Evil Man Blues
Another reason why 72 Courtyard is the hottest thing in nightlife right now.
The buzz: 72 Courtyard is right now the hottest nightlife spot on Thonglor and this ground floor bar is its latest addition. Unlike imports Toro and Touche Hombre, Evil Man Blues is an all-new creation from the team behind the mall. Themed after a 1950s American diner, purple and blue neon lights illuminate a well-polished space manned by new-in-town bartender Liam Baer, who serves a list of creative twists on classic cocktails.
The decor: Imagine the layout of an American diner, where you can sit in a booth or prop up the bar on one of the stools, except it's all a very photogenic mix of wood, marble, brass and neon. The end result is a rather glitzy homage to the American West Coast jazz bars of the '50s and '60s. Charge your phone before you visit—this is Instagram gold.
The music: Funk, old-school hip hop and r n’ b are on shuffle during normal hours, while there's live jazz and blues on Wed-Sat from the likes of Dan Philips Bangkok Edge Quartet.
The food: The compact menu comprises enough to get you through the night. Get bar munchies like beer-battered onion rings (B140) and hot wings (B220), or order bigger bites like pizza pocket (B240), grilled cheese (B320) and burger (B340). They serve ice-cream from Guss Damn Good (olive oil, bourbon and milk, B150), too.