The name has a long history in Bangkok. The Italian restaurant had been a Sathorn mainstay since 1989 before it closed down in the middle of last year. Now reopened as Sorrento Sathorn, it spotlights traditional Italian and European dishes and a well-priced wine list amid a fittingly elegant setting. They also put some effort into the cocktail menu, resulting in drinks like The Don (B320), a sweet and smoky mix of Scotch whiskey, port wine, cherry syrup, a dash of Peychaud’s bitters and smoked rosemary.
After closing its doors for some time, the craft cocktail originator is back. You might have seen the familiar faces of Vipop “Tor” Jinaphan and Attapon De-Silva aka. "Mr B" managing their sibling bar, Q&A
, during Sugarray’s absence, but now the two of them are back at their original venue permanently. The re-opening comes with a refreshed cocktail menu, but the real big news is a second branch in Thonglor that’s set to open in June.
Baan Ekkamai, Ekkamai Soi 21, 094-417-9898. Open Wed, Fri-Sat 8pm-2am
Located on the lobby floor of the theater-themed Play Haus Thonglor hotel, Backstage Bar takes over from where Behind the Scene Lounge & Bar left off. Replacing the standard drink offerings of before are the creations of Ronnaporn “Nueng” Kanivichaporn (of Track 17
) and his team, who are also on-site to run the bar. The new signature menu will be ready by the beginning of April, but until then feel free to order customized drinks and forgotten classics of your choice.