26 Sukhumvit Soi 11
Tel. + 66.2.651.3537
Since dinner reservations are nearly impossible to get, just stop by for a drink and some people watching. Here, well-dressed and well-heeled patrons recline on white mattresses and munch Asian-Mediterranean fare while an international cast of DJs spin in the adjacent bar.
29/53-64 Soi Soonvijai
Rama 9 Road
Tel. + 66.9.497.8422
The current anchor of the RCA Club scene, this is the place to go for dancing or enjoying live local talent. If not the bar where Eastern opulence meets European chic, the Astra Bar houses a VIP lounge-bar and a chill-out room with an open air terrace, a perfect haven with a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
21/100 South Sathon Rd Sathon
Tel. + 66.2.679.1200
Hours: 5:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
Perched 60 floors above the city on the roof of the Banyan Tree Hotel, Vertigo and its Moon Bar provide amazing city views; however, the lack of a roof makes this difficult when it rains. However it is one of the chic open-air lounges popular with the cocktail-drinking glamour set and Amex carrying ex-pats. The view of the city and the winding Chao Praya River with the sun sinking into the horizon is worth the visit alone.
Sky Bar at Sirocco
1055 Silom Road
Tel. + 66.2.624.9555
The Sky Bar is not for the faint of heart since it is 64 stories up and outside on the top floor of the State Tower Building. It is still one of the places where the hip meet for cocktails to watch the evening come to life in Bangkok. Try the very smooth Blue Sky Martini made with quadruple distilled New Zealand Vodka.
Chill in this swanky, outdoor lounge venue if you need timeout from Envy, the sexy red bar upstairs. The outdoor chandelier, fountain and white wicker makes for a chic 'garden party'. And the occasional celeb also adds glamor.
187 South Sathorn Road
A sophisticated choice for drinks after work or stay and get into the groove (a blended mix of 'gospel soul' and 'sulphuric house') especially on the P.O.R.N. weekends - Pure Orgasmic Rhythms Nocturnally - with a spinning roster of DJs and live vocals.
Meritus Suites State Tower Silom Rd
Up on the 64th floor and heating up the competition in the night skies. 4 bars in one including a cigar bar. The open air terrace is bordered by deep loungers, and glass screens offer dazzling views.