Come on, Barbie, let’s go party!
By Aiden Jewelle Gonzales
As much as I love a good wedding party (or five), there’s nothing quite like being able to let your hair down with your girl gang, bride tribe, or – if the red-soled Louboutin fits – boozy b*tches. So, for those who want to put the ‘hot’ in ‘shot,’ the ‘champ’ in ‘champagne,’ and the cocktails without the…well, men, here’s our list of bachelorette and ladies’ night spots in Bangkok you should check out.
LADIES’ NIGHT DEALS
PASTEL ROOFTOP BAR & MEDITERRANEAN DINING
Every Thursday, put on your best outfits and head over to one of Sukhumvit Soi 11’s more popular recent entrants, Pastel Rooftop Bar & Mediterranean Dining, on the 22nd floor of Aira Hotel, for a smorgasbord of fun options for ladies, from 5pm till late. Enjoy stunning sunsets over Sukhumvit while you indulge in booze, bougie vibes, and a bottle of Hugo Rose Sparkling, complementary for ladies’ groups of four or more. If that’s not enough, from 9pm to 11pm, all ladies can indulge in freeflow sparkling wine, and all night long, you’re treated to buy one, get one oysters, a special menu, and a live violin and DJ set. Facebook: @pastelbangkok
SCARLETT WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT
If you and the girls are looking for delectable French cuisine; creative cocktails; and, a staple for any girls’ gathering, an extensive wine and cheese list, head over to the top floor of Pullman Bangkok Hotel G on Thursdays for Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant’s exclusive ladies’ night. With panoramic sunset views, this spot is perfect for sundowners, and make sure to avail of their buy one get one free offer on gin and tonics, with live music from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.
The ever-bustling Sukhumvit Soi 11 offers everything from more lowkey watering holes to high-end gastronomic experiences, and if you’re looking for the latter, look no further than Tony’s. With honest Mediterranean flavours, oven-fresh pizzas, and classic yet contemporary dishes from both New York to Italy, Tony’s has everything you want for a celebration with your gals. Make sure to visit on Thursdays for their buy one, get one free deal for all ladies.
An underground, after-dark cabaret haunt full of romance and mystery, Maggie Choo’s has been a well-known party spot for years, and is known for its idiosyncratic décor reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai. If the dark and sensual ambience is not enough to tempt the girls and you, make sure to head over on Tuesdays to Thursdays, as all ladies can indulge in freeflow wine for only THB 699++ instead of the usual THB 999 net, from 7pm to 10pm. Facebook: @maggiechoos
SING SING THEATER
Any Bangkokian partier worth their salt will know of Sing Sing Theater, tucked into Sukhumvit Soi 45. Promising drinks that pack a punch and a retro-futuristic ambience with plenty of performers and events to keep you and the girls entertained, the club’s ladies’ night is not to be missed, as every Thursday, women get three drinks on the house and free entry. The music is also sure to be full of bangers, as Thursdays usually feature throwback pop hits and the likes of ABBA and Madonna, so you and the girls can party all night long. Facebook: @SingSingTheater
Ladies’ night isn’t just for the drinks (although those don’t hurt either), but it’s also a chance to dance to your hearts’ content. If you’re in the mood for latin beats and magnificent views of Bangkok’s stunning cityscape, put on your dancing shoes and visit Above Eleven atop Fraser Suites Sukhumvit every Wednesday for their ‘Salsa in the City’ ladies’ night. You’ll be treated to Latin Salsa beats from DJ Alex, and all night long, ladies can avail of THB 250 net cocktails, spanning classics such as Margaritas and Cosmopolitans, to their more unique concoctions such as their Lychee tini, Lolea sangria, and their Caipiroska passion fruit. Facebook: @aboveelevenbkk
Of course, no party in Sukhmvit Soi 11 is complete without stopping by the famed Oskar Bistro, long-renowned for its delicious and hearty food and delicious drinks. Every Wednesday is their ‘Heels and Sips’ ladies’ night, which features buy one, get one free drink specials, and a special freeflow from 10pm to 11pm on selected drinks. DJ Joe Gradante will be playing entertaining beats all night long, which will be sure to get you over hump day in the best way possible.
If you’re hoping for a more environmentally-conscious party that’s still plenty of fun, check out Earth House in Sukhumvit Soi 53, the new location of former Earthling Café in Ekkamai. With a farm to table concept in a converted home, featuring a beautifully-appointed dining room and lush garden, the space is perfect for a more low-key dinner with your girls. Every Wednesday, ladies can enjoy a buy two, get one free deal on their tapas and drinks menu, so make sure to take advantage of their sublime Mediterranean flavours and refreshing wines. Facebook: @earth.house.bangkok
SEEN RESTAURANT & BAR BANGKOK
One of Bangkokians’ favourite riverside rooftop haunts, SEEN Restaurant & Bar Bangkok, perched on the 26th floor of Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, has finally relaunched its famed ‘Mamacita’ ladies’ night, celebrating all things glamorous and empowering. From 8pm till late, ladies booking a table for four can enjoy a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, with infectious beats from nonstop DJ sets all night long. Bubbles and stunning riverside views – a match made in Heaven. www.seenrooftopbangkok.com
THEMED SPOTS FOR YOUR BACHELORETTE PARTY
THE STANDARD, BANGKOK MAHANAKHON
Standard International’s flagship Asian property, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakkon, features a range of F&B outlets that will be perfect for your bachelorette party. Before 15 December 2023, you and your girls can enjoy their Bar Crawl at The Standard, a ‘choose your own adventure’ experience where you can get your ‘passport’ stamped at any of the hotel’s outlets, with drinks and snacks at each wholly different yet still-impressive bar or restaurant. If that isn’t your cup of tea – or shot of tequila – you can book out Sky Beach Bangkok, Bangkok’s highest cocktail bar, for a private party, or simply check out their buy one, get one free happy hour from 7.30pm to 10pm.
The self-proclaimed “one and only gangster-themed bar in Bangkok,” Abandoned Mansion is tucked away in Sukhumvit Soi 14, and is an underground speakeasy in The Coach Boutique Hotel, featuring Prohibition-era vibes and live jazz music every night. All the cocktails are inspired by ‘public enemies’ of that time, including infamous names such as Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone, and the space can be easily booked out for a Great Gatsby or 1920s-themed bachelorette.
Whisk yourself and the girls away to the Thailand of yesteryear at the painstakingly restored three-masted ship, Sirimahannop, permanently docked at Asiatique The Riverfront. With timeless and authentic décor, and a range of event spaces that can accommodate groups of any size, take advantage of their delicious cocktails, bite-sized delicacies, sharing baskets, and much more for a bachelorette you won’t soon forget. www.sirimahannop.com
LOST & FOUND
For those who want to add a little more fabulousness to their bachelorette, Lost & Found at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel is a platform for LGBTQIA+ creators who are “pushing the boundaries of fashion, art, theatre, and drag.” Look out for their events every night with special performers, all of whom will ensure that any party held here will be unique, extravagant, and memorable in equal measure. Facebook: @lostandfoundbangkok