Give the Iron Fairies a miss on your next visit to Bangkok, because there’s a whole new crop of bars taking inspiration from Prohibition-era American speakeasies. For the most part, the Twenties vibe has been updated, and at places like Track 17, the drinks menu – influenced by cities from around the world – changes regularly.
Taking its name from the area, Thonglor 17, the interiors are reminiscent of a railway cabin, and for the next few months, drinks are inspired by Chicago. Another option is UNCLE aka United Nations of Cocktail Lovers Everywhere, which has two locations in the city. Visit the newer outpost at 72 Courtyard in Thonglor, where home-infused syrups are used in cocktails that pack a punch.
For those who prefer their watering holes with a veneer of secrecy, J Boroski Mixology, also in Thonglor, serves up pricey drinks (made with exotic ingredients) behind an unmarked door. Because some nights you need to drink like a baron.