A lush, colonial escape in the heart of downtown Bangkok.
Set in an old teak house originally built sometime in the 1920s, Hemingway’s opened earlier this year to much press, and a general intoxication with the idea that it somehow allowed us all to step back into a bygone time. But while its leafy, colonial setting is certainly impressive and does offer a welcome respite from the neighborhood’s tourist-trap dives, the same praise can’t be leveled at its lengthy menu, dedicated to the favorite food and drink of the much-traveled American author Ernest Hemingway.
Sponsored-Set in an exquisite old teak house built back in the 1920s, Hemingway’s Garden Bar & Restaurant offers a lush, colonial escape in the heart of downtown Bangkok. Named in honor of the famous American author Ernest Hemingway, an avid adventurer and gourmand, the two-story house is just the place to experience the great tastes and flavors of the world in a variety of relaxed settings. The all-in-one dining complex boasts a kitchen serving a creative list of comforting favorites, as well as a cocktail bar and a Cuban cigar room, not to mention the leafy Spanish Garden that welcomes your arrival. Whether it’s the Habana cocktail bar with its shaded portico and strains of Cuban music, or Marlin Boulevard’s verandahs nestled amongst the treetops, Hemingway’s sets the picturesque scene for tapas and an unwinding drink or three after a hard day’s work. The menu pays homage to the food and drink Hemingway loved so dearly: pizza, pasta, sandwiches and juicy steaks, decadent desserts, and one of the most expansive booze lists in town—including, his favorite, absinthe. Enjoy your meal under the stars on one of the breezy terraces, in the charming 1950s-evoking Key West Café or tucked away in the cozy corners of The Hideaway. On top of the live music every Tuesday night and Sunday afternoon, Hemingway’s also offers enticing drink deals: Monday earns you buy-one-get-one-free on all Margarita cocktails and extended happy hours from 4pm-9pm, when all house spirits are B100. The promotions aren’t limited to drinks, though; drop by on Tuesday for half-price small plates from 4pm-6pm. On weekends, the Sunday a la carte brunch packs in the crowds thanks to all the egg-y breakfast favorites, plus your chance to make your own Bloody Mary cocktails from over 40 different condiments. Whether you seek a hard-earned drink, a taste of exotic flavors or simply a place to think, Hemingway’s is truly a moveable feast, all just a short walk from BTS Asoke and MRT Sukhumvit.
See also: BK Magazine's review of Hemingway's