BARS AND PUBS

BREW BAR:

Located on the trendy Soi Thonglor Brew Beers and Ciders has the largest stock of beers, ciders and ales in Bangkok and is the place for anyone who tires of the predictable Chang, Singha and Tiger which make up Thailand’s usual selection. At Brew, there is an unbelievable range of draft and bottled beers from micro breweries around the world, and you are pretty much guaranteed to find even the most bespoke of tipples. As with other imported non-essentials, imported beers are subjected to heavy tax so don’t expect a bargain here – expect to pay around 250 baht a beer, up to 300 baht for stronger or more unusual Belgian abbey beers. Brew is on the ground floor of Seen Space, an outdoor community mall on Thong Lor Soi 13, which is one of the most fashionable districts in the city and a favourite of rich, young Thais and many foreigners yearning for a taste of the world’s best beers.

The interior of Brew is modern and clean, with full glass frontage, brass piping and an industrial, masculine décor. Tables are made of beer kegs and the TVs show sports, but it’s not the best place for watching a match as the atmosphere is more focused on chatting in the courtyard than squeezing into the fairly limited inside space. The central area – which Brew shares with Clouds cocktail bar next door – is far more fun with fairy lights hung from trees and hundreds of people chatting around closely arranged tables. Shisha pipes are available to enhance the relaxing vibe and customers are free to choose drinks from either bar.

The draft beers on offer are dominated by Belgian and German options such as Leffe and Erdinger, although there are noticeable appearances from Stowford Cider, Guiness and Kilkenny all from 220 to 260 baht a pint. The bottled list goes even further, with many unheard of or hard-to-find options from all over the world, including a range of Rogue American cask ales, Petrus Blond with orange and apricot overtones culminating in a clove spice kick, and Kasteel Triple: a dark, dense and rich beer with a nutty flavour and 11% alcohol content. If you’re celebrating with friends, an impressive and fun selection is the five litre Krombacher party drum costing 2,500 baht – but please share it!

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 02:00 daily

Address: Seen Space Mall, Thong Lor Soi 13, Bangkok

MAGGIE CHOO BAR:

This dark and broody basement venue, the work of popular designer Ashley Sutton, has become one of the most talked-about cocktails bars in Bangkok since its opening in 2013 at the Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom. Maggie Choo’s has a distinct 1930’s Shanghai vibe, which is created by numerous playful props such as hanging paper umbrellas, terracotta-style warrior statues and sexy models in traditional Chinese get-up nonchalantly rocking back and forth on swings suspended from the ceiling. The entrance is very cool: walk down the steep steps into a small noodle shop, with the much larger bar hidden by thick drapes – it feels like a dirty little secret every time you enter. Private booths are set inside what used to be the East India Company’s old bank vaults (complete with exposed brick work and giant metal doors) and there’s also a grand piano that’s used for live music events. Cocktails, whilst a bit pricey (about 350 baht), are amongst the best we’ve ever tried in Bangkok. Expect them to be served almost ceremonially with plenty of dry ice, garnish and even candy floss!

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00

Location: Silom Address: Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom Hotel, 320 Silom Road

Tel: +66 (0)2 635 6055

THE AUSTRALIAN BAR:

Located on Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok’s first Aussie Pub adds some fresh competition to the numerous Irish and British pubs that pervade Bangkok. They are a sports Pub and Restaurant on Soi 11 which over the last few years has become one of the best entertainment areas on Sukumvit road. It doesn’t matter where you are from you will get a warm welcome, great service, great food, all the live sports with the best in live entertainment nightly all washed down with an ice cold beer, glass of wine or in house cocktails.

The great thing about The “Aussie” is that they appeal to a huge demographic so if it’s a date, a match, a night out with friends or a couple of beers before you hit the clubs they are one of the best places on Soi 11. They also have weekly events like the after work party on a Friday and the very popular Sunday Session which has live music, drink specials and a free sausage sizzle every Sunday afternoon.

