If you’re used to slowdown Sundays doing nothing but go to the mall or stay in, consider it to be different in Bangkok. You’ll find yourself indulging in hearty wake-me-up sips and bites, exploring sleepless bars for nightcaps and grubs, and partying in fun themed-nights. While Sundays in this magical city can be just as relaxed as others, they still offer enough enjoyment to those seeking one more cheer before the week ends.
Start the Day with Brunch
Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s a curated selection of light yet filling meals to get you through the day. It’s also cooked tenderly to give a balanced explosion of flavors that are mild enough to not overpower your taste buds, but powerful enough to wake up your senses.
If you usually don’t have the time to grab brunch on weekdays, then Sunday is the best day to do so, especially at Park Hyatt. This 5-star hotel located along Sukhumvit hides one of the best brunches in Bangkok at Embassy Room in its well-lit and sophisticated ambiance.
Starting at THB 2,500++, you can embark on a gastronomic voyage at Embassy Room Sunday Brunch with their widespread offerings. Savor local specialties and quality international dishes from appetizers down to desserts. They specialize in Modern European cuisine, so it can definitely add something new and fresh to your palate.
You can also avail of free-flow drinks like champagne, wine, and curated drinks to elevate your Embassy Room Sunday Brunch for THB 3,800++. Buffet starts at 12 NN and ends at 3 PM.
Dinner + Nightcap at Bars
Don’t stop there! After an amazing brunch, you can keep the fun going at bars around the metro. It may come as a surprise to you, but most bars in Bangkok (if not all) are alive and kicking even on a Sunday.
If you want a laid-back and cozy bar with a view, Above Eleven is a popular choice.
Located on the 33rd and 34th floor of Fraser Suite in Sukhumvit, this bar highlights a warm, earthy tone with its wooden furnishes and its tasteful touches of grass-covered walls and organic vines which give the place an extremely chill atmosphere. To complete the look, they even have custom-designed tree lamps overlooking the panoramic view of the city.
It’s full on most days, so it’s very important to book in advance. When you do get your table booking though, their unique Peruvian-Japanese menu and creative concoctions will make it worth it.
You’ll be astounded by their adventurous fusion cuisine which will let you on a delicious multi-cultural journey, and their drinks are equally as good whether it’s Nikkei-style or good ol’ classic. Their Pisco Sour (THB 380), a fresh and vibrant Peruvian specialty cocktail, is a must-try. Chairs are comfortable and tables have ample space, so it’s absolutely ideal for a scrumptious feast.
Alternatively, you can opt for a memorable LGBT night in Bangkok at Maggie Choo's, an ancient Shanghai-inspired speakeasy in Silom.
Expect flashy and dazzling showstopping performances in this mysterious cabaret as you fall in love with all its intricate details in dark, oriental beauty. Drag shows and live music will surely make your night with their whimsical acts throughout.
Drinks' price range may be at the high end (medium to high), but it's value-for-money with the playful selection of cocktails in their arsenal while entertainers lounging on chains and steel bars beckon you to order more. Got a sweet tooth? You might enjoy the HMS Leviathan (THB 340). It has honeycomb-infused bourbon, sweet vermouth, and honey syrup mixed with some lemon juice to balance it all out.
You’ll get lost in captivating music and drinks in this underground Chinatown maze. Maggie Choo's is definitely a speakeasy worth visiting especially if you’re new in town.
Cap off the Week at the Club
It's the last day of the week, but there's no reason why you shouldn't maximize it 'til Monday comes. You can still go for one last hoorah by clubbing at Levels or Babyface Superclub.
Levels is one of the most popular clubs in Bangkok and only a 5-minute walk from Above Eleven. Since 2012, this long-standing nightlife hub proves to be on a league of its own with its high-class milieu and undeniable Bangkok nightlife.
It's a spacious, western-style club located on the 6th floor of Aloft Hotel fitting for big groups because they have several VIP tables and sofa tables where you can sit comfortably and hang out with friends. Aside from the main room, they also have a gorgeous terrace with its own bar and, just recently, added a wine room for those in search for a fancy Sunday night.
Levels is popular especially among women because they have a Ladies Night promotion from 10 PM to 12 MD where they can avail of 4 complimentary drinks of their choice among Cuba Libre, Tequila Sunrise, Screwdriver, or any of their house pours with a mixer (gin, rum, whiskey, vodka or tequila). Book now via TABLE so you won't miss out on this generous deal!
They also have several regular international guest DJs guaranteed to make each of your visits better and better every time as you rave to streaks of neon lights and upbeat, electronic music.
As the name suggests, this superclub is the place to be in Ekkamai. Futuristic visceral composed of ultra-tech LEDs and lights and sounds system epitomize its superlative affixion; coaxing Thai Hi-Sos, Asian travelers, and a few in-the-know westerners in its lair.
Apart from its upscale equipment and ambiance, Babyface Superclub is perfect for dancing with its cavernous size having four main sections: bar, dance floor, VIP zones, and restaurant.
You can make the night even livelier with your favorite spirit. Drinks from cocktails to on-the-rocks liquor are available to get you up on your feet until sunrise. Price ranges from medium to high.
As for the music, expect heavy EDM as big names in the party scene makes regular visits for an unforgettable set– truly a sure-fire way to end the week!
Say goodbye to the old concept of Sunday Rest Day and say hello to stress-free Sunday Bangkok style.
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