When visiting the glamorous city of Bangkok, there are evenings when you just need to slip off those elephant pants and Leo T-shirts to slip into something glitzy for a night out at one of Bangkok’s poshest wine bars. Found that perfect outfit from today’s shopping spree at Platinum Mall of Chatuchak and can’t wait to wear it? Then, take a walk through our list of the best wine bars in Bangkok.
G/F, Ocean Tower 2, Asoke 3, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-11pm. Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-midnight. Sun 5:30-11pm.
With a wine menu that is thicker than the A of your Encyclopedia set, About Eatery is the best at wine education with its long list of rare finds that include biodynamic, natural, and organic vintages that will change how you view wine.
L/F, Grand Hyatt Erawan, 494 Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 3pm-midnight
Looking for something glam without breaking your travel budget, Bar@494’s daily after work free flow wine promotions is exactly what you are looking for. With their monthly wine socials and big selection of wines served by the glass, you might find your new BFF and favourite vintage in one go.
THE BAR UPSTAIRS
3/F, 33/30 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-midnight. Fri-Sat 5pm-2am.
Why not have a sip of wine in a French setting? The Bar Upstairs looks like an abandoned house in the South of France with its wooden tables and frilly, overgrown vegetation decor. With a French restaurant downstairs, complete the experience by pairing some French cuisine with your full-bodied red.
72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 6pm-2am
The perfect place looking for a carb binge with their wine, the Carbar serves Italian, wood-fired pizzas in their arcade-themed eatery. Pair it up with a glass of medium-bodied Carpineto Dogajolo from Tuscany and you are in for a treat. Once you get tired of wine, you can also move on to their tasty cocktails, like the Strawberry Frose, which maybe the best dessert after pizza and wine.
W District, Sukhumvit Soi 69-71, Bangkok (close to BTS Phra Khanong)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 5-11pm
After tasting some French and Italian wines, it is time to have some of the bold-flavoured wines Spain has to offer. Go beyond the usual Tempranillo and take in the intensity of the Rioja and the Crianza with an Iberian platter that is brimming with Jamon Iberico, Manchego cheese, chorizo, and bread. Wine night is not complete without a big platter of tapas.
49 Terrace, Sukhumvit Soi 49, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-1am.
Perhaps wine from the vineyards of the Napa Valley in California are more your style. A bar with very minimal decor and lighting surrounded by outdoor trees, take a seat and have a sip of this week’s specials with a few plates of tapas.
2/F, 469 Phra Sumen Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Wed-Sun 7pm-midnight.
As the new trend is to put a premium on organic and bio products, perhaps it’s time to explore the tastes of biodynamic wine and see what the hype is all about. Take a seat at the petite and cozy Kangkao and have a glass.
2/F, Gaysorn Village, 999 Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 10am-midnight
On the posh side with sweeping views of the glittering city, this is the perfect place to wine and dine — And, perhaps impress someone on a first date. With circular booths and window seats, couples looking for an intimate moment amidst the glow of city lights will find this location appealing. Their wine selection is not badly priced either.
SCARLETT WINE BAR & RESTAURANT
37/F, Pullman Hotel G, 188 Silom Road, Bangkok (near BTS Chong Si)
Opening Hours: 6pm-1am
Another contender for the wine & dine list of places to go, Scarlett has an affordable selection of wines and dishes for a date on a budget. Feast on pasta dishes and fine cuts of meat paired with a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon while enjoying the view of Silom from the 37th floor of the Pullman Hotel without breaking your travel budget.
Sukhumvit Soi 45, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-mid-night. Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am
At Quince, wine is good any time of the day. A great place for lazy brunches and long lunches, you can start your wine tasting experience a wee bit earlier here. When you’re on vacation, wine o’clock can be any hour of the day.
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