The Aussies are renowned for their world class wines and rightly so, they keep at least 6 different ones in stock.  House wines which change monthly are all Australian and under 150B a glass. They are also very serious about beer and have insured that that they have a state of the art draught cooling system as well as specially built fridges to insure its always cold, They also stock a variety of Aussie Beers including, Coopers, VB, Pure Blonde Fosters Draught and a favorite Crown Larger.

Their menu includes a very extensive Thai section to accommodate everyone but as well as great Aussie favorites like their signature dish the Chicken Parmigiana, you will love it!

If you are into sports, they have all the satellites available, which includes the Australian Network showing Live AFL, V8 Supercars and some of the other major sporting events, as well as full coverage of F1, Premier League football, NRL, Super Rugby and State of Origin. And in case you prefer the A league and International Cricket, they have it too!

The Australian delivers on all the expat-bar essentials such as live sports, English speaking staff, pub food and a selection of beers on tap. But unlike some of Bangkok’s other expat haunts (that can often feel stale and a bit depressing), this Sukhumvit Soi 11 spot keeps the atmosphere light thanks to a roster of decent live music, drawing in a mix of young and old, girls and boys. Prices aren’t too silly either, with beers starting at 110 baht. They’ll also pour you an infamous Snake Bite (cider, beer and blackcurrant) – great for those planning to stumble on to popular Levels Club down the road.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:00

Address: 37 Sukhumvit Soi 11

Tel: +66 (0)2 651 0800

KIWI SPORTS PUB & GRILL:

The Kiwi Sports Pub & Grill prides its self on being a friendly local sports-pub in the heart of Sukhumvit, The Kiwi Bangkok, formally known as Soi 8 is a Sports-Pub and Grill with live music on select nights. Kiwi Sports Pub & Grill is situated right in the thick of the expat-oriented action on Sukhumvit Soi 8, walking distance from Nana BTS. There’s 14 flat screens for live football, rugby, cricket, UFC or whatever big match is on, as well as a pool table and other games machines. If the manly atmosphere gets all a bit too much inside, there’s some pleasant seating outside facing the relatively quiet street.

Tuesday sees free selections from the barbeque when you buy at drink (from 19:30 onwards until stock runs out), and there’s other tempting deals like an all-you-can eat grill on Thursdays (299 baht, 18:00-22:00), a 395-baht Sunday Cavary (12:00-18:00) and ‘build-your-own breakfast’ for 199 baht running every morning.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:30

Location: Sukhumvit Soi 8, Bangkok

VESPER COCKTAIL BAR:

Vesper Bangkok, named after James Bonds’ famous martini, is a fancy cocktail bar and Italian restaurant serving some of the finest drinks in Bangkok – that’s a bold claim but we are sticking to it! A veil of calm settles over you as you enter Vesper, which is made all the more apparent because of the hectic scenes unfolding along Soi Convent on the other side of the door. The bare brick, marble and dark wood combination feel suitably suave, but it’s what takes place behind the bar at this retro-chic venue that will impress even the most serious of cocktail connoisseurs. For example, the freshly grated ginger in the Ginger Gimlet (390 baht) is cooked sous vide with gin for four hours prior to serving. The result is an intense burst of ginger which is counterbalanced by the lime and Tanqueray gin and further flavoured by Kaffir lime leaf.

