and mango and passion fruit juice served in a bamboo cup. This drink has a sweet and sour kick with a strong rum base.
While you’re here, don’t forget to pair your drink with Pineapple Fried Rice (฿320, ~USD10.46), savoury fried rice with a sweet and sour taste of pineapple, with an omelette and pork floss on top.
There’s also an al fresco area which is perfect for the evenings – check out that view!
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Since it’s an all-day restaurant, Rongros is also open for lunch. But if your heart is set only on drinks, you should stop by this place in the evening instead.
Address: 392/16 Maha Rat Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 11AM – 3PM (Lunch) | 5PM – 10PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Sanam Chai MRT Station
4. The Garrison Bangkok – pub from Peaky Blinders
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Modelled after The Garrison Pub in the TV Series, Peaky Blinders, The Garrison Bangkok will bring out your inner English gentleman with its bold architectural style from industrialised England.
Adding to the vibe, the place regularly hosts rock and Brit-pop live band on weekends.
Looks just like an English pub
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On top of classic cocktails like Margarita (฿260, ~USD8.50) and Mojito (฿250, ~USD8.17), The Garrison Bangkok caters to you a wide range of imported and domestic craft beers on rotations.
To all single malt whiskey fans, you’re in for a treat – they’ve got everything from 12-year-old The Balvenie to 30-year-old Ballentine’s.
To get a better view of a live band, you can also go up to the balcony and enjoy the show. Now put on your best suit and rush there lads!
The Garrison Bangkok
Address: 490/1 Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: 6PM – 1AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station:Saphan Khwai BTS Station
5. Honest Mistake – secret Chinese mafia-style bar
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We might have come across Chow Yun‑fat in The Bund and thought ‘Damn! he’s cool.’ Well, now we can be as cool as he was in the show because Honest Mistake has recreated the scene for us to visit.
This hidden drinking spot is inspired by Shanghai’s underworld casinos and bars, so you will definitely feel like you’re a part of this secret world as you step in.
Before you get into the bar, you must trade your money as a deposit for a key to unlock the door at the pawnshop – yup, the bar is disguised as one, so don’t walk by it!
Getting thirsty? Try Mei-lee (฿340, ~USD11.13), a cocktail that represents a mafia’s daughter: sweet and spicy. It is consists of vodka infused in chilli, and is mixed with sweet and sour sherbet syrup with chocolate liqueur.
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There are Chinese cards for you to play at the table, and they even have mahjong. Better yet, the bar also provides photo props which can be found everywhere.
Honest Mistake Bar
Address: 488 Phahonyothin Rd, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 7PM – 2AM (Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Train Station: Saphan Khwai BTS Station
6. To More Bar – jazz bar with theatre-inspired cocktails
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When you mix the glamour of a classic theatre with the fun of a 40s jazz club, we get To More Bar.
Not only is the place inspired by old-school theatre, but the entire drink collection is named after renowned plays too.
The interior is decorated with dark woodwork, with vibrant red curtains to create a fierce contrast.
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You might enjoy Phantom of the Opera (฿320, ~USD10.46), a tequila with orange juice. Or, get Bring Him Home (฿260, ~USD8.50) – inspired by the song from Les Miserables. This has a bold taste of Irish whiskey and honey whiskey, Drambuie, and is topped with torched ginger.
Stop by To More on a Friday or Saturday to check out their live jazz band while enjoying these play-inspired cocktails.
To More Bar
Address: 945 Charoen Krung Rd, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 6PM – 11.45PM (Closed on Monday)
Nearest Train Station: Hua Lamphong MRT Station
7. The Chatrooms – 90s pop diner
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The Chatrooms is bar that looks just like a 90s-diner, with bright red and pastel pink walls. Needless to say, these are perfect as a photo backdrop.
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Seats and tables are designed after the old school diner seats. Old-fashioned telephones are also repurposed as cool and quirky art pieces on the walls.
All 4 signature cocktails here are named after short phrases we often use on the phone: Hello, Miss You, I Love You, and Have A Good Day (All ฿350, ~USD11.45).
These cocktails are great for those who like their alcohol sweet and fruity. Miss You has yuzu orange and peach juice in it, while Have A Good Day is a Midori liqueur based cocktail, resulting in a sweet melon-y taste.
Address: Weng Boran, 2nd floor, Ekkamai Soi 10, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 6PM – 2AM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Ekkamai BTS Station
8. Sing Sing Theater – ancient Chinese tavern
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Exotic, vibrant, and decadent are the 3 ways to describe Sing Sing Theater, a club with striking oriental decorations.
The entire interior is designed to look like a fancy Chinese tavern – consisting of a high tower structure and ceiling decorated with traditional lanterns.
They put on quite the show too
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While they don’t make any speciality cocktails here, you can find bottled drinks of all kinds – from champagne to beer.
Sing Sing Theater has been known for hosting extravagant themed events like PlayBoy Bunny Mansion and a ravishing Halloween night. You can keep up with the schedule by clicking here.
Sing Sing Theater
Address: Sukhumvit 45 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 9PM – Late (Closed on Monday)
Nearest Train Station: Phrom Phong BTS Station
Have a dramatic night out at these bars
Why have an ordinary night out when you can easily make it extra af? Give these bars a visit instead of going to those typical hotspots which are often packed with people. These dramatic bars do not only offer a cool ambience, but they’ll also provide awesome IG-worthy photo opportunities. Enjoy!
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