Japanese candy workshops, single malt tasting sessions, Mexican brunches and authentic Ethiopian spreads.
Wed, Aug 21
ABar is celebrating. It was just named one of Marriott’s Top 52 Restaurants & Bars—from a field of over 2,600 contenders! It's hosting activities throughout August, featuring Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies. Get your friends together Wednesday Aug 21 for darts—B250 includes a free drink and snacks.
Aug 21. ABar, 37-38/F, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555
This Wednesday, The WoodShed is teaming up with Pacbev to offer a menu of five special cocktails (B340), using Prohibition-style bathtub gin and vermouth from Turin's Del Professore Vermouth & Spirits—a distillery backed by The Jerry Thomas Project Rome (World's 50 Best Bars). There will also be music from a New Orleans jazz band, from 9pm.
Aug 21. The WoodShed, 24/1 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-262-0762
Thu, Aug 22
Guest bartenders Joe and Daniel Schofield (UK) take over at The Loft for a night of innovative cocktails (B420-450). Joe Schofield was recognised as 'International Bartender Of The Year' at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards and 'Bartender's Bartender' at the World's 50 Best Bar Awards in 2018. He is also one of the masterminds behind the multi-sensory cocktails at The Tippling Club in Singapore. His brother Daniel has worked in numerous award-winning bars across Europe including Coupette in London, which was ranked #18 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018.
Thursday, Aug 22, 9pm. The Loft, 56/F, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, 151 Ratchadamri Rd.
Love tea? Then be sure to head to Emporium Tower this Aug 22-23 to witness a line-up of leading hotel chefs and bartenders competing in this tea showdown. Participants are required to create tea-based concoctions under various themes—Culinary, Historical, National, Organic, Tea With Purpose, Vegan—using Sri Lanka's world-renowned Dilmah tea, judged by Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando.
Aug 22-23. Culineur, 7 and 9/F, Emporium Tower, 622 Sukhumvit Rd.
On Aug 22-23, decorated Japanese chef Ryohei Hieda (of Taiwan's Shoun RyuGin; two Michelin stars) joins forces with 80/20's Joe Napol Jantraget and pastry chef Saki Hoshino for a multicultural 10-course dinner.
1052-1054 Charoenkrung Soi 26, 099-118-2200. B4,900; optional wine pairing B1,700.
In celebration of besting more than 2,550 contenders, ABar is hosting a Speyside single malt tasting session, that includes an expert Q&A session, quiz and prizes.
37-38/F, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555. B750 includes four tasting glasses.
Fri, Aug 23
Just a Drink Maybe is one of Bangkok's best gin joints, so expect an unusual set of fresh gin cocktails, paired with an authentic spread of Ethiopian cuisine.
44/3 Thonglor Soi 1, 065-991-5725. Set menus from B990; wine and beer are also available.
Sun, Aug 25
Join this all-you-can-eat-and-drink Mexican pop-up brunch at Pesca Mar & Terra Bistro.
39 Ekkamai Soi 12, 063-267-7778. B1,490 with soft drinks/B2,900 with alcohol.
One for little chefs. Learn how to make two famous Thai street-foods: tum khao poad (corn salad) and moo ping (pork skewers).
The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17, 096-556-1596 or 089-152-2677
Wed, Aug 28
This Aug 28, head to the high-end izakaya Zuma for a new Japanese-meets-Italian wine pairing dinner.
Zuma Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-252-4707, or firstname.lastname@example.org. B3,500
Explore the deep-sea with mysterious aquatic rhythms, and bold house cocktails showcasing the newly launched Iron Balls Vodka.
On Aug 29-30, award-winning barbeque chef Dave Pynt—of Michelin-starred Burnt Ends, in Singapore—will host an exclusive dinner on the Waldorf Astoria's rooftop. Expect fine wines to match the meats.
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, 55/F, 151 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-846-8888 or email@example.com. B10,000.
On Aug 31, pastry master Dr. Karuna Srisean hosts a confection workshop (B3,990), that will teach you how to craft a perfect wagashi—traditional Japanese candy made from mochi, anko red bean paste and fruit.
The Workshop 211, 354/3 Ekkamai Soi 20, 064-048-5608 or 064-648-5608
Free-flow Italian draught beer from 7-9pm, with a live DJ mixing and majestic views over Sukhumvit.
Mojjo Rooftop Lounge and Bar, Compass SkyView Hotel, 32/F, Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-011-1111
On Aug 30-31 chef Himanshu Sain—of Trèsind Studio, Dubai—will join chef Deepanker Khosla in Haoma’s kitchen. Expect high level Asian fusion courses with Indian twists.
231/3 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-038-5821. Visit haoma.dk or click here.
Bangkok's amazing animal shelter, PAWS, celebrates its seventh birthday with a special fundraiser, featuring cat-themed cocktails, entertainment from Comedy Club Bangkok and raffles. To book your ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message PAWS' Facebook page. Cats from PAWS will be in attendance.
Sep 5, 7-10pm. UnionSPACE, 30 Sukhumvit Soi 61. B500 in advance/B600 at the door—includes a free PAWS T-shirt.