The namesake cocktail, the Silver Vesper – which “will always be on the menu”, according to owner Chotipong Leenutapong – is a powerful vodka martini flavoured with chamomile and orange bitters (440 baht). It is served with some pageantry, as it comes in a single serve crystal decanter, along with a scroll inscribed with the recipe. It’s punchy yet clean in taste and a must for martini drinkers. Other masculine cocktails include a barrel-aged negroni and a surprisingly refined Vieux Carre (420 baht), made with Bulleit rye whiskey, Hennessy VS, DOM Benedictine liqueur, Sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, Peychaud’s bitters and served in a crystal tumbler with a thick chunk of ice. The cocktail menu is called The Book of Botanicals, with each drink explained according to liquor and specific botanicals used. You could spend a thoroughly enjoyable (and quite expensive) evening sampling their signature creations, classics and barrel-aged cocktails. There are also plenty of French and Italian wines on offer, which hover around the 1500-2000 baht mark per bottle. The world-class drinks are what keep us coming back to Vesper Bangkok, but the food is certainly no afterthought. The menu of Italian classics was created by famed Italian chef Luca Appino (mostly known for his Sukhumvit restaurant Bottega di Luca) an he has stayed true to his philosophy of sourcing the finest ingredients direct from his homeland.

The fileja pasta with is pleasingly chewy texture is served with a rich duck ragu and large slices of Parmesan and at 380 baht it is great value. The Wagyu tenderloin steak (990 baht) is a lovely fist of meat presented on a slate with Gorgonzola cheese sauce, walnuts, pear and some chunky wedges. The meat is ever so slightly charred for that smoky flavour and more texture than is typical of Wagyu. For snacking over drinks, try the 36-month aged prosciutto di Mora Romagnola with burrata cheese or the roughly cut chorizo served on a bed of rocket with a balsamic dressing (390 baht). Located just a few steps from Sala Daeng BTS Station in Silom, Vesper is easy to find, and find it you should because they are serious about making the best cocktails in Bangkok – try for yourself and see if you disagree.

Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 14:30;

Dinner: Mon – Sat 18:00 – 01:00 (last kitchen order 23:00)

Address: 10/15 Convent Road, Silom, Bangkok

Tel: +66 (0)2 235 2777, +66 (0) 81 620 8879

THE ROYAL OAK PUB:

The Royal Oak is based on the site of Bangkok oldest pub offering great service, drink, and food for over 20 years. The Royal Oak is the latest incarnation on this site. With a classic British pub feel the Royal Oak is proud to call itself Bangkok’s local pub catering for the Expat and Local community alike, they aim to offer the best in British hospitality in Thailand.

With an English Manager and Executive Chef, they aim to take the pub experience in Bangkok to the next level. The menu accompanies the great drinks menu and in itself is reason enough to give the pub a visit. Live sport and entertainment weekly. This ‘proper’ British boozer lays a good selection of pub classics like fish n’ chips, sausages and mash, pies, gammon and eggs and steak, as well as a few imported lagers on tap.

There’s nothing fancy about the décor, nor the not-so-glamorous location down Sukhumvit 33/1, but this long-running expat institution does guarantee a welcoming crowd, farang-friendly service and it’s also home to Bangkok’s only dedicated comedy night, which runs every Friday from 19:30 with a surprisingly good line-up of local and international acts.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00

Address: 595/10-11 Sukumvit 33/1, Bangkok

Tel: +66 (0)2 662 1650

THE ROBIN HOOD PUB:

Located by Phrom Phong BTS (Exit 5) and opposite Emporium, The Robin Hood is a rustic style English tavern nestled in the heart of Sukhumvit. Dressed with wooden floorboards and classic long bar. This split-leveled pub has a warm homely feel and attracts a lively mix of regular international patrons.  Pub Opening hours start from 9 am with last orders called at Midnight. Extended hours are offered for certain local and international holidays or special occasions.  The Restaurant serves food from 9.00am and will take orders all the way up until 11pm at night

The pub has many televisions and 2 giant screens, showing sporting events from around the world such as Premier League Football, Cricket, Rugby, F1, NFL & more. There is live music every Wednesday night & Full English commentary on all the big Sporting Events.

The menu features tasty Traditional pub grub as well as an extensive International & Thai Favorites Menu. Also our hearty weekend roasts are only 395+baht with a choice of Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding or Roast Pork with home made Apple sauce and crackling.  The staff are English speaking and friendly.

