To Toppermost of the Poppermost
Bangkok may have the reputation for being a pretty wild destination, but in fact, that is just a small fraction of what’s on offer here. It’s not just nightclubs and night markets, you know. There are a number of great places to head for on a classy night out. If you are a wine lover, then you have come to the right place. Here are our suggested places to go in Bangkok to have a vintage night out. The wine lists at all of these are extensive and you can expect a sort of wine passport of the world at them: Australian, European, American, African, and South American are all easily found. For a glass with a view, climb up to V9 Wine Bar at the Sofitel in Silom. If you want a more open-air perch then try Red Sky at Centara, overlooking Central World or Breeze, part of Lebua at State Tower. Wine place you have to visit in Silom is 661 Silom that come to replace the old jazz wine bar Niu’s. While wine clubs tend to have expectations of smart casual, there are those that are truly casual, such as Wine Connection Deli and Bistro over at K Village. Whatever your mood, whatever your vintage, you are going to be satisfied in Bangkok.
Located on Bangkok’s trendy Thonglor, Soi 16, diVino is a cozy wine bar with an excellent international food menu a la Italian, designed by the chef and owner Roberto Ferin. Initially it took on the form of a traditional Italian wine bar where people came ordered a bottle of wine and snacked on Appetizers, and that brought to a huge and excellent selection of wines – close to 200 bottles of wine.
522/3 Penny’s Balcony, Thonglor Soi 16,
Klongtan Nua, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Wine Republic Bar & Bistro offers the amazing selection of over 170 wine labels and a large selection of imported beers and spirits. The Venue is nice and well designed and the menu provides a vast choice.
137 Soi Thonglor 10, Sukhumvit 63 Rd., Klongton-nua, 10110, Thailand
Scarlett Wine Bar
Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant opened early in 2012 in a lofty space on the penultimate floor of the fashionable Pullman Bangkok Hotel G in downtown Bangkok. A contemporary, lifestyle themed restaurant and bar, serving a traditional French cuisine, complimented with a large selection of wines at reasonable prices, the concept for Scarlett was first launched at an acclaimed sibling property- Beijing Hotel G- several years ago. Reflecting the sleek design and chic lifestyle of the Hotel G concept, Scarlett in Bangkok exudes a vibrant atmosphere, ideal for both relaxed yet stylish dining, and as a chill out venue for friends to enjoy some fine wines whilst taking in the brilliant views offered from the heights of the 37th floor space. The expansive venue includes a large restaurant dining room and bar space, plus an open air terrace section for a more casual atmosphere.
188 Silom Road
Sofitel Bangkok Silom
Wine I Love You
It doesn’t need large introductions. WINE I LOVE YOU is one of the most successful restaurant chains. with currently 3 branches. Their biggest and most famous branch is located inside the lifestyle space A SQUARE, on Sukhumvit 26, just next to the K Village. Their menu features a large selection of appetizers and even wider selection of wines. A must among Bangkokians. There is indoor and open-air outdoor seating available.
A Square Sukhumvit Soi 26, 10110 Bangkok
Wine Connection Deli and Bistro
The huge, glass-fronted restaurant on the ground floor of K.Village may technically only be one in a chain of wine stores, but the added twist of delicatessen and full-on bistro at this branch means you can enjoy your bottle then and there in stylish surroundings with lots of wine-friendly food. Despite looking out onto a parking lot, Wine Connection’s glass front is impressive. In addition to wines by the bottle and several by the glass, red, white, rose and sparking house wines come regular and premium. Hard liquors aside, they also have some imported beers such as La Gauloise Ambree and St. Benoit Brune.
Room A116-118, G/F, K.Village, 93-95 Sukhumvit Soi 26
Opus Wine Bar
Opus could have been one of the many Italian restaurants in town, if it wasn’t for a couple of details. The design: the converted home is a classic space that serves as both a bar and restaurant. The glass-encased wine cellar at the back grabs the eye while the wooden bar and tables are prime drinking spots. Towards the front is the dining area with more formal seating. It’s a classy but warm spot. Upstairs is located the private room. The cuisine is traditionally Italian and it perfectly pairs with the quality wine selection you can find in the wine cellar. A must if you have money to spend.
Opus, 64 Pan Rd. Bangkok, Thailand
Breeze is a fine-dining restaurant for a special occasion. Serving delectable Chinese-inspired cuisine on a stunning terrace – 51 stories above the Chao Phraya River – this is a Bangkok restaurant with added ‘wow’ factor. The menu here spans the entire Asian continent and the kitchen boasts talented staff who mix tradition with modernity to create truly unique offerings. Add to this the most remarkable cocktails in Bangkok and you can see why Breeze is packed almost every night of the week. Breeze Restaurant is part of The Dome at Lebua, a collection of five outstanding bars and restaurants on the top floors of Lebua Hotel.
1055 Silom Road
Lebua State Tower
LeDu Wine Bar
This wine café is located in Silom Village in the heart of Bangkok’s business district and is a great place to sip the fruits of your favorite grapevine while catching up with friends. On offer at LeDu Wine Bar are fine wines from around the world, all at affordable prices. It also sells an impressive range of whisky, brandy and cognac.
286/1 Silom Road
Another Italian wine bar in the list. The concept for the bistro is inspired by a picture entitled The Hawk, by Aldo Luongo who depicted a charismatic man in his twilight years
infused with all the hallmarks of a life well lived. This relaxed and holistic attitude to health and happiness forms part of the philosophy of Aldo’s Bistro. Enjoy this wonderful venue with a glass from their remarkable selection of quality wines from around the world available both by the glass and bottle. They assembled these quality wines either to drink on their own or to compliment the Aldo Bistro menu. With all the world’s major wine regions represented, an emphasis is placed upon benchmark wines and wines not available anywhere elsewhere in Bangkok.
Level 6 and 7
The Ascott Sathorn Bangkok
187 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Bar@494 is a cosy wine and champagne bar set in a garden atmosphere with a smart casual dress code. There are more than 30 wines by the glass and some rare whiskies from the Whisky Priest. There is the widest selection of Cuban cigars in Bangkok at the Divan @494. If you are the meditative type, you may choose a quiet corner for a light meal.
494 Rajdamri Road
Grand Hyatt Erawan