Another work day done. You’ve continued your mastery of the universe. Or maybe just endured loads of tedium. Either way, now to the reward.
At the end of a long work day, many look forward to unwinding, catching up and relaxing. In other words, heading to the bar. Bangkok is full of bars, but not all of them are ideal for after-work drinks. Cat and Nat list their preferred spots to meet up and chill out.
The Speakeasy at Hotel Muse offers a convenient location for business people and embassy workers. It also tends to be more subdued than some after-work gatherings.
24 & 25/F Hotel Muse
55/555 Langsuan Road
Tel: +66 2 630 4000
Opening hours: 6pm – 1am daily
Ogu Ogu is a new Japanese restaurant on the ground floor of the Park Ventures building, Ploenchit Road. It’s a good place to meet for drinks after a day of toil. And if you’re hungry, you can stay on for fine Japanese food or head next door to the newly opened Okura Prestige.
G/F Park Ventures Ecoplex
57 Witthayu (Wireless) Road
Tel: +66 2 108 2255
The Ratchaprasong location puts Bar @494 close to Ratchadamri and Chitlom BTS stations and within walking distance of Central Chitlom, CentralWorld, Amarin Plaza and Gaysorn as well as the area’s many other hotels.
Lower Lobby, Grand Hyatt Erawan
494 Ratchadamri Road
Tel: +66 2 254 1234
Opening hours: noon – midnight (Mon – Sat); 5pm – midnight (Sun)
This venerable bar at the equally storied Mandarin Oriental hotel features live jazz, superb cocktails and a sophisticated clientele. An appetite for more? Step to The Verandah, also at the hotel, for a delicious buffet by the river.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
48 Oriental Avenue
Tel: +66 2 659 9000
Opening hours: 11am – 2am (Fri – Sat); 11am – 1am (Sun – Thu)
Located atop Banyan Tree hotel in Sathorn’s business hub, outdoor restaurant and bar Vertigo is a great place to get your head right after a taxing day. The bracing view from sixty storeys up certainly helps.
61/F Banyan Tree Bangkok
21/100 South Sathorn Road
Tel: +66 2 679 1200
Opening hours: 6pm – 11pm daily (weather permitting)
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