Happy hours from 4 pm to 7 pm. English newspapers. Live bands.  Music concerts on big screen.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00

Location: Sukhumvit 33/1

BTS: Phrom Pong

Tel: +66 (0)2 662 3390

HI-SO ROOFTOP BAR:

The elevator of this beautiful and very sophisticated hotel took us to a dimmed lobby on the 29th floor and a friendly staff member dressed in an unconventional oriental outfit led us to the terrace. Once there, we had a surprise. and a good one – not at all what we were expecting! Just below the hotel is the green immensity of Lumpini Park and beyond  the striking glass-and-metal skyline of Siam and Silom; tall towers with their ever-changing colours and lights. It took us a while to apprehend how magnificent the city can be at sunset. I haven’t been to New York’s Central Park, but it’s a bit how I imagine the view would be there from a nearby building.

HI-SO Rooftop Bar is a bar, but you can order a small selection of tapas, starting at 1,100 baht. Sundowner at the Park promotion from Mon – Thu, 5:30pm – 7pm offers Buy 1 Get 1 free for selected cocktails, but the first glass of wine starts at 290 baht, which is a lot cheaper than Vertigo at Banyan Tree or the Sky Bar at Lebua. Music is good, not intrusive, and it is just so fascinating to watch the city lights appearing as the  natural light dims. The view from the HI-SO Rooftop Bar located above the HI-SO Rooftop Bar is even nicer so don’t hesitate to climb the stairs that state “Hi-So Only” since everyone is now welcome up there.

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 00:30

MRT: Lumpini

Address: So Sofitel Bangkok (on Sathorn Road), 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500

Tel: +66 (0)2 624 0000

THE SKY BAR:

The Sky Bar at the Lebua State Tower is more than just another rooftop bar in Bangkok. It is a one off experience in itself, an iconic building (helped in no small part by the popular Hangover II movie) and a Bangkok must-see attraction etched firmly into the travel itinerant of visitors from all over the world.

Whilst now a little busy and overcrowded and in the opinion of some over commercialised, the Sky Bar at Lebua State is still consistently named as one of the top-10 rooftop bars, not just in Thailand or Asia, but in the whole world.

So what sets it apart from the rest? Perched 63 storeys up, the views over downtown Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River and across to the suburbs are hard to beat. You’ll also find a stunning central dome, a luxurious menu prepared by some of the most recognised chefs in town and a sumptuous range of cocktails and wines. Expect a hefty price tag and don’t forget to dress smart.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 00:00

Location: The Dome at Lebua, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand, 10500

Tel: +66 (0)2 624 9555

SMALLS BAR:

When Smalls opened up on the relatively discreet Soi Suan Phlu at the start of 2014, it firmly fell into Bangkok’s niche category of expat neighborhood bars. But things change quickly in Bangkok, and through word of mouth, media attention, and the fact that the same street has welcomed a handful of other new drinking dens, Smalls has become one of the most talked-about bars in town. Set over three floors of a refurbished 1960s townhouse, Smalls is defined by its dark and broody atmosphere, created by some well-chosen Parisian-inspired décor, low lighting and a sophisticated soundtrack of soft jazz.

Enter through the retro revolving doors to find a well-stocked bar at the lobby level; it’s a fairly cosy and intimate spot, although we should warn you that this space normally gets overlooked in favour of the floors above, so don’t let the initial emptiness deceive you. That said, Smalls do run a popular jazz night on Wednesdays and have DJs on the decks spinning non-commercial blues, jazz, funk and electronica on weekends – both of which help to fill the whole place out. Heading upstairs, there’s a small balcony on level two which leans out over the road below, but the go-to area is always going to be the rooftop terrace. No views of such here, but this is a great little alfresco area with more of that lavish French-inspired furniture that’s quickly filled by a chatty, international crowd.

