Sip and Savour: Enigmatic Bars that also serve wonderful food

Explore a food journey at the bars where cocktails meet exquisite cuisine

          Among the countless bars and eateries scattered across Bangkok, there exist the hidden gems that captivate with innovative cocktails and exceptional food. These enigmatic bars blend the art of mixology with culinary prowess, offering patrons a satisfying sensory adventure that ignites the imagination. Here’s four of the best on Koktail’s list.

Bar Yard - tropical-themed Bar with Latin American dishes

          Bar Yard is a tropical-themed bar located on the 40th floor of Kimpton Maa-lai hotel. With abundant greenery and floral wall paintings, it exudes a delightful tropical atmosphere. While their cocktails, presented in tropical and tiki style, are exceptionally delicious, they also offer Latin American dishes, adapted to provide comfort food that complements Thai flavours. The menu features an array of barbecue options, sharing platters, and skewers such as the charcoal-grilled bacon wrapped shrimp skewers, as well as tacos. This unique blend of tropical vibes and Latin American cuisine makes Bar Yard a fun destination for food and cocktail enthusiasts alike.

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Photo: Courtesy of BKKMenu

Bardo Social Bistro and Bar - Mediterranean-inspired and its European delights

          Bardo Social Bistro and Bar is a Mediterranean style artsy bistro, where you can savour an array of delightful European dishes from both traditional and contemporary menus. In the warm ambiance of a social club, you'll be treated to a diverse selection of drinks, accompanied by the upbeat tunes of DJs, creating a fantastic European nightlife experience. One of the standout features of Bardo Social Bistro and Bar is its diverse food offerings. Taking centre stage the menu boasts unique snacks like panisses, a rare find in the city. In addition to these special treats, guests can enjoy scallop carpaccio, sea bass escabeche, zucchini gnocchi, and more, all contributing to an enjoyable and diverse dining experience.

Photo: Courtesy of the concert

Photo: Courtesy of Bardo Social Bistro and Bar

Yào Restaurant & Rooftop Bar - cityscape views coupled with Modern Chinese cuisine

          Yào Restaurant & Rooftop Bar offers modern Chinese cuisine, along with Oriental-inspired cocktails and delicious dim sum. With expansive views of Bangkok's cityscape, guests can savour a range of dishes created by native Chinese head chef Bruce Hui. The rooftop bar serves refreshing cocktails and light bites, featuring dishes like pork and shrimp wonton with mala sauce, crab claw and shrimps with lime chilli sauce, and steamed mixed vegetables rice roll, among others. Experiencing the Chinese ambiance and Bangkok horizons combined into one fun venue.

Photo: Courtesy of Yao Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Photo: Courtesy of Yao Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

ABar Rooftop - gin paradise with modern Japanese delights

          ABar Rooftop at Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Hotel in Bangkok offers a stunning open-air bar experience with an expansive collection of gins, boasting over 50 diverse types, including various craft labels. From the 38th floor, patrons can enjoy breathtaking views of the city's skyline. Alongside their extensive gin selection, ABar Rooftop crafts a delightful array of signature G&Ts and innovative cocktails. The bar also showcases “Districts of Bangkok” which are 12 signature cocktails inspired by 8 different areas of Bangkok. To complement the drinks, they serve modern Japanese dishes from Akira Back restaurant, such as spicy tuna tacos, angry salmon rolls, crispy rice, shrimp tempura rolls, and vegetarian rolls.

Photo: Courtesy of ABar Rooftop

Photo: Courtesy of ABar Rooftop

          Embark on a sensory culinary adventure with a difference at these enigmatic bars in Bangkok. Whether you're a food enthusiast, cocktail connoisseur, or simply seeking a unique dining experience, these bars are sure to meet expectations. Give them a try.