It’s Bangkok so of course there will always be something new when it comes to drinking. Knowing where to drink is key, and we have just what you need. Here are the best places to drink in Bangkok for this month of January.
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The best new bars in Bangkok this January
We’re kicking off 2023 in the best way possible: looking for new favorite drinking spots. The capital wastes no time in presenting us with good cocktails and excellent service. We’re not complaining though, so let us show you the places to be. After all, our expectations are especially high after New Years.
The St. Regis Bar brings New York charm to Bangkok
The St. Regis Bangkok welcomes Volkan Ibil as its new bar manager. Together with the team, Volkan has presented a total of 40 recipes that pay homage to the iconic King Cole Bar at the St. Regis New York, the birthplace of the Bloody Mary. The new drinks menu aims to capture the essence of New York culture and charm, each evoking the mood of those who visit the historic city.
Be there at 7:30 pm to see “The Violet Hour,” a daily ritual where you can watch bartenders throw martinis at the bar.
Not-to-be-missed highlights include their signature “Violet Hour Martini” made with gin, flavored wine, orange bitters, and orange and violet liqueurs, as well as the “Manhattan Club,” a blend created with spiced whiskey, vermouth rosso , bianco vermouth, verte and aromatic bitters. If it sounds too loud, it is.
You can find more information at The St. Regis Bar.
One Two Two Bar is Bangkok’s latest Parisian sensation
Oui oui, baguette baguette. The new One Two Two bar opening brings the 1920s Parisian vibe to Sukhumvit Soi 11. It’s elegant, sultry, with an air of sophistication that surrounds the place. Its drinks menu, created by Michel Gonggiat Stein, also aims to continue the French chic theme, which you can order and enjoy on its luxurious red sofas, accompanied by some music. Want to give your next business meeting a little edge? This is the place.
Highlights include “Smoke on the Water,” made from chocolate and black coffee, mixed with Flor de Cana 12-year-old rum, maraschino liqueur, and of course, topped with smoke, as well as “Midori’s Symphony,” a twist on the classic Midori Sour made from yuzu, lime and lemon, mixed with Roku Gin and Midori.
You can find more information at one two two bar.
Paradise Lost is certainly a paradise in which we are happy to be lost.
Atop [email protected] Design Hotel is a tropical-themed oasis filled with greenery, fun, and incredible 360° views of the bustling city. All of the Paradise Lost venues are perfect for Instagram, and their drinks are also out of this world. Are you a beer type of person? They have them both local and imported, both artisanal and on tap. What about the wine? All natural wines, you name it, reds, whites, sparkling and more.
The cocktails follow a summer theme that aims to refresh your evening as well as make the evening even more unforgettable. Highlights include “Can’t Burn Concrete,” a drink made with Dewar’s 12-year-old Scotch whiskey, yellow chartreuse, a bit of fizz and chrysanthemum honey, as well as “Bright Idea,” a martini-inspired cocktail with floral notes made with violet cream. and homemade orange and mango bitters.
Make sure you arrive on an empty stomach, as their food is very, very good. Don’t forget to order the duck confit with marrow.
You can find more information at paradise lost bangkok.
Santos Bar and Dispensary
Santos is a bar and dispensary all in one. The minimalist interior, the elegant decoration, the marijuana collection well placed along the shelves, it is like the feeling of being at home, but with an elevated atmosphere.
They also offer good drinks and great bar snacks, along with some jazz. The night is still young, but time seems to go by a lot faster when you’re there.
You can find more information at Santos Bar and Dispensary.