BK's B.A.D. Awards 2018 are upon us. In the lead-up, we ask the pros for the best things they've been drinking lately.

Sebastian De La Cruz, Tropic City

 
“The most creative drink I’ve had is at Ku Bar. I love their Banana drink (B380). It’s a mix of Maajaidum [Chiang Mai’s banana white spirit] infused with dehydrated banana, fernet, cynar, sweet vermouth and angostura bitters.”
 
 
 

Pop Direkrittikul, Eat Me

 
“The Wild Honey menu at Asia Today is superb! I love their natural ingredients and the backstory of how Niks [Anuman Rajadhon] and the team found those ingredients, how they went hiking, trekking to find something that I have never heard of before.”
 
 
 

Anupas “Kong” Premanuwat, Ku Bar

 
“The most creative drink I’ve seen in Bangkok recently is the Old Fashioned Ox Bile (B550) at Rarb. It’s a twist on the Bourbon Old Fashioned and uses and ox bile instead of angostura bitters, along with sugar and orange peel.”
 
 
 

Jamie Rhind, Bamboo Bar

 
“The milk punch, Tropicopop (B390), at Tropic City. I love the complexity of it. I like when cocktails don’t give away anything in terms of colors or glassware. Minimalism is awesome!”
 
 
 

Suchada “Fahbeer” Sopajaree, The Locker Room

 
“This Feel the Field (B450) cocktail by Kitibordee “Gov” Chortubtim at Backstage is really creative. It’s made by using only rice as the main ingredient. First, there is boiled rice water, sweetened with rice wine infused with insects and acidity from rice vinegar.”
 

Essentials

Asia Today, 35 Soi Maitri Chit, 097-134-4704. Open Tue-Sun 7pm-1am
Backstage, L/F, Playhaus Thonglor, 205/22-23 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-712-5747. Open daily 6pm-1am
Bamboo Bar, 1/F, Mandarin Oriental, 48 Charoenkrung Soi 40 (Oriental Avenue), 02-659-9000. Open Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
Eat Me, 1/6 Soi Phiphat 2, Convent Rd., 02-238-0931. Open daily 3pm-1am
Ku Bar, 3/F, 469 Phra Sumen Rd., 091-731-9752. Open Wed-Sun 7pm-midnight
The Locker Room, 406 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 061-524-2689. Open daily 6pm-2am
Rarb, 49 Phra Athit Rd., 081-406-3773. Open Tue-Sun 5-11pm
Tropic City, 672/65 Charoenkrung Soi 28, 091-870-9825. Open Tue-Sun 7pm-1am

 

 

Tired of searching for decent bars in Bangkok? BK Magazine’s Bangkok After Dark (BAD) Nightlife Awards 2019 is here. Last year, we christened Bangkok’s best bars, and now we’re back for more with brand-new categories, activities and giveaways. Find out how you can win tickets to our VIP party November 21.