Maggie Choo’s

Maggie Choo’s

A speakeasy in the 1930s-Shanghai mold, it is fronted by a traditional noodle shop festooned with parasols and antique birdcages that serves a mean bowl of Ba Mee Moo Dang (BBQ pork with egg noodles in broth). Step past the curtained entrance and it’s whole new world, with a vintage casino-style bar, leather couches, Qipao-clad lovelies that pose atop the bar-top or on swings, and a jazz soundtrack. The libations are strong and aromatic, like the “Empress of India,” a delicious blend of vodka, dragon fruit, marjoram, and lime.

320 Silom Rd
+6626356055
Mon–Thu 7.30 pm to 2 am
Fri–Sat 7.30 pm to 3 am
Sun 7.30 pm to 2 am

Bellino Wine room and Boutique

Bellino (Thonglor soi 13)

Great things sometimes come in the tiniest packages: Bellino will probably qualify as one of the smallest bars you have ever been to, with just three tables on the inside and two more on the terrace. Nevertheless, the coziness here is undeniable. The selection of wine and fresh dishes, like the venue itself, is small but on point. We’d recommend one or two mixed platters to share (olives, cheese, cold cuts), and sampling a few wines by the glass.

251/2 Thonglor Soi 13
+6627125446
BTS Sukhumvit Line to Thong Lo
Mon–Sat 6.30 pm to midnight
Cash only
Italian

 

Clouds at Seenspace (Thonglor)

Clouds – Seenspace Thonglor

Built around an 80-year-old tree, this futuristic bar in trendy Thongor is a nod to nature. Row upon row of tiny silver balls represents raindrops, while acrylic blocks encase decomposed leaves. The ceiling is an ever-changing art installation, sometimes numerous Barbie dolls, plastic pigs, apples, or Christmas ornaments on other occasions. Innovative cocktails and the snack-size pizzas, a house specialty, attract the crowds.

251/1 Seenspace Center, Sukhumvit 55 Rd
+6621852365

Bad Motel (Thonglor)

Bad Motel

Opened last December 2012, Bad Motel kitsch name became quickly a must-stop venue in Bangkok bar circuit. Emphasizing on “Thai-ness”, the broke-down and touches of dilapidated walls mixed with manicured trees remind us of a Thai street food experience.The overall industrial-chic mood combines colorful décors and signs, old and broken-down spaces, in one building divided onto 4 separate floors topped with a magnificent rooftop overlooking the busy street below. The dishes served are based on simple yet delicious Thai re-invented recipes. DJ line up plays different tunes every night from 9pm to 1am and music selection can vary from indie electronic, reggae, funk, pop and disco on any given night.

Address: 331/4-5 Sukumvit 55, Klongtan-nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Phone: +66(0)2 712 7288

Website: http://www.facebook.com/badmotel

Opening hours: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM Everyday

Price range: $$ moderate

Payment: Cash, VISA, Master, AMEX, JCB

Cuisine: Thai inspired cuisine