Silom’s Cloud 47
is reborn in this down-to-earth (now 9th story) poolside bar that’s ideal for casual weeknight drinking.
The decor: Cloud9 forgoes the frills for an easy-going terrace vibe, taking up the entire street-facing side of Haven’t Met Silom. The bar’s most striking feature is the view, which is why the tables are arranged along the terrace edge. Stretching above the bar is a mural of Bangkok’s streets cut with a meandering, neon-blue Chao Phraya river. For you day-drinkers, accompany your cocktail with a plunge in the pool.
The drinks: There’s a signature cocktail (all for B320) here for every type of post-work mood. For a pick-me-up, try the Red Velvet, which combines tequila with triple sec, pomegranate syrup, a sour mix, and is rimmed with salt and rosemary and topped with pomegranate. A mellow-out evening calls for the Last Serenade, a blend of gin, elderflower syrup, cucumber syrup, lime juice, angostura bitters and Schweppes tonic with a garnish of cucumber. On a Friday (or any other day—no judgment here) start the party with a mojito.
The food: The carb-conscious menu here lets you save your calorie count for the drinking. The Pad Thai Nude is a seafood pad Thai without noodles (B220). Also on the healthier-seeming end is the spicy salmon salad (B480), which is smoked salmon yam wrapped in bite-sized leaf pouches. For Western fare, try the saucy barbecue pork ribs, which come right off the bone and are served with chunky fries and vinegar-mustard sauce (B680).
The crowd: Cloud 47 loyalists, after-work groups and hotel guests.
The music: Changes with the daily DJ, but usually soul, hip-hop, techno, mainstream pop or all of the above.
Why you should care: The bar’s Sathorn location makes it an easy pick for an after-work hangout, pre-game drinking or even just a place to while away time as the BTS rush-hour wave ebbs.