Mikys Cocktail Bar
A bar by Italian mixologist Michele Montauti, previously of J. Boroski and House on Sathorn.
The buzz: Italian mixologist Michele Montauti, previously of J. Boroski and House on Sathorn, is the latest bartender to go it alone with his own bar. Tucked down Silom’s trending Pan Road, Mikys deals in perfectly poured high-end cocktails in a moody lounge setting.
The food: Montauti has partnered with next door’s Opus for the food, but that doesn’t mean you’ll only find classic Italian canapes. Instead, expect small bites that complement the drinks like orange juice-marinated salmon cubes (B290), tuna sashimi (B390) and French fries with truffle mayo (B190). For something bigger, opt for beef fajitas (B490) or chicken quesadilla (B390). The bar also stores a selection of cheese and cold cuts, including Iberico ham (B790/80g).
The drinks: Cocktails, crafty ones, featuring spirits worth crowing about in the menu. Most of the drinks are pitched at B340, for which you get the likes of “Julie”—a heady mix of Broker’s gin, Mancino Bianco vermouth, Earl Grey tea, jasmine syrup, lime and egg white. Tequila fanciers can go for the “Pan Road” (Don Julio Reposado, elderflower liqueur, pomegranate juice, rosemary syrup, lime and celery bitters), while the “Meticulous” puts a refreshing spin on bourbon whiskey with fresh watermelon juice, cinnamon syrup, lime and chocolate bitters.
The decor: The large open space is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to a leafy small front garden. One black wall bears the colorful painting of a fantastical tiger-deer creature created by street artist Mauy, while a lengthy backlit bar is where you’ll find Montauti whipping up his signature cocktails.
The music: Bangkok-based Australian DJ George Patsan plays soul, funk and disco house, while the plan is to let other guest DJs take over two nights per week.
The crowd: Young professionals and a smattering of their older colleagues.
Why you should care: As the Sathorn Soi 10-12 buzz gradually spills over to Pan Road, the street is poised to be one of the coolest areas of the city. Mikys is a welcome, largely-pretention-free addition to the neighborhood.