Bar Thewada (Bar Angel)
Get a blessing with your cocktail at this quirky bar.
Proving that alcohol and religion can be reconciled after all, Thonglor’s quirky cocktail bar is inspired by traditional beliefs. According to the owner, its unique concept isn’t just Insta-bait. He claims that his interest in religion was sparked when a clairvoyant advised him to shift his focus from entrepreneurship in order to find success. Located alongside the mish-mash of nightlife venues occupying Thonglor’s abandoned Liberty Plaza mall, the bar is covered in temple-style murals—including some upstairs that glow under UV light—and is attended by staff dressed as thewada or angels.
Sprinkled with holy water and served with a blessing, the bar’s photogenic cocktails are inspired by Thai and Hindu myths. Order the Rattana Naga (Mekhong rum, Pampelle Ruby Apero and sparkling mango sangria; B350) served in a tall glass atop a smoking log, or the equally theatrical Manee Mekhala (B320), a mix of pandan rum, jasmine sweet vermouth, lychee juice, pomelo juice, orgeat syrup and fresh lime, topped with an impressive cinnamon smoke bubble and presented on a golden lotus flower stand. Classic cocktails like mojitos and negronis are also available (B290), alongside spirits (from B150/45ml for Thai labels or B280/45ml for international labels) and beer (from B180 for Singha).
|Address:||Bar Thewada (Bar Angel), 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, Thailand|
|Open since:||July, 2020|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 5-11pm|
|Nearest train||BTS Thong Lo|
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