Bringing the spirit of Chinatown into its bar, this shop-house space in Yaowarat dishes out sweet chestnuts with its daily rotating gin cocktails.
76 Soi Nana, Charoen Krung Rd., 081-443-3784
Thonglor’s craft beer bar with its own street-food stalls out front takes peanuts to a new level, serving them in a very Thai-tasting blend of kaffir lime leaves and dried chilis—all home-cooked on the third floor.
Sukhumvit Soi 34, 02-040-0473. BTS Thonglor
Mahanakhon Cube’s rooftop bar serves its chef-made mixed nuts (hazelnut with black sesame, peanut with wasabi, almond with salt, cashew nut with smoked paprika, black and gold raisin) and marinated black and green olives from Greece. Oooh fancy, fancy.
6/F, Mahanakhon Cube, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Rd., 02-001-0697. BTS Chong Nonsi
The partners behind this Charoenkrung live music bar will proudly tell you the complimentary banana chips are seasonal (go now!) and made by only one local lady who hides away behind the Portuguese church in Talad Noi. By mid-Oct, they’ll welcome a full kitchen serving “soul food” like fried chicken and waffles.
945 Charoenkrung Rd., 093-220-0441
Order drinks at this thriving Ekkamai izakaya and you get a free bowl of vegetables. So far, so unexciting. But factor in their amazing soybean dipping sauce, and you have yourself one serious bar snack.
14/2 Sukhumvit Soi 61, 02-714-1412
This sultry cocktail bar from Hideyuki Saito, previously of Vogue Lounge, sees every drink come with its own little creative nibble on the side. For example, “Sei” (B380)—a deliciously rich blend of Bacardi Ocho, umeshu (plum wine), cacao, port wine, molasses and matcha—features a side treat of housemade rum yokan (Japanese dessert jelly). The Butter (absinthe, cognac and American whiskey infused with melted butter, B400), too, comes with a pear financier made with burnt butter and buttered fig.
Thonglor Soi 25, 02-036-6071