If taking your date on an outdoor excursion to stargaze before sneaking a kiss is your type of first date—and you’re a cheeky sap—escape the smoggy skies of Bangkok this Valentine’s Day and gaze at space from a projector inside this retro, UV-lit bar.
Price: B120-280 per drink
Pridi Banomyong Soi 14, 02-046-6928
Don’t have the guitar skills to woo your date but still want to impress? Check out this beer bar’s live acoustic Fridays and Saturdays with a wide array of local craft brews. Date not working out? Sneak away and grab the one-seater facing the BTS station—your date will get the hint.
Price: B160-310 per drink
3/F, 23/1 Phaya Thai Rd., 089-799-1123
Squeeze into the romantic and intimate wine capsule perfectly fit for two. Get to know each other at a table surrounded by candles and dim lighting or get lucky—think hand to thigh if the wine’s doing its work—on the floor space under a sexy red glow.
Price: B325-395 per glass, B1,600-1,950 per bottle
Sukhumvit Soi 38, 081-553-3585
Want to avoid all the other Tinder dates you’re juggling? Peep this Californian-style bar outside crowded Sukhumvit and catch the wind in your date’s hair—don’t like the smell, just ditch—among cacti and bonfires on the buddy-buddy rooftop.
Price: B320-390 per drink
4/F, 15 Yen Akat Rd., 083-437-3515, 02-249-1451
Four dates in
Can’t tell what way your date is swaying? Free their mind and quench their thirst with some of this bar’s amazing and unique cocktail creations. If you just can’t do the trick, the drinks can.
Piman 49, Sukhumvit Soi 49, 093-654-2500
Trying to prove to your date that you’re more sophisticated than you look? This jazzy speakeasy might help you accomplish that. With sweeping cityscape views, a private corner and drinks from a topnotch bar owner, the fourth date won’t be your last—but the fifth might.
11/F, Akyra Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-8959
Cut the talking and get down to some live music at Thonglor’s hip underground venue. Grab a seat on a couch with casual drinks on the mezzanine or try not to lose your date at the bar counter to a grunge, scruffy-haired indie rock fan or electro music DJ, depending on the night.
Price: B100-140 per drink
1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380
Embrace your inner French romantic at a casual wine bar blanketed with green hanging plants and wooden decor. Tucked above Brasserie Cordonnier restaurant, be careful not to allow your date to skip out of Bangkok and head to the south of France.
Price: B160-700 per drink
3/F, 33/30 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-821-5110
In a relationship
Class it up and take care of your loved one for a date night to remember at one of these two—or both if you’re feelin’ frisky—treat-yo-self type of bars located in the same building. Pick out a sexy, backless dress or your most handsome suit—it’s all about glitz and glam.
56-57/F, Waldorf Astoria, 151 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-846-8888
Relationship getting a bit stale? Maybe you want a different view than that same face you look at every night, so why not hit up a nice view to spice things up? One floor above A Bar, on the 38th floor, is home to A Bar Rooftop—an elegant yet cozy open-air patio.
37-38/F, Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555
If speakeasies are your vibe, try this upscale Korean joint with your date. The cozy, industrial feel is a flavorful spot for an aging relationship. Internationally known Korean artists will often make appearances—a musical treat exclusive to the Korean gastrobar.
Thonglor Soi 10, 095-795-5396
Go on an adventure and challenge your couple skills this Valentine’s Day to find this hidden speakeasy. Hint: take a photo at the booth as a nice souvenir to remember the night.
Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-117-2636