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14 bars that are back in business—but without selling booze

Serving booze is still not allowed, but there’s still some fun to be had at these cool hangout spots!

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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We can’t remember the last time we were allowed to let loose in a nice bar with a cold beer or a cocktail in hand. As much as we miss this indulgence, we’re sure it was worse for the bar owners and staff, who had to close down their establishments for months to comply with the government’s rules to contain COVID-19 infections.

But the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 regulations back on October 1, which included the reopening of several venues like movie theaters and massage parlors, has also prompted the number of bars to resume operations, although without booze. A ban is still in effect on serving alcohol in public establishments. So, for now, it seems like we just have to be content with cool vibes, fizzy drinks and good conversations with friends for our after-hours enjoyment.

Here are 14 spots where you can have fun even sans alcohol.

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  • Bars
  • Hotel bars
  • Langsuan
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This welcoming bar, set on the 40th floor of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, makes a comeback to the nightlife scene with more of its (now booze-free) tiki-inspired drinks and mouth-watering grilled dishes.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Thonglor

This spacious, open-air rooftop bar is still ideal for a fun weekend night out. Alcoholic drinks aren’t served, but the pumping music and company of good friends should be enough to make the most of the evening.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Yaowarat

Bangkok’s most “outrageous” bar is back in full force, and has an entirely new menu that features drinks made with the recently legalized herb kratom.

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A “tree” lit up with neon-colored LED lights gives this rooftop bar atop T-One Building a psychedelic jungle feel. Though cocktails are off the menu for now, they do have some tasty-looking frozen yuzu coladas that come in hollowed-out pineapples.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Yaowarat

Enjoy live music, fusion mocktails and views of Chinatown at this dimly-lit “secret” rooftop bar called Wallflowers Upstairs atop the Cafe. If you’ve never been here before, now’s the time to visit.

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