Spot On Beach Bar & Lounge
The buzz: Set on the second floor of the Opus Building right in the heart of the thriving Thonglor Soi 10 party scene, Spot On Bar & Lounge offers a chill beach vibe complete with cocktails that can be dangerously potent and come in buckets.
The décor: The name is, indeed, spot on; half the bar is covered in a thin layer of sand, while the other half is a light-brown wooden floor topped with cute glass tables that double as aquariums surrounded by rattan sofas (don’t worry about your heels, girls, there are flip-flops you can change into at the entrance). One side of the venue is open-air, offering a panoramic view of Thonglor Soi 10, but there’s also air con inside.
The music: A DJ spins electronica and club hits.
The crowd: Thonglor-Ekkamai office workers and young party-goers after a beach getaway without leaving the city.
The price: Cocktails play the lead role here, divided into four levels depending on the alcohol; kick off the night with a selection from the Social Drinker list, like the refreshing Green Passion (Melon liquor, kiwi juice and lemon, B180), before moving on to the Let’s Start The Night list with a Blue Samurai (vodka, sake, caracao and lemon, B220). Serious drinkers can jump straight to the Hangover Tomorrow list which contains serious mixes like the Spice Me Up (vodka, triple sec, chili and brown sugar, B240) or the Kill Me Now list for The 7 Deadly Sins (tequila, gin, vodka, cointreau, cognac, pepper mint, sparkling wine and pineapple juice, B350). All cocktails are also available as buckets, starting from B800. As for beers, only Carlsberg is available on tap (B140/220) while there are bottles of Hoegaarden, Leffe, Corona, Asahi, Singha and Heineken (B110-190). Food-wise, the bar offers spicy Thai fusion pub grub, like larb kai spring rolls (B99), larb salmon (B159) and some expat dishes like a German sausage platter (B249) and mini pork burgers (B99). The menu is available in small and big portions.
Why you’ll come back: If you’re bored with the hi-so party atmosphere in the area, Spot On offers a friendly, laidback—if overtly gimmicky—atmosphere in which to unwind with a few after-work drinks. Vasachol Quadri