Carrying on the French theme, the bar has an impressive selection of absinthe, available either in the shot form or poured over a dissolving sugar cube with water (350-700 baht). The cocktail menu is long, but in terms of quality, we don’t think the 350-400 baht-a-glass price tag is particularly justified. Considering this is not a five-star hotel, your cash is probably better invested in on one of their generous 45ml house pours, or a rare whisky from the stacked shelves. If you don’t mind the out of sync prices and slightly off-the-beaten path location, Smalls definitely leaves a positive impression, especially if you time your visit with the live music. Find it by heading off the busy Sathorn Road into Soi Suan Plu, then look out for the yellow neon sign 50 metres or so on the right.

Opening Hours: 19:00-02:00 (closed Tuesday)

Address: 186/3 Soi Suan Phlu, Soi 1

Tel: +66(0)95 585 1398

 

THE GAMES SPORTS BAR:

The Game is a multi-media sports bar, entertainment destination combining the best of sports viewing and casual American dining. It is located right next to the Nana BTS station making it very accessible. The Game opened it’s doors in June 2012 with the sole mission of being the answer to every sports fans dreams. They have the best viewing, sound, food, service and atmosphere to provide a fan experience that is close to indescribable. They realize that a true sports fan is a unique person who wants and needs it all!! They have great beers on tap and often have special offers on their beers and towers that are great for a night out. You can sit at the smoking area facing street side and watch people passing by if you like, which in the Nana Area is a fantastic view.

The waiting staff are very friendly and always smile or stop for a quick chat and to see if you are ready for a refill .Great sounds usually playing in the background and plenty of sports on the multiple TV’S.

Food: A true sports fan wants to tailgate but wants an all-star chef to prepare their feast. The American Chef Andrew (Dru) Garrity has created a menu of the freshest local fare and best sports grub you’ve ever tasted. Below you can find just a few samples of their extensive and tasty menu. Don’t miss out on their daily specials!

Hamburger: Two 180 gram Handmade beef burgers topped with melted cheddar cheese. Served on a fresh bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and french fries.

Lasagna: Layers of Italian pasta, fresh ricotta cheese, ground beef, and mozzarella cheese topped with our homemade marinara sauce.

BBQ Ribs: 500 grams of smoked pork ribs marinated in our signature BBQ sauce.

Fish & Chips: A fresh cut of fish battered and fried served with french fries and our homemade tarter sauce.

Ribeye Steak: A 330 gram cut Australian rib eye grilled to perfection and topped with our homemade steakhouse butter. Served with our homemade mushroom cream gravy.

English Breakfast: 2 eggs (any style), Fatboy sausage, English bacon, black pudding, baked beans, mushrooms, grilled tomato, toast. And your choice of tea or coffee.

Phad Thai: Stir-fried Thai noodles with choice of either Chicken/Pork /Shrimp/Squid.

Phad See Ew: Stir-fried rice noodles with egg, meat and see ew sauce (black sauce) with your choice of either Chicken/Pork /Shrimp/Squid.

You can find the Game:

137 Soi Sukhumvit Soi 9, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Phone: +66 (0) 26511922

RED SKY ROOFTOP BAR:

Red Sky is a fancy rooftop bar and restaurant in Bangkok. While it doesn’t offer striking riverside or treetop views that other rooftop bars enjoy, it has pretty impressive 360-degree panoramic vistas from its 55th floor, one of the most convenient locations in town. If you visit Bangkok, chances are you will end up shopping in the Siam area, where the largest and most trendy shopping malls are located, such as the legendary Siam Paragon, MBK and the newly rebuilt CentralWorld. Red Sky bar is part of the Centara Grand Hotel, which itself is actually part of this gigantic CentralWorld shopping mall. So it seems to be a perfect combination: shop till your credit card drops, then recover from walking miles and miles with a dinner or a glass of chilled wine with unforgettable views from the rooftop above the shopping mall itself.

