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Best speakeasy bars in Bangkok

Behind these doors are Bangkok's best secret bars.

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Time Out Bangkok editors
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A watering hole hidden behind a discreet entryway is no longer a novelty. The thrill of discovering a joint’s secret entrance only works the first time, but it’s the love, passion, and ideas that go into creating the bar and its spirits-fuelled concoctions that will keep luring you back. And these bars are that kind of place.

You're a traveling type? Don't forget to check out secret venues to drink in London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, and Singapore.

Bangkok's best secret bars

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Set in a quasi-residential lane that connects soi Sukhuvmit 39 and 49, Bar 335—named after a song by American jazz-rock musician Larry Carlton—offers an escape from Sukhumvit’s more chaotic bar and club offerings. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Phrom Phong
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The peeps behind Sugar Ray, the city’s coolest hidden gem, have collaborated with the owner of old town speakeasy Ku Bar to open a jazz bar named after one of Chet Baker’s hit songs. 

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Thonglor

A brainchild of four award-winning Asian bartenders—Colin Chia of Singapore’s Nutmeg & Clove, Hidetsugu Ueno of Tokyo’s Bar High Five, Nick Wu of Taipei’s East End and our own Ronnaporn “Neung” Kanivichaporn of Backstage Cocktail Bar.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Nana
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A secret watering hole by the four Asian superstar bartenders behind the popular The Locker Room in Thonglor are looking to change the area’s reputation with the opening of a new speakeasy that, this time, is hidden behind a photo booth.

Ku Bar
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Rattanakosin
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Nestled on the third floor of an abandoned-looking building that sits behind a spirit house, Ku is the brainchild of Anupas “Kong” Premanuwat (an alum of famous NYC speakeasy Angel’s Share and a pupil of the barmaster Shingo Gokan) and Elaine Sun, a former barista and a wine enthusiast. This hidden den strikes a charming balance between comfort and mystery.

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Rabbit Hole
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Thonglor

Located behind a wooden door next to Ainu Japanese restaurant, Rabbit Hole is a three-story bar that retains the rustic structure of its converted shop house shell but revels in a luxurious renovation involving polished copper and brass.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Q&A serves innovative cocktails within a setting reminiscent of a vintage train carriage. The bar is nestled inside a little alley on Sukhumvit Soi 21 with just a little sign above a green marble wall to give you a hint. 

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Havana Social
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Nana

Situated on party street, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Havana Social keeps itself unseen, hiding behind a telephone booth and requiring a secret code to get in. The interior presents an interpretation of pre-revolution Cuba in the ′40s.

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