BANGKOK BAR

Potion Bar

The buzz: The newest arrival to The Green Connect building, in the happening Sukhumvit 31 neighborhood, Potion Bar puts its main focus on furniture and creative Thai-influenced cocktails. Here, the owners’ passions really come to the fore: one partner runs an import wallpaper business, Pinpina, while another is a furniture designer for the brand Cast. The space has been set up as if it’s a furniture showroom, only with a bar installed, and you can actually buy all the furniture to take home.

The décor: The bar keeps things relatively simple with an all-white room sporting unfinished paintwork and graphic print wallpaper from Pinpina. A black steel staircase in the middle adds a minor industrial touch to the place, while the furniture comes from Cast, ranging from a big low log table to aluminum stools and out-there plastic basket-like chairs. 

The music: Effortlessly hip offerings sourced from the owners’ iTunes library spanning sweet indie/electo-pop to psych-y dream pop.    

The crowd: People in their mid-to-late 20s working in the creative and design industries. 

The price: The cocktails here are all made with a base of Thai liquor (Sangsom, Mae Khong and Ma-Jai-dum, to name a few) and infused with herbs and fruit like pandanus and pomegranate. Try the simply named Tarn, where pomegranate-infused liquor is blended with palm juice (B270), or Sa Lim (maple-infused Mae Khong, jackfruit juice, pandanus juice, B250). For something sour opt for the Priew (vanilla syrup, lime juice, passion fruit juice, pineapple juice and Maa-Jai-dam Banana vodka, B220) or for something potent, the highly recommended Praw (smoked coconut juice, smoked regency, cinnamon and maple-infused Mae Khong, B270). Beers are Singha (B120), Heineken (B120) and Beerlao (B150). You can also try the home-infused liquor as a shot (B180) or order six in the Liqueur Flight (B980). As for food, there’s no permanent menu, only a selection of free Thai snacks. However, as the owners are into concept dining, they plan to host special dinner events from time to time, as already evidenced by the Croatian food served up at their official opening.

Why you’ll come back: To taste the whole list of creative cocktails and to lap up the cool but comfy atmosphere.

Venue Details
Address: Potion Bar, 235/10 Sukhumvit Soi 31 (Sawasdee), Bangkok,
Phone: 091-868-9974
Opening hours: daily 6pm-midnight
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