One thing Covid has taught us is that working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. If you’re getting tired of cafe-hopping your way through your work week, then 008 Bar has a solution for you. Located on the 11th floor of Thonglor’s Akyra hotel, the ‘20s-themed speakeasy has recently launched a new “work from bar” scheme.
Now open from 11am, the bar offers a menu of impressive mocktails, ranging from the sour and light 008 blended tea with pineapple and saline solution to the refreshing peach yuzu soda—all presented so prettily, you’ll almost forget they’re alcohol-free. Packages are available that will keep you energised throughout the day with drinks and snacks, starting at B490 for two mocktails and two choices of food. Bites range from fried chicken wings (B130) to laab tofu (B120), grilled shrimp with Thai chili paste (B180), grilled pork shoulder marinated in galangal (B130) and French fries seasoned with anchovy (B130).
If you’ve visited during the evening, you may find it hard to envision the moody bar as a daytime hangout, but the space is surprisingly bright. Grab a comfortable leather armchair by the window to observe life on Thonglor below, or settle at the large square table for a more traditional set up. Upbeat music creates a fun atmosphere, while the tucked away location means that there aren’t tons of people walking in and out.
Those who prefer a boozier start to the morning can order from their regular cocktail menu between 11am-2pm, then take a break until aperitif hour begins at 5pm. You can also expect healthy fresh-pressed juices to join the menu soon, along with a complimentary snack corner for when you're feeling peckish.
008 Bar, 11/F, Akyra Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-8959