The lift leading to Red Sky is located a bit outside the shopping mall. You will have to turn your back to the BTS Skytrain track and walk all the way to the end of CentralWorld where the elevator will take you in no time to the 55th floor. Very friendly staff will take you to a table if you choose to dine or to one of the comfortable sofas distributed around the circular tower.

Here, there’s no rush; take your time and enjoy the moment with an excellent Jazz quartet who understand what ‘background music’ really means. Of course there should be no need to tell you that with a circular tower, there are only few sofas actually facing the sunset, so if you really want to get the best seat, come a bit early. From up here you can see quite far, weather permitting. You can also peek inside the new extra-luxurious Kempinski Hotel next door and even get a bird’s eye view of the large royal residence next to it (mostly a sea of huge trees). If you know Bangkok a bit, trying to identify buildings and spotting landmarks seen from the top is an irrestitible game, look for the beautiful Wat Saket or try to spot MBK Siam Discovery, it’s harder than it seems. The only tower challenging the heights of Centara Grand is the famous Bayoke Sky Tower and its 65th-floor revolving observatory and you can bet that people over there are staring right back at you.

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00

BTS: Siam or Chit Lom

Address: 55th floor Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan

Tel: +66 (0)2 100 1234

ROOF HIDEAWAY BAR

On top of Muse Nightclub, Roof Hideaway is one of the best chill out spots on Thonglor’s popular ‘Soi 10’. This large open-air bar is split over two levels, with the upstairs section presenting some nice street views, and the larger downstairs area offering more of a restaurant-vibe, along with a long menu of Thai/Asian-fusion food and a live band every night Mixologist Neung Ronnaporn – winner of the Diageo Reserve World Class Thailand finals in 2014 – has also worked with Muse and Roof Hideaway as a consultant to create an exciting menu of cocktails; look out for their signature ‘Muse Obsession’ or the ‘Hideaway Laboratory’ to kick start your night in style

The food menu here is long, meaning there is enough room western, Thai and some interesting Asian-fusion dishes. For the less adventurous, there’s offerings such as Spaghetti Carbonara, Baby Back Ribs or the hefty Pork Chop. What got us more excited however, was their crossover dishes. For example, the ‘Kung Wasabi’ (deep fried shrimp in a sweet sauce with wasabi) is an interesting mix of Japanese, Thai and Chinese, while their Beef Wagyu tastes as good as it looks, with the chunks of succulent steak coming with a zesty Asian marinade – at under 300 baht, it’s pretty good value too. Roof Hideaway’s classic Thai dishes are enjoyable too, our favourite being the crispy pork belly with chili jam and Thai basil (a slightly modified version of pad krapow moo). Also recommended is the grilled pork with spicy dip (moo yang), pakboong with spicy salad, and sticky mango with rice is also on the menu – never a bad thing in our books. Most dishes here are in the 250-600 baht price range.

Located on Thonglor Soi 10, Muse Club down below and Roof Hideaway upstairs used to be only reserved for the young, affluent locals. However, with expats and foreign visitors gradually starting to migrate from lower Sukhumvit towards this more upscale nightlife playground, you certainly won’t feel out of place. Find the Muse complex located in the middle of Thonglor Soi 10 (you can also access it by coming up Ekkamai Road then turning left into ‘Ekkamai Soi 5’). The club is located on the ground floor, and to find the rooftop (Roof Hideaway), take the elevator up to the top to find the spacious open air bar. Open from 18:00 daily, a live acoustic band normally take to the stage playing Thai and English covers every night.

Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00 daily
Location: Muse Club (top floor), Thonglor Soi 10
Tel: +66(0)87 888 5599

 

72 COURTYARD

72 Courtyard is a collection of very high level bars, restaurants and cafes. Built over two levels around a central plaza, each venue has been handpicked from around the world for being at the top of their respective game. Throw in one of Bangkok’s best techno clubs and you have a full night out wrapped up in one purpose built space. The brutalist concrete façade towering above Thonglor has a hint of Soviet Russia but inside 72 Courtyard things are far brighter and, crucially, greener.

