The Balcony

Bangkok-City-Center

4.1 / 5

May 11, 2018

A new Silom Soi favourite, with the usual outdoor seating to satisfy the voyeur in you all. The two balconies, on both sides of the street...

A new Silom Soi favourite, with the usual outdoor seating to satisfy the voyeur in you all. The two balconies, on both sides of the street, are popular spots to both see and be seen, and as this lively nightlife area is usually heaving with revellers there’s plenty to look at. However, the inside lounge is possibly even better than the terraces, with a long circular bar that is a throwback to Fifties Hollywood. We grant you the soft sofas are more ‘Friends’ than ‘Frank’ but it shouldn’t stop you lighting up a cigar and sipping on a whiskey. Pull up a bar stool or grab a seat at one of the tables. Upstairs, another bar offers a fine aerial view of the soi, plus games machines and a karaoke lounge for potential revelry. The cabaret nights here are hotly anticipated and the bar also hosts a range of special events during festive periods. Open from 5:30pm till late, the bar offers a range of Thai dishes and international fast food, so you can settle in for a night of eating and drinking. Happy hour runs from 5:30 8pm, with deals on house drinks, jugs of cocktails and beer pitchers, but the crowds really start piling in around 9:30pm. Silom Soi 4 is well known for its gay nightlife and The Balcony is a gay bar, but straight and curious -clients are warmly welcomed too. The resulting crowd is made up of a heady mix of trendsetters and adventurous tourists the perfect recipe for a fun night out.