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The 8 Best Bars in Sukhumvit for Backpackers (Near Bodega Bangkok)

Unmatchable Atmosphere at the Best Bars in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

If you’re looking for the best bars in Sukhumvit then you’ve come to the right place. Bangkok has seen an explosion of cool places to drink in recent years, and Sukhumvit is the epicenter of this new trend. There are no shortage of places to grab a cold beer and they’re all close to Bodega Bangkok!

Iron Fairies Gin Bar

Iron Fairies isn’t your typical Bangkok bar. Gone are the bottles of Chang and plastic stools, replaced instead by fantastical iron sculptures and a cocktail list packed full of drinks with names straight out of a fairy story. Iron Fairies is the brainchild of Ashley Sutton, who has brought a touch of his background working in an iron foundry in Australia to this stylish corner of Bangkok. The cocktails are strong, the lighting is muted and the hangovers are worth it.

Address: 394 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 02 714 8875

Hours of Operation: 5pm – 2:15am daily

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Brewski Rooftop Bar

Straight in at the start is Brewski, our favorite budget rooftop bar. The prices are reasonable, there’s a great beer selection (more than 100 craft brews!) and the views are spectacular from its perch on the 30th floor. It feels like an exclusive place without the price tag! The cocktail list is decent and they show major sports events on big screens dotted discreetly around the place.  

Address: 489 Sukhumvit Road, Radisson Blu Plaza, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 02 302 3333

Hours of Operation: 5pm – 1am daily

Margarita Storm

Margarita Storm isn’t just a straight bar, it’s also a bistro which specializes in high quality American and Mexican food so it’s a great place to head for a meal and drinks. As you’d expect, the margarita cocktails are good and the tequila packs quite a punch. If you want to try something to soak up all that booze then the Wagyu beef burgers come highly recommended.

Address: Corner of Soi 13, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Bangkok 10400

Phone: 02 651 1153

Hours of Operation: 11am – 11pm daily

Scruffy Murphy’s

Who doesn’t love an Irish pub??! Scruffy Murphy’s is everything you expect it to be. Good beer, fun atmosphere, big crowds at the weekend and an excellent craic. Stop by during the day for a roast dinner or a fry-up, or stop by at any time for a well-poured pint of Guinness. If you happen to be in Bangkok for St Patrick’s Day then you know where to go!  

Address: 10/1 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 02 661 7417

Hours of Operation: 10am – 1am daily

The Black Swan

A traditional English pub in the heart of Thailand, the Black Swan serves up big portions of food alongside a range of local and imported beer. If you’re yearning for a steak or a pie then this is the place to come! It’s not the cheapest joint in town but stuffing your face here on a hangover is well worth the price tag.

Address: 326/8-9 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 02 626 0257

Hours of Operation: 8am – 1am daily

best places to drink craft beer in BangkokHemingway Bar and Garden Restaurant

Long a Bangkok institution, the original Hemingway Bar and Garden Restaurant closed at the end of 2016 as the land was earmarked for redevelopment. Not to be shut down for good though, they’ve reopened just down the road at Soi 11! Is the new place as good as the old, expat-friendly teak paneled version? Not, not quite, but it’s still well worth a visit. The menu serves up a ton of western classics and the beer is cold. If you love meeting random characters on your travels then this is the place to head.

Address: Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 080 891 6550

Hours of Operation: 11am – 12am daily

J Borowski Mixology

Rocking a slightly more sophisticated atmosphere than the last few picks, J. Borowski is a sleek and polished cocktail bar with an authentic speakeasy vibe. The bar staff are knowledgeable and can mix you up a customized drink depending on your mood, and the décor is dark and inviting. There’s no food on offer here but it’s not really a bar snacks kind of place. One for the serious cocktail drinkers among us.

Address: Thonglor Road, Thonglor, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 02 712 6025

Hours of Operation: 5pm – 1am daily

Clubhouse Sports Bar and Grill

Our last pick is everything you want from a classic sports bar, with good beers on tap and some great quality bar food. All major sporting events are shown here so whether you want to watch soccer, boxing or UFC, this is always the best place to be. There’s music from a live band when there isn’t anything major on the big screens and the atmosphere is friendly.

Address: 21/1-3 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Bangkok 10110

Phone: 02 664 1376

Hours of Operation: 9am – 1am daily

Did we miss your favorite bar in Sukhumvit?

If you want the best bars in Sukhumvit then these are a great place to start. From sleek rooftop bar to rowdy Irish pub, there’s something for everyone in Sukhumvit. And there’s plenty more to explore, so don’t feel like it doesn’t get better than our favorite 8! Stick some baht in your pocket and get drinking!