The whole place is overflowing of trees and plants which minimizes the hectic street scene outside. It is this combination of an urban escape in a convenient location that assures 72 Courtyard is bustling with Bangkok’s trendy set most evenings. It is very important to note that these are not franchises bought by Thai investors for the prestige of a name; each international brand brought in has sent their own team to set up and run the venue so you can be assured that the fusion tapas at Toro is exactly what you would get in New York, or the sala bao steamed buns from Little Bao are identical to the Hong Kong version. This does come with a price, but the intended market for these types of world delicacies won’t balk at 400 baht Mescal cocktails as its far cheaper than the long-haul flight it would have cost previously to enjoy these exclusive experiences.

Beer Belly Laid out like a cool German beerhall, Beer Belly is the most casual venue in 72 Courtyard. Twenty draft beers are available, which come in a range of sizes, from a 150ml sampling-style glass right up to a 5l mega-tower, along with many more bottled European beers. There’s a live acoustic band playing on Wednesday through Saturday from 20:00 until 23:00, with loads of board games, pool, and beer pong to keep groups entertained. The whitewashed brick walls, graffiti murals, 10 personal communal tables and street food style nibbles – the larb fries are the very definition of fusion and taste great – make Beer Belly the best place to chill out and sink a few beers in 72 Courtyard.

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 02:00
Location: Ground Floor, 72 Courtyard
Tel: +66 (0)2 392 7770
Website: http://www.facebook.com/beerbellybkk/

Evil Man Blues Imagine a 1950s railway carriage playing Nu-jazz, funk and soul, and serving excellent cocktails – you will be somewhere close to the experience at Evil Man Blues cocktail bar. Narrow and dimly lit, there are spaces up at the bar for conversing with the team of mixologists or you can claim a booth if you are looking for a more secluded drink. It is the perfect spot to end a date if you’re in the mood for something boozy and cool. The liquors served here are handpicked from across the world and are very high-end. This shows in the price, with signature creations coming in around the 400 baht mark. The head mixologist, Liam Baer, has been flown in from American via Hong Kong, bringing with him a long list of signature concoctions including the bizarrely named Monkey Gone to Heaven, a potent, earthy gin based cocktail with banana liquor in a smoke-infused brandy glass and Self(ie)-Adored which is a modern take on a vodka flip, made with bespoke bison grass vodka, elderflower liqueur, raspberry and an egg white top, which also comes with your very own Polaroid pegged to the rim. Every night there is a DJ playing a variety of jazzy tunes at Evil Man Blues, and they recently started live jazz from Wednesday to Saturday. Finger food is available, such as chicken wings and burgers.

Opening Hours: 18:00-02:00
Location: Ground Floor, 72 Courtyard Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0)2 392 7740
Website: http://www.facebook.com/EvilManBlues

Touche Hombre Originally hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Touche Hombre Bangkok is a taqueria and cocktail bar playing old-skool hip hop. The food is created by the accomplished team from Lady Brett, but stays true to genuine Mexican flavours. Everything is made in-house to ensure authenticity and the difference in flavour is clear when compared to many of the bland Tex-Mex pretenders currently found in Bangkok. From behind the bar, the level of mescal and tequila cocktails are a cut above anything else in Bangkok too, with classic cocktails spruced up and given the Latino touch. The head barman from UNCLE is tending to the cocktails currently so you’re in good hands. The second floor of Touche Hombre Bangkok is a really special space, with a glitter ball and huge dragon mural giving the space a bar-restaurant-club crossover appeal.

Opening Hours: 18:00-01:00
Location: 2nd Floor, 72 Courtyard
Tel: +66 (0)2 392 7760
Website: http://www.facebook.com/ToucheHombreBangkok