Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024: Bangkok’s Best Bars Securing a Spot

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024, sponsored by Perrier, shines a spotlight on an extended collection of bars across the region. For the fourth year running, they have released the prestigious 51st to 100th list. This year’s list includes 15 new entries from across Asia, with Singapore leading with eight bars on the extended list, followed by Bangkok with six bars, and Tokyo with five.


Emma Sleight, Head of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Bars, expresses excitement about the diverse cohort of bars on the 51-100 list. She highlights the innovative drinking experiences Asia offers and the large number of new entries and destinations making the list this year.


Bangkok's top bars featured on Asia's 50 Best Bars 2024 list. Thailand Event Guide


Exploring Bangkok’s Best Bars

Tropic City Bangkok

Tropic City Bangkok, ranked at No. 62 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024 list, is a vibrant tropical cocktail bar in Bangkok’s creative district. Neon lights, thumping disco beats, and innovative cocktails inspired by rum and exotic flavors create an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or just looking for a lively night out, Tropic City Bangkok delivers good vibes and even better drinks!


Tropic City Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide


Opium Bar Bangkok

Opium Bar Bangkok ranked at No. 73 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024 list, is perched above the bustling streets of Yaowaraj in Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown. The bar seamlessly blends old-world charm with modernity, creating an intimate and luxurious atmosphere. Their drink menu dances with the concept of “Liquid Surreality,” offering imaginative concoctions that transport you to another realm. Whether it’s pre-dinner aperitifs, mysterious encounters in the dark, or late-night soirées, Opium Bar Bangkok sets the stage for memorable experiences.


Opium Bar Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide


Firefly Bar Bangkok

Firefly Bar Bangkok ranked at No. 83 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024 list, is perched within the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok. European elegance meets whimsy here—think forest green, inky black, and gold. Intimate lighting bathes deep armchairs, and a premium drink menu awaits: from imaginative cocktails to fine wines. Don’t miss the tucked-away Casa Del Habano cigar parlour. Whether indoors or on the leafy terrace, Firefly promises an enchanting evening with live jazz performances.


Firefly Bar Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide


Asia Today Bangkok

Asia Today Bangkok, ranked at No. 90, nestled in Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown, is a post-modern haven. Unlike its gritty counterpart, Teens of Thailand, this bar embraces kitschy elements. Picture a white shark dummy hanging from the ceiling, framed old sleazy posters, and a cheeky sign proclaiming, “This bar is better than Teens of Thailand.” But it’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about the drinks.


Asia Today Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide


The Bamboo Bar Bangkok

The Bamboo Bar ranked at No. 91 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024, nestled within the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, is a beloved institution for jazz enthusiasts worldwide. Its sensual 1950s ambience, complete with tiger-skin prints and bamboo furniture, sets the stage for unforgettable nights. The acclaimed mixologist team crafts drinks inspired by bamboo’s natural progression, featuring local ingredients. Live jazz performances, from sultry hits to up-tempo bebop, fill the air. Dress elegantly, sip classic cocktails, and let the music transport you.


The Bamboo Bar Bangkok. Thailand Event Guide


Dry Wave Cocktail Studio Bangkok

Dry Wave Cocktail Studio Bangkok, ranked at No. 98 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024 list, founded by Supawit Muttaratana (aka Palm), one of Thailand’s finest bartenders, is a charming and intimate libation spot in Bangkok’s Thonglor neighborhood. The warm-toned decor, sand-textured curved walls, and wave print create a sense of both movement and stillness. Palm’s menu introduces “Super Classics”—a fusion of two classic cocktails


Dry Wave Cocktail Studio Bangkok Asia's 50 Best Bars. Thailand Event Guide


Bangkok’s bar scene is a vibrant tapestry of experiences, each offering something unique and unforgettable. These bars, recognized on the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024 list, are a testament to the city’s dynamic and ever-evolving nightlife. So, the next time you find yourself in Bangkok, make sure to visit these outstanding bars and raise a glass to the city’s unparalleled charm. Cheers!


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