Roam the streets of one of Bangkok's oldest riverside communities and you'll find everything from swanky hotel bars to no-frills, non-aircon watering holes.
Tropic City brings summer vibes to an old house-turned-bar. The walls are painted with parrots and pink flamingos, and set off with wooden furniture, a vintage sofa and fresh orchids.
Said to be the longest-running bar in Thailand, the swanky watering hole remains one of the city’s best places to savor both classic and creative cocktails. Behind the bar is Jamie Rhind, a former supervisor at Langham London’s Artesian Bar, and rising mixologistPinsuda “Ann” Pongprom.
Perched on top of Chanintr-Living-ish Hotel Once, the rooftop newbie Top Knot adds up to the emerging Charoenkrung with fusion-leaning grabs that come with a view to boot.
Tucked inside River City Bangkok, Viva Aviv is an ideal hangout spot after an afternoon stroll in Charoenkrung. Decorated with contemporary Thai touches, the restobar whips up Western dishes with Thai twists and tropical cocktails.