Perhaps Bangkok’s most elevated Indian restaurant, sitting in a striking cantilevered structure on the 29th floor of the Holiday Inn hotel. Specializing in Northern Indian cuisine with a modern twist, Maya also doubles as a cocktail and cigar bar.
The deal: Cocktail buffet for B499 on Thu (6-9pm) and wine buffet for B699 on Fri.
29/F, Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-683-4888. Open daily 6pm-1am
The sleek Italian restaurant atop The Continent hotel has a lot going for it, not least the amazing city views.
The deal: Brace yourself—their new nightly B999 promo gets you not only free-flow wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks but also one main course, unlimited pizza and pasta, and one dessert. Available every day 6-11pm (last order at 10pm).
35/F, The Continent Hotel, 413 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-686-7000. Open daily 6am-midnight
W Hotel Bangkok’s signature lobby bar buzzes with glitzy purple decor, chic electronica and creative cocktails.
The deal: Free-flow sparkling wine for gents on Wed and ladies on Thu. Free. B0.
When: Wed-Thu, 7:30-9:30pm.
Lobby/F, W Bangkok, 106 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. Open daily 9am-midnight
This 29th-floor bar goes for retro vibes, along with pairing menus.
The deal: Unlimited wine, cheese and cold-cuts for B699 every Tue-Fri, 6-9pm.
29/F. Radisson Blu, 489 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-302-3333. Open daily 6-11pm
This poky restaurant off Silom Road is the perfect spot for a marathon drinking session. With its narrow shop-house location, long bar, dim lighting and drunken salaryman clientele, the place has the cozy, tavern-like atmosphere of a true izakaya. The katsu (from B240/set) is one of the best in town, too.
The deal: B600/2 hours (draft beer, sake, shochu, whiskey soda)
9/1 Silom Soi 6, 0-2237-3073. Open Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, 6-11pm; Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-10:30pm
Taking over the former spot belonging to Carl’s Jr. in salaryman’s haven Soi Thaniya, this fried chicken wing (from B130/five pieces) specialist from Nagoya does a proper list of drinking snacks. Be warned: the low-ceilinged room at the back gets pretty boisterous. There’s another branch on Sukhumvit Soi 39.
The deal: B499/90 minutes (Asahi draft beer, sake, shochu, chuhai, whiskey high-ball, acerola, soft drinks)
The Manor, Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-662-5541. Open daily 5:30pm-12:30am, Sat-Sun 11:20am-2:30pm
YSK Building, Soi Thaniya, Silom Rd., 02-632-8338. BTS Sala Daeng
This late-night izakaya chain, now with three Bangkok branches, is known for its warm, down-to-earth ambience and hearty fare like katsu udon and okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza)—best washed down with copious booze.
The deal: B432/1.5 hours (bottled Asahi, red/white wine, cold sake, whiskey high-ball)
(A) PS Tower, 36/1 Sukhumvit Soi 21, 02-664-0927. Open daily 5pm-3am
440/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55, between Thonglor Soi 14 and 16, 02-381-8432. Open daily 5pm-3am
Canapaya riverfront, 888 Rama 3 Rd., 086-321-8423. Open daily 5pm-3am
Named after the silver screen icon Grace Kelly, this retro, tavern-like Japanese bar and restaurant should be on your hit-list if you’re a Suk 51 regular. Expect affordable izakaya-style comfort food, headlined by teriyaki skewers. Leave it to the chef to select your meat (B315/five, B498/eight), while you focus on getting the drinks in.
The deal: B480/2 hours (beer, cocktails, whiskey, umeshu)
46 Sukhumvit Soi 51. Open Mon-Sat 5pm-12pm. BTS Thong Lo
Retro house, big garden, unfussy Thai dishes—a classic restaurant formula that sadly seems to be in decline in central Bangkok. This place does it just right with great dishes such as gaeng kua poo bai chaploo (curry with crabmeat and wild betel leaf).
The deal: B399/2 hours of Singha draft beer or B450/2 hours wine, available every day.
113 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-258-8170. Open Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-10pm
Probably the ubiquitous wine bistro’s coolest branch offers plenty of alfresco seating.
The deal: Unlimited wine and beer for B499, every Wed, 7-9pm.
1/F, Rain Hill, Sukhumvit Soi 47, 02-261-7217. Open daily 11-1:30am