Maggie Choo's - Visit Ashley Sutton’s Best Bar
The Midas touch
It's criminal to leave Bangkok without experiencing one of designer-extraordinaire Ashley Sutton's bars. Sutton's Midas touch is on a city-wide roster of venues like Iron Fairies and Sing Sing Theater, and he recently launched a small-batch gin called Iron Balls. But his greatest creation is Maggie Choo's, which has achieved legendary status in town.
To enter, pass the dress code inspection (no shorts, flip-flops or tank tops) then descend the steep stairs and The walk past the bird cages to find a bar designed to look like an old-school casino counter, rich leather sofas and models on swings. Brick vaults with steel doors line the walls and serve as private rooms, and secret passageways and two-way mirrors take the adventurous patrons further down the rabbit hole. Oh, the cocktails are strong, and the staff is gorgeous.
Address: 320 Silom Road
Phone number: 091-772-2144
Hours: 7:30pm-2am (Sunday-Thursday); 7:30pm-3am (Friday-Saturday)
Travel Tip: Take the BTS to Surasak and the bar is a 10-minute walk from there.