Jack's Bar

A cheap and cheerful riverside shack.

Publish Date: 07 February 2020

“Cheap” and “riverside” are not words usually used together in Bangkok, but this low-key spot ticks both boxes.

Little more than a shack teetering precariously above the Chao Phraya River, Jack’s Bar is a word-of-mouth success story.

The beer is ice-cold, the Thai food authentic enough to have the approval of the city’s top chefs and the sunset views priceless—just be sure to get there early as word is spreading!

How to get there: From S@S Bangkok, your best bet is to catch a taxi. The ride should cost no more than THB100 and take about 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, catch the BTS at National Stadium station to Saphan Taksin, after changing at Siam, and explore the historical Charoenkrung neighbourhood. A single-journey pass will cost THB40. Jack's Bar is about seven minutes' walk from Saphan Taksin station.

Soi Wat Suan Plu, Charoenkrung Rd.

BTS: Saphan Taksin

Tel: +6689-138-1922

Open daily noon-midnight