Get plastered in Bangkok’s poshest bars on a budget with this handy guide to the most hi-so happy hours in town.
Where: The Bar (10/F)
What: It pays to start the night early, as everyday from 6-8pm The Bar holds happy hour deals, with free flow wine at B990, two for one draught beers (B250-350), or beer by the bottle including Asahi (B190), Beerlao (B190), Corona (B350) and more. Line your stomach with chicken wings (B250), kor moo yang (B270) or, for the veggies, French fries (B180) and crudites with cream cheese (B180).
Where: Penthouse Bar + Grill (35/F)
What: Once you’ve had your fill of discount drinks on the 10th floor, head on up to the 35th, where Penthouse Bar offers a range of price drops between 6-9pm: prosecco falls from B420 to B250, Asahi from B170 to B140, plus snacks including chicken wings from B340 to B240 and Wagyu beef sliders from B490 to B340.
Central Embassy, 88 Wireless Rd; 02-012-1234. Open daily midday-2:30pm; 5:30pm-midnight
Where: Up and Above Bar (24/F)
What: Channel your inner-007 with Up and Above’s special buy-one-get-one-free offer on Martinis (B390),
every Fri from 5-7pm.
Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Rd., 02-687-9000. Open daily 6am-1am
Where: Yao Rooftop Bar
What: Yao’s cocktails range from the affordable Shanghai Mule (B222) to the pricier French 78 (B688)—so pick wisely.
32/F, 262 Surawong Rd., 02-088-5666. Open daily 11am-2:30pm; 6-10:30pm
Where: Lobby Lounge (G/F)
What: Between 6-8pm daily, Lobby Lounge offers buy-one-get-one-free on a wide array of cocktails, including their Summer Berry Melt (B325), Spiced Mango Passion Smash (B275), Tropical Sour (B335) and more. All the classics are available as well, including mojitos (B235), cosmopolitans (B255) and margaritas (B255).
Where: Goji Terrace (L/F)
What: If you arrive too early for Lobby Lounge, just shimmy on over to Goji Terrace, where you can get 50-percent off your first beer from 5-8pm daily, including classics like Chang and Heineken and a variety of draft beers. They also stock Maisel’s Weisse, La Chouffe and BrewDog here, and serve a range of seafood and grilled meats. Visit Friday-Sunday 6-9pm for live music.
199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555. Open daily 6am-midnight
Where: Red Sky Bar (55/F)
What: Red Sky Bar not only offers one of the best views in Bangkok but also buy-one-get-one-free on drinks and snacks between 4-6pm daily. There’s a wide range of food on offer, from cold appetizers to warm desserts, alongside drinks including sparkling wine and Champagne.
999/99 Rama 1 Rd., 02-100-1234. Open daily 4pm-1am
Where: Aqua (1/F)
What: If you’re game for some late afternoon tipples, this outdoor spot offers 50-percent off drinks between 4-6pm daily, including wines, whiskey, gin, beers and vodka (from B240). For those who really want to live it up, sip your single malt while puffing on a cigar, or enjoy tunes from their live DJ on Wed, Fri and Sat nights.
155 Rajadamri Rd., 02-126-8866. Open daily 6-10:30am; 11:30am-midnight
Where: Theo Mio Italian Kitchen (G/F)
What: From 5-7pm, Mon to Friday, Italian wines, local beers, and the likes of their Hugo, bellini and negroni cocktails are all available at a discounted rate, starting from B100—perfect for afterwork drinks (you might even be able to afford a round!).
973 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-0444. Open daily 11:30am-11:30pm
Where: Bamboo Bar (G/F)
What: Every day from 6-8pm, Bamboo Bar holds their “Aperitif Time,” when drinks like their mojito, negroni, margarita, Thai Daiquiri (coconut and pandan vodka with fresh lime and sugar) and more are discounted from B490 to B290. Their tasty, Thai-inspired signature drinks are also available for under B450.
48 Oriental Avenue, 02-659-9000. Open Mon-Thur 5pm-1am; Fri-Sun 5pm-2am
Where: BAR@494 (L/F)
What: Grand Hyatt provides various offers throughout the week. On Tue, ladies can pay B599 for unlimited sparkling wine between 7-9pm. From Wed-Mon, 7-9pm, you can pay B799 for their free-flow “Wine Buffet,” as selected by their sommelier. Finally, their happy hour offers two for one on selected wines and beers between 5-7pm Mon-Sat and from 3-11pm on Sun.
494 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-254-1234. Open daily 3pm-midnight
Where: Char Rooftop Bar (25-26/F)
What: This newly launched happy hour runs from 5-7pm every day. Handcrafted cocktails including The Flamingo, Crimson Set, Pimms Me Up and The 26th, along with Singha draft, gin and bourbon are all available at B150, while red and white wines are B200/glass.
81 Wireless Rd., 02-207-4999. Open daily 6pm-midnight
Where: The Glaz Bar (L/F)
What: Chill out with cocktails and music during the “Social Hour” from 6-8pm when you can get your choice of 16 signature and classic cocktails for B350 each, plus red and white wine starting from B290/glass, local beers starting at B250 and gin, vodka and whiskey from B300.
61 Wireless Rd., 02-650-8700. Open daily 7am-1am