The new rooftop bar at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park divides a beautiful space overlooking Benjasiri Park into two floors and two bars, one with a focus on dark spirits, one specializing in gin. They claim to stock every gin legally available in the Kingdom.
Collection: 50+ labels
Tonics: East Imperial, Fever Tree, Fentimans, 1724, Sanpelligrino, Lamb & Watt
Must-try gin: The in-house, oak-barrel and “secret ingredient” aged Beefeater gin (B365*)
37-38/F, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555. Open daily 5pm-1am, 7pm-1am
Ashley Sutton, of Iron Fairies and Maggie Choo’s fame, has opened a second branch of his gin distillery, Iron Balls, right beside another of his creations, Sing Sing Theater. There might only be one gin label on the menu, but we can’t get enough of it.
Collection: only Iron Balls
Tonics: Fever Tree, Fentimans
Must-try gin: Iron Balls (B380*)
Parklane Sukhumvit Soi 63, 02-714-2269. Open daily 6pm-1am
Sukhumvit Soi 45, 02-662-4478. Open daily 8pm-1am
Part WTF (crowds drinking on the street outside), part Escapade (hefty-sized, no-nonsense burgers), the compact galley space packs in a kitchen and a well-stocked bar serving locally distilled spirits, home-infused concoctions and Thai-made craft beers.
The owner’s personal obsession with gin means there’s always a new label to try.
Collection: 100+ labels including 20 in-house infused gins
Tonics: Bangkok Soda, East Imperial, Fever Tree, Lamb & Watt
Must-try gin: Le Gin de Christian Drouin (B330*)
454 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 085-100-3608. Open Tue-Sun noon-midnight
With its easy-going vibe and Taiwanese bar snacks, this gin specialist is not just for the know-it-alls—it’s a place for meeting friends new and old. The enormous gin collection spans big names and local artisanal distilleries.
Collection: 60+ labels
Tonics: Fever Tree, Thomas Henry, Fentimans
Must-try gin:The Botanist (B400*)
44/3 Thonglor Soi 1, 02-023-7285. Open Tue-Sun 5pm-1am
This Spanish restaurant is as serious about their gin as local and organic tapas. They open for lunch, meaning you can wash down a signature Shooter’s Sandwich with the day’s first G&T.
Collection: 40+ labels
Tonics: East Imperial, Fever Tree
Must-try gin: Nordes (B360*)
888/23-24 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-651-4399. Open daily 11:30am-midnight
The first Bangkok bar to specialize in gin is built from the remains of a near-crumbling shop-house. Co-owner and mixologist Niks Anuman-Rajadhon stockpiles an apocalypse-ready supply, while the venue’s small, dimly-lit room gets rammed every weekend.
Collection: 90+ labels
Tonics: Fentimans, Fever Tree, Thomas Henry, Lamb & Watt
Must-try gin: Sacred Pink Grapefruit (B440*)
76 Soi Nana (Charoenkrung Rd.), 081-443-3784. Open Wed-Sun 6pm-12:30am. MRT Hua Lamphong
Still behind the bar of the newly-renovated Silom favorite is former Diageo brand ambassador Supawit “Palm” Muttarattana, who is also a Thailand champion of the World Class Cocktail Competition. Palm works Vesper’s renowned “Art Book” drink menu, which includes sophisticated gin-based cocktails.
Collection: 20+ labels
Tonics: Sanpellegrino, Fever Tree and Fentimans
Must-try gin: Sacred Gin Juniper (B380*)
10/15 Convent Rd., 02-235-2777. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 5pm-midnight and Fri- Sat 5pm-1am. BTS Sala Daeng
*All prices are based on gin and tonics.