Bangkok’s newest rooftop bar, Paradise Lost, isn’t opening its doors until Sep 4 (stay tuned for more info about that), but you can get a taste of what it will be all about next week.
On Aug 18, Paradise Lost’s head barman, Gabriel Lowe, is taking over Soi 11’s hideaway rum bar, Havana Social. From 8pm-midnight, he’ll be serving some of the tropical-inspired drinks you can expect to try at his new home base atop the Siam@Siam hotel—all featuring Plantation rum, courtesy of Bootleggers—and no doubt some off-the-menu options, if you ask nicely. 
Lowe brings some firepower to Bangkok. He boasts over 13 years in the business and has opened, managed and consulted on cocktail bars around the world, from top-rated venues in San Francisco and New York to bars in Columbia and Peru. In San Francisco, he was a part of the team behind the recently closed Locanda, a bar in the Mission that was once described as a place that “people lose their sh*t” for, as well as members-only club The Battery. In 2013, Zagat named him one of the city’s “30 under 30” in the food world. He relocated to Bangkok before the pandemic and was therefore relegated to mixing drinks at home for longer than maybe anyone expected, but we’re all excited to see what he has to bring to the table now.
For more information about the bar takeover, check the Facebook event page.