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Bangkok Nightlife

By Chris Boyle

Watch the sun set over this dynamic city from one of Bangkok’s exclusive rooftop bars which boast outstanding views of the city skyline and Chao Phraya River.

Choose an ice cold Vodka from Q Bar’s impressive collection and dance the night away or alternatively enjoy a premium cognac at the exclusive Pacific City Club.


The bars and restaurants of Face Bangkok are spread throughout a renovated traditional Thai family house.

The bars and restaurants of Face Bangkok are spread throughout a renovated traditional Thai family house. Face offers exquisite cuisine, from Thai gastronomy at Lan Na restaurant to north Indian cuisine at Hazara and Japanese dishes at Misaki. After feasting at one of these sumptuous restaurants, enjoy an after-dinner liqueur at the Face Bar. Should you wish to organize a private event, Face Bangkok offers the elegant Buddha Hall which can host a dinner for up to 45 guests. The Hall features carefully selected antiques and artifacts and a large wooden Buddha. Face Bangkok also includes an authentic Thai spa and offers Thai cookery classes.


Located amid a tropical garden on top of the Le Fenix Sukhumvit hotel, Nest is a chic bar in the heart of Bangkok.

Pick a vibrant cocktail from the bar’s extensive list and then recline on a plush white mattress or swing gently on a hammock and admire the breathtaking views of the city. The garden is carefully landscaped to create private enclaves and a 160 foot retractable roof protects patrons from rain. Fish-filled ponds are integrated with attractive lighting and seating. An appetizing menu of Thai and international cuisine from crispy soft shelled crab with fried rice to fresh Italian gelato is on offer and DJs entertain from 6pm.

Johan Davidsson, General Manager

33/33 Sukhumvit soi 11 Klongtoey-nua, Wattana, 10110

66 85 223 4324


When Kudos Bangkok opened in 2010 it was the first chic venue for nighttime entertainment on the Thonburi side of the river.

When Kudos Bangkok opened in 2010 it was the first chic venue for nighttime entertainment on the Thonburi side of the river. Kudos’s excellent and regular live music, quality cuisine and international DJs certainly rival the clubs of Thonglor. After dancing to expertly mixed tunes in the club, cool off on the rooftop terrace restaurant with a Bangkok Breeze cocktail made from a heady mix of rum, vodka, Malibu, Midori, pineapple and lemon. For a laid back evening catching up on sports sit out in the beer garden which has large screens and an extensive list of international beers. VIP rooms, ideal for private gatherings, are available for up to 40 people and offer high-tech karaoke equipment and customized menus for private events. Kudos is open seven days a week until late.

Simon Fox, General Manager

249 Ratchapreuk Road, Bangjaak, 10160

66 81 813 0094


Q Bar boasts the largest collection of spirits and cocktails in Bangkok and has a dedicated vodka freezer that keeps 75 types of vodka at a cool -19°C.

The bar also has 20 tequilas and more than 50 good quality whiskeys. The staff are trained to know everything about the 200 plus bottles displayed behind the bar and spirits are measured using the New York 1.5 ounce standard. For something sweet try the edible chocolate shot glass filled with Bailey’s Irish Cream, vodka and Kahlua. The bar hosts top international DJs and has regular jub chai (mixed soup) nights when DJs play everything from hip-hop to electro and rock. The bar’s upstairs lounge, Q UP, has a spacious outdoor terrace and offers a wide range of shisha and Cuban Perdomo cigars. Matt Dillon, Colin Farrell and Owen Wilson have all visited Q Bar.

Travelin Matt, Marketing and PR Director

34 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Klongtoey, 10110

66 89 965 9173


The exclusive Pacific City Club has a reciprocal usage arrangement with a number of high-end private clubs across the world.

Designed for both business and leisure, the club offers exquisite dining at The Pacific Grill on the 29th floor with outstanding panoramic views across the city. At the center of the restaurant there is a glass-enclosed private dining room for up to eight guests and there are a number of private meeting and dining rooms throughout the club that are available upon request. The club’s impressive wine cellar holds around one thousand bottles from 160 châteaux and the club has its own fitness center and spa as well as a personal trainer who can be booked for private appointments.

Alexander Scheible, General Manager

Pacific City Club 28th Floor, Two Pacific Place, 142 Sukhumvit Road, 10110

66 2653 2450 (extension 309)

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