A La Monita bash, gin and beer fests, boozy brunches and BAD keeps getting better.

  • By asymons
  • | Nov 06, 2019

Wed, Nov 6

 

BAD Night Out

Throughout November, over 40 of Bangkok’s best bars are joining BK for BAD Night Out—a cocktail-hopping event that features specially curated cocktail menus, with three drinks priced at a flat rate of B800++. This week, catch Tropic CityLennon’sSky on 20 and more, or book ahead for week 3 (CactusIron BallsTo More); week 4 (Aesop’sSeenHavana); or week 5 (ABarHonest MistakeUncle Tim). To see the full line-up and to book your tickets, visit the website

Oct 30-Nov 30. Various locations across Bangkok

 

Korea Legends Takeover

#FindTheLockerRoom brings three top bartenders from Seoul’s electric cocktail scene to Bangkok on Nov 6 (8pm-midnight)—Laki Yoo from Keepers Bar, Louis Eom from Le Chamber and Terry Kim from Alice Cheongdam. All three tend the bar at high-ranking spots on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, so expect serious drinks featuring The Botanist Gin, Mount Gay Rum and Remy Martin Cognac. 

406 Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor), 061-524-2689.

 

Thu, Nov 7

Chef Gianni Tarabini

Three nights of special dinners with chef Gianni Tarabini of one-Michelin-starred La Fiorida in Mantello, Lombardy, close to the Italian-Swiss border. He specializes in Italian cuisine by combining tradition with innovation and using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy a choice of three (B2,650), four (B3,250) or five-courses (B3,800) with or without wine pairings carefully chosen by Italasia Wines.

Nov 7-9. Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-649-8364

 

Havana Social’s 4th Anniversary Party

Soi 11’s game-changing speakeasy-inspired nightclub turns four and celebrates in true Havana Social style: with two hours of free-flow booze (7-9pm), DJ sets from Yvan Polge and Pepe, and live tunes from house the habaneros. 

1/1 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 11; call 02-8216-6111 to get the entry code.

 

Austrian Wine Week 

Now in its second year, the collaboration between Wine Garage and Tastes of Austria will take over 20 Bangkok restaurants, including 100 MahasethAbout EateryAppiaCharCocotteFunky LamLe Du and many more. On Nov 7, the festivities will include Rock Me Amadeus, a schnitzelfest at Crystal Box in Gaysorn Village featuring a four-course meal by Austrian chef Felix Shellhorn, DJs, a special violin performance and, of course, Austrian wines (B2,500/person, 064-904-1963).

Nov 4-10Various Locations across Bangkok

 

Chef Gianni Tarabini

Three nights of special dinners with chef Gianni Tarabini of one-Michelin-starred La Fiorida in Mantello, Lombardy, close to the Italian-Swiss border. He specializes in Italian cuisine by combining tradition with innovation and using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy a choice of three (B2,650), four (B3,250) or five-courses (B3,800) with or without wine pairings carefully chosen by Italasia Wines.

Nov 7-9. Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-649-8364.

 

Fri, Nov 8

 

Thailand Brew Fest 4

Thailand Brew Fest returns for its fourth year, offering up craft beers from 19 countries at The Link Asoke-Makkasan this Nov 8-9. Under the nostalgia-baiting theme “Beer To The Future,” this year’s event promises to be bigger than ever before, with more than 250 beers and ciders from over 50 breweries on offer. As well as beer, you can expect food ranging from burgers to Thai street food, plus music from local bands and DJs including Polycat (Nov 8), Playground and Portrait (Nov 9). Door passes go for B599. 

The Link Asoke-Makkasan, 1643/5, 7 New Petchaburi Rd., 090-907-7055.

 

Sat, Nov 9

 

Bangkok Gin Fest

Bangkok Gin Fest returns from 1pm onward this Nov 9-10, uniting gin makers and drinkers over tons of G&Ts and 100-plus brands of gin. Beyond signature G&Ts, expect a gin room for people looking to learn more about the juniper-driven spirit and guest shifts at bars around town on Nov 9. Tickets to Gin Fest are B300 at the door and include a souvenir tasting glass. Remember that you have to bring your own glass during the festival.

Nineteens Up, Silom Soi 19, 096-649-6919.

 

La Fiesta Monita “La Nueva Era”

Phloen Chit’s Mexican mainstay La Monita is celebrating its 10th birthday with a huge block party. For B1,200 (or B1,500 on the night), you can expect free-flow drinks (7-9pm) and food (6-10pm) from La Monita, Billy’s SmokehouseOsito Tapas and Thai Niyom. The bash will also feature live music from local reggae legends Ample Soul and T-Bone and the kings of Thai hip hop, Thaitanium.

888/25-26 Mahatun Plaza, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-9581.

 

Vegan Night by Empty Plates

The private chef’s table is bringing back its vegan night, featuring a seven-course feast features of plant-based dishes spanning European and Asian cuisine. Advanced reservations required. Go here to book a spot and secure the address.

Nov 9-10, 093-324-0078. B2,000/person

 

Sun, Nov 10

 

Mikkeller Beer and Waffle Brunch

On Nov 10, Ekamai’s craft beer institution revives its beer and waffle brunch, rolling out classic dishes like fried chicken with chef Dan Bark’s signature waffles (B340), eggs Benedict with crispy bacon (B320) and a stout and banana dessert (B320), all prepared by the masterminds at Michelin-starred Upstairs. Food is a la carte, and two-hour free-flow packages (draft beer and Bloody Mary’s, B1,200) are available throughout the day.

Ekamai 10, Yaek 2, 091 713 9034.

 

Gaa x Hija de Sanchez

This taco frenzy will see Gaa team up with Rosio Sanchez from Copenhagen’s lauded Hija de Sanchez for one special brunch.

68/4 Soi Langsuan. 091-419-2424. B4,500/person

 

UPCOMING

 

Sake and Sound Vol. 9

Yoshibar is back with its popular Sake and Sound series on Nov 16, put on in collaboration with event organizers 52Hz Bangkok and Giant Swing. This time around, Mongkorn (a.k.a. DJ Dragon) spins futuristic sounds alongside resident DJs The Outsider and NK Chan, with 10-plus specialty sakes on the menu to match with the music. Special guest bartender Yuka Kozume from Disco Beans will be shaking up matcha cocktails, too.

Yoshibar, 9:53 Community Mall, 124 Sukhumvit 53, 02-115-2944.

 

100 Mahaseth’s 2nd Anniversary

100 Mahaseth celebrates its second anniversary from 4-10pm on Nov 17 in typical Thai fashion. The restaurant is offering an all-you-can-eat Thai buffet, where you’ll be able to feast on spicy larb, grilled meats, fried bites, curries, som tam and Isaan specialties, and wash it all down with local spirits like ya dong. Adding to the evening’s festivities is a traditional muan lam dance on the second floor, plus DJs and musicians playing traditional Thai instruments like harps, fiddles and drums.

100 Mahaseth Rd., 02-235-0023. B1,500/person

 

Anantara Riverside Bangkok’s first Manohra Cruise chef’s table

 
On Nov 23, the Anantara Riverside Bangkok brings the chef’s table concept to its long-standing river cruise. Iron Chef Thailand-winning chef Phongthorn Hinracha serves up a four-course menu with wine pairing as the antique barge plies the Chao Phraya. Expect dishes like salmon and Hokkaido scallop carpaccio as well as a southern Thai oxtail consommé.
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, 257/1-3,Charoennakorn Rd., 02-365-9110. B3,200/person (includes wine)