Axis & Spin
The buzz: The stylish new hotel The Continent Bangkok has unveiled its rooftop bar up on the 38th and 39th floors. Axis & Spin looms as another laidback lounge and bar from which to catch a sweeping view of the Bangkok cityscape after work.
The décor: The 38/F, with its dark-toned vintage decor and leather sofa sets, has all the feel of a gentlemen’s club. For an atmosphere more suited to partying, climb the spiral stairs to the 39th floor and you’ll find high tables and stools and a proper DJ station to one side. Both floors dedicate one side to a huge glass wall that allows you to admire the 180-degree view.
The music: Ranging from soul and funk to deep and techno house, as spun by local names like Queen P, Knot, Marcus, Magic Muffin, Mike Allin and Morphelius.
The crowd: With its location right amid the business and clubbing districts, the bar welcomes Sukhumvit professionals drinking to de-stress after work and warming up for a big night.
The price: There’s an alluring list of creative cocktails created by the in-house mixologist; try the Flip Punch (egg, sugar, rum and brandy, B300), Tom and Jerry (egg, dark rum, brandy, syrup, cinnamon, cloves, spice, hot milk and nutmeg, B300) or Colony Cocktail (Gin, grapefruit juice and maraschino, B250). You can also opt for a classic Old Fashioned (sugar cube, angostura bitter, water and whiskey, B300) or keep things even simpler with beers from Heineken, Tiger, Asahi, Singha and Corona from B180-290/bottle. The Thai and inter food, which comes in light portions more like canapés than proper meals, includes paprika chicken wing (B220), finger fries garlic and parmesan (B220), tomato salsa corn chips (B220), guacamole salsa corn chips cheese (B225), marinated salmon with lemongrass (B220), thoong tong (deep fried minced pork wrapped with spring roll sheet dipped with sweet chili sauce, B220) and satay gai (satay chicken skewer with peanut sauce and cucumber archard, B220).
Why you’ll come back: The panoramic view of Bangkok is hard to beat—and it is best enjoyed with their daily buy-one-get-one-free deal from 5-8pm and buy-one-get-one-free on Wednesday all night long. Vasachol Quadri
|Address:||Axis & Spin, 38&39/F, The Continent Hotel Bangkok, 413 Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok,|
|Opening hours:||daily 5pm-2am|
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