BANGKOK BAR

Evil Man Blues

Another reason why 72 Courtyard is the hottest thing in nightlife right now.

The buzz: 72 Courtyard is right now the hottest nightlife spot on Thonglor and this ground floor bar is its latest addition. Unlike imports Toro and Touche Hombre, Evil Man Blues is an all-new creation from the team behind the mall. Themed after a 1950s American diner, purple and blue neon lights illuminate a well-polished space manned by new-in-town bartender Liam Baer, who serves a list of creative twists on classic cocktails.

The decor: Imagine the layout of an American diner, where you can sit in a booth or prop up the bar on one of the stools, except it's all a very photogenic mix of wood, marble, brass and neon. The end result is a rather glitzy homage to the American West Coast jazz bars of the '50s and '60s. Charge your phone before you visit—this is Instagram gold.  

The music: Funk, old-school hip hop and r n’ b are on shuffle during normal hours, while there's live jazz and blues on Wed-Sat from the likes of Dan Philips Bangkok Edge Quartet.     

The food: The compact menu comprises enough to get you through the night. Get bar munchies like beer-battered onion rings (B140) and hot wings (B220), or order bigger bites like pizza pocket (B240), grilled cheese (B320) and burger (B340). They serve ice-cream from Guss Damn Good (olive oil, bourbon and milk, B150), too.         

The drinks: Bartender Baer is also behind the drinks lists at 72 Courtyard's Beam, Toro and Little Bao. Here, his creative drinks are made from carefeully selected top-shelf bottles and house-made spirits. Ladies do try the Self(ie)-Adored (B440), a sweet and sour choice made with Bison Grass flavored vodka, elderflower liqueur, raspberry and egg white garnish, that's completed with your very own polaroid shot. We really enjoy his savory version of the Negroni, named Salad Days (B390), in which he "washes"—that is, he sous-vides—his gin with cherry tomatoes then mixes it with French aperitif liqueur (replacing Campari’s bitterness), bianco vermouth and pink peppercorn tincture topped with smoked olive oil. It tastes as good as it sounds. Also check the board for the monthly slushie special. On our visit, we had the Kentucky Buck, which consisted of bourbon, strawberry, house-made lemon cordial and ginger, which packed a refreshing punch. Baer does customized drinks, too, so pick your base spirit and flavor, then let him do the rest. Vasachol Quadri     

 

Venue Details
Address: Evil Man Blues, G/F, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, 10110
Phone: 02-392-7740
Website: www.facebook.com/EvilManBlues
Area: Thonglor
Open since: May, 2016
Opening hours: daily 6pm-2am
Nearest trainBTS Thong Lo
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