Chatuchak is a district in Bangkok home to the bustling and ever spontaneous market of the same name. The market is a popular Bangkok landmark acclaimed for its souvenir shops, antique jewelry stores and vibrant exchange of bargains. In the exciting atmosphere of Chatuchak you’ll find a few watering holes that come alive at night filled with a local crowd; here’s our take on the best.
This stylish, intimate and spacious rooftop bar gives you a spectacular view of downtown Bangkok. Nestled on the 24th floor of the Centara Grand Lad Prao Hotel, the rooftop bar offers a spectacular variety of creative cocktails, a globally inspired gourmet menu and full-bodied wines. While you gaze at a scenic view of leafy Chatuchak in the contemporary space of the Blue Sky Bar, order the classic Sex on the Beach, a deliciously cool drink that you can enjoy with a plateful of fried tiger prawns.
This bar is an extravagant hot spot down Ratchadapisek Road that offers an international list of wines, signature cocktails and a globally inspired menu. Regarded as a suburban watering hole, Two Forty Eight Cafe & Bar provides sporting views of the bustling lights along the streets of Chatuchak that customers can take in as they enjoy platefuls of Asian delicacies. While you enjoy the drink of the month, such as the Seychelles cocktail, try feasting on a tender chunk of grilled Australian beef; delicious.
Located in the JJ Market in Chatuchak, Viva8 is one of the few bars located within Bangkok’s largest market. They serve wholesome platters of paella and organize live music events. If you visit it during the weekends you can catch a live jam session and accompany it with a selection of seafood delicacies such as fresh and crispy shrimps. Pick a drink from their eclectic collection of light bodied wines, chilled beers and much more. The place is brimming with energy as many young expats, travelers and local bachelors come down for a party to sample their playful mix of cocktails.
Promising high quality music and a colorful retro feel, the Play Yard is just another indoor space that has been revamped into a contemporary bar where you can enjoy acoustic jams and international hits. The bar offers an outdoor seating area with wooden furnishings and a two meters wide pool. While you gulp down one of their beers, grab a plateful of fiery Cuban pork and catch a game on its large projector screen. Young bachelors often visit this cozy den for a night out drinking bottles of Black Labels and gorging on a feast of crispy pork belly.
While this bistro enjoys the status of being a family-friendly restaurant, at night this miniature bar with its American styled menu brings together a number of party goers. Step away from the maddening crowds of the city and come visit this bar that ensures privacy and entertainment and offers a wide range of beverages. The Millet Bar is famous for its beer collections, serving European beers like Stella Artois, and the local favorite brand: Hoegaarden. Catch a light dinner in the outdoor seating area and choose from a mix of globally inspired dishes, from Mediterranean delicacies to Asian fusion dishes.