Sukhumvit is a mix of everything bizarre and glorious. Considering its diverse residents – including “HiSo” locals, expats from different parts of the world, hipsters, among others – it’s no wonder why Sukhumvit is one of the most vibrant areas in Bangkok. One thing that Sukhumvit is renowned for is definitely its bar scene. There are all sorts of bars and pubs in the area, from classic hotel bars to eccentric, weirdest bars in town. In fact, there are many unique bars in Sukhumvit that you may not have heard of or seen on any travel books. Here is a compiled list of the best and most peculiar bars in Sukhumvit that you should check out:
A Square, 120/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26 (10:00 – 00:00)
Feeling like drinking by the beach? The closest place where you can do that in Bangkok is Flow House. The place offers an artificial wave that you can surf on. You can enjoy surfing in the afternoon and hang out at the bar in the evening until midnight. With the bar overlooking the wave, you will be able to have some good laughs with your pals at other surfers while enjoying your pints.
34 Soi Ekkamai 21, Sukhumvit Soi 63 (11:00 – 02:00)
Tuba is a weird blend of a furniture shop, a gallery, a restaurant, and a bar. When you walk inside Tuba, you will feel as though you are in your Aunt’s cozy living room with all the extensive pieces of furniture. With a bohemian vibe, Tuba appeals to many artsy customers who are also heavy drinkers. Another impressive thing about this place is that it has one of the longest cocktail lists in town!
Sukhumvit Soi 11 (17:00 – 23:30)
As the name suggests, Cheap Charlie’s has one of the cheapest drinks. This legendary dive bar is strangely known for its iconic sign: “Now open lady toilet here only pee do not shit.” People who come to Cheap Charle’s are mostly those with some crazy stories to tell. So, get a drink, strike a conversation with a fellow customer, and prepare to have the best night ever!
JW Marriott Hotel, 4 Sukhumvit Soi 2 (17:00 – 01:00)
This bar at JW Marriott Hotel is where you should be if you want to feel like a New Yorker. With plentiful wood paneling and a sultry mauve color palette, Manhattan has such an electric atmosphere unlike any other bars in the area. The bar also has one of the best selections of whiskeys and rums as well.
402 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (18:00 – 02:00)
One of the most beautiful cocktail bars in Sukhumvit and even in Bangkok, the Iron Fairies is a must-visit. This dark and otherworldly decorated cocktail bar serves some of the best cocktails in town. Along with its atmospheric live jazz, the Iron Fairies is undoubtedly one of the most unique bars out there. Note that you are planning to visit this little bar, make sure that you follow their dress code!
Four Points by Sheraton, Sukhumvit Soi 15 (10:00 – 02:00)
As part of one of the most famous bar chains in the world, Hooters in Sukhumvit may not be the most unique in the city, but it is worth checking out nonetheless! The hostesses are beautiful and there are sports on the TV for you to enjoy. If you are looking for a new hangout place with your friends, then Hooters is definitely a place to check out.
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