3 Cool Bars Near Victory Monument - Bangkok, Thailand

3 Cool Bars Near Victory Monument - Bangkok, Thailand

 Bangkok's Victory Monument at night

Bangkok's Victory Monument at night

3 Cool Bars Near Victory Monument in Bangkok

Bangkok's Victory Monument (Victory Monument BTS) is a lively transportation hub with buses and taxis zipping around the iconic monument's traffic circle 24 hours a day. If you want to go anywhere in Bangkok, the Victory Monument bus terminal is the central location for getting around the city. The area is famous for its trendy cafes, delicious street food, and cheap hostels. It also has a number of cool bars that you can visit within just a short walk to the BTS Skytrain station.

1. Skytrain Jazz Club

 the entrance to the Skytrain Jazz Club

the entrance to the Skytrain Jazz Club

It's nondescript entrance almost hidden 10 meters down Soi Rang Nam, Skytrain Jazz Club is one of the coolest little bars in the city. Located just across the soi from Century Movie Plaza, the Skytrain Jazz Club is on the forth (rooftop) floor of its narrow building.

 cool art on the wall at the Skytrain Jazz Club building

cool art on the wall at the Skytrain Jazz Club building

The four-story climb to the bar takes you past colorfully painted walls. The building's gritty and almost secretive atmosphere is no accident; it almost feels like entering some old fashioned speakeasy tucked away in the back of a building.

 cool artwork in the stairwell of the Skytrain Jazz Club

cool artwork in the stairwell of the Skytrain Jazz Club

The open-air rooftop bar is partially covered, and surprisingly cool and breezy for being right in Bangkok's downtown. The bar is decorated with an eclectic style: Chinese movie posters hang on the walls, and a small metal Yoda figure looks down on patrons from atop a bookshelf. The bar is small and cozy, and there's always good music.

 the Skytrain Jazz Club bar

the Skytrain Jazz Club bar

Best for: great views, a nice breeze, music, and a cozy atmosphere

Although not the tallest rooftop bar in the city, the Skytrain Jazz Club offers great views of the Victory Monument area. You can order an ice-cold Singha or Beer Lao, or one of the bar's reasonably-priced cocktails, and watch the Skytrain zoom past.

 Skytrain Jazz Club: reasonably-priced cocktails and drinks in a nice open-air setting

Skytrain Jazz Club: reasonably-priced cocktails and drinks in a nice open-air setting

Hours, Location, and Price

Open daily 5pm-1am

 5/F, 6 Soi Rangnam, Bangkok - located just across from Century Movie Plaza and next door to Eat Am Are Good Steak; 10 meters down Soi Rangnam

Cocktails 180-220 baht

 view of the BTS Skytrain and Century Movie Plaza from the Skytrain Jazz Club's rooftop bar

view of the BTS Skytrain and Century Movie Plaza from the Skytrain Jazz Club's rooftop bar


2. The Lab @ V Street Market

 entrance to the V Street Market near Victory Monument

entrance to the V Street Market near Victory Monument

Best for: craft beer in a cool outdoor market

Craft beer isn't easy to come by in Bangkok, but there's plenty to be found at The Lab! The V Street Market is just down Phayathai Road, right next to the Skytrain Station. The street market's warm fairy lights will welcome you in, and the ice cold craft beers and live music at The Lab Bar will keep you there.

 V Street Market at Victory Monument, Bangkok

V Street Market at Victory Monument, Bangkok

 craft beer, cocktails, and burgers at V Street Market, Victory Monument, Bangkok

craft beer, cocktails, and burgers at V Street Market, Victory Monument, Bangkok

V Street Market

The V Street Market is relatively new, but has a ton of potential! Located down an alley in what used to be a minibus terminal, this little market sells clothes, accessories, and handicrafts. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and there's always cool stuff to look at.

 V Street Market, Victory Monument, Bangkok

V Street Market, Victory Monument, Bangkok

The Lab Bar

The Lab Bar has only a few tables, but a refrigerator full of craft beer! Grab a Chalawan (on of Thailand's better-known craft beers), and sit down to enjoy the live acoustic music! Although open-air, the whole market area is covered, so even if it's raining, it's a comfortable and dry place to enjoy a beer while waiting for the sky to clear.

 craft beer at The Lab bar at V Street Market

craft beer at The Lab bar at V Street Market

Hours, Location, and Price

Open until 10pm

5/11 Phayathai Rd, Bangkok 10400 - next door to the Rest Note Cafe and just down the sairs from the Victory Mounument BTS Station

cocktails 150 baht; craft beers around 150-220 baht

Visit their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/Vstreetmarket/


3. Saxophone Pub

 Saxophone  Pub, Victory Monument, Bangkok

Saxophone  Pub, Victory Monument, Bangkok

Best for: live music, strong cocktails, and a lively atmosphere

Just off the  Victory Monument traffic circle, Saxophone has been a Bangkok icon since 1987. With nightly live music, art and instruments decorating all the walls, and good food and drinks, Saxophone is one of the most popular  hangouts for Bangkok locals and expats.

There are two floors of seating, and nearly every table has a view of the bands playing. Even when it gets crowded (nearly every night!) there's always plenty of seating available.

 interior of Saxophone Pub, Victory Monument, Bangkok

interior of Saxophone Pub, Victory Monument, Bangkok

Hours, Location, and Price

Open daily 6pm-2am

3/8 Phayathai Road Victory Monument, Bangkok

Cocktails 180-250 baht

 live music every night at Saxophone, Victory Monument, Bangkok

live music every night at Saxophone, Victory Monument, Bangkok

Live Music at Saxophone Pub Every Night!

Saxophone comes alive with music from 7:30pm - 1:30am every night. There are three bands each night, with the music getting progressively louder as the night goes on. Check out the decibel meter above the bar!

If you like a quieter atmosphere, arrive earlier and enjoy the first set, usually acoustic classics.

 live music at Saxophone Pub, Bangkok, Thailand

live music at Saxophone Pub, Bangkok, Thailand

Beer is served in a horn-shaped mug, also available for 200 baht at their gift shop or online  store.

You can see Saxophone's nightly music schedule and more on their official website: http://www.saxophonepub.com/

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