While the setting is Chinese retro (vintage tea boxes, waving rows of lucky cats), the drinks are anything but old-fashioned. One of the guys behind Q&A cocktail bar has concocted a menu of infused spirits and Chinese twists in the likes of the Oolong Tea & Orange Sour (B280), a take on the whiskey sour made with oolong tea and orange peel-infused Wild Turkey 81 bourbon. Just as exciting is the house-infused chrysanthemum vodka—try it in a shot (B280). Bar snacks stick to theme in the platter of crispy pork (B320) and Hong Kong-style congee (B220).
27/1 Sukhumvit Soi 33, 02-085-2788
Retro Hong Kong diners provide inspiration for this bistro serving cold cuts (from B180 for three items) and crepes alongside wine (from B140 by the glass). French owner Romain Dupuy (also of Soulbar and Cho Why) whips up a few varieties of galette (savory crepe) including the Parisienne (ham, raclette cheese, egg and chives, B200), while the upstairs cocktail bar spotlights the classics (from B280) with recipes taken from the 1930s’ Savoy Cocktail Book. After a month-long pre-opening and inconsistent weekend openings, Foojohn is now open Wed-Fri from 7pm-midnight.
831 Charoenkrung Soi 31, 085-527-3511
All dark woods, vintage signage and spare lighting, Pijiu Bar swings to the sounds of upbeat piano jazz while pouring craft beers courtesy of Beervana (who are partnered with the place). B260-290 for 500ml doses of stuff like Los Locos Mexican lager and Tuatara Weiz Guy Hefeweizen is some of the best pricing in town, while the fridge features new local names like Happy New Beer (from B220).